6. Perfect Parenting, Part II; or: Would a Roshanda by Any Other. Name Smell as Sweet? Obsessive or not, any parent wants to believe that she is making a big. Chapter six covers the first thing a parent ever does for their children: naming them. The author’s major question is if names (as in the instances. Notes on: “A Roshanda by Any Other Name” (the final chapter of Freakonomics) plus Endnotes (to Freakonomics). The most interesting part of the book.

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“A Roshanda by Any Other Name”

But distinctively black-sounding names themselves do not seem to cause a lower quality of life overall. Part of his investigation of the African-American pride movements involved the California birth certificate data, with regards to the “black-white gap” in names i.

There are many other ways to correlate names with income level. The most interesting part of the book Freakonomics to me was the lengthy section of much of which was relegated to the endnotes devoted to the topic of names.

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Two Paths to Harvard. I’m sorry, I just love intentionally mis-interpreting statistics. For example, only one of the ten most common names for white girls, Sarah, appeared on the top ten lists for both and Likewise, actions such as reading to your child don’t seem to matter according to the data. The segment ends with the story of a man who named one son Winner and the other Loser.


The final chapter continues that thread at its toher with a discussion of how parents shape their children’s future if at all with the names that they choose for them.

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The authors make their predictions based on the popularity of these names among upper-class families in the year Similarly, working-class parents often give their children affluent-sounding names because they want their children to become affluent adults. Unfortunately these particular lists do not give as much information as they appear to or perhaps it is just that they do not give the information the I would like.

To begin studying this issue, we can return to the ideas of Roland Fryerwhom we encountered in the last chapter. People change their names for racial reasons all the time. How can we improve? To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: My sisters name is Sara for three reasons as well.

Strangely, Loser Lane went on to be a pretty successful man: Get the Teacher Edition. What kinds of mothers are likely to give their children distinctly black names? By she received a name that was twenty times more common among blacks. The chapter begins with an interesting example: The statistics indicate that these mothers are usually low-income, unmarried, and uneducated, often still in their teens.


My sister Sara so far has lived up to the stereotype my parents formed for us.

Winner Lane, on the other hand, became a career criminal, and has spent most of his adult life behind bars. Notify me of new comments via email. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Documents Flashcards Grammar checker.


This site uses cookies. I was named Anna for three reasons. All Symbols The white child and the black child. Three years later the man had another son his seventh and last child who he decided to name roshznda.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand Terms of Service. For example, of the roshansa named Precious in the s, were black. If this naming revolution was indeed inspired by Black Power, it would be one of the movement’s most enduring remnants.