During boom times, Americans tend to give their children more uncommon names, prize autonomy and independence in child-rearing, and favor music featuring self-oriented lyrics.
經濟繁榮的時候，美國人愛給孩子取個性化的名字，看重孩子的獨立自主能力的培育，愛聽“自我向”的歌（歌詞常見I, me, my這類詞）。
Conversely, during recessions, Americans tend to focus more on fitting in, give their children more common names, listen to more relationally oriented music, and encourage their children to get along with others.
與之相反，美國人經濟蕭條時則更關注融入（羣體），喜歡給孩子取常見的名字，愛聽“關係向”的歌曲（歌詞常見we, us, our這類詞），鼓勵孩子與他人好好相處。
Emily measured individualism by looking at social security data to see what parents named their kids during good and bad economic times.
Emily found that when the economy is doing well, parents are more likely to give their kids unique names — "I'm looking at you, Blue Ivy". When the economy is struggling, parents choose from a smaller set of more common names, which are often biblical names.
It used to be that, in the 1950s, one out of 15 boys would receive the most common name. Fast forward to 2013, it was one out of 75 boys that receive the most common name of their birth year.
Parents draw baby name inspiration from a variety of sources — family history, pop culture, literature and even food. For many, geography offers meaningful ideas. Many parents are picking the names of US states and capital cities.
James is an English derivation of the Hebrew name Jacob. James is biblical (the name of two apostles in the New Testament), royal (kings of both England and Scotland), and it is shared by countless great writers and entertainers.
Noah was derived from the Hebrew name Noach, meaning "rest". In the bible, Noah was deemed the only righteous man of his time, singled out by God to survive the great flood sent to punish the world.
It means "pledged to God". Elizabeth is derived from the Hebrew name Elisheva, formed by the components' el, meaning "God", and shava', "oath".
If we take this idea of increasing communal orientation, decreasing individualism, seriously, the findings that I have looked at suggest that we would also anticipate that we're going to see more caring and more supportive work relationships in the next couple of decades – to the extent that people are less narcissistic.