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I just noticed that Tripp ranked among the top 1,000 baby boy names in the nation for the first time ever in 2008. (Specifically, it was 926th.)
Sarah Palin’s grandson Tripp wasn’t born until the 27th of December, so news of his birth couldn’t have had too much influence on the rankings.
Perhaps the name had been hovering just outside the top 1,000, and the birth announcement resulted in a small surge of end-of-the-year Tripps?
(Does anyone else have a better theory?)
Bristol Palin, 18-year-old daughter of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, and boyfriend Levi Johnston welcomed a son over the weekend.
(Bristol’s pregnancy had been publicly announced on September 1st, the opening day of the 2008 Republican National Convention. This was several days after John McCain announced that he’d chosen Sarah Palin as his running mate.)
Bristol’s baby’s full name is Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston.
My first impression? Tripp is awfully close to Trig, the name of Tripp’s 8-month-old uncle. This could cause some confusion.
What do you think of the name?
Update, 6/2020: Both Bristol and Tripp saw sizeable increases in usage in 2009 thanks to the focus on Bristol and her son.
- Tripp’s initial boost came in 2006, thanks to the movie Failure to Launch, which featured Matthew Matthew McConaughey as a character named Tripp.
- Bristol’s usage remained high for several years, likely thanks to her many TV appearances in the early 2010s.
Sources: Sarah Palin’s Daughter Delivers, Palin’s unmarried daughter is pregnant
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