Yahoo's Chris Wilson combed through FEC databases and found some interesting correlations between a person's first name and which party they donate to.
Looking at names that occurred at least 1,000 times on the donor rolls, it is immediately evident that women give in much greater numbers to the Obama campaign, a fact that the site OpenSecrets.org has also observed. Within a gender, however, some names have much stronger correlations than others. While people with very common names—James, David, Michael—are roughly evenly split between the two parties, names like Brent, Tyler and Clayton are considerably skewed toward the Republicans.
Nicknames and diminutives also correlate to party preference. Christopher—just to pick a random name out of my hat—tilts slightly to Republicans, while "Chris" trends slightly Democratic (though that could be because there are some women nicknamed Chris out there). People named William have a 57 percent chance of supporting the Republicans, while Willies are the most Democratic name on the list at 93 percent.
Along the same lines, people named Liz are extremely Democratic, with only 11 percent donating to Republicans. But 26 percent of Elizabeths give to the GOP, and Betty is one of the most Republican women's names on the list, with 37 percent of women who share their name with Barney Rubble's wife ponying up cash on behalf of a candidate who wanted to replace President Obama.
Of all names that appear at least 25 times, the most Republican men's name on the list is Brent. (Willard is No. 4!) The most Republican women's name on the list is Ashley. But that could include some men, as could the next two women's names, Kelly and Courtney. So let's declare Patsy, the No. 4 contender, the most Republican women's name.
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