I’m not surprised there’s an extinction level event aimed Directly at Karen’s, are you?
Statistics Canada has announced a weird, but not totally unexpected, shift in the naming of baby girls in recent years. Apparently, since November 13th, 2019 not a single baby has been given the name Karen by it’s parents in Canada.
The Study conducted by Statistics Canada!
Statistics Canada has reported a sudden drop in parents naming their babies “Karen”. The study stated the name, which was previously ranked the 36th most popular baby name amongst immigrants from former USSR satellite states, has plummeted in popularity and not a single baby has been named Karen since November 13 of 2019.
Extinction of the Karen – Why the Sudden Decrease in Babies Named Karen?
The decline has to be due to the insanely popular “Karen” memes. If you’ve been hiding a cave and don’t know what I’m referring to, the name Karen has become synonymous with white women who demand to speak to store managers, have a weird mid-2000’s haircut, and are board certified experts on any topic of conversation, it’s true, just ask one, she’ll be happy to tell you.
The Last Karen!
The last Karen was born at Toronto’s Western Hospital in November of 2019. The Last Karen bears the burden, at least for now, of being the last of her species.
Although, the parents of The Last Karen say they deleted social media accounts in the summer of 2019 so they could “unplug and be present” throughout the pregnancy. Which caused them to miss the Karen meme phenomena which swept across the internet like a tsunami. This meant they didn’t realize the horrific implications associated with the name they’d bestowed upon their child until it was too late.
Not willing to risk raising a destroyer of store managers and to avoid stereotypical judgement about her name, the parents decided to call their daughter by her middle name Melania. It’s probably for the best!
So, even the last Karen in Canada, is no longer a Karen!
How about the last Karen in the United States?
Unfortunately, in the United States we haven’t found the last Karen yet but it may happen sooner rather than later. According to figures released by the Social Security Administration, throughout 2020, the name Karen fell 171 spots on the popularity list, from 660 to 831, The Huffington Post reported June 1, 2021.
In 2020, only 325 baby girls born in the United States were named Karen. 114 fewer than the 439 baby girls given the name in 2019.
Karen was once the third most popular name for baby girls in America. With nearly 33,000 newborn Karens in 1965 alone. Which explains why, as you read this, there’s a 57 year old Karen somewhere bugging the hell out of store manager in the United States.
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