God help the kid named Palin who runs into a PDS-suffering leftist.

(MSNBC) — Could Palin be the next hot baby name?

There are at least a few baby Palins out there. The number of families naming their babies Palin tripled from 2008 to 2009.

Is it an homage to the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin? You betcha! The name’s popularity spiked when she arrived on the national political scene. Of course, many new parents are always on the prowl for new and unusual names — perhaps they just liked the sound of it.

The number of Palins recorded by the BabyCenter web site grew from 3 per million in 2008 to 20 million in 2009, and down slightly to 16 million in 2010. With statistics like that, you’ll have just as much luck running into a baby Biden as a Palin.

“I would be very surprised if we saw a boom in the name Palin. It would be flying in the face of contemporary American history in political names,” says Laura Wattenberg, author of “Baby Name Wizard.” Baby Baracks enjoyed a similar mini-bump in popularity in 2009, but the name still remains even more rare than Palin.

Fewer modern families are naming their children after politicians — period. Today, parents name babies to reflect personal style, not current events, said Wattenberg. That’s also why you’ll see fewer Juniors, too.

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