If Your Name Is On This List, You’re More Likely To Get Pregnant In 2018

You’ve probably seen a million of these click bait articles, but this one’s kind of cool. It has its own little formula for identifying the names of women most likely to be pregnant in 2018, however unscientific the methods. You may find yourself wondering if your name is on the list. There’s only one way to find out—click on the Closer Magazine article and scan for your name. In the meantime, you can read a bit about the article here.

  1. This method is about as scientific as flipping a coin. Hopefully, you didn’t click on this article looking to be wowed by an incredible scientific study. This is more of a silly click bait article than anything else and is definitely no more scientific than flipping a coin. Though you wanted to read the list of names just as much as I did, didn’t you? Click bait like this may be an art form rather than science, but here we are continuing to click on things.
  2. If you’re serious, you should work it out with your OBGYNThis really goes without saying, but if you’re truly looking to get pregnant you should contact your lady doctor. They can help you along with the process of getting pregnant and having a baby. They won’t throw silly names at you, I promise. They’ll actually be able to give you reliable answers and support. I didn’t need to tell you this though, did I? One can only hope.
  3. It was a “study” done by Closer Magazine in the UK. Turns out Closer Magazine first did this “study” in 2016 for the 2017 moms. Apparently, it went viral. Then they couldn’t help themselves, so they went ahead and did it again. Closer Magazine is generally a place for celebrity gossip with some real-life stories sprinkled in. This article was listed under the “Family” category. I guess it’s also a place for silly made-up scientific articles.
  4. They first found the average age a person was a mom. The very first step to how they got their list was that they found the average age for a mom in the UK. Turns out that age is 28.6 years old. A U.S. Magazine called The Cut replicated this “scientific article” with U.S. data. They found that the average age in the U.S. was also 28.
  5. Then, they worked out when the future moms were born. The writer of the Closer Magazine article went back in time to identify the years that this age group was born in. Specifically, people ages 28 would have been born in 1990. This was simple math and it brought them one step closer to identifying those names.
  6. Last, they found the most popular names for that time. Closer Magazine found the most popular girl names for 1980. When The Cut was searching for the popular U.S. names, they used the Official Social Security website. Some of the names off of the U.K. list were Emma, Laura, and Sarah.
  7. Most of all, the list just means you’ll be 28 in 2018. The list doesn’t actually tell you anything from a scientific standpoint. Really, all it tells you is that you’re going to be 28 when 2018 rolls around. Whoop dee do.
  8. Don’t worry if you want to be a mom and you aren’t on the list. I know, it’s silly to say, but I’m going to say it anyway. Don’t worry if you aren’t on that list and you wanted to be. I know that some people can be superstitious, so if that’s the case try to stop your fretting. You can most certainly still get pregnant even if your name doesn’t appear on this silly list. I know this news comes as a shock to you. Congrats!
  9. Don’t worry if you don’t want to be a mom and you are on the list. Again, I can understand if you’re superstitious, but that isn’t going to be useful at all. If you don’t want to be a mom, it’s as simple as using protection when having sex or not even having sex at all. You can be a mom whenever your heart desires, but you already knew that. I’m saying all of this very tongue-in-cheek.
  10. There’s an overlap between the UK and U.S. list. I suppose that makes sense. They’re both Eastern countries. Some of the names that are in the overlap are Lauren, Samantha, and Jennifer. Turns out both countries have ladies by these names that are at-risk for the silly strike of pregnancy called by Closer Magazine.
  11. It’s just kind of fun, though, isn’t it? Even though this is all pretty stupid, we can’t help but click on it and get enjoyment out of reading it. You find your blood pumping while you’re scanning the list alertly for your name. You breathe a sigh of relief when you don’t find it or you jump a little bit when you do find it. As much as you may say you hate all of this, you have to agree it’s all in good fun.
Ginelle has been writing professionally for more than six years and has a bachelor’s degree in digital marketing & design. Her writing has appeared on Birdie, Thought Catalog, Tiny Buddha and more. You can follow her on Instagram @ginelletesta, via her Facebook page, or through her website at ginelletesta.com.