Dear Karens of Illinois, it looks like we all owe you an apology.


The whole "Karen" thing dates back to a joke posted to Reddit back in 2014 but didn't catch on until a few years later. Then, in 2020, the Karen phenomenon exploded.


Not all Karens are bad, we know this, and a recent study will prove that. However, Karen, you aren't out of the woods just yet even though you're close to the top. Men, on the other hand, you need to chill. It is the males who are responsible for the most complaining online.


A story shared by the New York Post reports men are more likely to complain online compared to women, substantially more likely.

Overall men are 131 percent more likely to make an online complaint compared to women. - New York Post

After thinking about this, it makes sense. Hop on Facebook and look for posted news stories and check out the reactions. If it pertains to politics, medicine, crime, race, or LGBTQ+, look at who is using the laughing emoji. I am confident in saying it is at least four times more men than women. As a man, it's disgusting and makes the male species look like careless, self-centered idiots.


This study is based on online reviews like TripAdvisor and Karens, you're not the worst. In fact, "Sarah" is the top female name in the worst reviews category. (Karen is #2 for women.)

Here's the list:

  • #10. Sarah
  • #9. Peter
  • #8. Andrew
  • #7. Michael
  • #6. James
  • #5. Chris
  • #4. Mark
  • #3. John
  • #2. Paul


If this is your name, don't shoot the messenger. This is based on the MRQ study. It's "Davids" that left the worst reviews.


David clocked up the highest with more than 1,000 one star reviews issued. - New York Post

Calm down, Dave. Everything is going to be ok. (Also, did you notice all the biblical names on the list?)

LOOK: The most popular biblical baby names

To determine the most popular biblical baby names, Stacker consulted the name origin site Behind the Name and the Social Security Administration's baby names database then ranked the top 50 names from Behind the Name's Biblical Names origins list of 564 names, based on how many babies had been given these names in 2019. Click through to find out which biblical names have stood the test of time.

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Using March 2019 data from the Social Security Administration, Stacker compiled a list of the most popular names in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C., according to their 2018 SSA rankings. The top five boy names and top five girl names are listed for each state, as well as the number of babies born in 2018 with that name. Historically common names like Michael only made the top five in three states, while the less common name Harper ranks in the top five for 22 states.

Curious what names are trending in your home state? Keep reading to see if your name made the top five -- or to find inspiration for naming your baby.

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