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Eli
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posted on 2-26-2005 at 05:16 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Baby names and pop culture

http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html

The best part is seeing how national events or popular culture effect baby names, see "carrie" or "jordan" "clint" "monica" "dick."

Edited because for some strange reason I orginally named this thread after myself. I have no idea why other than age.

[Edited on 2-26-2005 by Eli]





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posted on 2-27-2005 at 12:14 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
My worst fears have been confirmed. Look at how the name "Paris" has risen in popularity





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posted on 2-27-2005 at 12:29 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
my name, "Christopher", was the number 2 ranked name for a boy in the 70's 80's and 90's. I don't know what number 1 is/was.

explains why I know so many people named Chris, and why my kid will not be one.

edit- after further looking, "Jacob" is number one for boys right now (or in 2003 anyway), taking over for "Micheal", who reigned at #1 since the 50's.


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posted on 2-27-2005 at 12:33 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
The name "Hunter" held the other names down over the last decade, rising quickly into the top 100.

Someday, my son will be named Hunter Hearst Harris. I can't wait for him to talk so he can tell all the other kids how much better he is than them.





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posted on 2-27-2005 at 12:39 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Both Buffy and Angel peak massively around 1970, Buffy died right off by 1980, but Angel has bounced back with a vengeance.

No Willow’s which I found surprising but there is a near vertical rise on Xander in the mid 90's same goes with Dawson.

I should try this again a couple years after the OC gets cancelled.

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Someday, my son will be named Hunter Hearst Harris. I can't wait for him to talk so he can tell all the other kids how much better he is than them.


Then look closely you fool, it's more of girls name.

Your son will have girls name. *evil chuckle*

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posted on 2-27-2005 at 01:34 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
i believe i saw "robert" as ranked #1 in the seventies. or one of the decades. i dont feel like going back to check.






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posted on 2-27-2005 at 01:48 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
yeah, "Robert" was #1 in the 30's.

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posted on 2-27-2005 at 12:13 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
My future children's names:

Donovan (yeah, my OOWF character is named after my future son): Peak: 2003 at 180, Under 500 until the 1970s

Eleanor: Peak: 1920s at 29. 2003: 309. Under 500 in the 60s 70s and 80s

interestingly enough "Elenor" peaks at 910 in the 1910s and "Elanor" is not ranked.

Staley: none

(yes. I plan on naming a child after Layne Staley, so what? I plan on naming my first dog Foley. And "Layne Dao" sounds like "Laying Down", so no on that one.)

others I've thrown around:

Theloneus: Never in the to 1000s.
Theo for short: Under 1000s since the 30s

Benjamin: peak: 25 in 2003.
Bennie for short: Not top 1000s in 1990. 80s: 650. Peaks at 172 in 1910

Genevieve: peak: 1910s: 80. 388 in 2003.


My name: not in the top 1000s, of course! But the closest spelling: Ty: 193 in 2003 which is the peak.

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Then look closely you fool, it's more of girls name.



Wrong. It only layers it so you can find it easier to click on it. Hunter 2003: 41 for boys, 767 for girls.



Look for hippie names like "Sunshine". Only popular in the 70s. And then "Zigmund", "Woodrow", "Arlo", "Orlo", "Orville", "Matilda", "Bertha", "Gertrude" "Ora", "Mary Jane", and "Zelda" were popular before the 40s, then crash away

[Edited on 2-27-2005 by salmonjunkie]

[Edited on 2-27-2005 by salmonjunkie]






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posted on 2-27-2005 at 02:57 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
You'd have to be either utterly clueless or pretty damn cruel to name a kid Zelda today.





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posted on 3-1-2005 at 02:04 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Matthew is by far the best name EVER!

EVER!!!





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