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2013-10-21 09:01:57 AM  
Isn't that a Movie Theater?
 
2013-10-21 09:02:36 AM  
What? No love for Shandira`kwaneekwa1LaGuardia?
 
2013-10-21 09:05:08 AM  
I think it Gynniphyr now.
 
2013-10-21 09:05:22 AM  
freemusicarchive.org

Went to school with 27 Jennifers.
 
2013-10-21 09:06:11 AM  
I love how Ava bounced around the North-Midwest there for a few years.

That Jennifer thing though, holy cow is it so true. If you work IT and deal with usernames much, you can confirm.
 
2013-10-21 09:07:07 AM  
Once upon a time it was necessary to write this book

covers.openlibrary.org
 
2013-10-21 09:07:20 AM  
Love the fact that the south starts going its own way toward the later years with "Britney", then has a few years of names surprisingly similar to those of pop stars for some reason.
 
2013-10-21 09:10:22 AM  
What the hell happened in 1970 that made Jennifer so popular?

/ Born half a decade later. Out of about 200 girls in my high school graduating class, over 30 were named Jennifer.
 
2013-10-21 09:11:27 AM  
Surprised it wasn't full of Heathers.
 
2013-10-21 09:12:05 AM  
Notice how Texas' favourite name seemed to stay unchangingly entrenched for longest? Not saying it's hard to sway a Texan once they've made their minds up, but...
 
2013-10-21 09:12:55 AM  
I was born in 1973 and went to school through the 80's (in Michigan). Lots and lots of Jennifers, Amys and Rebeccas in school. Sandras too. Guys were Michaels, Jeffreys, Todds and James. Lots of Christophers.

/Not a Jennifer
//brother is a Christopher
 
2013-10-21 09:13:00 AM  

Mugato: I think it Gynniphyr now.


Or Dzynnifrrrrrr
 
2013-10-21 09:13:02 AM  

jayhawk88: I love how Ava bounced around the North-Midwest there for a few years.

That Jennifer thing though, holy cow is it so true. If you work IT and deal with usernames much, you can confirm.


This is very true. Where I work, I have many user names due to how many damn things I need to use daily. They just began using my lastname out of desperation I suppose. There are so many damn Jennifers in my department that they just started calling me Garica or JJ.

/Jennifer
 
2013-10-21 09:13:08 AM  

Nogale: What the hell happened in 1970 that made Jennifer so popular?


867-5309?
 
2013-10-21 09:13:28 AM  
The recent influx of Isabella and Sophia, one would have to assume the growing Hispanic demographic.

Sad there are so few stripper names in the group, is it possible her name is not really Sparkles?
 
2013-10-21 09:14:27 AM  

ChrisDe: Surprised it wasn't full of Heathers.


images.amcnetworks.com
 
2013-10-21 09:14:28 AM  

Nogale: What the hell happened in 1970 that made Jennifer so popular?

/ Born half a decade later. Out of about 200 girls in my high school graduating class, over 30 were named Jennifer.


A tv movie called Love Story.
 
2013-10-21 09:14:54 AM  
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30 Helens agree.
 
2013-10-21 09:15:27 AM  

JohnCarter: The recent influx of Isabella and Sophia, one would have to assume the growing Hispanic demographic.

Sad there are so few stripper names in the group, is it possible her name is not really Sparkles?


Isabella I think is from Twilight...
 
2013-10-21 09:15:43 AM  
I've love to see the boys names map as well. I bet Michael's domination would put Jennifer's to shame.

/Is a Michael, married to a Jennifer
 
2013-10-21 09:17:32 AM  

Madison. What a horrible girls name.

When I was growing up it wasn't so much everyone had the same name but I remember my class in high school there were 10 out of 30 kids who's first name started with a 'J'. But yes, two Jennifer's.

 
2013-10-21 09:18:10 AM  
A friend grew up in Arkansas and was one of 24 Lindas in her class.  I think most of them had different middle names.
 
2013-10-21 09:20:14 AM  
My high school ('90, omaha NE) was Michaels davids and jasons, half the girls were jennifer lisa or michelle.
 
2013-10-21 09:21:11 AM  

cheap_thoughts: JohnCarter: The recent influx of Isabella and Sophia, one would have to assume the growing Hispanic demographic.

Sad there are so few stripper names in the group, is it possible her name is not really Sparkles?

Isabella I think is from Twilight...



That would be truly disturbing...
 
2013-10-21 09:22:02 AM  

JohnCarter: The recent influx of Isabella and Sophia, one would have to assume the growing Hispanic demographic.


Nope.  Twilight.
 
2013-10-21 09:24:55 AM  
Note to self:  Read the enitre thread before replying the same thing as someone else.
 
2013-10-21 09:25:42 AM  
I figured the Sophia bump came from The Walking Dead.
 
2013-10-21 09:25:44 AM  
No Jenny Agutter pics? Seriously folks are slacking.

thecineasteslament.files.wordpress.com

www.thesnipenews.com

Jessica 6 FTW!
 
2013-10-21 09:25:55 AM  

Nogale: What the hell happened in 1970 that made Jennifer so popular?

/ Born half a decade later. Out of about 200 girls in my high school graduating class, over 30 were named Jennifer.


Donovan's "Jennifer Juniper" came out in 1968.  I wonder if that factored in.  Catchy song.
 
2013-10-21 09:27:57 AM  
What about Jennifer Government?
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-21 09:28:30 AM  

cheap_thoughts: Nogale: What the hell happened in 1970 that made Jennifer so popular?

/ Born half a decade later. Out of about 200 girls in my high school graduating class, over 30 were named Jennifer.

A tv movie called Love Story.



Yup. Thank god Oliver didn't catch on.

/born in '71
 
2013-10-21 09:34:52 AM  
At least where I grew up I know that 88/89 were popular years for the name Melinda,lol there were 3 of us and we all had the same last name and then two of us had the same middle name. It was great getting called to the office and all three of us show up.
 
2013-10-21 09:36:49 AM  

cheap_thoughts: JohnCarter: The recent influx of Isabella and Sophia, one would have to assume the growing Hispanic demographic.

Sad there are so few stripper names in the group, is it possible her name is not really Sparkles?

Isabella I think is from Twilight...


And here I was hoping the Sophia trend was heralding a new age of Gnosticism.
 
2013-10-21 09:37:30 AM  
Isabella is definitely from Twilight.  Thank god "Renesmee" didn't catch on too much.

Because that's just awful.
 
2013-10-21 09:38:27 AM  

NutWrench: Mugato: I think it Gynniphyr now.

Or Dzynnifrrrrrr


Hassnfefferrrrrr?
Bugsbunny.jpg
 
2013-10-21 09:41:55 AM  

JohnCarter: The recent influx of Isabella and Sophia, one would have to assume the growing Hispanic demographic.

Sad there are so few stripper names in the group, is it possible her name is not really Sparkles?


Actually all of the Sophias and Isabellas I know have been white babies. Isabella is super popular with the 2nd Gen Italian crowd (It was also popular pre-twilight).

We have like 5 Sophias among our acquaintances.

/A Stephanie from the 80's
//Went to school with 5 of them
///The Ashleys beat us though :(
 
2013-10-21 09:42:15 AM  
"WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS!"

If your name is Mary, odds are great you've ceased to ovulate. I have not heard of a kid with that name in 20 years. There's still Johns at my son's school, but also a raft of Ethans, Isaacs, Quinns (!), an Atticus (!)...not a Jack, Pete, Dave or Mike in the lot. At my boat club, there's not but four-letter old white guy names. Wait...there's one "Ed".

/have an 11-year-old niece named Emily.
 
2013-10-21 09:42:18 AM  

swaxhog: Madison. What a horrible girls name.When I was growing up it wasn't so much everyone had the same name but I remember my class in high school there were 10 out of 30 kids who's first name started with a 'J'. But yes, two Jennifer's.


I'd blame it on Splash, but, it appears that Madison came around 10-15 years after the movie.
 
2013-10-21 09:43:21 AM  
Unfortunately, certain name become associated with certain characteristics due to the behavior of public figures with the name.

airheads eg Britney, Ashley..

or spoiled brats eg Tiffany

I'm pretty sure if a "Tiffany' wanted a career as a college professor or a doctor she'd drop that name like a hot potato.

Oh, my son had two classmates named 'kirk' and three named "Scotty'. Trekkies were having babies at that time.
 
2013-10-21 09:43:42 AM  

toraque: cheap_thoughts: JohnCarter: The recent influx of Isabella and Sophia, one would have to assume the growing Hispanic demographic.

Sad there are so few stripper names in the group, is it possible her name is not really Sparkles?

Isabella I think is from Twilight...

And here I was hoping the Sophia trend was heralding a new age of Gnosticism.


Sometimes I think jokes like this are a touch subtle for FARK. This is one of those times. But Plotinus and I appreciate the effort.
 
2013-10-21 09:45:11 AM  
My niece is named Taylor...she seems to be coping well.
 
2013-10-21 09:50:23 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [freemusicarchive.org image 290x290]

Went to school with 27 Jennifers.


Came for this.

Leaving with 16 Jens, 10 Jennies, and then there was her; for clarification.
 
2013-10-21 09:56:47 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: [freemusicarchive.org image 290x290]

Went to school with 27 Jennifers.


He's going to be in Detroit on Wednesday
 
2013-10-21 10:01:02 AM  

wadjet: My niece is named Taylor...she seems to be coping well.


She should just be thankful it's not "Teighlore" or something equally unique.

/equally unique...
 
2013-10-21 10:02:00 AM  

Whack-a-Mole: NutWrench: Mugato: I think it Gynniphyr now.

Or Dzynnifrrrrrr

Hassnfefferrrrrr?
Bugsbunny.jpg


It's pronounced throatwobbler mangrove
 
2013-10-21 10:03:22 AM  

Valiente: "WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS!"

If your name is Mary, odds are great you've ceased to ovulate. I have not heard of a kid with that name in 20 years. There's still Johns at my son's school, but also a raft of Ethans, Isaacs, Quinns (!), an Atticus (!)...not a Jack, Pete, Dave or Mike in the lot. At my boat club, there's not but four-letter old white guy names. Wait...there's one "Ed".

/have an 11-year-old niece named Emily.


I have only heard of 1 kid named "Mary", she should be 15 now.

Her family used to come into my grocery store all the time when I was cashier, her parents wanted to give her a unique name but then realized "No one names their kid Mary any more".

Jack was extremely popular a few years after Titanic.

The only names that drive me nuts are the "-den" and "Last Names as First Names" trends. I'm going to slap the next parents who name their kid "Jayden" or "Jackson/Greyson". WTF?

Oh and two new nutty girls names I've run across:  Drew and Acewynn. Both are the kids of spoiled upper-middle class white folk before you make anyassumptions.
 
2013-10-21 10:06:07 AM  
I don't think Twilight can be blamed for Isabella.  The year before the book came out, the name was already #7.  It climbed to #6 in '05 (when the book was published) and #4 the next year, but it was already on an upward swing--SSA's site says it went from #45 in '00 to #28 the next year, and then #14 in '02 & #11 in '03.  So something else happened in the early aughties to give it a bump.  I think it's the name of Tom Cruise/Nicole Kidman's daughter, but I'm too lazy to look it up.

Valiente: "WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUALS!"

If your name is Mary, odds are great you've ceased to ovulate. I have not heard of a kid with that name in 20 years. There's still Johns at my son's school, but also a raft of Ethans, Isaacs, Quinns (!), an Atticus (!)...not a Jack, Pete, Dave or Mike in the lot. At my boat club, there's not but four-letter old white guy names. Wait...there's one "Ed".

/have an 11-year-old niece named Emily.


There are names that say something about the parents.  Atticus, Harper, Scout, etc all say "I want to appear well-read, but I haven't cracked a book since I was forced to read To Kill a Mockingbird back in high school."
 
2013-10-21 10:09:53 AM  
shortymac: I have only heard of 1 kid named "Mary", she should be 15 now.

Her family used to come into my grocery store all the time when I was cashier, her parents wanted to give her a unique name but then realized "No one names their kid Mary any more".


That's essentially why I have a Marie.  And a Linda.  And a Douglas, for that matter.  They're surrounded by kids named stupid shiat like Madison and Aiden and adults love them because their names sound 'real' in comparison.
 
2013-10-21 10:10:20 AM  
Was the headline a reference to Jennifer 8 Lee?
 
2013-10-21 10:10:40 AM  

dletter: swaxhog: Madison. What a horrible girls name.When I was growing up it wasn't so much everyone had the same name but I remember my class in high school there were 10 out of 30 kids who's first name started with a 'J'. But yes, two Jennifer's.

I'd blame it on Splash, but, it appears that Madison came around 10-15 years after the movie.


You can still blame it on Splash. Back then the fifteen years olds would hear a name they liked, then use it when they had a baby ten years later. Today they're already pregnant with baby Katniss when they walk into the theater.
 
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