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(Fox 59)   Some editor assigned a reporter a piece on Popular Indiana Boy's Names Of The 1970's. Nope, no 'Eleven'...or 'Bonzi'   (fox59.com) divider line
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2022-01-11 12:25:28 AM  
The heyday of my name appears to be the mid to late 60s, around the time Peter, Paul and Mary were popular. From 1964-1968 it was the 39th most common name. By 1979, when I was born, it was 53rd. It continued to, er, peter out, and is now down to 214th.

Similar trend here in New Zealand, although it occupied the #1 position for boys' names in 1956-58. If Oliver keeps its position this year, it will equal the unbroken run of Joshuas in the mid 90s to early 2000s.
 
2022-01-11 12:43:23 AM  
El Duderino?
 
2022-01-11 12:44:26 AM  
I'm a twin and both our names are in the top five, so that's something, I guess.
 
2022-01-11 12:46:11 AM  
Checks out, although I sympathize with any other Indiana Daniels in grade school during the Daniel-San era.
 
2022-01-11 12:47:29 AM  

johnny queso: El Duderino?


I'm in to the whole brevity thing. So... no.
 
2022-01-11 1:00:25 AM  
Pretty sure I saw Donald listed twice and separate listings for Stephen and Steven...
 
2022-01-11 1:03:31 AM  
As a man born in the 70s named Christopher who grew in Indiana and had childhood friends named Mike and Jason, I declare this list total BS.
 
2022-01-11 1:17:40 AM  
Brett, Brent, Shawn, Sean, Kevin, Mark, Jason, Justin... How'd I do? Oh.. It's Indiana... Joshua, Jacob, David...
 
2022-01-11 1:26:15 AM  
Apparently they thought the photo of a child in front of an early-1960s Ford Falcon was relevant to the article.
 
2022-01-11 1:27:53 AM  
Stacker?
 
2022-01-11 1:37:04 AM  
Missing: Gene

Also missing:  Haywood
 
2022-01-11 1:45:12 AM  
TFA put a new spin on Ronald McDonald for me.

Thanks? subby.
 
2022-01-11 1:48:54 AM  
Yup. Born in '75 and I'm on the list. There was another kid in town with the same first AND last name as me. It wasn't too bad until our 20's when he began his life of crime. Every time his name showed up in the arrests column of the newspaper, my grandmother would call me up demanding to know why I'd gone to jail again.
 
2022-01-11 1:58:34 AM  
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2022-01-11 2:00:23 AM  
Short Round?
 
2022-01-11 2:05:05 AM  
My Indiana born husband and his brother are on the list! And their middle names! 😂
 
2022-01-11 2:05:48 AM  

bughunter: Missing: Gene

Also missing:  Haywood


Haywood was born a wee bit earlier.
 
2022-01-11 2:52:39 AM  

bughunter: Missing: Gene

Also missing:  Haywood


Those are fake names. No one was actually named Gene. That would be ridiculous.
 
2022-01-11 3:22:32 AM  
My name is one of the top 10 and whenever I meet someone else with my name I make the "doctor,,,,doctor" joke from Spies Like Us. Because everyone with my name was born in the 70s/early 80s, only a tiny handful of people have not gotten the joke.
 
2022-01-11 3:41:54 AM  
> 1970s most popular boy names in Indiana
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That looks like a 1960s photo, not 70s. That may be a 1962 Falcon Futura, while the striped shirt and girl;s bike are 1950s/early 60s, not 70s.
 
2022-01-11 3:46:20 AM  
TFA:

#35. Todd
Todd is a name of English origin meaning "fox".

Indiana
- Number of babies from 1970 to 1979: 3,021
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 18 (#1149 (tie) most common name, -99.4% compared to the 70s)


Looks like Indiana is getting really sick of guys named Todd... George Carlin would approve.
 
2022-01-11 4:49:19 AM  
Let's go Crow?

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2022-01-11 5:19:10 AM  
Donald is a name of Gaelic origin meaning "world ruler".

So that's why he wanted to annex Greenland.
 
2022-01-11 5:23:23 AM  
I adopted Jamie instead of James back when it was only used in the UK by Scots, so I appear younger in print than my true years.

In the USA I can also appear to be female, but that's another story
 
2022-01-11 7:30:16 AM  
These kinds of stories are used to help train newer reporters on how to mine data from large data sets. Typically they start with the most popular pets names from the city animal registry. Fewer Jasons, more Tuffys.
 
2022-01-11 7:54:13 AM  
Hey What's going on in this thread...

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2022-01-11 8:13:50 AM  

NobleHam: bughunter: Missing: Gene

Also missing:  Haywood

Those are fake names. No one was actually named Gene. That would be ridiculous.


I had an uncle named nicknamed Gene. When he died, my aunt legally changed her youngest son, born in the 70s, to Gene.

/Born & raised in Indiana
 
2022-01-11 8:18:23 AM  
Eleven is a girl's name
 
2022-01-11 8:55:10 AM  

neofonz: TFA:

#35. Todd
Todd is a name of English origin meaning "fox".

Indiana
- Number of babies from 1970 to 1979: 3,021
- Number of babies from 2010 to 2019: 18 (#1149 (tie) most common name, -99.4% compared to the 70s)

Looks like Indiana is getting really sick of guys named Todd... George Carlin would approve.


Todd is Italian for "Extra Special."

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2022-01-11 8:57:15 AM  
#11 .Scott
Scott is a name of Scotland origin meaning a "Scotsman
".


Xzibit #11 of the yo dawg theory
 
2022-01-11 9:05:00 AM  
Mike, John, Steve, Chris, Rob, Dave.

There, I just named half the guys born in the 70s.
 
2022-01-11 9:46:36 AM  
I love name popularity statistics. You can see that around 1969 was the time the word "gay" became synonymous with "homosexual" in popular culture ...

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2022-01-11 10:04:44 AM  

freakingmoron: #11 .Scott
Scott is a name of Scotland origin meaning a "Scotsman".


Xzibit #11 of the yo dawg theory


I like Francois. It's a Frenchification of an Italian name meaning Frenchman.
 
433 [TotalFark]
2022-01-11 11:58:02 AM  
"Micah" is not a a nature-inspired name you dunce!
 
2022-01-11 4:26:38 PM  

433: "Micah" is not a a nature-inspired name you dunce!


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433 [TotalFark]
2022-01-11 4:34:14 PM  

bughunter: 433: "Micah" is not a a nature-inspired name you dunce!

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2022-01-11 5:45:00 PM  

433: bughunter: 433: "Micah" is not a a nature-inspired name you dunce!

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Book of Micah - Wikipedia

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