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    ^ Or some variations of Katie , Kathy or Katherine or Kristie
    No joke in high school I knew three girls all named Kristy Lynn .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    I'm a Susan, and it's weird how it was popular "in the day" at opposite ends of the country.
    What?!?! You're not a Brookie??? I'm shocked.

    Quote Originally Posted by stella blue View Post
    My mom has a friend who calls herself the "world's oldest Jennifer". She's about 65, and she's right, I've never met a Jennifer anywhere close to her age.
    One of my great-great relatives was named Jenny. She was gone long before I was born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stella blue View Post
    My mom has a friend who calls herself the "world's oldest Jennifer". She's about 65, and she's right, I've never met a Jennifer anywhere close to her age.
    Jennifer Jones? I don't think that was her real name but she was popular from at least the early 1940s, so I think she trumps your mother's friend.

    And one of my pet hates is girls named Madison (not the girls necessarily, just the name). It means SON OF MAUDE - so yes, quite appropriate for a baby girl.
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    Stella I haven't heard, but have heard a lot of Avas and Sophies and the like. I remember thinking when younger, cause my name is unusual and I could never find a key chain or note pad in souvenir stories that had it at the top, "Man. Wish I were a Jenny, Beth, or Sarah. I could have all the personalized stuff I want."
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    I agree about Madison. I know one. We all call her Maddie. Much better.

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    I was born in 68' and i'm a Hope. i don't think i've met another Hope around my age. when my son was born, Mr. Honeythorn and I went WAAAAY off the grid and named my son after my Dad that has an old school Italian name. Lino (pronounced Lee-No). I don't think i've ever come across another Lino in my life. My grandmother explained to me that when my dad was born in 46' homegirl had run out of names..lol He was number 6 and she had no clue what to name him. She had an Italian best friend from the neighborhood and the friend suggested Lino. She said ok sounds good to me, that's his name then.. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by faithanne View Post
    Jennifer Jones? I don't think that was her real name but she was popular from at least the early 1940s, so I think she trumps your mother's friend.
    Ah yes, the other oldest Jennifer. Either way, it certainly wasn't the name to have in 1950.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrisNine View Post
    What?!?! You're not a Brookie??? I'm shocked.
    Nope, sorry. I'm actually Susan Brooke.
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    I feel like 90% of the girls in my grade growing up had some combination of these names:

    First Name:
    Katie/Katherine/Kathryn
    Sarah
    Jennifer
    Lauren
    Brittany

    Middle Name:
    Elizabeth
    Marie
    Lynn
    Leigh
    Anne

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    LMAO. Put those side by side and it reminds me of the matching portions of defintions tests. I'm pretty sure I know someone with some variation of each of those names. We have a Sarah Elizabeth, Brittany Anne, and Jennifer Leigh in my family alone. I'm a Megan (with a twisted spelling), but I was suposed to be a Margaret (apparently it was my dad's turn to choose, but my other issued her one veto) so I've always gone by Maggie. I had three Megans in one grade in middle school and there was only about 60 kids. I'm nowhere on the list, surprisingly. A lot of names I remember being big when I was young aren't, but I was born around in the early Jessica/Ashley takeover years. Seems like the Kellys, Melissas, Katies, Lisas, Nicoles, Christinas and I didn't make it. Suddenly we're unique.

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    Lisa
    Amy
    Kelly
    Christy
    Julie
    Tracy
    Theresa
    Stacy
    Nicole
    Michelle

    Most of the girls' names I went to school with. And we had so many of those names, we had to give them nicknames like Big Julie, Little Julie. Or Tracy S. and Tracy H. Or Lisa 1 and Lisa 2.
    WE also had too many Jennifers to nickname. Ugh. Just the Jennys.

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    We had our fair share of Brittanys and Tiffanys, to be sure. Also a lot of Shannons.

    I was at a disadvantage as the ONLY other girl in the school with my first name was the prettiest, sweetest, quietest girl. Everyone adored her (From what I can tell, rightfully. I think she was actually a really nice person) Of course, I was awkward, geeky, cried all the time and wore my brother's handmedowns until fifth grade.

    So yeah, I hated her with the intensity of a thousand fiery suns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brookie View Post
    Nope, sorry. I'm actually Susan Brooke.
    That's a pretty name

    When I was in school there were several girls named Dawn, Tracy/Tracie/Tracey, Stacey/Stacie/Stacy, Sheri/Sherrie/Cheri, Jennifer, Heather and Lisa.

    Boys. There were a lot of boys named Scott, Glen and Mike. Scott was the most popular.

    My name was never that popular. Kristen. None in my grade.

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    The popular boys names in my grade were Chris, Adam, Michael, John, Matthew, and Will.

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    In my year at school they were mostly Jennifer, Nicole, Michelle, Rebecca, Caroline and Lisa. The boys all had good catholic names like John, Michael, Peter and Anthony. So glad our parents had no imagination..
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