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    My full given name is super Irish and Catholic. My friends used to add a "sister" in front of it because it sounds almost like a nun's name.

    Michael still tops most lists, I believe. Boys names seem to have more longevity than girls and are way less trendy. Michael, John, Joseph, and Christopher have had some serious staying power. Also, Lucas and Andrew are two traditional names that weren't huge when I was kid, but have started to crop up again in the last decade or so. I can only really recall a few "newer" boys names that have dominated recently. Aidan comes to mind. As far as girls, my eight year old has quite a few Abbys and Ellas in her grade as well.

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    I was born in 63 and my name is a variation of a very dated name from the late 50s/early 60s. People automatically know my age when they hear my name. No one ever spells it correctly and when i was younger, i could never find anything personalized with my name. I hated it then and i hate it now. My middle name is Karen and I always wished that was my name.

    Every other girl my age was named Lisa. There were also a lot of girls named Kathy/Kathi/Cathy/, Susan/Sue, Laura/Laurie/Lori, Elizabeth/Elisabeth/Liz/Beth. There really wasn't a wide variety of names.

    Boys were Steven/Stephen/Steve, David/Dave, John, Jim/James, Robert/Rob/Bob, Richard/Rick/Rich, Scott and Michael/Mike. Again, not a lot of variety. I would seem kind for weird for someone to name their baby John or Robert today...
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    I guess Annette. Or Marilyn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprynkles View Post
    I guess Annette. Or Marilyn.
    Nope. But good guesses!
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    Quote Originally Posted by manningmsj View Post
    My full given name is super Irish and Catholic. My friends used to add a "sister" in front of it because it sounds almost like a nun's name.

    You made me think of this:
    Sister Mary Katherine from snl

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    What's sad is how close that is to my name.

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    At Bedrock High we were dominated by Susan, Janet, Elizabeth, Sally, Sarah and Lynn. You never see babies with those names these days except maybe Elizabeth (my middle name). We named our daughter Olivia in the 1990s when it was still fairly unusual but now it's everywhere, including Alaska apparently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manningmsj View Post
    What's sad is how close that is to my name.
    Sister Mary Margaret?

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    Sister Mary Black & Decker, the shop instructor?
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    I thought I'd provide a European perspective It's from 2012. In the case of Greece it could be from 1912 and Giorgos and Maria would be the top names. We are very traditional.

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    Sister Megan Mary Katherine. Twisted spelling withheld to protect the guilty. Though I suppose it's common enough to avoid stalkers.

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    Love how its just Ali (no girls name) in the Middle East on yanna's map.
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    Some of those names are hideous in any language. Nora, really? Nora Titoff?
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    I'm wondering how Onm is pronounced?
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    Like 'om' the meditative mantra, maybe? I bet it'd be funny to yell at a kid with that name.

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