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BigPapaSmurf
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Posted - 02/11/2005 :  07:07:01  Show Profile Send BigPapaSmurf a Private Message
Im assuming this is US data only.

This is a very nifty site, just type in the names at the top or even a few letters, it will show you the name popularity over the years.
http://babynamewizard.com/namevoyager/lnv0105.html

It would have taken me a 1000 guesses to come up with Jacob as the #1 name in 03.

"...things I have neither seen nor experienced nor heard tell of from anybody else; things, what is more, that do not in fact exist and could not ever exist at all. So my readers must not believe a word I say." -Lucian on his book True History

"...They accept such things on faith alone, without any evidence. So if a fraudulent and cunning person who knows how to take advantage of a situation comes among them, he can make himself rich in a short time." -Lucian critical of early Christians c.166 AD From his book, De Morte Peregrini

Edited by - BigPapaSmurf on 02/11/2005 07:10:26

Ricky
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USA
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Posted - 02/11/2005 :  07:58:26   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
Jesus was #67 in 2003.
Noah was #32
Heaven was #267

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
Edited by - Ricky on 02/11/2005 08:03:49
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filthy
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USA
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Posted - 02/11/2005 :  08:32:00   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message
The neatest name I ever came across was that of a very old, black woman I knew when I was young. It was "Donamer," and we used to call her, "Auntie Donamer."

Auntie was given the name suggested by the (white) doctor that delivered her, a not uncommon practice since the Civil War that, for all I know, might still go on today.

Sdited to add that she ain't on the site. A pity -- she was a grand, old lady.


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Edited by - filthy on 02/11/2005 08:37:46
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Ricky
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Posted - 02/11/2005 :  09:27:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
Franklin peaked at #75 in 1930. Pretty cool to see how people name their children after the famous people at that time.
Martin peaked to #70 in the 1960's.

Edited to add:

On the other hand, George in 2003 is at an all time low (although it has been constantly decreasing)

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
Edited by - Ricky on 02/11/2005 09:29:54
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2005 :  09:46:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
Quite interesting. My own name peaked (if #140 can be considered a peak) in the early 70's-- which was when I was born. Thus, I was a part of the trend. I'll have to ask my mother was factors led to this, as it cannot be a coinsidence...
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2005 :  09:48:55   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Ricky

Franklin peaked at #75 in 1930. Pretty cool to see how people name their children after the famous people at that time.
Martin peaked to #70 in the 1960's.


To wit: :Brittany" had no life before the 1970's and then only a faint pulse-- #518. By the 90's it had jumped to #6. But now, it seems to be fading, just as Ms. Spears' career is!
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Ricky
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Posted - 02/11/2005 :  11:28:30   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
Talk about a time waster...

Elton had a small peak around 1970, from #634 to 581, but overall has been on the decline.

Jenna has increased fairly rapidly since 1990, but it has always been increaseing. And I can not find a biography of Jenna Jamerson that isn't solely composed of nude photos, so I'm not quite sure when her career started.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
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Siberia
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Brazil
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Posted - 02/11/2005 :  12:57:07   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Siberia's Homepage  Send Siberia an AOL message  Send Siberia a Yahoo! Message Send Siberia a Private Message
Hey, my name was 33th by the decade I was born... neat! Though they don't have the exact spelling.

And I've just realized my name is considered a MALE name in some places. Great.

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Edited by - Siberia on 02/11/2005 16:32:58
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Paulos23
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USA
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Posted - 02/11/2005 :  14:15:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Paulos23's Homepage Send Paulos23 a Private Message
My name is way to popular...number 1 from the 50s to the 90s. Ack, no wonder there is always someone else with my name in a crowd.

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Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -- Aldous Huxley
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Cuneiformist
The Imperfectionist

USA
4954 Posts

Posted - 02/11/2005 :  16:14:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Cuneiformist a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Ricky
Jenna has increased fairly rapidly since 1990, but it has always been increaseing. And I can not find a biography of Jenna Jamerson that isn't solely composed of nude photos, so I'm not quite sure when her career started.


Uh, *ahem* first off, that's Jameson, and her latest book, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, only has a few topless/nude photos...

And as for the popularity Jenna, I think a certain President's daughter has that name... hmmm...
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beskeptigal
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Posted - 02/11/2005 :  18:57:04   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send beskeptigal a Private Message
I love the graphic effects name finder.
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Ricky
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Posted - 02/11/2005 :  19:02:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Ricky an AOL message Send Ricky a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Cuneiformist

quote:
Originally posted by Ricky
Jenna has increased fairly rapidly since 1990, but it has always been increaseing. And I can not find a biography of Jenna Jamerson that isn't solely composed of nude photos, so I'm not quite sure when her career started.


Uh, *ahem* first off, that's Jameson, and her latest book, How to Make Love Like a Porn Star, only has a few topless/nude photos...

And as for the popularity Jenna, I think a certain President's daughter has that name... hmmm...



Heh, sorry, I guess I'm not as familiar with her work as you are

What I meant by "I can't find" is on the internet searching with google.

But lets stop talking about her because personally, I don't even find her attractive.

Why continue? Because we must. Because we have the call. Because it is nobler to fight for rationality without winning than to give up in the face of continued defeats. Because whatever true progress humanity makes is through the rationality of the occasional individual and because any one individual we may win for the cause may do more for humanity than a hundred thousand who hug their superstitions to their breast.
- Isaac Asimov
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