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"Given my general lack of knowledge and interest in popular culture that appeals to people of child-bearing age..."
Now Bob, Picasso was still playing the " I suppose we should come up with a name" game at the tender age of 70. :-)
For the record I know baby Bob born last year, so it's there, it's just rare... I find it interesting that 10 of the male names end in "m" or "n" and 9 female names end with an "a". And my own 2 year old twins fit this profile, but none of these names...And 15 of the girl names start with a vowel.
I grew up with a few other Susans, but there are enough nicknames for us we never had to resort to initials.
I named my son Henry 10 years ago after a favorite great-uncle. I never thought his name would break the top 20. Although he is still the only Henry in his grade.
Not only am I a Jennifer, but I am a Jennifer from Minnesota with a common Scandanavian last name. That's caused me to spend my life not only with a last initial, but with a middle one as well.
I desperately wanted to name my youngest (now 18) Catherine. My husband nixed it. He wanted Ashley. As you can tell, we were faaar apart.
She ended up Sarah. And on her 10-12 year old soccer team, there were 5 variations of Catherine but no other Sarah. IOh, and two Emilies.
I've got a great name. I know a couple people with it (though people younger than me it is more popular) and everyone has heard of it, but I'm the only Kassie around most of the time.
The hard part is the damn spelling. I go by Kassie, with a K. That's a little different. But my real name is Kasandra. That's with a K and only 1 s. My email address has Kasandra in it, but people spell it wrong, or try to send to Kassie, all the time. It bounces back. And they blame me for it.
My name was spelled with 2 Ss in school until the 3rd grade. It was spelled with 2 Ss on my HealthPartners card until I was at least 25 and Hennepin County recently spelled it wrong when assigning me the sole ownership of my home.
In other words, spell your kids name traditionally and consistently. It will benefit everyone.