I see I didn't even make the top 100.In the 1950s, Jeffrey was #24. In the 1960s, it was #10. In the 1970s, #15.I miss the old days.
Penelope! I knew only one Penelope (Penny) and I remember the name, even though I did not know the girl, because of a substitute teacher's faux pas. The sub took roll and we were to answer with something like "present" or "here". She called out names; students answered. Then she said", Pen-ah-lope." She called out again, "Pen-ah-lope." We all wondered who had such a strange name. The flustered sub said, "I will mark you absent if you do not respond. Pen-ah-lope." Every student sat stunned and silent when Pen-ah-lope stood and it was the girl we knew as Penny. "My name is Pe-nel-o-py and Pe-nel-o-py is present."Thanks for the popular baby names for 2016 post.
No Ashley, Brittany, Tiffany, or Crystal? Just 20 years ago, it seemed every other newborn girl had one of those names.
I love the Pen-a-lope story. I have a first cousin named Penny, but it is just Penny.
The year I was born my name was #1, although I was named after my father. Now, I'm not even in the top 100. Geez!
In 1948, Donald was in the top 10 somewhere (4th sticks in my mind). Last year, it was around 440. I'm hoping it does not make a comeback in 2017/2018...
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