|Originally posted by Lira |
I wonder why no other name has reigned supreme after the 80's though. Even Jessica, which replaced Jennifer, fails to hold sway of whole regions like the previous names did...
Could have something to do with media saturation from more global sources perhaps that causes people to pick from difference sources? Plus during the 80's, that terrible era I went to school in, a lot of parents began a special snowflake naming for kids to give them an "independent identity" for lack of a better description.
That whole 80's-90's era was full of optimistic beans that kids had more opportunities and we'd have more genius's, astronauts and brain surgeons as a result... of course it was all copious amounts of smoke being blown up their collective arses, as we can well now see that 99.9% those kids are rotting on factory floors and in cubicles around the world, the same as their ancestors where 30-40 years ago.
Don't forget, people often name their kids after family members and ancestors, so back in the past there may well have been a lot of Jenny's running around and people might have named theirs after a favourite great aunt, grandmother or so forth. I got a special snowflake name as there was no family history with my name in it from either side, but it could be worse... look up what blacks and lower class poor whites call their kids in America and I think I got off fairly lightly really
Haven't met anyone called Sha'Dorito or La'Hershy yet, but I think its only a matter of time they replace the Shaniqua's, La'Quaysha's and Laquita's.