How Popular is Your First Name?

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  1. pimentoLoaf macrumors 68000

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  2. scotthayes macrumors 68000

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  3. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

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    Full name: rank ~800 in the 1960's
    Nickname: rank 2 in the 1930's

    I'm so out of fashion ;)
     
  4. Nicolecat macrumors 6502a

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    When I was born my name was ranked #8...last year it was ranked #87.

    Not so popular anymore.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    We spent a few hours playing with this when we first discovered it a few years ago... just a bunch of psychology grad students wishing they had babies, though. :eek:

    It only has names in the United States, though, so mine obviously doesn't come up. It's a moderately common Indian name, though. I don't know of any comparable programs for name registries in India, but it's particularly common when you take into account that it's used in compound names like Jean in French -- Mohan-Das, Mohan-Kumar, Mohan-Raj, etc.
     
  6. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    From 1st at the start, to 3rd when I was born, to 19th today. Natch, I was named after my maternal Grandfather. ;)

    John has fallen on hard times.

    Send money.
     
  7. cleanup macrumors 68030

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    Wow, that's pretty cool.

    I have a pretty old-fashioned name. Ranked 15th or so in the 1880's, now 300th. :D
     
  8. NC MacGuy macrumors 603

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  9. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Me too, what a coincidence! :p ;) Actually, it looks as though it was 17th when I was born (1978).
     
  10. heehee macrumors 68020

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    My name is not in the top 1,000 names in any decade. :D
     
  11. Tilpots macrumors 601

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    19th when I was born, not including alternative spellings.
     
  12. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Wow, you're unique and special! That, or a freak... j/k :p ;)
     
  13. arkitect macrumors 601

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    I guess being US-centric it figures that an Eastern-European name wouldn't rank high… :eek:

    1880s — 193rd (Probably loads of immigrants! :D)
    2007 — 844th (Although the Anglicised variation is 7th in 2007! :eek:)
     
  14. ezzie macrumors 68020

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    in the 80's - 146
    now - 194

    this is a very useful tool...now i can ensure that my future children will have obscure and/or old-fashioned names. :D
     
  15. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    His Dad must have been drunk with joy when he put heehee on the Birth Certificate. :D
     
  16. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    When I was born: 52nd
    Rank now: 73rd

    I'm going out of fashion :( Time to replace me with the latest model methinks...
     
  17. OllyW Moderator

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    My first name was 6th when I was born and my second name 3rd.

    Mom & Dad obviously didn't put a lot of thought into choosing my names :D
     
  18. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    And you're special because you have two first names! :p :D
     
  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I'm mathematically retarded. I also don't read charts and graphs so well. The only number I saw was 642 for mine in 2007. What does that mean?
     
  20. Sogo macrumors 6502

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    my name was 326 back in the eighties, and is currently at 263.
     
  21. savanahrose macrumors 6502a

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    I thought that was cool. Hey Ezzie, my daughter brought home a wild baby bunny and I named her Esmerelda, Ezzy for short. I think that is nice name. No joking there I really like Ezzy.

    Now back to the topic. when I was born in the 60's the name Rose was 130, today 351.

    My daughter Kira in the 60's was not in top 1000, when she was born in the 80's 415, today 268.

    When I get home I will have fun with this feature. :)
     
  22. skunk macrumors G4

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    Mine was 478th in the 1890s and it's been downhill ever since.
     
  23. thechidz macrumors 68000

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    David:

    ranked 2 in the '60's, no 4 when I was born but slowly falling since then.
     
  24. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Number 7 when I was born, number 5 as of 2007. :)
    My second name is a whole different story though. 964 when I was born, not in the top 1000 today.
     
  25. scotty96LSC macrumors 65816

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    Number 78. And along I thought I was a number 2.:D
     

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