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May 12th, 2017 at 7:29:50 PM permalink
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Hmmm...I wonder how the popularity of the name Donald will trend in the coming years?



I don't expect an upsurge in the name Hillary either.
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May 12th, 2017 at 7:51:35 PM permalink
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I don't expect an upsurge in the name Hillary either.

What about the name Michelle in the African American community?

I think that first name if fairly standard, especially in the white community.
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May 12th, 2017 at 8:04:58 PM permalink
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What about the name Michelle in the African American community?

I think that first name if fairly standard, especially in the white community.



I think it will go up. People generally has positive associations with First Ladies.
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May 12th, 2017 at 9:01:28 PM permalink
I didn't know the following names were so common:

Liam, Noah, Elijah, Ethan
Ava, Isabella, Mia, Abigail, Harper
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May 13th, 2017 at 12:28:45 AM permalink
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I didn't know the following names were so common:

Liam, Noah, Elijah, Ethan
Ava, Isabella, Mia, Abigail, Harper

No Emma on your list?

I'm sure Scarlett will be popular.
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Thanks for this post from:
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June 4th, 2017 at 2:21:31 PM permalink
Mike, Collegehumor has taken up your plight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jedA1-bFvC8
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June 4th, 2017 at 3:43:44 PM permalink
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If I may toot my own horn, I made the Wall Street Journal today. At least the online edition. Hopefully I'll make the weekend hard copy. As I mentioned in the thread 2016 Baby Names, Social Security just released the most popular baby names for 2016. For those who don't know, I started those lists, in part because I hated having a popular name and wanted to kill the name Michael.

Although Michael went up in rank, from 9 to 8, between 2015 to 2016, it fell in total names to 13,998. The reason it climbed in rank is there is more diversity in all names so the top ten names share a smaller percentage of the total than they used to. Anyway, it is all in the Wall Street Journal. Here is a link to the article, although it is password protected: Parents Drop the Mike. However, I did make some screenshots for the few of you who don't subscribe to the WSJ.



I'm hoping you tried to kill the names "Kyle" and "Justin". Every Kyle and Justin I've ever met has been a royal pain the rumpus!

Congrats on the link buddy!
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June 4th, 2017 at 3:50:14 PM permalink
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Mike, Collegehumor has taken up your plight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jedA1-bFvC8



Thanks, I never saw that video before. I, of course, totally agree with him.
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June 4th, 2017 at 6:14:12 PM permalink
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No Emma on your list?

I'm sure Scarlett will be popular.



Not talking about your old friend Rachel Jessee, also known as "Scarlett- Princess of Magic".
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June 4th, 2017 at 7:04:23 PM permalink
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I have nothing against the name Michael, except its popularity.

As least your last name is somewhat unique.

As I was reminded last week when I was in Vegas and needed to get a replacement slot club cards for a couple casinos whose card I lost, having a name like David Miller can be a pain.


Quote: Wizard

Also, what is with all these people who can't spell Michael? I can understand asking me to spell my last name, but my first?

Some people can't spell at all. I get asked to spell my name too.
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