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The 3 Biggest Baby Name Trends of the Decade

December 30, 2019 LauraWattenberg 4 min read 9 Comments

Name trends can sneak up on you. They move bit by bit, shifting your expectations along the way. As time goes by, you might even forget that Penelope used to sound old-fashioned instead of trendy, or that you marveled at your first sighting of Jaxon-with-an-X. Here’s your reminder of how […]

The 2019 Name of the Year is Karen

December 17, 2019 LauraWattenberg 6 min read 15 Comments

How a quintessential baby boomer name became a slur aimed at Generation X In 2019, the generation gap came charging back. We’d already seen warning signs of its approach in the form of older people bad-mouthing millennials, but the 2019 version was no longer as simple as old vs. young. […]

The Defining Baby Names of the Decade

December 11, 2019 LauraWattenberg 2 min read 1 Comment

Linda and Larry are the 1950s. Jennifer and Jason are the ’70s. In the future, when we look back, what names will represent the 2010s decade? A simple list of the most popular names of the decade won’t answer that question. Most of the top-10 girls’ names of the 2010s […]

The Abandoned Classic Girl’s Name

December 5, 2019 LauraWattenberg 3 min read 10 Comments

If you tuned in to the recent historical tv drama Gentleman Jack, you quickly found yourself awash in Anns. The series is based on the real life of Anne Lister, an Englishwoman of the early 19th Century sometimes called “the first modern lesbian.” We meet Anne Lister as she returns […]

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