baby name predictions from the 90's
I recently went through a box of things I had in high school and found a magazine article called “A guide to baby names for the 90′s”. It looks like it was abstracted from a popular baby-naming book at the time, “Beyond Jennifer and Jason…” by Linda Rosenkrantz and Pamela Redmond Satran. They made predictions of names that would become popular and also did several, if you like ___ try ___ instead things. It is pretty amazing how well they predicted what names would become popular. Or maybe all the high school and jr high girls who read this in Glamour (1988) also clipped it out and named their children accordingly. Anyway, they were spot on with several current trends – debonair raf-pilot type names (Clive, Desmond, Graham, Julian, Miles etc.), place names, old-fashioned “gray flanneled diaper names” (e.g., Charlotte, Clara, Eleanor, Imogen, Madeleine, George, Frederick etc. They guessed better on the girl names than the boy names), sassy girl names (Mabel, Stella, Tess, Maisie, Sadie etc.), flower names. It was pretty interesting. It made me wonder whether they have a version for the 00′s?