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    Anyone a Gertrude or Norman here?

    http://www.gurgle.com/babynames

    Boys' Names % Decline in popularity since 1907
    Norman 99.857%
    Walter 99.436%
    Percy 99.377%
    Harold 99.272%
    Ernest 97.816%
    Fred 55.606%

    Girls' Names % Decline in popularity since 1907
    Gertrude 100.000%
    Edna 99.831%
    Ethel 99.703%
    Irene 98.174%
    Ada 98.120%

    Mind you, I know of an Irene who is 30 something.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    I know a Norman who is 40-ish
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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    I know a Norman who is 40-ish
    As do I. Actually he is a Norman Jr. and goes by Chip.
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    I know an Irene who is 31, and Edna who is in mid30's, and an Ethel who is 19.
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    When my wife was pregnant with our twins I suggested that if they were both boys that we name them after our fathers. My wife didn't want such common names (James and Ronald). I argued that they'd probably be the only Jimmy and Ronny in their classes their whole lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    As do I. Actually he is a Norman Jr. and goes by Chip.
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    And Jseis said, "Let him that isn't stoned commit the first sin."

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    I know a 20-something Irene.

    Also, Percy and Ada are awesome names. I hope they come back into fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post

    Norman
    I like Norman.
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    My Grandmother's name was Gertrude. She was born before 1910. Her family had German origins, so it seems understandable. Don't recall meeting any others - I guess WW I and WW II pretty much doomed the name's popularity. I always thought Ethel was a stranger sounding name.

    I'm surprised Enid isn't on the list.
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    My grandfather's name was Norman....he was born in 1920. Grandmother's name is May...she was born on May 1st 1920-something

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    Funny how the popularity of names changes. We tend to not want to give our children the names of our parents and our grandparents. But the names of the generation before that are growing increasingly popular.

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    My wife is 40 and named Gertrude but goes by Trudy.

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    My grandmother's name was Morwyn. I actually quite like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trsidn View Post
    SO LIKE, HOW DO YOU KNOW MY BROTHER-IN-LAW????
    PM me his last name if by chance he is from Plano Texas.
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    I work with a Norman (German dude)... Think he's in his late 20's.

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    I know of an Irene and Ada in their 20s.

    On a separate note, does anyone name their kids besides Anglo-American names such as Dmitri, Britta, Steffan, Igor, Hans, Inge, etc?

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    I have heard of an Ada who was a grade under my class in high school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    Norman
    Walter on the right (Linus on the left).


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    Good looking animals.
    Quote Originally Posted by unterhausen
    I believe that in this case "solid meh" means "so 'meh' that it could never be anything more than 'meh', and yet also no less than 'meh' -- in a word, exactly 'meh'"

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    I'm 23. My grandpa tried to get my parents to give me the middle name of Melvin. Needless to say they went with James.
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