I Went to School With Twenty-Seven Jennifers*
At the beginning of each school year, I am always interested to hear about the names of Husband's students.
Most of the students he is teaching right now were born in 1992-1993. (It kills me to know that these children were infants when I was a junior in college, which really doesn't seem that long ago!)
This year, the most popular names in my husband's classroom are (comprising a variety of alternative spellings) Zachariah, Jacob, Taylor and Caitlyn.
Caitlyn is particularly popular, with 9 of his 45 female students named that. (Or Kaitlyn, Katelyn, etc.) It seems like perhaps Caitlyn is to the 90's what Jennifer was to the 70's, at least in our little corner of the world.
If you have some time to waste, you can to the site below, and find out all kinds of fascinating information about the statistical popularity of yours and any other commonly used name in the United States.
Name Data Compiled by the Social Security Administration. (Warning: This site can be strangely addictive.)
Then come back and tell me, what was the number one name the year YOU were born?
My year, of course, was one of the years of Jennifer.
Mike Doughty, 27 Jennifers - go hear it on Youtube here (although I will admit that the grammarian in me takes issue with the line "you might the one that I have been seeking for". )