[Ads-l] [Marketing Mail] 26 Names That Didn't Exist Before 2000

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Fri Dec 4 19:59:55 UTC 2015


> On Nov 12, 2015, at 2:03 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> You mean John Forsythe?  On NBC?
> 
> By today's standards, he was pretty reserved for a playboy.
> 
> JL

Reserved, perhaps, but debonair, in a kind of James Mason (if not Hugh Hefner) way.

LH
> 
> On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 12:19 PM, Cleve Evans <cevans at bellevue.edu> wrote:
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>> Poster:       Cleve Evans <cevans at BELLEVUE.EDU>
>> Subject:      [Marketing Mail] Re: 26 Names That Didn't Exist Before 2000
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>>> On Nov 11, 2015, at 9:50 AM, Amy West <medievalist at W-STS.COM> wrote:
>>> =3D20
>>> My limited thoughts on this:
>>> =3D20
>>> 1) BS
>>> =3D20
>>> 2) Wow, Netscape is still around?
>> 
>> Hah!  Yeah, I wondered about that too.
>>> =3D20
>>> and
>>> =3D20
>>> 3) I have never understood why people think that spelling "Heaven" =3D
>> backwards as a name ("Nevaeh") would be a good thing: Aren't things =3D
>> spe=
>> lled backwards bad things? Wouldn't that be a really good name for a =3D
>> Sa=
>> tanist kid?
>> 
>> I think the way to go is to spell "Hell" backwards, which must be a good =
>> =3D thing.  "Lleh" has a nice ring to it too--sort of like the Welsh
>> versio=
>> n =3D of "meh".
>> 
>> LH
>> 
>> I realize you all may be joking, but of course there really is no more
>> logi=
>> c in thinking a backspelling should have a reverse meaning than in
>> thinking=
>> it should have the same meaning.  "Dog" and "God" and "stop" and "pots"
>> ar=
>> e neither antonyms nor synonyms.  :)
>> 
>> 
>> The original list treats every different spelling as a different names,
>> jus=
>> t like the original data set does. And the claim that most of these
>> "basica=
>> lly didn't exist before 2000" is of course hyperbole.=20
>> 
>> Bentley may be way more common now than it's ever been before (sadly,
>> becau=
>> se of a baby on the "reality" TV show "Teen Mom"), but there certainly
>> have=
>> been a few men named Bentley for years. In terms of fictional characters,
>> =
>> is anyone else here old enough to remember Bentley Gregg, the playboy
>> title=
>> character of the old TV sitcom "Bachelor Father"?
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>>> What are other names are new to the 21st century? Mooseroots.com dove=20
>>>> =3D
>> into the SSA data on names to figure out which ones are popular now that =
>> =3D basically didn't exist before 2000. That is, fewer than 100 babies a =
>> =3D year were given any one of these names.
>>>> =3D20
>>>> Here are the 26 popular baby names that basically didn't exist before=20
>>>> =3D
>> 2000:
>>>> 1. Bentley
>>>> 2. Nevaeh
>>>> 3. Mila
>>>> 4. Khloe
>>>> 5. Paisley
>>>> 6. Brantley
>>>> 7. Ryker
>>>> 8. Maddox
>>>> 9. Gael
>>>> 10. Kingston
>>>> 11. Zayden
>>>> 12. King
>>>> 13. Lyla
>>>> 14. Londyn
>>>> 15. Isla
>>>> 16. Adalyn
>>>> 17. Norah
>>>> 18. Jax
>>>> 19. Arabella
>>>> 20. Cash
>>>> 21. Jaylah
>>>> 22. Beckett
>>>> 23. Brynlee
>>>> 24. Karter
>>>> 25. Arya
>>>> 26. Vivienne
>>>> =3D20
>>>> <end quote>
>>>> =3D20
>>>> Also Netscape provides
>>>> =3D20
>>>> =3D
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