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

Geoffrey Steven Nathan geoffnathan at WAYNE.EDU
Tue Nov 10 19:06:56 UTC 2015


Most definitely male, and yes, it's unusual, but interestingly he's the fourth (and I believe his son is the fifth)

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Geoffrey S. Nathan
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> On Nov 10, 2015, at 1:43 PM, Geoffrey Steven Nathan =
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> I have a colleague, chair of Music, who is Norah Duncan IV. And he's =
about my age...
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> Geoff

Ah, a male (I assume) Norah.  Now that's more unusual, I reckon.

LH
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> GB has "Norah" at least as far back as the 1840s.
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> It looks to have been most common in Ireland.
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> On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 12:04 PM, Laurence Horn =
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>>> On Nov 10, 2015, at 8:39 AM, James A. Landau =
<JJJRLandau at netscape.com> =3D
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>> difficult to believe Khloe Kardashian is less than 15 years old, =
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>> Ditto Norah Jones and Gael Greene.  And Vivienne Haugh-whatever, as =
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>> "Tom and Viv", where Tom =3D3D T. S. Eliot (although she was a Brit =
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>> maybe that doesn't count).  Hard to believe that their names =
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>> didn't exist" at the time each was christened.  True, these are =
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>> spellings.  But I agree that this fact doesn't make the *names* =3D
>> non-existent. =3D20
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>> LH
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>>> , and "Vivienne" is a variant spelling of "Vivian" which is one of =
the =3D
>> names of the woman who seduced Merlin in the Arthur legends.
>>> =3D20
>>> <begin quote>
>>> =3D20
>>> 26 Names That Didn't Exist Before 2000
>>> =3D20
>>> Before the year 2000--you know, way back in the last century--the =
name =3D
>> "Bentley" was pretty much reserved for a British luxury automobile. =
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>> it was rarely, if ever, used as a name for a baby boy. Fast forward =
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>> today. Bentley is now the 81st most popular name for a boy, according =
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>> data from the Social Security Administration.
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>>> Jennifer has been replaced by Hazel. And Michael has been dumped by =
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>> Elijah. =3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> What are other names are new to the 21st century? Mooseroots.com =
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>> 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 =
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>> year were given any one of these names.=3D20
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>>> Here are the 26 popular baby names that basically didn't exist =
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>> 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
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>>> <end quote>
>>> =3D20
>>> Also Netscape provides
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>>> Jennifer has been replaced by Hazel. And Michael has been dumped by =
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>> Elijah.=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> Classic names that were popular well over 100 years ago are surging =
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>> popularity again. Talk about retro!=3D20
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>>> MooseRoots.com did the hard work using 2014 data from the Social =3D
>> Security Administration and the United States Census Bureau and =3D
>> identified 30 classic names that have made a comeback.=3D20
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>>> Specifically, the MooseRoots editors looked for names that:
>>> =3D20
>>> =3DE2=3D80=3DA2 Ranked in the top 200 before 1930.
>>> =3D20
>>> =3DE2=3D80=3DA2 Ranked outside of the top 200 between 1930 and 1980.
>>> =3D20
>>> =3DE2=3D80=3DA2 Ranked in the top 200 again after 1980.=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> Thirty classic baby names that are making a comeback:=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 1. Noah
>>> Rank in 1880: 126
>>> Rank in 2014: 1=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 2. Emma
>>> Rank in 1880: 3
>>> Rank in 2014: 1=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 3. Elijah
>>> Rank in 1880: 135
>>> Rank in 2014: 11=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 4. Charlotte
>>> Rank in 1880: 91
>>> Rank in 2014: 10=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 5. Oliver
>>> Rank in 1880: 69
>>> Rank in 2014: 32=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 6. Amelia
>>> Rank in 1880: 96
>>> Rank in 2014: 15=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 7. Levi
>>> Rank in 1880: 118
>>> Rank in 2014: 45=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 8. Evelyn
>>> Rank in 1880: 133
>>> Rank in 2014: 16=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 9. Eli
>>> Rank in 1880: 177
>>> Rank in 2014: 49=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 10. Lillian
>>> Rank in 1880: 32
>>> Rank in 2014: 25=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 11. Nathaniel
>>> Rank in 1880: 200
>>> Rank in 2014: 94=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 12. Sadie
>>> Rank in 1880: 74
>>> Rank in 2014: 46=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 13. Leo
>>> Rank in 1880: 92
>>> Rank in 2014: 97=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 14. Nora
>>> Rank in 1880: 55
>>> Rank in 2014: 49=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 15. Elias
>>> Rank in 1880: 189
>>> Rank in 2014: 103=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 16. Stella
>>> Rank in 1880: 60
>>> Rank in 2014: 66=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 17. Max
>>> Rank in 1880: 225
>>> Rank in 2014: 112=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 18. Eleanor
>>> Rank in 1880: 126
>>> Rank in 2014: 78=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 19. Harrison
>>> Rank in 1880: 189
>>> Rank in 2014: 127=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 20. Naomi
>>> Rank in 1880: 275
>>> Rank in 2014: 80=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 21. Ivan
>>> Rank in 1880: 320
>>> Rank in 2014: 132=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 22. Ruby
>>> Rank in 1880: 149
>>> Rank in 2014: 90=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 23. Timothy
>>> Rank in 1880: 180
>>> Rank in 2014: 135=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 24. Cora
>>> Rank in 1880: 15
>>> Rank in 2014: 103=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 25. Silas
>>> Rank in 1880: 139
>>> Rank in 2014: 137=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 26. Hazel
>>> Rank in 1880: 352
>>> Rank in 2014: 107=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 27. Joel
>>> Rank in 1880: 262
>>> Rank in 2014: 154=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 28. Josephine
>>> Rank in 1880: 50
>>> Rank in 2014: 147=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 29. Oscar
>>> Rank in 1880: 29
>>> Rank in 2014: 183=3D20
>>> =3D20
>>> 30. Rose
>>> Rank in 1880: 30
>>> Rank in 2014: 194=3D20
>>> <end quote>
>>> =3D20
>>> I would speculate that the popularity of Emma might be due to the =
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>> of actress Emma Watson, but in that case why isn't "Hermione" on the =
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