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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 12 19:03:35 UTC 2015


You mean John Forsythe?  On NBC?

By today's standards, he was pretty reserved for a playboy.

JL

On Thu, Nov 12, 2015 at 12:19 PM, Cleve Evans <cevans at bellevue.edu> wrote:

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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.
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> > 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?
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> 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
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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
> >> <end quote>
> >>=3D20
> >> Also Netscape provides
> >>=3D20
> >> =3D
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