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Thursday, March 08, 2012


This is post is number 48 in the marathon.

My daughter is Michelle.  Her two best friends were Michelle and Michele.    My daughter was named after two aunts.  We did not know the Michelle part was going to be such a popular name in the 70's.  Many girls in her age group were named Michelle.

What names were common among your classmates or your children's and grandchildren's?



  1. Julie seems to be the one here.
    Our daughter is Juli Marie, one of our boys married a Julie Marie and one of Marilyn's hired hands is a good friend of our Daughter also a Julie.

  2. Lynn. :) There were three Lynns in my classes growing up, so we were always called by our full names in class.

  3. Cliff -- I never ran into a pack of Julies. That is an awfully pretty name. I'll bet your Julie is the only accomplished organist.

    Lynn -- Funny story...I had a boyfriend named Joseph "Lynn" Doe only I didn't know it for a long time. He wore an expensive ID bracelet with the name "Carol" on it. He told me that was his middle name. One day his mother called him Joseph Lynn Doe and the jig was up. Carol was his other girlfriend's name. I also have two nieces with the middle name Lynn. It is a good name even though my boyfriend abused it.

  4. Marie seemed to be it from my era. My dad did not believe in naming his children with common names. Hence my real name is Bonita not Bonnie. I tried to do the same with my boys. Wade is not so common but Scott is.

  5. In college my roomies were Jennifer & Jennie. My lab partners were Jenny and Allen. I was married to an Allen at the time. Since then, I've dated 2 Al's (one spelled Alan) and I have a close friend Jennifer.

  6. We had 5 Mary's n 6 David's in my class I went to school with for 12 years with almost the same 60 kids- give or take 1 or 2 per year.
    It was a Catholic School-
    At work there are 4 Maries now.

    In My line from the past Donalds are numerous, Charles are every other generation until my brother Donald broke the chain-
    The girls are all different.
    There are also Tons of James folks in my life, past n present.

    I have a cousin Michelle.

  7. At school it was Jean and Joan.