Tuesday, September 11, 2012

1911 Most Popular Names Versus 2011's Names

Good Morning Readers,

I was reading the news online this morning and came across an article that I found interesting. As an author and history buff, the post from the Social Security Administration about names from 1911 and 2011 is a fun read.

One way a writer can find names for her characters is to go to the Social Security name list. Perhaps my next novel will be set in 1929. The Social Security keeps a list of the most popular baby names for over a century. It is very helpful to see what names were popular during whatever time period I'm researching.

In 1911 John and Mary were the most popular names. How about 2011?

Click here to read more. Make sure you scroll down and look at the picture of the cute kids in 1911. So adorable. Yes, they could have been some of our parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents. Perhaps there was a John or Mary sitting on that step.


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