Adam and Eve. The first names of the first people. These names are still – after millennia – clearly in vogue (I can attest to the latter).
I saw an article which talked about the most popular girls’ names. The top ten are:
How quickly time passes. I remember the top ten girls’ names of my relatives: LaVerne; Mildred; Edna; Lois; Myrna; Hilma; Lillian; Greta; Ruth; and Bernice. All are fine names – to be sure. But today, I haven’t seen many girls being named from this wellspring of examples.
And then we move to the girls’ names of generations long past: Hortence; Mona; Gertrude; Fannie; Faye; Mabel; Beulah; Maude; Beatrice; Myrtle; Ethel . . . . . Good names as well but I don’t see Hortence or Fannie making a comeback anytime soon.
And funny thing – I don’t see “Bambi” on anyone’s list. . . . .