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#1 of 15 Old 05-18-2007, 03:14 PM - Thead Starter
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http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

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1982--5
2006--117

1982 in WI--6
2006 in WI--not in the 100
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Lenora hasn't made the top 1,000 since 1975 and it was 901 then. The year I was born, it was 518. I always wished I had a more popular name. I was sure to give my kids names that were more popular than mine. It's not always easy living with an extremely uncommon name. It's been okay as an adult, but as a kid and teenager, it was hard.

 
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Isn't that funny. I always think people with popular names want UNpopular names for their kids and vise versa.

I've always loved my name. Heck I didn't even go by Mel until I met DH before then I was always Melissa, I never had another nickname.
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in WI it was 51 the year I was born and last year not in top 100
nationwide 39 that year 173 last year
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Having a super unpopular name like mine, always made me stick out. Plus people almost always called me Lenore. I don't mind Nora, but i don't like Lenore. You can't pass by unnoticed in a crowd with an unpopular name. There were many times I wished my name was Julie or something popular. Besides, Lenoras never get to be prom queen or cheerleader like Julies and Lisas do. Those were the two most popular names in my state the year I was born. As an adult it's not so bad. Besides, Lenora is gaining popularity. I've seen it in books and movies recently. It's been popular in literature and poetry for a long time.

 
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i was messing around michael has not lost # 1 or # 2 pretty crazy !!! the year i was born it was # 9 now not even on
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Kristen was #83 the year I was born and was #374 in 2006.It looks like it peaked in 1989 which is the year I graduated from high school.

My middle name is Camille which was #326 and is now #308.
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My name was somewhere in the 500's the year I was born and is 700-something now. I've never met another young Elaine... they've always been a good 30 years older than me.

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Meghan was #63 the year I was born, 322 in 2006.
My middle name, Elizabeth, was 9 in 85 and is 11 now.
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Maree has not been in the top 1000 names for the last 42 years

Marie on the other hand was #106 the year I was born and is now #578. I guess that is because everybody use Marie as a second name.

Oh well I prefer being unique
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For the year I was born it was number 8 and for now it's 318!!!! Nobody names there kid Brittany anymore I guess.
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In 1969, it was 9th in popularity. It was 840 in 1998 and 1003 in 1999.

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In 1961 my name was #15. Now it is #530. Not too popular...
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Judith
2006 - #577
1970 - #193

Never a terribly popular name, it seems.
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Melanie:

In 1974 it was #51
In 2006 it was #83

So it has moved down about 30 spots in 33 years.
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