Monday, July 23, 2012

Name Calling

by Nancy Turnage, VRPS Central Office

To quote lovestruck Juliet:

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

It's been two months since I joined VRPS, and what I've learned, among other things, is this:  if I forget a woman's name, Jennifer and Cindy are good guesses.  If those don't work, try Katey/Katherine/Catherine or Susan; there are many in the ranks.

Jennifer is the number 6 all-time name in the United States.  What is especially impressive is that, although it has fallen in the ranks in the past 3-4 years, it was NUMBER 1 for over a decade from 1970-1984.
Susan, at number 8 all-time, has also diminished in popularity within the past twenty years or so, but its endurance is what keeps it at the all-time top.

Cynthia, and derivations thereof, comes in at 28 (okay, Cindy actually is number 113, but I'm rounding up).  Coincidentally, "The Brady Bunch", with darling little golden pig-tailed Cindy Brady, aired from 1969-1974, and, those were clearly good years for "Cindy".

Katey/Katherine/Catherine are tricky in that there are individual rankings for Kathleen, Kathy, Kathryn, and so forth.  Rest assured, they are all in the top 100.

Now it's your turn.  Someone please tell me there will be name-tags at Conference.

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