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Midcentury Baby Names

Midcentury furniture may be in, but midcentury baby names, not so much. These are the names of the Baby Boomers, new or about-to-be grandmas and grandpas of today, and their names feel middle-aged to young parents. Wait a generation or two, and given the hundred year rule, you might look for these midcentury names to make a comeback as baby names in the 2040s and 2050s.
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  • Sherry

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    Peppy cheerleader name of the 1960s and 70s that's sure to evoke the Four Seasons song of that name.  Read More 

  • Steve

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    Some parents just use Steve on the birth certificate, but it doesn't have the breezy charm of trendy short forms like Max, Sam, and Jake.  Read More 

  • Susan

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    Hugely popular midcentury name, common among moms and new grandmas now but rare for babies and way too early for a revival. Think Susannah instead. Read More 

  • Terri

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    See TERRY.  Read More 

  • Todd

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    A 1970s beach boy surfing buddy of Scott, Brad, and Chad, Todd is given to relatively few babies these days.  Read More 

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