Ever wonder what your name would have been in another era? Step into the time machine and find out!
1) Write out your first and middle names & the year of your birth.
2) Go to http://www.ssa.gov/cgi-bin/popularnames.cgi and enter your birth year and select Top 1000 Popularity.
3) Find your names on the list and take note of their popularity rankings. If your name is not listed, choose another name with a similar sound or spelling.
4) Enter another year (your choice) and find the same popularity rankings. These are your new names.
My name is Madeleine Jean and I was born in 1990. In 1990, Madeleine was ranked #577. Jean was ranked #772.
My new year is 1890. In 1890, Philomena was ranked #577. Gillie was ranked #772.
Jillian Elizabeth, 1993
Jillian was #157, Elizabeth was #9
#157 was Kay, #9 was Nancy
Cool idea! Madison Grace, 1999. Madison was #7, Grace was #27. 1971. #7 was Melissa, #27 was Nicole.
My name is Bailey Anne, and I was born in 1995.
Bailey was 96 and Anne was 208.
I chose the year 1920, and my new name is Mattie Faye!
Mattie Faye is super cute!
Here's another one:
My 1929 name would be Theodora Leone. I think I like that better than Philomena Gillie, honestly.
Emma Claire, born in 1998.
Tried a bunch, here were my favorites;
1880 - Mabel Charlotte
1883 - Maude Olive
1891 - Rose Beatrice
1897 - Mabel May
1900 - Minnie May
1901 - Dorothy Violet
1904 - Emma Betty
1909 - Annie Lula
1995: Christina (45) Lee (not in the top 1000, last time it was it was 955)
1884: Josephine Elenora
1897: Julia Leo
1905: Beatrice Roslyn
1990: Anna Lee
Natalie Ellen, 1995
Natalie was #55, Ellen was #213
Marie was #55, Mittie was #213
Marie Mittie! Interesting..
1885 - Elsie Hester
1891 - Alma Madeline
1900 - Cora Veronica
1912 - Marion Fay
1923 - Jane Angeline
1934 - Edna Ada
1945 - Charlotte Rosemarie
1967 - Catherine Sandy
2011 - Alexa Teagan