View Poll Results: Which 60's Names Seem Usable Now?
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December 4th, 2013 01:01 AM #6-Athena
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December 4th, 2013 01:07 AM #8
December 4th, 2013 01:46 AM #10Senior Member
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Debbie/Debra - I find Deborah appealing in a strong Biblical way. I only like it spelt like this though, or one of the Hebrew transliterations. Debbie as a nickname needs a little while longer to come back I think, as a rockabilly '50s name like Betty.
Suzie/Suzanne/Susan - I actually really like Susie/Suzy, though I think Suzanne feels the most dated and Susannah is my favourite and not really your generation. Susan is rather classic and has the Narnia thing going for it. I don't mind Susan at all actually.
Carolyn - I ADORE Caroline, but Carolyn is okay.
Jennifer - I like Jenny/Gen but Jennifer isn't my favourite road to it.
Lori - Laurel and Lorelei freshen this one for me.
Cindy - Call me crazy, but I rather like Cindy, it's very retro and only a NN for me, but whether short for Cynthia or Lucinda or Jacinta/Jacinda, I rather like it.
Yvonne - Not keen, but I like Yvette and Yvaine.
Louann/LeeAnn - I'm a big fan of Lee by itself, as a first or middle.
Lynn - Ooh. I find equally retro Lee a bit easier, actually. Lynn suffers not from being dated per se but from the CURRENT trend of attaching it to the end of other first names. -lynn as a suffix a la Adalyn, Ashlynn, Katelynn, Haylynn etc. wears me the hell out.
I would be likeliest to use either Cindy as a NN or one of the Susan forms. Deborah is admirable but because of family dynamics I'd be likelier to dust off Judith which feels of similar vintage to me.
I *heart* Caroline.
December 4th, 2013 02:03 AM #12
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December 4th, 2013 02:09 AM #14Emily, 18, Southeastern US.
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