Wednesday, January 23, 2008

You Heard It Here First

Within the next 5-10 years (or less), I am predicting an upsurge of little girls being given "grandma" names. Yep that's right: Hilda, Bertha, Gertrude, Betty, Helen, Winifred... As this generation of grandmas begins to die off (God rest their souls), those names, stripped of their geriatric connotations, will be freed up for the next generation.


It happened with "Emily" ten or fifteen years ago.

5 comments:

eleka nahmen said...

I actually think Winifred is an adorable name, LOL.

Confuzzled said...

I vote for Bertha! It has the intimidation factor going for it. And interestingly enough, I've never thought of Emily as an old-lady name. There were five Emily or Emilee or Emmalees in my elementary school, and we acquired more in junior high and high school.

Also, that's my roommate's name and we've known each other forever. So I may be a bit biased . . .

The Dancing Newt said...

Haha... that is exactly what I mean about Emily. When we were growing up a lot of girls were named Emily. A woman I know who is about 15-20 years older, though, described that when she was a kid, Emily was SUCH a grandma name.


BTW, one of my sisters is named Emily, too. :)

Thirdmango said...

Though Confuzzled votes for Bertha, that one will still not happen within my generation, at least not for a long time, at least until the nickname "Big Bertha" is forgotten.

Samantha said...

Eunice, Hepzibah, Laverne, Clothilde...

Man, I hope you're wrong.