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A New Generation of Mom Names

Taking names from the top of the SSA charts between 1975 and 1985, here are my nominations for today's "mom names."

Beth
Christina
Jennifer
Sarah
Heather
Tiffany
Michelle
Megan
Rachel
Rebecca
Laura
Danielle
Angela
Lisa
Monica
Patricia
Stacy
Dana
Tracy
Amy
Melissa
Kimberly
Nicole
Kelly
Amanda
Tammy
Susan
Carrie
Denise
Brenda
Tanya
Amber
Renee

Do you have a "mom name?" Which of these do you think are timeless classics and not mom names?

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  1. I don't have a mom name but I do know moms in that age group with the names Beth, Jennifer, Lisa, Patricia, Christina, and Susan.

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  2. I definitely notice most of these as "mum" names, although Beth, Monica, Heather and Carrie probably weren't as popular here. Michelle and Melissa to me are quintessential "mum" names from my generation.

    To me, Jennifer, Susan, Patricia and Brenda are more "grandma" names, popular in the previous generation, and Amber is still in the Top 100.

    I have seen new babies called Christina, Jennifer, Sarah, Megan, Rebecca, Danielle, Amy, Kimberley, Nicole, Amanda and Amber just this year, so I guess these names still have legs.

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  3. Sarah, Laura and Rebecca classics to me. I always picture someone in their late teens to late twenties when I hear Rachel and Megan.

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  4. I know moms named Beth, Christina, Danielle, Jennifer, Nicole, Amanda, Lisa, Michelle, Rachel, Laura, Angela, Tanya and Sarah (wow, that's a lot). But I think Christina, Rebecca, Jennifer, Nicole, Rachel, Laura, Angela and Sarah could be in the "timeless classics" category. Possibly Kelly and Susan as well, but definitely Susannah.

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