I was born in the early 80s (1983 to be exact) and apparently my Mom must not have been aware that every Mother of the 80s named their daughter Jennifer. It’s a shame they didn’t have internet back then. She could’ve easily found out that the number 1 most popular girl name in 1983 was Jennifer (my middle name is also on the list).
Growing up, I could never be just “Jennifer”. I had to be “Jennifer R” or “JR” and later, our next-door neighbors named me “Jenn”. Using Jenn is easier for me because it sets me apart from the other Jennifers who spell their name with one “n”. Or those others who ended up calling themselves Jenny or Jenna.
Can I get some agreement on this? I know some of the other names on that list can agree…Jessica, Melissa, Ashley, Amanda, Sarah, Stephanie…(I have at least one friend with every name on that list, by the way!).
I’ve always wanted a more “unique” name. Hopefully I can help my own kids out with that.
So, tell me. What’s your name? Do you share it with lots of people? Tell me your story.