Names are a sign of the times.
In 1980, teaching a second grade class, I had three Jennifers, two Jessicas, and two Michaels.
Last year in one period at the high school, there were three Hannahs, and last week I had three Sofias in one period!
As for boys at the high school, I’ve had two Christophers or two Benjamins, or two Alexanders in one period, and there are surprising number of Henrys throughout the school.
Now, though, it seems the trend is to see how unique the name can be.
Here is a list from a recent Sunday paper which publishes names of babies born in a local hospital:
Having said all that, at Hanover High we have an Orrin, an Oren, and an Orin. They may be spelled differently, but they all sound the same!
© Dorothy C. Judd
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