Yep. These three gals — all in the 75-85-year-old range died recently, according to my local paper, The Columbia Flier. Why did this strike me as curious? Not their ages, of course. Their names and their generation. These gals are all of The Silent Generation, the Artist archetype from the last generational cycle, which is dying out as the new Artists — The Homeland Generation — are being born.
Any of you have friends with new born babies? Noticing names such as Pearl, Olivia, and other sweet and unassuming names pop up? I’m guessing the Taylors, Brittanys and Madisons of the Millennial generation will fade away. No more room for Glamour Girl special names.
My guess? We’ll see more female names such as Josephine, Bonnie, Clara, Ethel, Grace, Vivian, Rosalie, Iris, Maggie, Amelia. Just turn the clocks back 80 years or so to find the trends. That’s my guess from the lens of generational theory.
This post was written in 2009 when Homelanders were about five years old on the top end.
Homelanders are now about 10-11 years-old on the top end and, as a generation, they are about half-way through their generation’s births.
Top baby names per the Social Security Admin.
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