While you may hear some of the same boys' names on the playground now that you heard when you were a kid (hello, Michael and Ryan!), odds are you won't find any girls sporting the names that were popular when you were a kid—for instance, I haven't met a single young Jennifer, Lisa or Heather. And it turns out, girls' names tend to fall out of favor much more quickly—according to findmypast.com, an online genealogy site, they turn over in popularity at least seven times more often than the boys' names.
I don't think it's a matter of lack of creativity on the boys' parents' part. Here's my theories on why this happens:
What do you think? Have you found that there are fewer options for boys' names than girls?
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