I broke my wrist this weekend in karate class, which makes it sound cool...but tripping while sparring, which makes it sound a little less cool. (Though Jennifer Lawrence tripping at the Oscars makes tripping seem cooler, right?) So needless to say, I have had some time this weekend to ruminate about potential cool names of the week. And I've picked one that seems ubiquitous, but is on its way onto the endangered name list. Is it too late to save Jennifer? And could Oscar winner (and fellow tripper) Jennifer Lawrence help lead the Jen-aissance?
Nameberry actually posted about what they coined the "Jennifer Jauggernaut" last week, and how Jennifer went from obscurity to the top spot in less than 30 years. Jennifer, along with my name, Lisa, were THE names for Generation X girls, to the point where there are Jennifer support groups online....as if the name was some sort of child abuse. Which explains why few people are currently naming their kids Jennifer (currently #134 on the the baby name list) or especially, Lisa (#703 on the U.S. lists), and they are picking names like Brooklinne instead. (Because the name HAS to be unique...even if it is just a made-up spelling.)
There's a whole slew of famous Jennifers for name inspiration...Aniston, Lopez, Lawrence, Garner, Hudson, Love Hewitt, Jones and Connelly.
Oh, and congrats to my fellow tripper Jennifer Lawrence on her Oscar win!
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