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#1 Katie-Nana

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 07:15 AM

I am writing a story about a popular sorority sister in the late 70s and I am having trouble picking out a first name. I want something that would have been rising in popularity in the Late 50s and Early 60s but would still be fairly popular or common today. The last name will be Odum. She will also have a younger sister (real sister) who is in the same sorority as her and the names should go well together.

Here are some that I have come up with...
Lauren
Krista
Allison
Patricia
Heather
Dana
Jeana

Let me know what you think of these names and give any suggestions you can think of that might work. First Names will be fine, I don't need Middle Names.

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 07:37 PM

Evelyn or Laura :)

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Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:22 PM

Top girl's names:
1950's
Mary
Linda
Patricia
Susan
Deborah/Debra
Barbara
Karen
Nancy
Sandra
Carol
Kathleen
Sharon
Karen
Donna
Brenda
Margaret
Diane
Pamela


1960's
Lisa
Mary
Susan
Karen
Kimberly
Patricia
Linda
Donna
Michelle
Cynthia
Sandra
Barbara
Pamela
Sharon
Lori
Cheryl
Elizabeth
Teresa
Dianne

Into the 70's all kinds of "cutsie" nicknames were popular like Cindy, Debbie, Patty, Laurie, Susie. Also, Hippy names started showing up like Sunshine, Dawn, Hope, etc.

But the quintessential upcoming names in the 60's that popped the charts in the '70's were Lisa, Kimberly, Michelle, Julie, Tammy, Melissa and, of course...Jennifer.

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 12:46 PM

Thanks for the great suggestions...

I'm thinking Kimberly/Kimber/Kim for the older sister and Pamela/Pam/Pammy, Dana or Nancy for the younger sister.
What do you think?

Vote:
Kimberly and Pamela
Kimberly and Dana
Kimberly and Nancy

Thanks

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:18 PM

Kimberly & Dana get my vote.

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 12:19 PM

Kimberly and Pamela (Kim and Pam.)




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