Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mini Rant: Overexposed Names Edition


Expectant parents: think ahead. Imagine the day you gaze lovingly upon the face of your newborn daughter, poised to call her by name for the first time. If that name is Brittany (in all its spellings) or Ashley, please, please, please, please, please, please reconsider.

Experts predict that the United States will exceed its Brittany-Ashley quota by the year 2010, approximately one year after the majority of American teachers' heads are predicted to explode over the confusion caused by 75% of all young women in the classroom being known by one of the two names.


Rebecca said...

I'd like to add Tiffany (in all its spellings) to this list.

Bitty said...

Yes indeedy!

I'm finding Heather and Jennifer, for example, far less common than I did when I first started teaching 9 years ago. At the time, however, the room was flush with those two.