Monday, June 28, 2010


Overheard while at the Target.

Deborah, could you please help me unload this cart?

A mom to her little girl. The little girl was about nine. Nine! You just don't see my name out there any more. Kinda went by the wayside like Ethyl or Mabel.

I confess, I totally swung my head around 'cuz I thought she was talking to me.


Ms. Anthropy said...

Mine was more common, too, back in the day... when moonshine and Model T's were popular. Very few would opt for it nowadays and I can't say I blame them.

Karen said...

When's the last time you met a baby named Karen? Exactly.

Blasé said...

I usually turn around when I hear-
"Hey YOU"!

Oh, Happy Belated Anniversary and Birthday. FYI: you just got older.

Joann Mannix said...

The same way with me. There are no more Joann's in the world, not that there were a lot of us, in the first place. It'll be great when the nursing homes are filled with Britneys and Heathers, won't it?

Danielle said...

I thought she was talking to you too. LOL!

Danielle has become more common but as a kid I didn't know another Danielle until I was eleven.

My daughter's name isn't popular anymore...Evelyn. I like the classics.

J.J. said...

How many Jodi's do you know? In person, that is. : P I don't know any others...but I have 4 cousins named Kathy, 3 uncles named Don, and 2 aunts named Fran. lol!

The Empress said...

Hearing my name always feels so weird: Alexandra.

R. Jacob said...

Helen was another. 3 moms I knew growing up all had the same name.

Marnie said...

I hear you on that. I seldom meet anyone named Marnie.

Deborah is a nice name :0)

You're Lucky I Don't Have a Gun... said...

wow... it seems like you have a lot of readers with uncommon names. i'd like to add "Sasha" falls into that category as well.

unless you're a dude from russia, that is.

Deborah said...

Ms A - Bonnie? Is that you?

Karen - That true isn't it!

B-man - Thank you for the reminder! btw - it's not older, it's better. In my head baby, in my head.

JM - Seriously! Although, all my life I was called Debi. I always thought that would be a ridiculous name when I was 50. It is.

Danielle - Evelyn! That's beautiful!

J.J. - Yes! Another good one.

Empress - Your name is regal yes?

RJ - Helen! That's a lovely name though.

Marnie - My momma's name was Marlene and when she was a young 'un her friends called her Marnie.

Lucky Gun - Sasha is a great name.

Dutch donut girl said...

Deborah is a very populair name in the Netherlands.

Marla said...

I have met very few Marla's in my day. I usually get called Maria, especially when my maiden name was Casas. Such is life...

Kimberly said...

Old "schools" are making a come back. My 3 year old cousin - Annaleigh Norma.