Baby Names: Is a wroze by any other name still as sweet?

I find the stats that the Social Security Administration (SSA) releases on baby name trends to be fascinating. I love looking at the names that were popular in the 1980′s (the decade God decided I should grace the world with my presence) compared to the present day. I vividly remember having a lot of little girl friends who were named “Crystal” in elementary school. We lived in Grand Forks, North Dakota at the time so maybe a lot of the mothers having little girls were fans of the TV soap¬†Dynasty¬†but whatever it was I have never known so many Crystal’s as I did when we lived there. Curious about this insignificant detail I decided to look at the top names the SSA has recorded for 1980 – 1989. Crystal is listed as number 20 which is based on the number of Social Security cards that were registered … Read More