So there’s this new website that tells you how popular your name has been over the years. I was excited to see how Frank had faired, until I found out the graph of my name resembles what the DOW looked like at the end of 2008.
I mean, if it’s any consolation, my name was SUPER popular in the 1880s, ranked sixth in the nation actually. Now it’s a measly 278, continuously plummeting over the past 130 years. And after looking at other names it seemed that they all seemed to slightly drop as time passed. UNTIL:
While my wife’s name doesn’t have the deep history that Frank does, Jillian has triumphed over the past 5 decades! A striking defeat. I admit, I really like the name Jillian so this actually doesn’t suprise me, but it’s a telling sign considering I am the fifth Frank in the family.
So the conclusion I came to is that naming a future son Frank VI may not be the coolest decision. But what would my financial planner (if I had one) tell me to do in this situation? I’m pretty sure he would tell me to buy low! Frank is coming back!
On a whole other note, is it just me or does the popularity of my sister’s name, Brittany, look like it follows the rise and fall of Britney Spears’ career? Ranked 7 in the 90’s, it dropped to the 200’s around the time she married K-Fed. Check it out: