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What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« on: November 13, 2016, 05:29:52 pm »
Some clever person designed an interactive program based on the U.S. Social Security Administration's annual names popularity index.  

"The popularity of your name is likely far different today than it was the year you were born. Maybe you’re one of those men born in 1983 and named Michael, the most popular name of the year. Today, if you were given the most popular boy’s name, you’d be named Noah. The following interactive shows you which name had the same popularity in the past year and every decade since 1890 as yours did the year you were born, using newly released baby name data for 2015."

By typing in your first name, the year of your birth, and your gender, you can discover what your name could have been had you been born in other decades.  

Clicky on link below:
http://time.com/3856405/baby-name-popularity/


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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 02:49:57 am »
Alas, my real first name is a last name, so I stumped the prestidigitating machine...;)

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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 02:59:27 am »


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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 09:40:45 pm »
Shannon !!!! ROFL   :P
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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2016, 04:42:17 am »
My 1990s name: Melvin.  Says it all about the 90s, really.

However, my 1890s name is a quite-acceptable Archibald.  I'd been thinking the Colonel needed a middle name; I think maybe I've found one.  Thank you, name-mistress.
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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2016, 10:11:11 am »
Clevie

well then.
i like the today name a lot more
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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2016, 10:17:35 pm »

Interesting.
My today name would be Lily - my grandmother born mid 1880's was Lilian.  My 1890 name is Jessie; I had a great aunt, also born mid 1880's, who was called Jessie.
 Coincidence or ...... something more?














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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2016, 04:04:22 pm »

Having for ever been called by my sisters name [ as one does] this damned site does the same.   Or at least derivation of my sisters name.  :-[

 Elliana  is the today name and Nelle  is the 1890 equivalent

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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2016, 12:27:53 am »
My name is so unusual that it is far down the list and every option is peculiar.

"Cuba" is not too bad, although "Luddie" is rather odd.

Ironically, my name today would be a perfectly acceptable Victorian one.
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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2016, 07:42:55 pm »
My name is so unusual that it is far down the list and every option is peculiar.

"Cuba" is not too bad, although "Luddie" is rather odd.

Ironically, my name today would be a perfectly acceptable Victorian one.

i guess luddie is a variation of ludwig

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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2016, 02:27:57 am »
Ha ha! My 1890 name did not change at all!  I already have two very victorian names  ;D

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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2016, 06:17:38 am »
My name is so unusual that it is far down the list and every option is peculiar.

"Cuba" is not too bad, although "Luddie" is rather odd.

Ironically, my name today would be a perfectly acceptable Victorian one.

i guess luddie is a variation of ludwig

As long as it's not short for Luddite.  We don't want any of that sort here!

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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2016, 02:57:23 pm »
My Today name came up as Bennett
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2016, 03:51:59 pm »
Heh; my 1890s name would have been my actual middle name. 
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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2016, 04:34:40 pm »
Using my real name,  I'd be Nicholas...

       BUT

using my SteamPunk first name, I'd be...

     PRINCETON  (!?!?!?!)
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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2016, 05:00:23 pm »
My 1890's name..........Murray  :-\

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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2016, 05:01:17 pm »
My cousin would have been named Luster.  ???

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« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2017, 06:25:45 pm »
Using my full first name :
today - alessia
1890 - otilla

Using the short form:
Today - aryana
1890 - eola

I think i prefer the 1890 version of the full form, at least i could tilly as a pet form

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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2017, 09:32:57 pm »
Emil?  Emil!  EMIL!!!

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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2017, 05:34:37 am »
According to the generator, my 1890's name would be "Stanley." As a steamer, I find this most appropriate.

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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2022, 08:48:22 pm »
My 1890's version of my name would be: Sidney
Today? It would be: Rhea. (Looking at all the previous years I saw several names I wouldn't mind using.)

 Using my steampunk name it would be:1890--Alice. Today? Would be Camila.

 By changing the birth year and checking each decade it was interesting to see when my first name actually made the list! I was surprised! (Did not make it until 1932)

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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2022, 10:44:34 pm »
Well, with my given birth name, my 1890s name would be Sam.

With my chosen name (and the name everyone in my family and most of my friends call me by--I'm actually debating having it legally changed, just a lot of paperwork and whatnot), it would be George.

I'm honestly more OK with George than Sam. I'd have to insist on Samuel, just as I do on the full version of my chosen name (no, you may not shorten it to the popular version for your convenience, it is my *name,* it has a meaning, and doubly so since I chose it with great purpose).

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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2022, 07:49:01 am »
Joseph. Hmmm...
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« Reply #23 on: January 24, 2022, 04:42:51 am »
Joseph. Hmmm...

All I can think now is Jimi's "Hey Joe..."

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Re: What's Your 1890's Steampunk First Name?
« Reply #24 on: January 25, 2022, 12:08:23 am »
Page refuses to open completely, sticks at the first half page!

However, my real, C20 names are already pretty bog-standard Steam friendly, so not much need to change at all!!