Now that I am thinking about it, I really do know more people with BSC names, or knew rather. I had a Claudia in my first grade class, I had a friend named Stacey and knew plenty of Kristy's. I think I even knew a Abby!
Post by sotypical42483 on Jul 24, 2007 23:18:02 GMT -5
I always thought a lot of the names in BSC books (outside the club members) were quite old-fashioned sounding, so I never expected to meet kids w/ those names. I mean Karen? Hannie? Jackie on a boy? Archie? Marnie?! I always thought Marnie was a made-up name, actually.
^ Totally agree about the old sounding names. I have heard of a lot of the names but for adults and people my parents and grandparents' age. Sometimes it seems like AMM was in some kind of time warp....
Post by secondhandshoes on Jul 25, 2007 9:51:43 GMT -5
I never thought about Ann's names like that! haha in my class of 25 when I was growing up we had like 4 Megans, 2 shawns, 5 Ashley's, 2 Brittany's...and those names hardly ever show up. I don't know why she didn't use any "newer" or more "modern" names of that time. After all, the people in my class were born the year the BSC was written. Makes sense. Eh, well.
"Being a writer takes a lot of self discipline. You've got to make yourself work. No one can do it for you"--Mallory on Strike
I've known a Claudia for most of my life, she's Hispanic. I knew a Kristy (spelled differently), and it wasn't short of Kristen or Christine or anything. I went to school with a Stacey, she was also Hispanic, and it was her full name. I vaguely know of another Stacey, and I'm actually thinkining it might be a nickname. Never knew a Mary Anne or Mallory. I have a cousin named Abby, and I've met more. I've met Shannon's, no Logan's. And of course, many many Jessica's. I've known many Karen's.
Post by magentanation on Jul 26, 2007 20:44:25 GMT -5
Ok, tonight I attended a play at my old high school (The Sound of Music...I went to see my best friend's little sister, who was playing Leisel ;D ) and in the play program I saw that one of the actresses' names was Mallory. She even had reddish hair (although it was more of an auburn brown).