Last year while my dad was in the nursing home for over four months recovering from a stroke... I realized that people have a lot of interesting names in both of those places...
Some of the more "normal" names are Emily, Sally (very normal), Patricia, & Anne.
A few typical older lady names were Dorothy, Rose, Delores, Betty, Donna, June, Lucille, Mildred, Lorraine, & Lillian.
There were different ways of spelling Mabel/Mable (Whenever my dad heard someone say her name he would recite a risqué poem:
Mable, Mable, get off the table,
The quarter's for the beer.
I think Mable in the poem was dancing on the table? Stripping? I have no idea...
Some of the more unique names? Wilma, Blanche, Annola, Elaine, Marvel, Florence, Betty Lou (my dad calls her "Dumb Dumb" and "Yum Yum"... I don't think he's a fan), Leona, & Thelma...
One lady who lives there has a daughter with an unusual name... well, I guess her name is unique also... it's Melba. But, I can't remember her daughter's name.
It's Jer-something... I know I heard her tell someone her daughter was named after her nationalities... She was German and her husband was... well, if I could remember that, I'd remember her name.
French? Gerfrench? or Gerench?
Spanish? Gerspain? Gerain?
Polish? Gerpole? Probably not...
I have no idea... But I do know...
In about 20 years the place will be filled with Jennifers, Karens, & Lisas.
In about 40 years there will be lots of Megans & Makaylas.
In about 80 years? There might a few named Katniss, Isabella, Avery, Pippa, & Harper...
What are some other new-ish names I didn't list? What are/were your grandmothers' names?