15 People Speculate That These Names Will Be The “Old People” Names Of The Future


Found on r/AskReddit.

1. Uh oh JLo

Jennifer. It was hugely popular in the 70s and 80s and has dropped precipitously since then.

2. Rest In Peace

Streetlamp LeMoose

3. Mace-un

Mason. Yell that out at the park and 5 kids come running.

4. I know one person named Debbie and it’s a nickname

I’m in my 40s. When I was a kid, the names that most popular were Kathy, Debbie, Mike, Michelle, Brian, Matt, David, James, Lisa, Jenny, Kim, Melissa. Those will likely be the most popular names for 70-year-olds in 30 years. I don’t know how many of those names have continued to be popular in years since.

5. So you’re saying Connie and Darlene will make a comeback?

I am 60. Some of the names of my classmates were: Sidney, Crystal, Darlene, Connie, Jeffrey, Tim, John, Bobby, Tommy, Randy, Timothy, Christopher.

6. My vanity license plates…


7. Raiden? Really? FATALITY.

Hayden, Aiden, Brayden, Raiden, Emma

8. Heaven backwards? Oh, because there’s no room in heaven, right?

I really hope Nevaeh.

9. Find me someone who actually named their poor kid Yolo or Swaglet

Apple, Brittany, Yolo & Swaglet

10. These four over here.

Josh. Amber. Zach. Megan.

11. People named Jerry skip ages right on over to 30

Something like Debbie, Jerry, Sally, or Richard.

12. Why does no one name their kid Gandalf?

Daenerys = Gladys 60 years from now.

13. *facepalm*

Anything that is not overly personalized. Long live Jermajesty!

14. Not gonna lie, this is good


15. Comeback names

Names go in interesting cycles. Popular names generally come from the child’s great great grandparent’s generation. It’s the “100 year” rule for names. Names become more popular when the parent’s generation has disassociated with a naming generation. My grandmother was a Mildred, which sounds old-timey to me because my association is that with a grandmother. But her parent’s generation of names is making a comeback. I see her father’s name showing up in my child’s generation more frequently than in my own, for example.