There are so many Jennifers around. I sign my name “Jennifer in California” because I have NEVER been on a mailing list with no other Jennifers. I’d like to point out that I have had e-mail since 1985, and I’m on mechanical engineering mailing lists, so it isn’t just the chick e-mail lists.
I joined the Society for the Prevention of Naming Girls Jennifer. I wanted to name Chunguita by her greatgrandmother’s name, Pearl, but my husband vetoed that. I think Chunguita’s actual name is in the top 20 names. I was disappointed. I was hoping to be over 20. Not too common, but not too unusual or weird. DH said Pearl was too weird. Oh, well.