Just officially confirmed with the Social Security Administration what I’ve unofficially suspected for years: “Amy” was among the *top 5 most common* girls’ names for the entire ’70s. I once counted all the Amys of my personal acquaintance in high school and I think it topped 16. No wonder I’ve never felt attached to my own given name…. and probably why pretty much everyone I know (including me!) refers to me by my full name most of the time… including in the name of my blog!
Curious? Here ya go: Social Security Administration’s baby names database