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Subject: Re: Differing popularity info....
Author: ClaudiaS   (Authenticated as ClaudiaS)
Date: May 16, 2007 at 10:21:41 AM
Reply to: Re: Differing popularity info.... by Another Theory
This reminds me of something I've wondered about... In earlier years, wouldn't many people have not filed for a SS# until adulthood? Then they may have filled out the forms using their nickname instead of their actual birth certificate name. This would account for the high ranking of short forms like Jim, Don, Bill and Bob on the SS list for, say, 1940. Sound plausible?

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