Thursday, January 18, 2007


Book of Names Times Online

Amanda / Mandy (37)
From the Latin meaning “fit to be loved”.
It first appeared on a birth register in 1212, in Warwickshire.

Average age: 37.

Average income: £29,000.

Most likely to live in the Scottish Borders region.

Amandas are more likely to holiday in Britain than in Africa or Australia.

Amandas are more likely than most people to be office workers.

Amandas are 80 per cent more likely than most people to cohabit with a partner.

Amandas are also 50 per cent more likely to have a mortgage.

The car of choice for Mandys is the Ford Escort, according to a 2005 report by Churchill Insurance.

Interesting... Well, I was pretty partnered for awhile there, though I couldn't be more single now. I have lived in Scotland, though not the Borders. I certainly tend to holiday in more exciting places. I have worked in an office, but not now, thank god. I don't have a mortgage and can't even drive a car. I'm not that old, I don't make that much.

And Mandy is a horrible version of my name. Horrible of me, I know, but I've always thought of it as a bit trailer trash. That, of course, wouldn't figure in a British commentary on the name, granted.

1 comment:

Jen said...

I don't think mine is fantastic (I've certainly always hated that my parents picked such a popular name. Couldn't think for themselves, nooooo)

Jennifer / Jenny (11)

A Cornish form of Guinevere, meaning “fair and beautiful”.

Average age: 47.

Average income: £28,000.

Most likely to live in Northern Scotland.

Jennifers are more likely to buy a quality newspaper than most people.

Jennifers are also 40 per cent more likely to shop at Waitrose.

Jennifer enjoyed an uninterrupted run as the most popular name given to baby girls in the United States between 1970 and 1984.