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Liz
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Social Security Name Data Base has changed - you can see names by decades, or you can look up names by year in a specific state.  So if your story is set in Indiana and  your character birth date would be 2002, you can look up the most popular names for that year in Indiana. 

Otherwise, you can only look up birth names for the 2000s or the 1990s. 

I sort of like this new way better, it gives a good over view of names in a decade and at the same time gives the name popular to a specific region in the country.  Which will help if you want your name to either blend in or stick out.

#1 - March 23, 2013, 02:40 PM
You must do the things you think you cannot do.  Eleanor Roosevelt

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