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Millennial mom reveals her daughter considers the names of her generation to be 'old people names'

What the daughter considers as 'old people names' are quite hard to digest for the mom and people have amusing responses.

Millennial mom reveals her daughter considers the names of her generation to be 'old people names'
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @ciaoamberc

The generation gap between Millennial parents and Gen Z or Gen Alpha kids is too obvious nowadays. There's always some kind of conflict between generations. Especially, the number of trends that the younger generation disregard as outdated shocks the Millennials. With a hilarious take on this conflict, Millennial mom Amber Cimiotti shared a video on TikTok, revealing the names that according to her daughter are outdated or "old people names." Comparing what she actually thinks are "old people's names," Cimiotti shared her disbelief over her daughter's opinions and the reactions her clip prompted were simply a laugh riot.

Image Source: TikTok | @ciaoamberc
Image Source: TikTok | @ciaoamberc

The mom revealed that her daughter found names like Ashley, Amanda, or Amber to be quite old-fashioned and even labeled them to be the names of "old" people. "I never thought about it this way," Cimiotti said. The daughter had teachers named Erica and Samantha and it made her think that such names, which are quite common among the Millennials, were suited for people of older generations. The current generation of youth considers names like Charlotte, Scarlet, Olivia, Penelope, Isabella or Ella to be more well-suited for young people. Little do they know that these names were also common in generations before theirs. 

Image Source: TikTok | @ciaoamberc
Image Source: TikTok | @ciaoamberc

"For me, Ashley is always going to be like my friend from elementary. So it just seems like a kid's name to me, but it's not," pointed out Cimiotti. The mother was surprised that for Gen Z or Gen Alpha kids, names like Ashley, Amber or Amanda are like what Margaret or Barbara were for Millennials. With over 3.5 million views, this popular video gained more than 9,000 comments. Many could relate to how the generation gap​ brings out different outlooks on people's names and some even hilariously pointed out how current generation kids don't even know that they have old-fashioned names. 

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Image Source: TikTok | @odditiesandcommodities21
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"I work in a NICU and we just had a baby named 'Jennifer.' The first Jennifer I’ve seen in 20 years in the NICU!" commented @nrsjc00. "My daughter wanted to pretend she was old, so in an old lady voice she said, 'I’m Emily!' And I almost died. Emily feels young to me!" wrote @makemeupash. "I’d argue that Ashley, Brittany, etc. are the new Lisa and Debbie. Lisa and Debbie are the new Barbara and Dorothy," commented @picromenis123. "Little do they know that the 'new names' are actually grandma names to us. Lol," wrote @thedaycareguide

 

Image Source: TikTok | @nameswithsteph
Image Source: TikTok | @nameswithsteph

Speaking of popular names across generations, name consultant Steph - who goes by @nameswithsteph on TikTok - shared the most trending girl and boy names to watch out for in 2024. In the video, Steph revealed some of her name crushes. With Caspian being the most popular of last year, she predicted that 2024 will see many Margot, Greta, Babs and Barbie along with two-syllable names like Willa and Cleo. She believed that Alan would be popular and also masculine, rugged boy names like Duke or Maverick would become desirable. Also, softer boy names like Silas, Soren and Atlas and masculine girl names like Spencer and Logan seem to be trending. 

You can follow Amber Cimiotti (@ciaoamberc) on TikTok for more parenting content. For baby names inspiration content, you can also follow Steph (@nameswithsteph) on TikTok.

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