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Jennifer Wearing Goody Barrettes

Jennifer (left) 1977 | From the Leri Family on Flickr | Creative Commons Applies
Goody barrettes were a staple of my Generation X childhood. I was especially fond of the butterflies. 

Today is the beginning of a daily vintage photo series, The Jennifer Chronicles. Every day, I will publish a different photo of a girl named Jennifer. If you have an amazing picture of a Jennifer from the 60s, 70s, 80s or 90s and you’re willing to share it, please email it to me at jenx67[at]cox[dot]net. Include your preferred photo credit. I’m happy to provide a link back to your site.

Jennifer and all her spelling variations (Gennifer, Jenifer, Jeniffer, Ginnifer) was the single most popular name for newborn American girls every single year from 1970 to 1984. In August, I established a Facebook page to chronicle the lives of Jennifers the world over. Since we’re all aging and the fates of the Bettys and Myrtles await us. Rock on, Jens!

Here is a post about the project that includes some great links to articles about the name Jennifer. Thanks for following along and for celebrating the most popular girls name evahhhhhh!

1970s Vintage Goody Barrettes from HipHugie on Etsy

Gen X Blog Jennifer Chronicles

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  1. Jennifer

    As one with a brother, how sweet of you to leave a comment about the Jennifers!

  2. Le Thirdontheright

    I love this concept Jen – it’s a winner for sure – you wee marketing PR generational guru you – I love it Le xox

  3. Brother of Jennifer

    My sister’s name is Jennifer and we’re all Gen Xers born in the early 1970s.


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