What’s In a Name?

A look behind one of the most popular girls’ names of all time, which happens to be my own.

Recently, I came across a writing prompt that asked writers to compose an essay about their first name. I have one of the most common names for girls born in the late 20th century (#1 the year I was born); where I grew up, a town of less than 6,000 people, there were well under 100 students in my class and yet three Jennifers. I hated it. I…

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Jennifer Loring

Jennifer Loring

Jennifer Loring is a doctoral student, horror writer, and Gen-Xer living her okayest life. Check out her newsletter: http://eepurl.com/c1d4TL