Cheery, happy names? Betty, June, Sally, etc?

Can you guys help me think of names that exude that kind of 1950’s domestic bliss vibe?

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[name_f]Alice[/name_f]
[name_f]Alma[/name_f]
[name_f]Edith[/name_f]
[name_f]Elsie[/name_f]
[name_f]Ethel[/name_f]
[name_u]Evelyn[/name_u]
[name_f]Frances[/name_f]
[name_f]Ida[/name_f]
[name_f]Irene[/name_f]
[name_f]Lorraine[/name_f]
[name_f]Louise[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucille[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f]
[name_u]Marion[/name_u]/[name_u]Marian[/name_u]
[name_f]Minnie[/name_f]
[name_f]Nellie[/name_f]
[name_f]Norma[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Shirley[/name_f]
[name_f]Silvia[/name_f]

I took all of these names from the 1920 Top 100, so these women would have been in their 30s in the 1950s. :slight_smile:

[name_f]Jeanie[/name_f]
[name_f]Dora[/name_f]
[name_f]Darla[/name_f]
[name_f]Suzette[/name_f]
[name_u]Mattie[/name_u]
[name_f]Lola[/name_f]
[name_f]Mae[/name_f]
[name_f]Nellie[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicia[/name_f]
[name_f]Kitty[/name_f]
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_f]Nola[/name_f]
[name_f]Marylou[/name_f]
[name_f]Bonny[/name_f]
[name_f]Lottie[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilly[/name_f]
[name_f]Mimi[/name_f]
[name_f]Goldie[/name_f]
[name_f]Anita[/name_f]

[name_f]Maggie[/name_f]
[name_f]Nancy[/name_f]
[name_f]Judy[/name_f]
[name_f]Sue[/name_f]/[name_f]Susan[/name_f]/[name_f]Susie[/name_f]
[name_f]Joan[/name_f]/[name_f]Joanie[/name_f]
[name_u]Jean[/name_u]/[name_f]Jeanie[/name_f]
[name_f]Peggy[/name_f]
[name_f]Marjory[/name_f]/[name_f]Margie[/name_f]
[name_u]Ruby[/name_u]
[name_f]Lucy[/name_f]

[name_f]Lucy[/name_f] sounds so happy!

[name_f]Judith[/name_f], NN [name_f]Judy[/name_f]
[name_f]Suzie[/name_f], [name_f]Susie[/name_f], and [name_f]Suki[/name_f] - via [name_f]Susan[/name_f], [name_f]Suzanne[/name_f], and [name_f]Suzette[/name_f] ([name_f]Susanna[/name_f] would be the most currently stylish but I don’t think of it as the most '50s)
[name_f]Sarah[/name_f] NN [name_f]Sally[/name_f] - [name_f]Sally[/name_f] feeling more '50s to me than [name_f]Sadie[/name_f] which feels a bit older.
[name_f]Bonnie[/name_f], and [name_f]Bonita[/name_f]
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] or [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f], NN [name_f]Betty[/name_f]/[name_f]Bette[/name_f]/[name_f]Bettie[/name_f]
All the -ette names feel '50s to me ([name_f]Claudette[/name_f], etc) but not all of them feel happy.
[name_f]Tammy[/name_f] feels very cheerful to me and I like it but a lot of people hate it.
[name_f]Cynthia[/name_f] or [name_f]Lucinda[/name_f], NN [name_f]Cindy[/name_f]
[name_f]Katharine[/name_f] NN [name_f]Kitty[/name_f]
[name_f]Florence[/name_f] NN [name_f]Florrie[/name_f]/[name_f]Flossie[/name_f]
[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] NN [name_f]Birdie[/name_f]

Yeah, [name_f]Sally[/name_f], [name_f]Susie[/name_f], [name_f]Betty[/name_f], [name_f]Kitty[/name_f], [name_f]Cindy[/name_f]… it’s the diminutives that make them adorable.