Is Stephanie outdated?

See the results of this poll: Stephanie or Stephenie?

Respondents: 58 (This poll is closed)

  • Stephanie : 58 (100%)
  • Stephenie: 0 (0%)

In my opinion it is a little 90s, I know three Stephanies who go by Stephie and were born in the late 90s. However, I don’t really think it’s one of those names that are just from one time period, like [name_u]Ashley[/name_u] or [name_f]Jessica[/name_f]. It is a nice name, and while I voted for the [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] spelling, if you like the [name_f]Stephenie[/name_f] one I would say go for it! Good luck!

So my boyfriend isn’t crazy after all :smiley: still I can’t help but want to try and convince him that it’s great and he should at least consider it. He and I have very different taste and at the moment his top name is [name_u]Aspen[/name_u] for a boy or a girl and I am not totally on board lol

My 19 year old cousin is named [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f], she says she dislikes her name because there are so many girls her age with that name.
I prefer [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] since [name_f]Stephenie[/name_f] would most likely get misspelled a lot.

I’ve never met a [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] under 25. Definitely dated, imo, sorry. I also dislike the idea of [name_f]Stephenie[/name_f] because it will be misspelled so often, especially since it doesn’t look very different from [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] so people might not even know it’s spelled differently.

It is for me. The only Stephanies I know is my cousin, who is 29, and a girl I went to school with, who is in her early 20s (and even back then throughout school I found her name a little old school). It’s VERY late 80s/early 90s, have with that what you will, I know a few people like the 90s vibe with some names. I, however, don’t.

To answer your poll, I much prefer [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f]. [name_f]Stephenie[/name_f] just looks misspelled and will probably be misspelled the majority of the time.

[name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] is definitely dated and very 80s/early 90s to me.

Unfortunately, it’s super dated – the 80s/90s equivalent of [name_f]Shirley[/name_f] – and not enough time has passed since peak popularity for [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] to sound cool and vintage. [name_u]Stevie[/name_u], on the other hand, has the same phonics and derivation as [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f], but with a modern edge. If you do use [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f], [name_u]Stevie[/name_u] would be a great nickname. You might also consider [name_f]Stella[/name_f], [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f], [name_u]Sidney[/name_u], and [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f].

As far as spelling goes…please, if you’re going to use a name, don’t get kre8tiv: spell [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] correctly or just don’t use it at all.

I know one [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] my age (16). I do think it feels a little dated, but honestly someone named [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f]/[name_f]Stephenie[/name_f] will make the name her own. It has a very pretty sound. I personally like [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] more, since [name_f]Stephenie[/name_f] will get misspelled a LOT and could be really annoying.

[name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] is a bit '90’s, but I have liked the name since the 1970’s! I actually thought of naming my daughter born in the 1990’s [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f], but now glad I didn’t…

I think [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] is outdated, and I don’t think [name_f]Stephenie[/name_f] helps that at all

I do think [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] is dated, but not necessarily OUTdated. I grew up with many Stephanies and Stefanies. I think if you absolutely love the name, it shouldn’t deter you from using it!

There is no reason why names like [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f], [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f], [name_f]Jessica[/name_f], [name_f]Vanessa[/name_f] etc can’t become modern classics. shows you a graph for each name so if a name’s usage drops sharply, it can mean a dated sound and I believe it’s the case for [name_f]Jessica[/name_f] (didn’t look it up for [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f]).

A [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f] I know decided to pass on her name to her daughter, which I thought was great despite the datedness of the name. And names do tend to come back… ok after quite a while, but still. Short version, I think datedness is something to consider and be mindful of, but not a criterion that renders a name unusable to me at all.

So, it is quite 90s, however she’s not quite [name_f]Jennifer[/name_f] or [name_f]Rachel[/name_f] yet. I think she’s still totally usable!

[name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] feels like the natural spelling. I like [name_f]Steffie[/name_f] but I also love [name_u]Stevie[/name_u] as a nickname for [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f]!

I’d take [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] over [name_u]Aspen[/name_u] any day of the week. But yes, it is a little bit dated. I’d be less surprised to meet a little girl named [name_f]Sephora[/name_f], [name_u]Stevie[/name_u], or even [name_f]Stefani[/name_f] (a No-Doubt tribute name) than a [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] these days.

It’s hard to say, because I’ve never liked the name even when it was popular.

[name_m]Stephen[/name_m] I love, also [name_m]Stefan[/name_m], but not [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] and certainly not [name_f]Stephenie[/name_f] which is just spelled wrong (how can people worry that others will misspell an already misspelled name?).

I would not want to be named it, but it’s a normal name so I don’t think a [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] would get any grief from others about her name.

A similar-sounding name is [name_f]Persephone[/name_f]. Maybe you’d like that better!?

I would say yes its dated, its my aunts name and I honestly don’t love it. I quite like [name_u]Aspen[/name_u] though!

So I think it’s safe to say [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] is officially off the table. I always like hearing other people’s opinions so it’s back to the drawing board on this one!

I’m really surprised so many people think [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] is dated. I think it’s a modern classic. I strongly considered it for my daughter, born in 2009. I think it’s a beautiful name.

Most of the Stephanies I know are in their 20s somewhere, to maybe early 30s. The youngest [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] I know is a high school senior. I think the name has a very pretty sound & [name_f]Steffi[/name_f]'s a cute nickname. [name_u]Stevie[/name_u] definitely has an edgier feel to it.

If you’re looking for another name, maybe thinking about what makes [name_f]Stephanie[/name_f] attractive to you will point you in a direction…is it the meaning you like? or the sound?

Good luck! :slight_smile: