With [name_u]Joan[/name_u], [name_f]Betty[/name_f], [name_f]Florence[/name_f], [name_f]Dorothy[/name_f], etc. coming back around, is there a reason [name_f]Norma[/name_f] is never mentioned?
I adore [name_f]Norma[/name_f] Shearer (my Grandma’s favorite actress). It’s similar in sound to [name_f]Nora[/name_f], which is quite popular. It’s not clunky in any way, to my ears.
But my SO’s mother had a stepmother named [name_f]Norma[/name_f] who was particularly awful. As in, straight out of [name_f]Cinderella[/name_f] awful. So obviously I will never be able to use it.
But what do you all think of it, and is there a particular reason why it hasn’t seemed to come around in the way that [name_f]Hazel[/name_f], [name_f]Florence[/name_f], and the rest have?