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What are common and/or stereotypical Valley girl names?

 
 
Reply Fri 6 Sep, 2019 02:45 am
Hi. I am doing a little research on this for a project. I was trying to find a definitive source that lists common and/or stereotypical Valley girl names and this was the best I could find so far:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48687227636_9c50972cb9_o.png

As I mentioned in another thread, according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valley_girl :
a Valley girl is a "socioeconomic stereotype depicting a class of women characterized by the colloquial California English dialect Valleyspeak and materialism."

Also:

From Google Dictionary:
"A fashionable and affluent teenage girl from the Valley in southern California."

From https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Valley%20girl :

": an adolescent girl from the San Fernando Valley"
also : one whose values, mannerisms, and especially speech patterns resemble those of such a girl"

Please help- thank you.
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cherrie
 
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Reply Fri 6 Sep, 2019 02:59 am
@JGoldman10,
You've got lists of names there already. How many more could you need?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 6 Sep, 2019 03:07 am
For some reason, "Holly" strikes me as sounding like a Valley girl name.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 6 Sep, 2019 02:30 pm
@cherrie,
Firstly, I don't know what book those names are from in that pic.
Secondly, some of those names are hard to make out.

I tried to search for the book based on what's presented in the image. I have not found out what book those names are from.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 6 Sep, 2019 03:25 pm
@cherrie,
I'm asking for more names and more resources that contain names because I don't think that one source is sufficient.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2019 06:34 am
"Becky" and "Heather", and "Molly" which I mentioned earlier, sound like they would be typical Valley girl names.

"Becky" also sounds like it would work as a tomboy name., but this is subject matter for another thread.
maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2019 07:06 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2019 08:10 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

"Becky" also sounds like it would work as a tomboy name, but this is subject matter for another thread.


-FIXED.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2019 08:17 am
@maxdancona,
Why are you equating Valley girl names with White trash names? That's not nice. Not all Valley girls are/were White.

Remember Hilary Banks from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air?:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48693403096_d33d6bebc3_o.png

JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2019 08:27 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

"Becky" and "Heather", and "Holly" which I mentioned earlier, sound like they would be typical Valley girl names.



-FIXED.

I meant "Holly" not "Molly".
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2019 09:34 am
@JGoldman10,
I posted that video because it is funny. However, I do think there is a large overlap between the two lists.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 7 Sep, 2019 11:04 pm
@maxdancona,
Really? How are Valley girls "trashy"?

Isn't there an overlap between Valley girls and preppy girls?

What's the difference between the two? Or should I ask about this in another thread?
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solipsister
 
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Reply Sun 8 Sep, 2019 05:40 am
@JGoldman10,
Is it just me, or does anyone else remember you asking this question around 10 to 12 years ago?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 8 Sep, 2019 07:47 am
@solipsister,
No. This is the first time I asked this. A quick search will confirm this.

It's just you.
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hightor
 
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Reply Sun 8 Sep, 2019 07:58 am
No one's mentioned "Moon Unit" yet.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 8 Sep, 2019 08:02 am
@maxdancona,
Valley girls are still a thing, as far as toons are concerned at least.

There have been Valley girl characters in cartoons since the '80s.

This is a character from a recent kids' cartoon:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48699092186_c0d037088e_o.png

Princess Zange from Mighty Magiswords (2015-2019).
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 8 Sep, 2019 08:10 am
@solipsister,
Valley girls were a thing in the '80s and '90s and are still a thing now. I want to create valley girl characters to appeal to this gen's kids.
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Jewels Vern
 
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Reply Mon 9 Sep, 2019 03:20 pm
Then there is the story of a girl named Patty. When she went off to college she started signing her letters home "Pati". So her father started signing his letters "Dadi".
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