Card Game - Names Through the Decades
For those who like card games and have a standard shuffled 52-card deck (real or virtual) they can use, here's one that involves creating name combos based on the cards you draw. You can either play this yourself, or if you have some other name-enthusiast friends around you can play it together. Here's how it goes (using the U.S. SSA stats and the NameVoyager):
1. Decide how many combos you want to create; that's how many cards you are to be dealt.
2. Deal yourself (or your friend(s) if playing together) as many cards as combos you're to create.
3. The card will tell you what to create; based on the value of the card the first name should be one that is either 1) In the Top 10 for that decade, 2) One that peaked that decade, or 3) One that peaked in one of the adjacent decades but is still in the Top 50 for the card's decade. The middle name can be anything reasonably plausible for someone born at the time (e.g. not something like Jayden or Neveah before those names were known). Here's the decades for each corresponding card value:
Jack = 1880s
Queen = 1890s
King = 1900s
Ace = 1910s
2-9 = corresponding decade based on the card number (2 = 1920s, 9 = 1990s, and the same for the others in between)
10 = 2000s
If the suit is black (spades or clubs) the combo should be for a boy; if the suit is red (hearts or diamonds) it should be for a girl.
4. Post your results!
Sun, 07/29/2012 - 5:21pm