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I recall fairly negative attitudes about the name Kevin being widespread in the late 80s in the UK. Is a modern offspring of this the Karen?

Certain names end up in cycles, falling out of favour with the privileged as aspirational types adopt it for their children and then it gets tired , falls out of fashion and then the privileged revive it. But this would rarely or never happen for names that haven't been popular with the upper classes - so you won't see Kevin getting into this cycle I'm sure but you could just with a name like Nigel (even though it has Kevin-like connotations). The whole topic becomes one of snobbery, superficiality and judgementalism but it's remarkable how widely understood the associations often are.

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