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Here's What Your Name Would Be If You Were Born In A Different Era

Have you ever wished you had a different name?

Well, if you were born in a different era, you probably would have.

The folks over at Time created an interactive tool using Social Security data from the past twelve centuries to show you what your name would be if you were born in a different decade.

Here's how it works.

The government collects information on all the children born each year. They collect, among other things, each baby's names. At the end of the year, these names are sorted and ranked by popularity, as a way of measuring baby name trends (yep, that's a thing).

The tool uses your name's ranking in the year you were born to match you with equally-ranked names throughout history.

For example, when I was born in 1992, Gillian was the 667th most popular girl's name. If I were born in the 1930s, using that same ranking, my name would be Lucie.

If I were born in the 2010s, my name would be Kaidence, which, as far as I'm concerned, basically makes me an honorary Kardashian. What's up, Kim?

Play around with the tool over at Time and check out the year's most popular baby names here. (Note: If you have a particularly rare or unusual name, or a name in another language, the tool may not work).

Citations: This Is What Your Name Would Be If You Were Born Today (Cosmopolitan), Find Out What Your Name Would Be if You Were Born Today (Time)