Audrina asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 10 years ago

Top 100 names over the last 100 years: This or That?

Karen or Lauren

Tammy of Tiffany

Amber or Crystal

Virginia or Victoria

Cynthia or Patricia

Julie or Julia

Judy or Judith

Rose or Ruth

Janet or Joan

Brittany or Tiffany

Rebecca or Jessica

Kathy or Lori

Helen or Heather

Martha or Maria

Angela or Andrea

Anne or Ann

Carolyn or Carol

Grace or Marie

Hannah or Anna

Amy or Amanda

Jacqueline or Jennifer

Susan or Sandra

Shirley or Cheryl

Melissa or Lisa

Pamela or Angela

Nicole or Nancy

Catherine, Kathryn, or Katherine

Janice, Jean, or Jane

Juan or John

Johnny or Joe

Joseph or Jose

Joshua or Jonathan

Christian or Christopher

Daniel or Jordan

Bobby or Randy

Gregory or Zachary

Anthony or Timothy

Terry or Jerry

Henry or Bryan

Austin or Justin

Richard or Patrick

Walter or Peter

Gerald or Roger

Alexander or Tyler

Albert or Robert

Benjamin or Brandon

Stephen or Steven

Edward or Howard

Philip or Phillip

Bryan or Brian

Ryan or Bryan

Nathan or Nicholas

Alan or Ralph

Ronald or Donald

Aaron or Adam

Keith or Kyle

Willie or William

Charles or James

Harry, Larry, or Gary

No neither. Have fun! ♥

BQ: What are your favorite/least favorite names from the This or That?

Update:

My answers. . .

-- Lauren

-- Tammy

-- Crystal

-- Virginia

-- Cynthia

-- Julia

-- Judy

-- Rose

-- Janet

-- Tiffany

-- Rebecca

-- Lori

-- Helen

-- Maria

-- Angela

-- Anne

-- Carolyn

-- Grace

-- Hannah

-- Amanda

-- Jennifer

-- Susan

-- Shirley

-- Melissa

-- Angela

-- Nicole

-- Catherine

-- Jane

-- John

-- Joe

-- Joseph

-- Joshua

-- Christopher

-- Daniel

-- Bobby

-- Zachary

-- Anthony

-- Jerry

-- Henry

-- Austin

-- Patrick

-- Peter

-- Roger

-- Alexander

-- Robert

-- Benjamin

-- Stephen

-- Edward

-- Philip

-- Bryan

-- Ryan

-- Nicholas

-- Alan

-- Ronald

-- Aaron

-- Kyle

-- William

-- James

-- Harry

I love a lot of these names! :) My favorites are Crystal, Virginia, Julia, Rose, Ruth, Rebecca, Amy, Amanda, Hannah, Jane, Joseph, Anthony, Timothy, Henry, Benjamin, Nathan, Nicholas, Ronald, Aaron, Adam, William, Charles, and James. I don't really hate any. I just don't really care for the rest.

Update 2:

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http://www.ssa.gov/oact/babynames/decades/century....

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  • 10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    ~Lauren*{I love the nice sound of the name.}

    ~Tiffany{I don't love it, but I had to pick, it sounds too 80's to me.}

    ~Amber{This is okay, I don't love it though.}

    ~Victoria{Again, don't love either, but this is a tad better.}

    ~Patricia{Sounds a little dated, but it is okay.}

    ~Julia{I far prefer this, Julie is to nickname-y.}

    ~Judy{Don't love this it is too dated, but I don't like Judith at all.}

    ~Rose*{Love this! So classy and elegant!}

    ~Joan{Don't like either, this is just a bit better.}

    ~Brittany{A great friends name. :)}

    ~Jessica{Another friends name!}

    ~Lori{Don't like either, but this is a bit 'nicer'}

    ~Heather{This has been growing on me, and I really like it.}

    ~Maria{Very sweet and elegant.}

    ~Andrea{This wins by default...}

    ~Ann{I don't like adding unnecessary extra letters.}

    ~Carol{Wins, by default...}

    ~Marie{Very sweet as a first name, not as a middle.}

    ~Anna{This has been growing on me lately!}

    ~Amanda{A great friends name!}

    ~Jennifer{Too dated for my taste, but better than Jacqueline.}

    ~Sandra{I love Sandra Bullock, so I love this. :)}

    ~Shirley{Has a kind of funk to it.}

    ~Melissa{Newer than Lisa...not too great though.}

    ~Pamela{Wins by default.}

    ~Nicole{Wins by default.}

    ~Catherine{I like the most traditional style of this name.}

    ~Jane*{This had been growing on me lately! I am trying to work it into my list!}

    ~John{Wins by default.}

    ~Joe{Father's name. :)}

    ~Joseph*{Brother's name and in the combination of number one name.}

    ~Christian{So sweet and fresh.}

    ~Daniel{Wins by default.}

    ~Randy{Wins by default.}

    ~Zachary{This name has a sweet elegance.}

    ~Timothy{This has been growing on me lately!}

    ~Jerry{My grandpa's name. :)}

    ~Bryan{I don't prefer Terry as a masculine name.}

    ~Austin{My 'home' city. :)}

    ~Patrick{Much nicer.}

    ~Walter{A favorite teacher's name.}

    ~Roger{My dog's nickname. :) }

    ~Tyler{Has a nice sound and no Twilight trend...}

    ~Robert{Wins by default.}

    ~Brandon{A variant has been growing on me.}

    ~Stephen{Looks more sophisticated.}

    ~Howard{Wins by default.}

    ~Phillip{Looks more classy.}

    ~Brian{Y's are too trendy.}

    ~Ryan{Just has a better sound.}

    ~Nathan{A variant of number one middle name.}

    ~Ralph{Has a nice sound to it.}

    ~Ronald{Wins by default.}

    ~Aaron{This has been growing on me.}

    ~Kyle*{Love the simplicity.}

    ~William{A middle name to one of my top names.}

    ~James{Classy.}

    ~Harry{Harry Potter fan!}

    * is on my favorites list. :)

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    10 years ago

    Karen or Lauren LAUREN

    Tammy of Tiffany TIFFANY

    Amber or Crystal CRYSTAL

    Virginia or Victoria VIRGINIA

    Cynthia or Patricia PATRICIA

    Julie or Julia JULIA

    Judy or Judith JUDY

    Rose or Ruth RUTH

    Janet or Joan JOAN

    Brittany or Tiffany BRITTANY

    Rebecca or Jessica REBECCA

    Kathy or Lori LORI

    Helen or Heather HELEN

    Martha or Maria MARIA

    Angela or Andrea ANDREA

    Anne or Ann ANNE

    Carolyn or Carol CAROLYN

    Grace or Marie MARIE

    Hannah or Anna ANNA

    Amy or Amanda AMANDA

    Jacqueline or Jennifer JACQUELINE

    Susan or Sandra SUSAN

    Shirley or Cheryl CHERYL

    Melissa or Lisa MELISSA

    Pamela or Angela ANGELA

    Nicole or Nancy NICOLE

    Catherine, Kathryn, or Katherine CATHERINE

    Janice, Jean, or Jane JANE

    Juan or John JOHN

    Johnny or Joe JOHNNY

    Joseph or Jose JOSEPH

    Joshua or Jonathan JONATHAN

    Christian or Christopher CHRISTOPHER

    Daniel or Jordan DANIEL

    Bobby or Randy BOBBY

    Gregory or Zachary ZACHARY

    Anthony or Timothy TIMOTHY

    Terry or Jerry JERRY

    Henry or Bryan BRYAN

    Austin or Justin AUSTIN

    Richard or Patrick PATRICK

    Walter or Peter PETER

    Gerald or Roger ROGER

    Alexander or Tyler ALEXANDER

    Albert or Robert ROBERT

    Benjamin or Brandon BENJAMIN

    Stephen or Steven STEPHEN

    Edward or Howard EDWARD

    Philip or Phillip PHILLIP

    Bryan or Brian BRYAN

    Ryan or Bryan RYAN

    Nathan or Nicholas NATHAN

    Alan or Ralph ALAN

    Ronald or Donald RONALD

    Aaron or Adam ADAM

    Keith or Kyle KYLE

    Willie or William WILLIAM

    Charles or James CHARLES

    Harry, Larry, or Gary HARRY

    BQ: What are your favorite/least favorite names from the This or That?

    FAV: VIRGINIA, JULIA, ROSE, RUTH, HELEN, MARIA, ANNE, GRACE, MARIE, ANNA, CATHERINE, JOHN, JOHNNY, JOSEPH, JONATHAN, CHRISTIAN, CHRISTOPHER, DANIEL, JORDAN, ZACHARY, TIMOTHY, BRYAN, RICHARD, PATRICK, PETER, BENJAMIN, STEPHEN, PHILLIP, RYAN, NATHAN, AARON, ADAM, KYLE, WILLIAM

    LEAST: PRETTY MUCH THE REST.

  • Karen or Lauren ~ KAREN

    Tammy of Tiffany ~ TAMMY

    Amber or Crystal ~ CRYSTAL

    Virginia or Victoria ~ VICTORIA

    Cynthia or Patricia ~ PATRICIA

    Julie or Julia ~ JULIA

    Judy or Judith ~ JUDY

    Rose or Ruth ~ ROSE

    Janet or Joan ~ JANET

    Brittany or Tiffany ~ TIFFANY

    Rebecca or Jessica ~ REBECCA

    Kathy or Lori ~ LORI

    Helen or Heather ~ HELEN

    Martha or Maria ~ MARIA

    Angela or Andrea ~ ANDREA

    Anne or Ann ~ ANNE

    Carolyn or Carol ~ CAROL

    Grace or Marie ~ GRACE

    Hannah or Anna ~ HANNAH

    Amy or Amanda ~ AMY

    Jacqueline or Jennifer ~ JENNIFER

    Susan or Sandra ~ SUSAN

    Shirley or Cheryl ~ CHERYL

    Melissa or Lisa ~ MELISSA

    Pamela or Angela ~ ANGELA

    Nicole or Nancy ~ NANCY

    Catherine, Kathryn, or Katherine ~ KATHERINE

    Janice, Jean, or Jane ~ JEAN

    Juan or John ~ JOHN

    Johnny or Joe ~ JOHNNY

    Joseph or Jose ~ JOSEPH

    Joshua or Jonathan ~ JOSHUA

    Christian or Christopher ~ CHRISTOPHER

    Daniel or Jordan ~ DANIEL

    Bobby or Randy ~ RANDY

    Gregory or Zachary ~ ZACHARY

    Anthony or Timothy ~ ANTHONY

    Terry or Jerry ~ TERRY

    Henry or Bryan ~ HENRY

    Austin or Justin ~ AUSTIN

    Richard or Patrick ~ PATRICK

    Walter or Peter ~ WALTER

    Gerald or Roger ~ ROGER

    Alexander or Tyler ~ ALEXANDER

    Albert or Robert ~ ROBERT

    Benjamin or Brandon ~ BENJAMIN

    Stephen or Steven ~ STEVEN

    Edward or Howard ~ EDWARD

    Philip or Phillip ~ PHILIP

    Bryan or Brian ~ BRYAN

    Ryan or Bryan ~ BRYAN

    Nathan or Nicholas ~ NATHAN

    Alan or Ralph ~ ALAN

    Ronald or Donald ~ RONALD

    Aaron or Adam ~ ADAM

    Keith or Kyle ~ KYLE

    Willie or William ~ WILLIAM

    Charles or James ~ CHARLES

    Harry, Larry, or Gary ~ GARY

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    BQ:

    Favorite of the girls' names ~ Katherine, Hannah, Anna, Rose, Karen, Susan, and Sandra.

    Favorite of the boys' names ~ Anthony, Walter, Steven, and Nathan.

    Least favorite of the girls' names ~ Jessica, Judith, Martha, Tiffany, Pamela, and Amanda.

    Least favorite of the boys' names ~ Harry, Larry, Willie, Donald, Jerry, and Richard.

    You said these are the top hundred names over the last hundred years. I'm curious, what website did you find this at?

    :)

  • 10 years ago

    Karen or Lauren - Lauren

    Tammy of Tiffany - Tiffany

    Amber or Crystal - Amber

    Virginia or Victoria - Victoria

    Cynthia or Patricia - Cynthia

    Julie or Julia - Julia (My sister's name!)

    Judy or Judith - Judith

    Rose or Ruth - Rose

    Janet or Joan - Janet

    Brittany or Tiffany - Brittany

    Rebecca or Jessica - Rebecca

    Kathy or Lori - Lori

    Helen or Heather - Heather

    Martha or Maria - Maria

    Angela or Andrea - Angela

    Anne or Ann - Anne

    Carolyn or Carol - Carolyn

    Grace or Marie - Marie

    Hannah or Anna - Hannah

    Amy or Amanda - Amanda

    Jacqueline or Jennifer - Jennifer

    Susan or Sandra - Sandra

    Shirley or Cheryl - Shirley

    Melissa or Lisa - Melissa

    Pamela or Angela - Angela

    Nicole or Nancy - Nicole

    Catherine, Kathryn, or Katherine - Katherine (My name!)

    Janice, Jean, or Jane - Jane

    --

    Juan or John - John

    Johnny or Joe - Johnny

    Joseph or Jose - Joseph

    Joshua or Jonathan - Jonathan (My husband's name!)

    Christian or Christopher - Christian (My brother's name!)

    Daniel or Jordan - Daniel

    Bobby or Randy - Randy

    Gregory or Zachary - Zachary

    Anthony or Timothy - Timothy

    Terry or Jerry - Jerry

    Henry or Bryan - Bryan

    Austin or Justin - Justin

    Richard or Patrick - Patrick

    Walter or Peter - Peter

    Gerald or Roger - Roger

    Alexander or Tyler - Alexander

    Albert or Robert - Robert

    Benjamin or Brandon - Benjamin

    Stephen or Steven - Stephen

    Edward or Howard - Edward

    Philip or Phillip -Phillip

    Bryan or Brian - Bryan

    Ryan or Bryan - Ryan

    Nathan or Nicholas - Nicholas

    Alan or Ralph - Alan

    Ronald or Donald - Ronald

    Aaron or Adam - Aaron

    Keith or Kyle - Kyle

    Willie or William - William

    Charles or James - James

    Harry, Larry, or Gary - Harry

    BQ:

    Girl Likes: Tiffany, Amber, Crystal, Brittany, Victoria, Julia, Rose, Rebecca, Heather, Angela, Anne, Marie, Amanda, Hannah, Melissa, Nicole, Katherine, Jane

    Girl Dislikes: Cynthia, Judith, Janet, Lori, Carolyn, Shirley, Sandra

    Boy Likes: Jonathan, Christian, Daniel, Zachary, Bryan, Patrick, Peter, Alexander, Benjamin, Ryan, Nicholas, Nathan, William

    Boy Dislikes: Joseph, Randy, Timothy, Jerry, Roger, Stephen, Edward, Phillip, Alan, Harry

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Karen or Lauren- Lauren

    Tammy of Tiffany- Tiffany

    Amber or Crystal- Crystal

    Virginia or Victoria- Victoria

    Cynthia or Patricia- Cynthia

    Julie or Julia- Julia

    Judy or Judith- Judith

    Rose or Ruth- Rose**least favorite**

    Janet or Joan- Janet

    Brittany or Tiffany- Tiffany

    Rebecca or Jessica- Rebecca

    Kathy or Lori- Lori

    Helen or Heather- Heather

    Martha or Maria- Maria

    Angela or Andrea- Angela

    Anne or Ann- Ann :] my middle name haha

    Carolyn or Carol- Carolyn

    Grace or Marie- Marie

    Hannah or Anna- Hannah **favorite**

    Amy or Amanda- Amanda

    Jacqueline or Jennifer- Jacqueline

    Susan or Sandra- Susan

    Shirley or Cheryl- Shirley

    Melissa or Lisa-- Lisa

    Pamela or Angela- Angela

    Nicole or Nancy-Nicole

    Catherine, Kathryn, or Katherine- Katherine

    Janice, Jean, or Jane- Jane

    Juan or John- john

    Johnny or Joe- Joe

    Joseph or Jose- Joseph

    Joshua or Jonathan- Joshua

    Christian or Christopher- Christian

    Daniel or Jordan- Jordan **favorite!!**

    Bobby or Randy- Randy

    Gregory or Zachary- Zachary

    Anthony or Timothy- Timothy

    Terry or Jerry- Jerry

    Henry or Bryan- Bryan

    Austin or Justin- Austin

    Richard or Patrick- Richard :] my son's middle name hah

    Walter or Peter- ... ..... ...... Walter **Least favorite!!**

    Gerald or Roger- Roger

    Alexander or Tyler- Tyler

    Albert or Robert- Robert

    Benjamin or Brandon- Brandon

    Stephen or Steven- Steven

    Edward or Howard- Edward

    Philip or Phillip- Phillip

    Bryan or Brian- Bryan

    Ryan or Bryan-Bryan

    Nathan or Nicholas- Nicholas

    Alan or Ralph- Alan

    Ronald or Donald- Donald

    Aaron or Adam-Aaron

    Keith or Kyle-Kyle

    Willie or William-William

    Charles or James- Charles

    Harry, Larry, or Gary-Gary.

    ....i officially have NO life. :[

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    10 years ago

    Lauren

    Tiffany

    Amber

    Victoria

    Cynthia

    Julia

    Judy

    Rose

    Janet

    Brittany

    Rebecca

    Lori

    Helen

    Maria

    Angela

    Anne

    Carolyn

    Grace

    Anna

    Amy

    Jacqueline

    Sandra

    Cheryl

    Melissa

    Pamela

    Nicole

    Katherine

    Jane

    John

    Johnny

    Joseph

    Jonathan

    Christopher

    Jordan

    Randy

    Zachary

    Anthony

    Jerry

    Henry

    Austin

    Patrick

    Peter

    Gerald

    Alexander

    Robert

    Benjamin

    Stephen

    Edward

    Philip

    Bryan

    Bryan

    Nicholas

    Alan

    Ronald

    Aaron

    Keith

    William

    James

    Harry

  • 10 years ago

    Girls:

    - Lauren.

    - Tammy.

    - Crystal.

    - Victoria.

    - Cynthia.

    - Julia.

    - Judith.

    - Rose.

    - Joan.

    - Brittany.

    - Rebecca.

    - Lori.

    - Heather.

    - Maria.

    - Andrea.

    - Anne.

    - Carolyn.

    - Grace.

    - Anna.

    - Amy.

    - Jacqueline.

    - Susan.

    - Cheryl.

    - Melissa.

    - Pamela.

    - Nicole.

    - Catherine.

    - Jane.

    Boys:

    - John.

    - Joe.

    - Joseph.

    - Joshua.

    - Christian.

    - Jordan.

    - Bobby.

    - Zachary.

    - Anthony.

    - Terry.

    - Bryan.

    - Justin.

    - Richard.

    - Peter.

    - Gerald.

    - Alexander.

    - Robert.

    - Benjamin.

    - Stephen.

    - Edward.

    - Phillip.

    - Brian.

    - Ryan.

    - Nathan.

    - Ralph.

    - Ronald.

    - Aaron.

    - Kyle.

    - William.

    - James.

    - Harry.

    :)

  • 10 years ago

    Lauren

    Tammy

    Amber

    Victoria

    Cynthia

    Julia

    Judy

    Rose

    Janet

    Tiffany

    Rebecca

    Lori

    Heather

    Maria

    Angela

    Anne

    Carolyn

    Marie

    Hannah

    Amanda

    Jennifer

    Susan

    Cheryl

    Melissa

    Angela

    Nicole

    Kathryn

    Jane

    John

    Johnny

    Joseph

    Jonathan

    Christian

    Daniel

    Randy

    Zachary

    Anthony

    Terry

    Bryan

    Justin

    Richard

    Peter

    Roger

    Tyler

    Albert

    Benjamin

    Steven

    Edward

    Phillip

    Bryan

    Ryan

    Nicholas

    Alan

    Ronald

    Aaron

    Kyle

    William

    James

    Harry

  • Karen or Lauren - KAREN

    Tammy of Tiffany - TIFFANY

    Amber or Crystal - CRYSTAL

    Virginia or Victoria - VIRGINIA

    Cynthia or Patricia - CYNTHIA

    Julie or Julia - JULIA

    Judy or Judith - JUDITH

    Rose or Ruth - ROSE <3

    Janet or Joan - JANET

    Brittany or Tiffany - TIFFANY

    Rebecca or Jessica - REBECCA <3

    Kathy or Lori - KATHY

    Helen or Heather - HELEN

    Martha or Maria - MARIA

    Angela or Andrea - ANGELA

    Anne or Ann - ANNE

    Carolyn or Carol - CAROLYN

    Grace or Marie - GRACE <3

    Hannah or Anna - HANNAH <3<3

    Amy or Amanda - AMY

    Jacqueline or Jennifer - JACQUELINE

    Susan or Sandra - SUSAN

    Shirley or Cheryl - CHERYL

    Melissa or Lisa - MELISSA

    Pamela or Angela - ANGELA

    Nicole or Nancy - NICOLE

    Catherine, Kathryn, or Katherine - KATHERINE

    Janice, Jean, or Jane - JANE

    Juan or John - JOHN

    Johnny or Joe - JOHNNY

    Joseph or Jose - JOSEPH

    Joshua or Jonathan - JOSHUA

    Christian or Christopher - CHRISTIAN

    Daniel or Jordan - JORDAN

    Bobby or Randy - RANDY

    Gregory or Zachary - ZACHARY

    Anthony or Timothy - TIMOTHY

    Terry or Jerry - JERRY

    Henry or Bryan - BRYAN

    Austin or Justin - JUSTIN <3

    Richard or Patrick - PATRICK <3

    Walter or Peter - PETER

    Gerald or Roger - ROGER

    Alexander or Tyler - TYLER <3

    Albert or Robert - ROBERT

    Benjamin or Brandon - BRANDON

    Stephen or Steven - STEVEN

    Edward or Howard - EDWARD

    Philip or Phillip - PHILLIP

    Bryan or Brian - BRIAN

    Ryan or Bryan - RYAN <3

    Nathan or Nicholas - NATHAN

    Alan or Ralph - RALPH

    Ronald or Donald - RONALD

    Aaron or Adam - ADAM

    Keith or Kyle - KYLE

    Willie or William - WILLIAM <3

    Charles or James - CHARLES

    Harry, Larry, or Gary - HARRY

    I love Rose, Rebecca, Grace and Hannah! Hannah is in my top 2 for girls names!

    I also love William, Ryan, Justin, Patrick and Tyler.

  • Me
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    10 years ago

    Lauren

    Tiffany

    Amber

    Victoria

    Cynthia

    Julie

    Judy

    Ruth

    Janet

    Tiffany

    Rebecca

    Kathy

    Helen

    Martha

    Angela

    Anne

    Carolyn

    Marie

    Hannah

    Amy

    Jennifer

    Sandra

    Shirley

    Lisa

    Angela

    Nicole

    Catherine

    Jane

    John

    Johnny

    Joseph

    Joshua

    Christopher

    Jordan

    Bobby

    Gregory

    Anthony

    Terry

    Bryan

    Austin

    Richard

    Peter

    Roger

    Alexander

    Robert

    Benjamin

    Steven

    Edward

    Phillip

    Brian

    Ryan

    Nicholas

    Alan

    Ronald

    Adam

    Kyle

    William

    James

    Harry

  • 10 years ago

    Lauren

    Tiffany

    Amber

    Victoria

    Cynthia

    Julia

    Judy

    Rose

    Joan

    Tiffany

    Jessica

    Lori

    Heather

    Maria

    Andrea

    Anne

    Carolyn

    Grace

    Hannah

    Amy

    Jennifer

    Susan

    Shirley

    Melissa

    Angela

    Nancy

    Katherine

    Jane

    John

    Joe

    Joseph

    Joshua

    Christopher

    Daniel

    Randy

    Zachary

    Anthony

    Jerry

    Bryan

    Justin

    Richard

    Peter

    Roger

    Tyler

    Robert

    Brandon

    Steven

    Edward

    Phillip

    Brian

    Ryan

    Nicholas

    Alan

    Donald

    Adam

    Keith

    William

    James

    Gary

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