wanted: a Matt to love and cherish

I have at least five weddings to attend between now and January, and there are two weddings I’d love to attend, but which are too far out of state to even consider. Three of the grooms are named Matthew, and at least two of those go by Matt. Plus, my roommate is dating a Matt. When I mentioned this to Dre (who’ll be marrying a Matt in about 3.5 weeks), I added that it appears as though Matts are the hot ticket, and perhaps I should try to find me one too. She responded by saying that all of the groomsmen in her wedding are called Matt. All of them. I thought she must be kidding, but she assures me that she is not. However, one is married, one is engaged, one is apparently not my type (according to her), and the last one is only thirteen. Blast!

So I began to brainstorm. Where else can I find a Matt? Surely they must be just romping around everywhere for one Matt to have four groomsmen material Matts as friends. And it’s true. There were at least three that I can think of right off hand in my high school graduating class. One in particular captures my imagination .

I’m thinking that the stars are aligning, friends, and that it’s only a matter of time now until he is mine. Mwuuaahahahahahahaha!!

But seriously, what in the world made this such a popular name in the late 70’s-early 80’s (and apparently even through the mid-90’s)? Wikipedia says, “Since 1975, “Matthew” has remained in the top 100 list of most popular names chosen for new-born babies in the United States. “Matthew” has been in the top five for two decades, and in the top ten for three, it is currently fifth.” But why, Wikipedia? WHY?! What made parents in 1975 suddenly decide that they all wanted kids named Matthew? Was there a famous one (other than the Biblical one, I mean)?

If you were alive and cognizant in 1975, or if you are highly skilled in the art of internet research, and have some insight into this, please share it with us. We’re all about learning here at Onward Hoe!

Author: beth

I'm told that I'm cleverly stupid, and that's why people are friends with me. And here I thought it was because I was so dang cute...

5 thoughts on “wanted: a Matt to love and cherish”

  1. Matt’s are over-rated. At least the one’s that I’ve known. You should go for a nice Jason. That sounds fitting. hehehe

  2. To the one who “captures Beth’s imagination,” hope you read and will leave this famous quote:

    Rock, Paper, Scissors…YOU ROCK!!!

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