Stickers with Names from the ’60s

In 1969, dozens of “Mod Generation” stickers — each of which featured a drawing of a young person and a name — were distributed inside packs of Topps chewing gum.

(The outfits and hairstyles seem a lot more hippie than mod to me, but oh well.)

Female names used on the stickers include Alice, Ann, Barbara, Betty, Connie, Diane, Donna, Dotty, Ellen, Esther, Fay, Frances, Gloria, Helen, Jackie, Joan, Judy, Lois, Marie, Mary, Millie, Minda, Nancy, Natalie, Phyllis, Rose, Shelly and Susan.

Mod Generation Sticker BettyMod Generation Sticker DonnaMod Generation Sticker Minda

Male names used on the stickers include Barry, Bert, Bill, Charlie, Chris, Dave, Don, Fred, George, Herb, Irv, Jerry, Joe, John, Larry, Louis, Michael, Paul, Pete, Ray, Richard, Roy, Teddy and Tony.

Mod Generation Sticker IrvMod Generation Sticker LarryMod Generation Sticker Terry

While of these female and male names do you like most? How about least?

Source: 1969: “Mod Generation” Stickers, Mod Generation – 1969


5 thoughts on “Stickers with Names from the ’60s

  1. I’d love to meet a baby Irv! Hmmm… would it be mistaken for Merv? And I guess it does rhyme with–

    I’d love to meet a baby Bert!

    For a girl, Nancy suits my fancy!

  2. I’ve known people with all those names except Minda. What’s with Minda?

    I like Frances, Susan and John. Dislike Barbara, Tony and George!

  3. …Come to think of it, I wonder if Minda was supposed to be “Linda” (which would have been super-popular among teens in 1969) and someone made an error somewhere.

    Overall the names sound like a blend of fashions of the 1920s and 1950s. Most of the names are typical of teens of the late 1960s, but I don’t think there were lots of young people named Dotty, Esther, Millie, Herb or Irv at that time.

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