From: Whitney Jones
My name is Whitney Jones and I was born in 1984. My parents were convinced that I was going to be a girl. When I was born male they said I “Didn’t look like a Garrett” and they ditched the boy’s name they had chosen. The doctor reassured them they could still use their girl’s name...and Whitney is a girl’s name.
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The year I was born, 92% of all Whitneys were female. By 1988, Whitney had peaked as the 32nd most popular girls name in the country. That meant that I went to school with a lot of Whitneys. All of them were girls. I give Whitney Houston credit for the name’s sudden popularity. In 1985, while I was celebrating my first birthday, she released "Whitney Houston," one of the best-selling albums ever. Her continued popularity over the next decade was a thorn in the side of my childhood.
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Intro and OutroINTRO:
In this essay, producer Whitney Jones talks about what it was like sharing his name with one of the biggest pop stars in the world, Whitney Houston.OUTRO:
That was a piece from producer Whitney Jones.
|How Will I Know||Whitney Houston||Whitney Houston.||Arista Records||1985||:00|
|I Will Always Love You||Whitney Houston||The Bodyguard (Original Soundtrack Album).||Arista Records||1992||:00|