One of my mom's closest friends, and an important mom from my childhood, was named Mildred. Her name disappeared from the top 1,000 list in 1984.
But maybe there's hope. Hazel dropped off the list from 1976 until reappearing in 1998. Its comeback continues.
I wish the same for Mildred.
(Photo of HBO's Mildred Pierce by AP/HBO)