• @9point6
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        Baby boomers (named after the post war baby boom that created them) started it by calling the generation following them “generation X”. Then millennials were gen Y for a while before the millennial rebrand after the turn of the millennium for some reason. Gen Z got the nickname zoomer pretty much because it rhymes with boomer. Then we ran out of letters because the boomers decided to start at the wrong end of the alphabet, so we’re doing the Greek alphabet now. Thus gen alpha, who haven’t been around long enough to develop an identity resulting in a catchier nickname.

        Given generations seem to be about 15 years or so, the line for gen beta kids is just around the corner I guess

        • idunnololz
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          174 months ago

          How much longer until we get the first sigma male.

        • @XeroxCool
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          64 months ago

          Exactly, it takes time to get a non-sequential name. I haven’t heard Gen Y in probably a decade. I still hear Genzie but I suspect it’s partly waiting for the Zoomer adoption, partly due to being the easiest to say. Jennay is smooth but not too clear as a standalone word, needing context like “PIN number”

        • @[email protected]
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          34 months ago

          Thus gen alpha, who haven’t been around long enough to develop an identity resulting in a catchier nickname.

          “iPad babies” seems to be the closest thing we have at the moment. Only time will tell if that sticks.

    • Alex
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      24 months ago

      Wait… I was born close to the start of 2010.

      Am I gen alpha?

          • @[email protected]
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            34 months ago

            Lol what, did you want to be Gen Z or something? Technically you’re on the borderline, and people on the borderlines of generations are kind of a mix of the two gens. So I guess you’d be a … Zalpha? Alphaz? Idk

            • @[email protected]
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              13 months ago

              I think it would be zalpha

              Cus chronologically z comes first

              Idk I just liked the way it sounded