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We ran out of letters...., after Generation X, Generation Y, and the current generation, Generation Z, how are we going to name the next Generation?

Asked by rebbel (31549points) October 28th, 2011

The Z being the last letter from the Roman/Latin alphabet, we seem to have a problem….
How will we call the next Generation?
Generation 2.0 ?
Generation 2.1 ?
Generation Zzzz?
What say you?

Generation X, commonly abbreviated to Gen X, is the generation born after the Western post–World War II baby boom ended.” Wiki
Generation Y, also known as the Millennial Generation (or Millennials),[1][2] Generation Next,[3] Net Generation,[4] Echo Boomers,[5], describes the demographic cohort following Generation X. ” Wiki
Generation Z (also known as Generation M, the Net Generation, or the Internet Generation) is a common name in the US and other Western nations for the group of people born in either the mid 1990s or early 2000s through to the present.[1][2][3][4]” Wiki

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Male's avatar

If Generation Z and Y both had other aliases, I’m sure the next generation doesn’t have to be denoted with a letter. It could be a word, a number, a numeral, a phrase, or anything else…it could even be in damn binary code for all I care.

wundayatta's avatar

Generation Omega

After that, it starts all over again at Alpha.

fluthernutter's avatar

Generation A.
Everything old is new again.

wonderingwhy's avatar

ざ (za), A, X^2, although your mention of Zzzz has a certain appeal.

Blackberry's avatar

Generation 99%. Lol.

ragingloli's avatar

Next generation?
Ha ha! Great joke.

Brian1946's avatar

I would use a naming process that’s analogous to mathematical progression and call them generation AA*. After that there would be AB, AC…AZ, etc.

This is based on A representing 1 and no letter representing 0.

*InB4 AA=Alcoholics Anonymous.

zenvelo's avatar

Millennial A.

lillycoyote's avatar

Whose bright idea was it to start at X anyway? That was stupid.


DominicX's avatar

I say we just keep adding Z’s. Generation ZZ, ZZZ, ZZZZ, ZZZZZ, indefinitely. That’s what we seem to doing with modern, postmodern, post-postmodern, and so on and so forth. It’s the lazy way out, but it’s what people seem to like best. :P

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

Generation D, for debt.

filmfann's avatar

It doesn’t need to be a Generation Anything. I am a Baby Boomer. It may be the next generation could be anything from Wiki-Freaks to Team Zombie.

King_Pariah's avatar

Generation i

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