Top 10 Alternative Names for "Generation Z"

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Generation Z describes anyone born after Millennials (i.e. after 1996-97 or so). I got some of these names from articles on this topic. This list is called alternatives to Generation Z, because that seems to be the most popular name right now (2018). Gen Z is a fine name, but it's not very interesting or descriptive. For new suggestions, I'd rather that we avoid branded names like "iGen" or "Generation Google."

The Top Ten

1 The Internet Generation

As stereotypical as it is, the biggest difference between Gen Z and Millennials really is that Gen Z grew up with the Internet firmly in place. - Y2K

2 The Realists

This generation had to face some cold realities very early on in life, like global terrorism, climate change, and the Great Recession (and even divisive leaders like Trump). They were also raised by the stereotypically cynical Gen X, all of which would make them less idealistic than Millennials. - Y2K

3 The Global Generation

This is what some people already called Millennials, but Gen Z is far more global, because of how easy for them it is to instantly communicate with people across the globe. - Y2K

4 Generation Scapegoat

As a millennial myself, I really hope that Gen Z can avoid the kind of scapegoating that has befallen the millennial generation.

It would be funny to see the media try to scapegoat a generation called "Generation Scapegoat." Hopefully then Gen Z could avoid the scapegoating that us Millennials had to endure (I was born in 1996). - Y2K

5 Generation Solo

Some claim that Gen Z are more private and independent-minded than Millennials. This could be because they spend more time in their internet bubble, or because they are disillusioned by society, or because their parents were part of Gen X. Either way, this name reflects how they prefer to do work on their own. - Y2K

6 The Rainbow Generation

This is because they are diverse, interconnected, and supportive of LGBTQ issues. - Y2K

7 Post-Millennials

Like "Generation Z," this name is not very descriptive. That might be a good thing, because it doesn't stereotype. But it's annoying for Gen Z to have to be defined in relation to Millennials instead of on their own terms. - Y2K

8 The Culture Creators

The Internet created a platform for people of any age to contribute to the global culture. This allowed Gen Z to be influential with their content from a young age, whether that is memes or something more serious. - Y2K

9 The Individualists

The same idea as Generation Solo, just a different name. - Y2K

10 The Final Generation

Because of climate change or some other global catastrophe that kills everyone off lol - Y2K

The Contenders

11 Ground Zero
12 The Millennials

Shouldn't we be called the millennials since the late 90's to now leads more into the new millennium? Or I'm just being dumb lol.

Apparently "Millennials" means people who become adults in the new millennium. - Y2K

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