To wonder if my DC's have names that are popular and chic now, but will be chavvy in 20 years?

(99 Posts)
Moontime Thu 04-Jul-13 23:27:25

Obviously am not going to name DC's names but I do wonder sometimes if all the Noah's and Darcey's will be thought of as chavvy in 20 years time simply because they're so popular and will be very common.

Look at names like Sharon, Tracey, etc. They were once perfectly acceptable names!

Does anyone have any other predictions for what will be a common and undesirable name in 20 years, that is thought of as a lovely name now?

hiddenhome Thu 04-Jul-13 23:31:00

I think anything that is overly popular ends up being undesirable or just repetitive and boring.

MrsMoffat Thu 04-Jul-13 23:31:41

Oliver, Olivia, Isabelle, there are millions of these where I am! And Noah.

Tortington Thu 04-Jul-13 23:31:46

i beg to differ, sharon and traceys were always common names along with debbies michelles and lisas.

noah is biblical - there might be a lot of them but somehow old testament names fall fowl of the chav label IMO - don't know why.

DArceys are chavvy anyway

ithaka Thu 04-Jul-13 23:35:28

But Sharon is an Old Testament name - Song of Solomon & the Rose of Sharon & all that. I think it is a lovely name, actually - but unusable now. Noahs beware...!

Moontime Thu 04-Jul-13 23:36:20

I agree it's very likely. But then a lot of the classic names come around every second generation and regain popularity. Like Grace, Edith.

Also how about the trend for original names? Ie: Cruz, etc

Retrofairy Thu 04-Jul-13 23:37:06

You mean like Jason Tortington? wink

Moontime Thu 04-Jul-13 23:37:49

I always thought Darcey was a classic name until the last 10 years it's now so popular

Moontime Thu 04-Jul-13 23:38:38

Jason Tortington?

UnrequitedSkink Thu 04-Jul-13 23:39:05

But what names now are the common ones? I think Noah will be like Edward or Andrew..sort of classic. What names are the Michelles and Lisas for now? (NB - I like Michelle and Lisa, they're just more sort of 'everyman' than, say, Elizabeth or Katherine...)

I'm about to get flamed aren't I?

Moontime Thu 04-Jul-13 23:39:39

Are Oliver and Isabella going to be the Sharon's and Tracey's of 2030?

Moontime Thu 04-Jul-13 23:40:52

I just mean the ones that everyone is using right now. Noah, Isabella, etc. the names at the top of the 'top ten' lists.

Moontime Thu 04-Jul-13 23:44:56

The Michelle's and Lisa's for now I would say are Darcey, Leila, Ruby.

UnrequitedSkink Thu 04-Jul-13 23:45:13

And Jack.

UnrequitedSkink Thu 04-Jul-13 23:45:43

Darcey and Ruby - yes. I don't know any Leilas!

Moontime Thu 04-Jul-13 23:50:34

Three Leila's at our school, but all with different spellings!

Archie, Ava/Eva,

lessonsintightropes Thu 04-Jul-13 23:53:15

Eva/Ava, Sophie, Isabelle/Isobel - all v popular, maybe very much/too much to retain some uniqueness. DN is Phoebe, she was one of 4 in her class...

Justfornowitwilldo Thu 04-Jul-13 23:55:26

Generally you're safer with traditional names. Leila is Arabic and is therefore a transliteration. There isn't one right spelling.

1gglePiggle Thu 04-Jul-13 23:55:53

Alfie and lily

Moontime Thu 04-Jul-13 23:55:56

Sophie, yes, also Chloe.

Finding it far more difficult to think of boy's names!

UnrequitedSkink Thu 04-Jul-13 23:57:05

There seem to be an awful lot of Ollie/Olivers around. I still like it though.

wildfig Fri 05-Jul-13 00:26:29

Sophie, Hannah, Chloe = Sarah, Helen, Cathryn/Catherine

One mans chav is another mans sophistication.
My Ruby is chavtastic. I wouldn't have it any other way.

It's safer if the spelling is trad. For example (glances up thread) Isobel/Isabelle have only become popular recently, but Isabel is more established.

DoJo Fri 05-Jul-13 02:07:49

I don't know, but I am glad that my son's name has never been mentioned on any of the name threads on here, either as 'good' or 'bad', so hopefully he won't be attributed any kind of label in the future!

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