Traditional but unpopular baby names? I have come up with ....

(53 Posts)
Lucaslovesfelicity Thu 14-Mar-13 21:15:33

Thinking a lot about baby names for a potential baby number 3. This is what we have come up with so far:

Beatrix
Merryn
Florence
Matilda
Tabitha
Penelope (Penny)

Edward
Felix
Xavier
Alexander (Xander)
Henry

Dd called Felicity and Ds called Benjamin

Thanks

Shr0edinger Fri 15-Mar-13 20:50:12

Margaret is just about five years away from coming back into fashion, so it's hardly something bad that you'd do to a child. I nearly called my daughter Margaret.

melliebobs Fri 15-Mar-13 20:53:12

My dd is called Nancy. If we have a dd2 me and dh want to call her Ida

MargaretsMum Fri 15-Mar-13 21:07:54

Shr0- stop it, stop it. I was promised when I named DD that enough people felt like mewkins that it was safe from a surge. It's a bloody brilliant name though. Absolutely love it.

mewkins Fri 15-Mar-13 21:19:13

Maybe it just reminds me of someone I don't like very much... but a very good friend has it as a middle name and is embarrassed by it to be quite frank.

MargaretsMum Fri 15-Mar-13 21:25:00

Ah, the Thatcher thing. I'm no fan either, but practically every family has a Margaret around that generation. It's not like it's Adolf <shrug>. In real life it seems far more likely to remind someone of an aunt or a grandma.

To be quite frank, I'd be embarrassed by some of the names people choose on here and are met with rapturous responses, but it's just personal taste. Just like I can't stand certain tv programmes, or drinks, or foods, or music which others love. And I suspect that they can't stand some things I adore. Just because a friend is embarrassed doesn't make it an embarrassing name.

Shr0edinger Fri 15-Mar-13 21:34:21

Sorry Margaretsmum! Actually, it's like, todally eeeeooooow wink

monsterchild Fri 15-Mar-13 21:52:21

Vincent
Paul
Scott
Leonard
Walter

Harriett
Sherry
Agnes
Stephanie
Jennifer

TallulahBetty Sat 16-Mar-13 10:17:44

I'm a Lois! Unusual but not 'out there'.

MonsterScout Sat 16-Mar-13 15:44:04

Lois, Mary and Felicity as suggested above are all gorgeous. Slightly less popular than Matilda, Tabitha, Florence in my neck of the woods:

Cora
Clara
Margaret or Marguerite
Esther
Ida
Marianne
Josephine
Frances
Stella
Selma
Christina
Susannah
Corinne
Tess
Sylvia
Sadie
Lillian
Una
Faye
Anastasia

Or there are names you just dont hear anymore at all:

Anita
Annette
Ruth
Gladys
Sally
Wendy
Jean
Joan
Cynthia
Janice / Janet
Paula

Maybe for a reason ;-)

Viviennemary Sat 16-Mar-13 16:35:30

I'm not keen on Margaret. It was even old fashioned when I was a child.

bassingtonffrench Sat 16-Mar-13 20:32:17

I'm loving your list MonsterScout

Minty82 Sat 16-Mar-13 20:39:19

Oh no, will you stop all suggesting Susannah?! I've got that lined up for theoretical DD2...

Choccybaby Sat 16-Mar-13 20:43:14

if you want unusual but traditional how about something old english like oswin or edric?

LandofTute Mon 18-Mar-13 12:50:06

I LOVE Ida Melliebobs

Conrad or Corinna

CruCru Mon 18-Mar-13 13:45:44

Frances. Eugenia. Georgiana. Ingrid. Marianna. Miriam. Rosalind.

CruCru Mon 18-Mar-13 14:03:43

Edmund. Francis. Hugh.

CruCru Mon 18-Mar-13 14:04:36

Philip. Steven. Michael. Matthew. Christopher. Timothy.

WormCanner Mon 18-Mar-13 18:01:37

Denis (or Dennis or Denys)
Derek
Brian (or Bryan)
Kevin

Sheila
Janet
Pamela
Sandra

lottiegarbanzo Mon 18-Mar-13 18:42:06

Unpopular but not so classic and maybe due for a revival in ten years:

Deborah
Jaqueline
Melanie
Sandra
Joanne
Michelle

Stuart
Paul
Alastair
Brian
Graham

OP, have you abandoned us?

CruCru Mon 18-Mar-13 18:59:39

John

CruCru Mon 18-Mar-13 19:00:08

Percy. Gordon.

CruCru Mon 18-Mar-13 19:18:34

Jane. Claire. Lydia.

farmersdaughter Mon 18-Mar-13 19:40:31

With your DC's I think Penelope and Edward work really well.

Or what about:

Margot
Julia
Mary (Marie, Maria)
Helen
Victoria
Susannah
Clare
Alison
Ruth
Miranda

Morgan
Simon
Elliot
Alastair
Duncan
Gavin
Marcus
Seth
Spencer
Ralph
Winston
Russell

WormCanner Mon 18-Mar-13 23:42:37

Deborah and Joanna not classic? They are Biblical names which surely gives them classic status.

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