Help me find a retro-ish name!

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Not Jean grin

I'm 6 weeks pregnant with DC2. Just playing around with names smile

If baby is a boy he will most likely be Frank after my granda.

A girl is more difficult! DD is Cassie and we love her name. Not on the dreaded top 40 list but wacky not wacky either.

I like straightforward, pretty but non-flowery names with a retro feel.

I love Betty (and Betsy) but stupidly named the dog that not anticipating any more babies!

What do we think of my current favourite, Cherry? Not to everyone's taste I know but I'm in love with it right now grin.

I also like Dulcie, Violet, Maggie (my father would disown me for Thatcher) and Ivy and I like Dahlia but DP doesn't.

Any ideas?

I would say that's more a hippy nature name MrsBungle

Pretty but not my taste. I like Willow.

RobinSparkles Fri 29-Nov-13 12:04:16

Some of my mum's friends:
Maureen
Stella
Linda
Patricia
Christine
Barbara
Jan
Marie
Margie

There are quite a few Jeans!

They're all born late 40s/50s/60s.

I'm loving Annie.

Not keen on Penny and it makes me think of this every time I hear it grin

Not keen on any from that list Robin.

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 29-Nov-13 12:06:11

Janet/Jeannette
Norah
Shirley
Barbara
Vera
Glenda
Lorraine
Sylvia
Deborah/Debbie
Veronica
Virginia
Theresa/Terri

I love Nora but one of my best friend's has just named his baby that.

Grrr wink

The others are too middle aged woman-y.

Mckayz Fri 29-Nov-13 12:10:06

I love Cherry and Marnie.

In fact I am putting Marnie on a 'if we have DC4' baby name list.

MrsBungleScare Fri 29-Nov-13 12:10:29

I'm obviously not v good at working out what genre a name is! grin I really like marnie, though. I also love Lana, I considered it for dc2 but dh vetoed it as it spells anal backwards hmm he always bloody notices things like that.

BoreOfWhabylon Fri 29-Nov-13 12:11:47

Julie
Sheila
Karen
Lindsey
Olivia/Libby
Diana/Dinah/Deanna
Audrey
Josephine/Josie
Bernadette/Bernie
Elaine
Carol/Carole/Caroline

grin at anal backwards!!!

Marnie is DP's favourite.

I still love Cherry but I'm a bona fide weirdo and that's just fine by me grin.

No to that list Bore

It reads (to me) like a 1970's school roll call.

tweetytwat Fri 29-Nov-13 12:14:13

Penelope
Lucy
Dulcie
Clementine
Eliza
Letitia

I love Violet.

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Fri 29-Nov-13 12:15:47

Olive
Tess
Meg
Alice
Norah
Pearl
Francesca

I like Lucy. It's a safe backup name.

Love Clementine (Kate Winslet in Eternal Sunshine) but don't like Clem as a nn. It sounds like a toothless yokel in the deep south.

Dulcie is already on my list smile

tweetytwat Fri 29-Nov-13 12:15:53

Margot
Maud
Edith/Edie

iwouldgoouttonight Fri 29-Nov-13 12:16:44

I love Dulcie, Violet and Ivy. And Peggy and Maggie (although I don't think I would do it because of Thatcher).

Elsie
Connie
Olive
Judy
Martha

??

VivaLeBeaver Fri 29-Nov-13 12:16:59

Nancy.

I think I'd rename the dog and call the kid Betsy as that's a fab name.

PeterParkerSays Fri 29-Nov-13 12:17:11

Frank and Dolly sound great together - go for it if you have a DD.

Aw I can't do that Viva. She's a mad puppy and is only just starting to recognise her own name!

I do love Betsy though <wails>

I don't like Nancy.

VivaLeBeaver Fri 29-Nov-13 12:18:16

Effie?

I have a great aunt Effie.

VivaLeBeaver Fri 29-Nov-13 12:19:09

Dogs don't recognise their names, they recognise the tone of your voice when you call them. If you called her Ketchup in the same tone she'd look up. grin

Frank and Dolly do sound fab.

I'd have to have another DC after this pregnancy to make that dream happen. Not sure I can handle it grin.

Effie is ok. Makes me think of Effie Trinket.

RobinSparkles Fri 29-Nov-13 12:19:20

What about Dana?

I like Cherry.

VivaLeBeaver Fri 29-Nov-13 12:19:47

Yup, my dog responds to Ketchup. and Betsy

grin Viva

<<puts Betsy back on the list>>

tweetytwat Fri 29-Nov-13 12:20:08

Mabel was on my shortlist but DH vetoed itsad luckily it turned out to be a DS that time

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