When you were at school...

(144 Posts)
2girls4lou Sat 08-Mar-14 12:01:23

What name's were there always more than one of in your year? I was one of 4 Louise's! Also 3 Georgia's, 3 Lucy's, 2 Emma's, 2 Jessica's, 2 Elizabeth's (and that was at a small all girls school with just 50 girls in the year). I decided at a young age my children would have slightly more unique names as I got fed up of being "Louise M" rather than just "Louise!

bridgetsmum Sat 08-Mar-14 12:04:42

I was one of 4 Marias in my year. We also had a Marianne & a Mary-Ann.

We had 3 Carolines too

Augustwedding Sat 08-Mar-14 12:05:26

3 Sarah's, 3 Rachel's in one class of 20!

BananaHammocks Sat 08-Mar-14 12:05:38

I'm 30, all my friends at school were called Sarah, Claire, Emma, Hannah, Rebecca, Rachel, Laura and Cat/Kate/Katie/Catherine.

EyelinerQueen Sat 08-Mar-14 12:08:01

Claire/Clare
Paula
Shauna
Joanne
Maeve

This was Catholic school in N.I.

I always liked that I had a more unusual name - would have hated being one of three people with the same name in a class.

It has definitely influenced how I name my DC too. I hate popular names.

Dovahkiin Sat 08-Mar-14 12:08:25

Jennifer, Lisa, Rachel, Helen, Lee, Jonathan. I'm old...

Sarah, Claire, Nicola, Joanne, Richard, Mark, Carl, Nicolas. There were more but these are the instant ones I remember.

Floggingmolly Sat 08-Mar-14 12:13:32

Rachael, Laura, Aoife, Carmel, Breda. Catholic school.

Greenandcabbagelooking Sat 08-Mar-14 12:25:12

Rebecca - there were four in my Guide unit.
Sophie
Lauren
Laura

I like my name because it's common enough that people have heard it, but not so common that I've always been Susan A (for example). Although at the moment I'm in two clubs with two other women with the same name and same initial. I am therefore Blonde Susan at one and Tall Susan at the other.

SweetTeaVodka Sat 08-Mar-14 12:28:23

Girls: Sarah, Rachel, Vicky/Victoria, Natasha, Laura (4 of them, and a Laurel and a 2 Laurens!), Stephanie

Boys: Thomas/Tom, Stefan, Stephen, Matthew, Daniel, Mark, James.

SweetTeaVodka Sat 08-Mar-14 12:29:32

Oh yes, forgot Catherine/Katherine/Kathryn (we had one of each spelling).

invicta Sat 08-Mar-14 12:31:11

Paul
Mark
Stephen /Steven
Daniel
David
Peter

Helen
Rachel
Rebecca
Susan
Clare Claire
Sarah
Nicola

newgirl Sat 08-Mar-14 12:33:34

Sarah
Claire
Mark
David

stripeygreensocks Sat 08-Mar-14 12:39:08

David, Paul, Steven, Graeme

Laura, Gillian, Sarah, Leanne, Claire

MrsDavidBowie Sat 08-Mar-14 12:47:04

I am very old so there were lots of Susans , Patricias, Carols and Sharons.

Boys were Christopher, Paul, Stephen and Graham.

TheScience Sat 08-Mar-14 12:49:30

Sarah, Laura, Claire, Nicola

Matthew, Daniel, Chris

pinkgirlythoughts Sat 08-Mar-14 13:01:40

Hayley, Katie, Amy/Aimee, Laura, Nicola.

Thomas, David (we had 2 Davids with the same surname, plus a David Something-Else, just in my class!) Jordan.

When I was at secondary school, we had two Florences- I'd never heard of a single one before that!

MissHC Sat 08-Mar-14 13:04:28

Sophie/Sofie, Stephanie/Stefanie, Inge. This was in Belgium though (Flanders). 90's.

WhoAteAllTheCremeEggs Sat 08-Mar-14 13:05:04

I was one of about 4 million Claire's.
I don't know anyone with the same name as my son.

Ham69 Sat 08-Mar-14 13:16:15

In a class of 30 girls in my junior school, if I can remember that far back, there were 2 Paulines, a Paula, 2 Amandas and, strangely, 2 Justines.

PurpleAlert Sat 08-Mar-14 13:17:44

Girls- Nicola, Tracey (hundreds of these), Susan, Christine,

Boys- David, Paul, Stephen, John, Matthew,

Twighlightsparkle Sat 08-Mar-14 13:18:55

4 Fiona's

A few Lyndsey's

Nicola popular too

Oh and millions of Gillians

UriGeller Sat 08-Mar-14 13:19:24

Loads of girls called Claire, Joanne, Paula, Sarah, Louise and Sarah-Louise (!) and then there were girls called Tracey, Suzanne and Sharon.

Boys were Matthew, David, James, Paul and also lots of Darrens, Waynes and Lees.

We did have a few weird ones like the girl named Carenza Sapphire *
And the offspring of my parents country and western loving friends who were called Wesley, Clifton and Daisy-Lou.

Gemma, Vicki, leanne, Claire, Catherine

Steven, David, Phillip

BikeRunSki Sat 08-Mar-14 13:23:44

My year (born 1970/71) full of Karens, Helens, Kevins and Stevens.
My sister's year (born 1973/74) - about 10% of the girls were called Zoe,also lots of Emmas, Daniels and Spencers.

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