The next name trend?

(16 Posts)
florascotia Sat 12-Apr-14 10:19:40

Sara thanks for ref to fascinating website.

SimplySara Sat 12-Apr-14 09:42:07

I just posted on another thread about the trend in boys names ending in "n" that is happening in the states and starting to seep over here too, althoguh probably considered to chavvy/american for you average MNer. It is an awesome gif, so I'll share again (sorry for the xposting)

www.prooffreader.com/2014/04/baby-names-rise-of-n.html

There is another really good blog posting that is quite perceptive and funny but also really goes into looking at name trends and fads. It is, alas, American once again but discussion about the dreaded witches hat would apply here too

waitbutwhy.com/2013/12/how-to-name-baby.html

To do all the analysis in the post, he is using a tool called the Baby Name Wizard Voyager. There is a version of this that someone made using data from England/Wales that you can google. It doesn't have quite the same functionality but will let you know if the name you are thinking about is a bit faddy or not.

Lastly, my obsession with baby names has now progressed into obsession with baby name trends and the last website that I'll recommend because I think it is awesome (especially the "names that were popular at the same time function") is

nametrends.net/

Just wish there was sites like this for UK data

AntiDistinctlyMinty Sat 12-Apr-14 08:52:56

There seems to be a gardening trend happening around here. At the moment our 'under two' list at work has: Tulip, Rose, Primrose, Daisy, Poppy, Hedge (I kid you not - poor boy), Lotus, Blossom, and Hyacinth.

BlueStarsAtNight Sat 12-Apr-14 08:46:59

Twighlightsparkle I think you'll be ok somehow, that could be pretty much any person/school in the country in the 80 's!

Marcipex Sat 12-Apr-14 08:45:34

Brokenhearted:
I didn't say there was anything wrong with Ian, I said it will be the next big trend!

Twighlightsparkle Sat 12-Apr-14 08:14:29

Oops boys too, erm Alan, Gary, Stephen, Craig, Robert, Paul

Just doubted myself if anyone knew me at primary , or at least outed the school!

Twighlightsparkle Sat 12-Apr-14 08:13:23

Must be time for the Tracey, Sharon, Lesley, Gillian, Pauline, Nicola , Fiona comeback surely?!

telsa Sat 12-Apr-14 08:09:55

Rae can be the girl's version

MrsLel Sat 12-Apr-14 03:27:50

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maggiethemagpie Fri 11-Apr-14 19:52:30

I've always loved Ray as a boy's name and would have seriously considered this for my second child, had she not been a girl

telsa Fri 11-Apr-14 18:58:28

70s names, like Deborah, Karen, Susan, Kerry, Kim.
For boys, Peter, Paul, David, Darren, Steven.

mum2jakie Thu 10-Apr-14 22:04:57

Percy is definitely on the up. I like Ray as a girl's name.

dailyscoop Thu 10-Apr-14 22:03:56

I met a baby percy the other day.

brokenhearted55a Thu 10-Apr-14 22:03:52

What's wrong with Ian

Marcipex Thu 10-Apr-14 22:02:45

No, it will be Pauline, Vera, Ian and Trevor.

lambychop Wed 09-Apr-14 23:23:26

Just thinking about this after posting my lists...what's going to be the next trend in names?

Will old man cool go further with names like Percy and Ray making a comeback. Or will the American surname type names become even more popular, thinking along the lines of Fletcher, Parker, Carter.

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