2045 Calling

(52 Posts)
Daisymasie Thu 29-May-14 13:40:48

Hi

DC is due next month (June 2045) and we are looking for nice vintage type name suggestions.

I love love love Brenda for a girl, but it seems to be very popular at the moment. Other names on our shortlist are Denise and Beverly (nn Bev).

For boys we're tossing up between Trevor (nn Trev) and Nigel (after DH's Grandad).

Any other suggestion? My DS has a Leslie and a Gail, so those names are out, unfortunately.

LoveBomber Thu 29-May-14 13:45:30

I think those names are going to be back in a few years, rather than 30.

We are already well through the Pearl, Ivy, Albert stage. It'll be Denise and Trevor next.

2044 top names

Girls: Sharon or Tracey
Boys: Wayne or Barry

Daisymasie Thu 29-May-14 13:50:17

Oh dear. I thought I was being quite edgy with those names. DH did suggest Gemma for a girl but I associate that name with my Granny's friends. sad

Summerbreezing Thu 29-May-14 14:20:26

I love your choices OP. Brenda was on our girl's list but, as you say, it's become very popular in the last few years. Have you considered Trish or Linda?

ViviPru Thu 29-May-14 15:07:30

Keith and Pauline, although might be a bit top 50 for you.

Viatrix Thu 29-May-14 15:56:59

Lovely choices smile I'd go with Beverly or Trevor, Bev and Trev are great nicknames.

Some other suggestions...

Jean
Joan
Shirley
Barbara
Annette
Patricia
Carol
Sandra
Judy
Karen
Paula
Janet
Diane
Sheila
Jacqueline
Pamela
Linda
Donna
Valerie
Rita
Marion
Elaine
Kathleen

Alan
Keith
Gary
Colin
Brian
Roy
Larry
Rodney
Kenneth
Terry
Geoffrey
Barry
Raymond
Kevin

BumpNGrind Thu 29-May-14 16:04:34

Op have you thought about Darren for a boy?

NorksEnormous Thu 29-May-14 16:10:46

We have decided on Mervyn for a boy and Jackie for a girl

Thurlow Thu 29-May-14 16:13:34

Kevin, surely?

Summerbreezing Thu 29-May-14 17:17:22

Mervyn is lovely. I also like Norman and Derek.

I'm not too keen on Jackie, I think I'd prefer Michelle or Yvonne.

Summerbreezing Thu 29-May-14 17:18:00

Oh, I do like Brian but I prefer the Bryan spelling.

Daisymasie Thu 29-May-14 17:22:32

Some lovely suggestions there. Thanks everyone.

I don't want to be too 'out there' but neither do I want my dc to be one of half a dozen Tonys, Dawns, Wendys or Howards at school.

NorksEnormous Thu 29-May-14 18:45:39

Howard is lovely- what about Hank?

Itisafact Thu 29-May-14 19:05:01

Does hank pass the high court judge test though? Shirley is far too cutsey.

manicinsomniac Thu 29-May-14 19:25:59

I like Lily and Amelia for girls and Jack and Oliver for boys but maybe they're a bit too 'out there'? You don't want your kids to be the odd ones out.

OublietteBravo Thu 29-May-14 19:35:17

How about Barbara? Similar to Brenda, but not as popular. Have you considered Gillian (I love Gill as a nn). I do like Trevor - it was on our list too. Have you considered Roger or Bernard?

Mrsindecision Thu 29-May-14 19:51:01

I really like Lee for a DS and you could also use Leigh if it turns out to be a DD? If you like compound names, how about Leanne? Oh and I LOVE Craig, a timeless classic IMO.

skinmysunshine Thu 29-May-14 20:00:46

Ian, David (baby David is cute imvho), Greg, Gavin, Garth?

NorksEnormous Thu 29-May-14 20:11:02

Amelia- can't imagine a baby Amelia!

OublietteBravo Thu 29-May-14 20:22:12

How about Maureen? It was my great aunt's name and I think it is beautiful and timeless. If you like Denise for a girl how about Dennis for a boy? Or is that already too popular (top 50 these days).

Quodlibet Thu 29-May-14 21:17:02

How about Neil or Ian if you don't mind going for something a bit edgy?

Quodlibet Thu 29-May-14 21:17:53

Or Alan?

Daisymasie Thu 29-May-14 21:57:43

I love Maureen but it's getting terribly popular in my area. I know of three under a year. I like Sheila but DH thinks it's a bit chavvy. What would you all think of Moira?

TheHorseHasBolted Thu 29-May-14 22:04:21

I can't believe no-one has suggested Graham - or I heard you can spell it Graeme if you really want to be original.

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