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Is Noah really

(47 Posts)
Alisvolatpropiis Sun 15-Jun-14 10:30:53

The 4 most popular boys name in the UK?!

I've never met one personally and have only heard of two in passing.

SomethingAboutNothing Sun 15-Jun-14 10:35:08

I know a few Noahs, think it has become pretty common over the past few years so doesn't surprise me it is 4th most popular.

ThingsThatShine Sun 15-Jun-14 10:37:10

I don't know any Noah's in the uk but I know some American and Aussie ones, think it caught on a bit later here. All the Noah's are probably just babies so it's not yet popular in schools and playgrounds so not heard around that much yet!

Hakluyt Sun 15-Jun-14 10:42:15

Lots of Noah's round here- it's a bit IslingtonChic, I think!grin

Montsti Sun 15-Jun-14 10:59:36

I know quite a few!

EyelinerQueen Sun 15-Jun-14 11:01:49

It's exceptionally popular here in W. Yorks (along with Reuben for some unknown reason).

And even in my native N.I. You really know a name is passé when it's filtered down to semi-rural Northern Ireland grin.

kimlo Sun 15-Jun-14 11:04:53

I know a few, but the oldest I know is about 5. Its one of those names that became popular very quickly.

dietcokeandcadburys Sun 15-Jun-14 11:08:20

I don't know any apart from the one with the whale. It's definitely a trend. My DD is in year 10 and her year group is full of kids called Ellie, Joe, Tom, Ben, Sam etc, hardly anyone with more 'exotic' names!

PancakesAndMapleSyrup Sun 15-Jun-14 11:08:43

Dont i know it, we chose it for ds 1 because it wasnt popular, then booof.....loads of them.

Spottybra Sun 15-Jun-14 11:09:39

Ds was nearly Noah.

Marcipex Sun 15-Jun-14 11:15:49

I don't know of any at all. All the baby boys I know are called Danny or Finley. Mostly Finn/Finley.

burgatroyd Sun 15-Jun-14 11:18:27

I know of a few.

justhayley Sun 15-Jun-14 12:30:26

Number 4 confused I have a Noah it wasn't at all popular when we named him, I fact it was considered fairly unusual & people commented how different it was. This was just over 2 years ago.
I'm hearing on here it's getting more popular by the hour which I hate, but iv only come across one other and I know lots of toddlers.
Think Megan fox had a Noah which made it popular quite quickly, and I'm betting the recent film will keep it going for a while.
Still think it's a lovely name, I love saying my so s a Noah and it really suits him

lljkk Sun 15-Jun-14 12:56:20

I know a handful under 8.

HalfPintPickle Sun 15-Jun-14 17:21:42

I love the name Noah, but I know of one 3 year old and three babies with the name. It does seem to be becoming more popular by the day.

Anjou Sun 15-Jun-14 20:46:08

I know about 7 Noah's (friends of DS1 or the children of my friends) aged 1-8. That's going from the north of Scotland down to London. Not sure who or what started it (Noah Wyle from ER maybe?), but I consider it 'popular' in the way Liam was 15 or so years ago; going from none to absolutely loads in no time.

Blondieminx Sun 15-Jun-14 20:47:42

I know 4 Noah's, all between 3yo- 5yo. In Essex.

OddBoots Sun 15-Jun-14 20:57:38

I know 3 of them under 8.

miffybun73 Sun 15-Jun-14 21:20:28

I know one Noah.

He's 6.

starlight1234 Sun 15-Jun-14 21:24:26

I wanted to call my DS Noah..Ex didn't like it

HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch Sun 15-Jun-14 21:26:36

The only Noah I know (well, I don't actually know him of course) is Boris Becker's eldest son. I remember really loving the name when he announced it.

Dovahkiin Mon 16-Jun-14 05:53:22

Yup - tripping over Noahs, Oscars, Reubens and Jakes.

SanityClause Mon 16-Jun-14 06:07:47

I know of one Noah who is about 3 or 4, and Chris Evans's son in called Noah.

It's a lovely name, but it will be like the Jason of our times - a classic name that really dates.

HopOnMyChooChoo Mon 16-Jun-14 06:10:53

Blame Chris Evans. It's the celeb effect.

hesterton Mon 16-Jun-14 06:16:14

The only way of avoiding fashion in names is by going for the classic new testament bible type names (if your heritage is Christian).

John Peter Christopher Luke Matthew Mark Andrew etc.

But a bit dull.

My dcs have names which were cutting edge 30 years ago but now very mundane and overused!

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