Help with our dull names

(64 Posts)
GruffaloPants Thu 21-Jul-16 22:00:22

DP and I like boring seventiesish names! We were talking names yesterday for DC2 (to be born imminently) and have a vague list, but would welcome comments or more suggestions. Please don't be offended by my description of the names if you or your DC have them, I guess I just mean we aren't into very fancy or faddy names. Lists so far..

Euan/Ewan
Sam(uel)
Fred(Erick) - though I don't like Freddy
Ford
Elliot
Keir

Hannah
Helen
Eilidh
Laura
Sam(antha)
Nina
Catherine

Some names we have excluded for various reasons: John, Mark, Andrew, Stephen, Jamie, Ross, Alexander, David, James, Fraser, Paul, Peter, Joseph, Kevin, Jessica, Louise, Kirsty, Susan, Gillian, Zoe, Chloe, Fiona, Olivia, Sophie/a.

EffieIsATrinket Thu 21-Jul-16 22:11:07

Amazing lists! Love all the girls names and most of the boys.

My favourites are Laura, Catherine and Euan.

Shemozzle Thu 21-Jul-16 22:12:39

Elliot and Nina are my favourites from those. Don't use Fred if you don't like Freddie as I think that is inevitable with it being so popular at the moment. I also think Ford is a bit random amongst your other choices.

I'll suggest Ruth, Lewis, Lydia, Faye, Zara, Lois.

Lewis, Louis, Henry, Christopher and Matthew

GruffaloPants Thu 21-Jul-16 22:18:33

Thanks both for the encouragement and suggestions. Will put some to DP later (I'm in hospital tonight for monitoring). Agree Ford is random, doubt we would use it, but DP said it as a joke yesterday when we were trying to come up with names for each letter and then we thought... maybe.

Lydia was one of my favourites for DD but friends and family put us off. Learned never to discuss names with people you know.

Snog Thu 21-Jul-16 22:42:51

Karen, Lisa, Caroline, Jason, Martyn, Neil all popular in the 70s

EffieIsATrinket Thu 21-Jul-16 22:49:50

Caroline is lovely.

MrsJoeyMaynard Thu 21-Jul-16 22:50:22

I'd avoid Fred(erick) if you don't like Freddie. Ford is a bit random, reminds me of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy.

I love Catherine. We had Katherine on our girls shortlist.

Is Sam a particular favourite? I notice you have it on both the boys and girls lists.

Hurricane99 Thu 21-Jul-16 23:14:21

I like Euan. It's a real name but also quite unusual.

I don't see anything wrong with Lydia, it's nice

Lilacpink40 Thu 21-Jul-16 23:19:28

I really like Lydia. If you feel a connection with a name choose it.

One of my friend's told me that the name I'd chosen for a girl was better for a horse. I used it and still love it. grin

GruffaloPants Thu 21-Jul-16 23:33:51

I love Caroline, but DP doesn't confused

Like Sam particularly for a girl but boy's name could grow on me.

I'm afraid Lydia has been destroyed for me, there's no coming back! I'm not sure DP was ever sold on it anyway.

Nice to hear the love for Euan. DP suggested yesterday and I think I like it.

toadgirl Fri 22-Jul-16 00:08:18

carol
julie
susan
trisha
anna
beverley
donna
helen
linda
judy
tina
angela
amanda
allison
hayley
laura
smile

toadgirl Fri 22-Jul-16 00:13:33

gillian
heather
nicola
karen
elaine
wendy
lesley
anne anna annabel
jean
valerie
sandra
grin

ChrissyHynde Fri 22-Jul-16 00:24:00

I have a EUan ! Obviously I love it

Sophronia Fri 22-Jul-16 00:37:12

Alison
Amy
Claire
Christina
Elaine
Ellen
Gemma
Heather
Judith
Jane
Jenna
Joanna
Jennifer
Kerry
Lisa
Lorna
Linda
Lorraine
Melanie
Marie
Michelle
Nicola
Naomi
Natalie
Paula
Rebecca
Rachel
Sandra
Sarah
Tara
Victoria

Anthony
Adam
Christopher
Darren
Graham
Gary
Ian
Jonathan
Kenneth
Michael
Nicholas
Philip
Robert
Stephen
Simon
Sean
Timothy

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Fri 22-Jul-16 02:19:45

I like Elliot and Samantha best!

I'll throw in Patrick for boys and Gemma for girls.

HeteronormativeHaybales Fri 22-Jul-16 04:05:10

Love Samuel, Fred is OK, Keir lovely but wouldn't use if you're not Scottish (am assuming you are though). Helen is fab, and unusual these days. Ditto Laura and, to an extent, Catherine. Hannah is quite nice too. Nina is sweet and cool.

Not keen on the ones I haven't mentioned.

Such a shame about Lydia - it's beautiful and unusual.

mathanxiety Fri 22-Jul-16 04:29:41

Nice names.

I really like Laura, Helen, Samuel, and Euan.

How about
Emma
Michelle
Jennifer
Claire
Sarah
Marie
Kay
Suzanne
Lindsey

Ian
Robert
Graham
Neil
Malcolm
Timothy
Gregory
Daniel
Adrian

mathanxiety Fri 22-Jul-16 04:32:17

...and Jane

Ningnang2000 Fri 22-Jul-16 04:48:14

What about Flora? There is a wee girl round here called Nora and I love it. Maggie? Martha? Elsie? Iona? Isla? Mhairi? Naomi? Amber? Bethan? Rhona? Roslyn? Zoe? Cara?

Lyle? Kyle? Harris? Struan? Stuart? Logan? Aedan? Toby? Lachlan? Aaron? Rory? Thomas? Austin? Grant?

pieceofpurplesky Fri 22-Jul-16 04:57:10

Euan and Nina are fabulous names.

HettyB Fri 22-Jul-16 05:42:36

Euan/Ewan - LOVE it
Sam(uel) - ok
Fred(Erick) - though I don't like Freddy - quite popular at the moment
Ford - makes me think of cars, sorry! Don't like it at all
Elliot - love it
Keir - like it

Hannah - I've always disliked the name Hannah, but can't justify it!
Helen - love it
Eilidh - love it, assuming you have Scottish connections (otherwise might be a bit random)
Laura - love it, due a comeback
Sam(antha) - ok
Nina - another one I dislike without good reason!
Catherine - nice

Some other 70s suggestions (sorry if I'm repeating others'):

Amy
Bridget
Colette
Carina
Carly
Diane/Diana
Esther
Julie/Julia
Frida
Karen
Geraldine
Hester
Joanne/Joanna
Kim(berly)
Lisa
Louise/Louisa
Marie
Naomi
Paula
Roberta
Sarah
Tessa
Theresa
Victoria
Zara

Gregory
Gregor
Adam
William
Craig
Dean
Eric
Francis
Ivan
Anthony
Christopher
Richard
Joseph
Laurence
Matthew
Luke
Nathan(iel)
Paul
Robert
Stewart/Stuart
Timothy

My first thought was Joanne/Joanna or Gregory.

kiwiscantfly Fri 22-Jul-16 06:06:27

We have an Eilidh and live outside of the UK and once you explain how to spell it/pronounce it no one bats an eyelid. I usually say it's Scottish Gaelic and people say like Niamh is Irish.

Long story short that's my fave!

CowVersusMouse Fri 22-Jul-16 06:10:04

I know quite a few baby Keirs if that makes any difference.

What did they say about Lydia?

TrappedNerve Fri 22-Jul-16 06:31:30

I got told my ds's name was better suited to an animal, it was 13 years ago and I was obviously ahead of the times ;)
His name is Oliver.

Op go with what you and dh love, never mind people putting you off.

TrappedNerve Fri 22-Jul-16 06:33:04

Secret though- the inspiration came from my mums best friends cat grin

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