Babynames threads of the 70s - what would they have been like?

(64 Posts)
ConFuschias Tue 06-Oct-09 15:25:53

Something along the lines of:

I have a Darren and a Karen. Would it be too much to call DC3 Sharon?

cremolatorium Tue 06-Oct-09 15:33:35

Tracey
or Keith
or Kim
or Louise
hmm

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Tue 06-Oct-09 15:36:02

Everyone that I know their parents would be saying:

"I have a Steven and a Louise, should I call this one Jane or Tracy?"

I know a ridiculous number of people in their 30's with these names it can get very confusing.

MaggieBehave Tue 06-Oct-09 15:36:13

Suzanne
Melanie
Claire
Jennifer
Louise
Nicola
Karen
Kim
Julie
Alison
Gillian

*everybody * got one of those names. It was the rule back then.

ConFuschias Tue 06-Oct-09 15:36:50

I can't choose between two middle names:
Jane or Louise?

MaggieBehave Tue 06-Oct-09 15:37:32

in 30 years, mums will be laughing at our obsession with lilly, lila, lola, leila, Ella, Ellie, Libby, Milly, Molly, Tilly....

GhostWriter Tue 06-Oct-09 15:38:28

I wanted to call my PFB Linda, the woman up the road's cousin's new cat has been called Belinda and it's ruined it for me. How selfish.

How would you spell this name? Sharyn, Sharon, Sharron, Charon?

Matthew, Mark, Luke or John?

AvengingGerbil Tue 06-Oct-09 15:39:13

'My gran is insisting that we call DD after her or we won't inherit her fortune: bad news, she's called Ruby Mabel Amelia. Should I give my poor baby this really ghastly frumpy old lady name or call her Kelly Samantha and tell gran to keep her cash????'

mandy
jackie
sally-ann
nicola

john
david
stephen
craig
christopher

ConFuschias Tue 06-Oct-09 15:43:32

good one AvengingGerbil!

MmeGoblindt Tue 06-Oct-09 15:45:53

OMG, can you believe my MIL. She wants us to call our DD after her mother/MIL. This is her list:

Beatrice
Isabella
Florence

And if we have a boy, then she suggested

Alfred / Alfie
Frederick
Theodore.

I have told DH that there is NO WAY I am going to lumber our poor DD with those names.

What do you think of Sharon Tracey?

FishInMyHair Tue 06-Oct-09 15:59:25

Rachel
Julie
Karen
Danielle
Sarah
Kelly
Lisa
Sharon

Scott
Mark
David
Stephen
Christoph er
Lee

(So, we are likely to have grand children or great grand children with these names?
Mine is above and I have never liked it.)

twirlymum Tue 06-Oct-09 16:00:38

Joanne
Claire
Emma
Donna
Lisa

Matthew
Lee
Daniel
Stephen
Robert

bluebump Tue 06-Oct-09 16:04:09

I wasn't given a middle name and really wanted to give myself the middle name of Louise just like all of my friends who were also born in the '70's! grin

MadBadandDangerousToKnow Tue 06-Oct-09 16:10:10

My MIL has suggested Lucy Grace for our newborn dd. She's being a loon, isn't she? Can you imagine a high court judge or airline pilot with such an outlandish name? I'm sticking with my choice of Tammy Yvonne.

My middle name is Louise. At school we had a club and your first or middle name had to be Louise if you wanted to join. We had loads of members! grin

Claire
Michelle
Julie
Joanne
Samantha

Craig
Darren
Neil
Peter
Russell

alypaly Tue 06-Oct-09 16:17:44

olivia daniel
jessica, jonathon
natasha craig
natalie carter
anna dominic
hannah
merridy
charlotte
carla/carty
serina
stephanie
lottie

mrswoolf Tue 06-Oct-09 16:23:07

What do you think of my shortlist? too trendy, current? Middle name will be Jane.

Deborah
Tracey
Donna
Sarah
Amanda
Paula
Lorraine
Claire
Samantha

GetOrfMoiLand Tue 06-Oct-09 16:23:19

Can you imagine a child of the 70s being given an old lady/man chic name which are so fashionable nowadays?

Evie
Iris
Lily
Matilda

Stanley
Wilf
Eddie

Names of kids in my class:

Alison
Naomi
Kirsty
Louise
Christine
Joanne

Matthew
Kevin
Paul
Nathan
Ricky
J amie

lentilsRus Tue 06-Oct-09 16:30:39

michelle
nicola
sarah

matthew (all known as matt)
lee
darren (apparently mil thought this was an unusual name in the late 70s hmm)

cremolatorium Tue 06-Oct-09 16:46:58

ROFL at Tammy Yvonne

WinkyWinkola Tue 06-Oct-09 16:51:09

Duane
Wayne
Neil
Paul
Mark

Paula
Debra but always a.k.a. Debbie
Adele
Mandy
Stacey

bellissima Tue 06-Oct-09 16:51:36

Wayne (was it Osmond inspired??)
Colin

For girls I can't beat Maggiebehave's list. Totally true. They gave out the list in the maternity ward. Several of each in my year at school.

pseudscorner Tue 06-Oct-09 18:22:58

My little sister was born in the 70s and she's called Alice. I remember everyone was hmm when they heard her name.

Most popular names of my friends:

Catherine / Katherine / Kathryn
Nicola
Helen
Louise
Emma
Claire
Joanne

Steven / Stephen
David
Andrew
Mark
John
Paul

Homebird8 Tue 06-Oct-09 18:30:47

Dean
Lee
Shane
Wayne
Paul
Steven
Kevin

Donna
Chelsea
Amanda
Tina
Andrea
Elaine

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