Is Roger due a revival?

(65 Posts)
Spaghettinetti Wed 20-Nov-13 13:42:45

I haven't seen any mumsnetters mention the name 'Roger', so what do you reckon? Is it due a revival? What other names could be resurrected?

smother Wed 20-Nov-13 13:45:25

No. Next?

squoosh Wed 20-Nov-13 13:47:58

Hopefully not.

Arabesque1 Wed 20-Nov-13 13:48:04

Eh, no.

MrsJohnDeere Wed 20-Nov-13 13:56:52


tweetytwat Wed 20-Nov-13 13:57:50

I doubt it. Not before Kevin, Keith and Wayne at least.

heidihole Wed 20-Nov-13 14:01:43

Christ, no

DawnOfTheDee Wed 20-Nov-13 14:04:04


EyeOfNewtBigtoesOfFrog Wed 20-Nov-13 14:05:29

Baby Roger. Doesn't sound right!

In fact it sounds so wrong, I can't imagine that even people who are called Roger were ever actually a baby called Roger.

LCHammer Wed 20-Nov-13 14:06:19

Roger is out.

Brian, Walter, Norman stand a chance.

squoosh Wed 20-Nov-13 14:14:15

I mean it will definitely come back in just hopefully not for a while yet. Brace yourselves ladies for a future grandson called Roger. Start practising your best 'oh what a lovely name', 30 years should be enough notice to become halfway convincing.

Stanley is your parents' Roger.

PelvicFloorOfRassilonClenchRem Wed 20-Nov-13 14:15:55

The world just isn't ready for an influx of baby Rogers just yet.

SirChenjin Wed 20-Nov-13 14:16:25

Oh lordy, I hope not. You might as well call him Shag.

PelvicFloorOfRassilonClenchRem Wed 20-Nov-13 14:16:53

Maybe Nicholas?

squoosh Wed 20-Nov-13 14:18:02

Brian and Kevin are still in the top 100 Irish boys names. And Martin! We laugh in the face of fashion!

UriGeller Wed 20-Nov-13 14:20:30


And Noel at a push.

But not Roger

MadBusLady Wed 20-Nov-13 14:23:03

I like Roger.

<waves very small flag>

I agree the double meaning is maybe too much of a problem though.

It was Roger who compiled that wonderful thesaurus. No one took his work seriously until he changed his name to Roget.

CockyMcChicken Wed 20-Nov-13 14:24:18

My sister is going to name her baby Roland if it's a boy.

squoosh Wed 20-Nov-13 14:26:26

Roland reminds me of Grange Hill.

TopHatAndTails Wed 20-Nov-13 14:30:52

No, I don't think so. Colin?

LCHammer Wed 20-Nov-13 14:38:45

Roger's thesaurus. A million ways to avoid using a word. He knew what he was talking about.

eurochick Wed 20-Nov-13 14:42:39

Although that was Roget...

But still no to Roger.

Arabesque1 Wed 20-Nov-13 14:43:36

Roland is quite retro. Roger, on the other hand (and apart from the obvious problem) is very much on a par with Colin, Brian or Terry.

Scarletohello Wed 20-Nov-13 14:44:51

Only if your second name is Rabbit.

Pennythedog Wed 20-Nov-13 14:45:50

I know a few baby Colins. It's definitely coming back.

Don't know any baby Rogers though.

Theas18 Wed 20-Nov-13 14:45:53

I have a lovely friend called Roger. It's a nice name for me.

HeirToTheIronThrone Wed 20-Nov-13 14:49:49

The first boy I ever kissed was called Roger. Sigh...

DrinkFeckArseGirls Wed 20-Nov-13 14:50:24

Roger that, fnar fnar. shockwink

yummymumtobe Wed 20-Nov-13 14:52:55

Roger Federer though - only one of the best tennis players ever!

CockyMcChicken Wed 20-Nov-13 14:54:34

I quite like Colin.

I can't imagine a little baby Ian or Nigel though.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Wed 20-Nov-13 15:03:56

He foreign though! And yummy.

SoftSheen Wed 20-Nov-13 15:04:05

I like it. Judging from this thread I am in the minority, but I bet you would have got a similar reaction to Arthur or Wilfred a few years ago, and both names are pretty popular now.

I like Roger because it is the name of the hero of one of my favourite novels (Wives and Daughters). It was a common name in the 19th century, and is therefore not really comparable to Ian, Nigel, Roland etc, which are more modern.

I met a baby Gordon the other day, couldn't quite bring myself to like that name, though he was a lovely little boy.

hulabaloo Wed 20-Nov-13 15:42:24

Roger Federer comes to my mind. In fact, I don't know any 'old' Rogers so can equally see it for a baby as an old man.

Agree that names like Wilfred, Edwin, Arthur, Stanley etc were deemed to be 'too old' only a few years ago. I expect Roger to rise in popularity again.

squoosh Wed 20-Nov-13 15:58:37

11 little Rogers born last year.

Hello Rogers!

VirtuallyReal Wed 20-Nov-13 16:09:06

Isn't Roger slang for sex? As in "a good rogering"?

Really don't see it coming back.

peggyblackett Wed 20-Nov-13 16:13:21


Threetofour Wed 20-Nov-13 18:47:50

I know a baby Roger!!

KateCroydon Wed 20-Nov-13 19:52:03

Prince's real name is Prince Rogers Nelson.

All the same, Noooooooo.

BOF Wed 20-Nov-13 19:56:15

Roger is rather cute- but I'm biased, as my little brother was called this (after a favourite footballer with an even more unfortunate surname, 'Hunt' grin), and he was quite possibly the most gorgeous baby ever born.

FWIW, he has never been bullied for it; the worst he's ever had is nicknames like RogerTheDodger etc, which is no hardship.

TickyTockTock Wed 20-Nov-13 22:13:34


ShoeWhore Wed 20-Nov-13 22:16:02

Oh please no.

Tattiesthroughthebree Wed 20-Nov-13 23:24:25

Roger the Cabin Boy Fnar fnar

wetaugust Thu 21-Nov-13 01:13:02

Roger Daltry

I would have grin

GrandstandingBlueTit Thu 21-Nov-13 07:27:36

LOL, Roget's Thesaurus...

OP, you're 10-20 years ahead of the curve. Roger will be back. If Harvey can make a comeback, anything bloody can.

GrandstandingBlueTit Thu 21-Nov-13 07:28:30

I actually quite like Colin.

And anyway, Colin Firth...

hulabaloo Thu 21-Nov-13 14:31:27

You just need to meet one little cute Roger and your association to the name changes. I know a lovely Colin and now quite like the name.

squoosh Thu 21-Nov-13 14:36:26

You can get used to any name if you know a nice one, but I know a lecherous Roger who's always trying to feel me up...........might take two cute little baby Rogers to cancel him out.

sleepingbeautiful Thu 21-Nov-13 18:12:21

I actually know one born 2 weeks ago to a co-worker! They're not Western in origin so I guess they don't know the other meanings, but once I got over my initial 'really??' i'm starting to just associate the cute little baby with the name now.
maybe it is going to come back after all...

emmelinelucas Thu 21-Nov-13 18:29:14

Nope, it just doesnt sound right, not for now anyway. Ulrika called her baby Malcolm and that didnt catch on.
Some names come back because they are nice, but others..

everlong Thu 21-Nov-13 20:53:47

Oh I love Roger.

It's my pretend lovers name. grin long standing joke between DH and me.

Like Fanny and Gaylord, Roger won't be popular again because of it's double meaning

TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Thu 21-Nov-13 21:04:52

I rather like Fanny.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 21-Nov-13 23:54:13

I'd say no,never but Stanley has and I find that really quite mind boggling.

Spaghettinetti Fri 22-Nov-13 08:44:52

Ha Ha! Some of your posts have really made me laugh! ;-)

HoneyandRum Sat 23-Nov-13 21:03:23

I like Roger because I don't believe there is one under 60 anywhere. By the time he's 18 in will be extremely cutting edge.

Although, hang out - what about Roger Rabbitt?

wetaugust Sat 23-Nov-13 21:19:22

I know a Roger who is 51.

AgathaPinchBottom Sat 23-Nov-13 22:22:42

I prefer roger to Alan. I met a baby Alan recently. Isn't the rather dashing hero in 100 and one Dalmatians called roger?

MrsJohnDeere Sun 24-Nov-13 12:29:42

I know a 5yo Alan

TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Sun 24-Nov-13 19:33:31

Where do we stand on Colin?

No, no, no to Roger and to Colin.

I do think that Roland is due a revival though. I like it.

Chottie Mon 25-Nov-13 05:53:17

No to Roger, it's my BiLs name and he has suffered with it all his life. What has MiL thinking???

MyNameIsSuz Sun 01-Dec-13 11:09:59

I love it! But I think I was aware when naming DS what everyone else thought and it didn't even make it onto the long list. I love it though. And I hate a lot of the names suggested instead, like Patrick or Douglas. Those are hideous.

TheNunsOfGavarone Sun 01-Dec-13 12:05:31

Roger the lodger the sod!

No, don't think it's due a revival.

gingee Mon 02-Dec-13 11:29:32

Colin and Kevin are popular in the us for some reason, to me they're 'dad' names in the non-retro-cool sense, however have a few American acquaintances with kids names like 'Cavinn' 'Kollin' 'Collyn' 'Keven' etc. weird.

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