(39 Posts)
Arabesque1 Thu 21-Nov-13 15:40:14

I really like this name but it seems to be very much out of favour nowadays. I also like Susan. Just wondering what names you like that other people would probably consider boring or mumsy.

I was just thinking the other day that I really like the name Simon but you don't get many young children called Simon any more.

I really like Jane too.

squoosh Thu 21-Nov-13 17:19:12

I quite like Jane, its simplicity is very pretty.

I like Samantha but apparently it's far too 80s.

Aquariusgirl86 Thu 21-Nov-13 17:22:30

I like jane too

DrankSangriaInThePark Thu 21-Nov-13 17:23:04

Samantha is a decade on from Jane, I agree.

Jane is really pretty I think. (though I always Anne sounds dull)

I like Simon too.

I can't wait for these nice, pretty, sensible names to come back. Give it 10-15 yrs.

liquidstate Thu 21-Nov-13 17:32:58

Both Jane and Anne are on my list. Have a ridiculous surname so keeping it simple! Also Emma, Rose and Fay.

curiousgeorgie Thu 21-Nov-13 19:45:07

Jane is pretty dull...

Anne I love though.

superlambanana Thu 21-Nov-13 20:31:40

Sorry, I always think Jane is plain and boring. Kind of in the same camp as Mabel. But it's your child!

SoonToBeSix Thu 21-Nov-13 22:09:10

I love Mabel

Bowlersarm Thu 21-Nov-13 22:15:17

I think Jane is plain and boring. But I don't think Mabel is. Everyone's perceptions are different.

I like Susan, and could also by Susie.

Rumplestiltskinismyname Thu 21-Nov-13 22:37:03

I love jane, and Claire

DramaAlpaca Thu 21-Nov-13 22:39:46

Love Jane, hate Susan.

I really like Louise.

Emma is my all time favourite girl's name. Unfortunately I had three boys grin

mamalovesmojitos Thu 21-Nov-13 22:40:33

I like Jane, Ann and Simon! Classic names IMO and underused recently.

I like Jane, but I have an Aunt Jane who is more or less the ultimate in coolness so I can't associate the name with being boring!

Ann always makes me think of Anne-with-an-e grin

RegularVoltaire Thu 21-Nov-13 22:46:14

I think Jane and Anne are both dull and I'm not keen on Susan, although I do like Susanna.

I do like simple names though and really like Beth, Hope, Rose, Kate and May.

Louise is nice and Emma is gorgeous and timeless.

Yika Thu 21-Nov-13 22:48:38

I love Jane but don't like Susan. I think Jane is due a massive comeback.

Yama Thu 21-Nov-13 22:51:10

I adore the name Jane. Really love it.

Don't like Susan at all but love both Suzanne and Susannah.

morethanpotatoprints Thu 21-Nov-13 22:52:11

Jane was a common name used in the 1960's by nurses to name illegitimate children in the homes.
Not for this reason only though it became a popular name.

Arabesque1 Fri 22-Nov-13 10:45:17

I also love the name Helen. In fact I'd love to see a revival of some of those very traditional names: Helen, Jane, Anne, Susan, Jill.

squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 10:47:29

They'll come back in fashion as all names do.

squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 10:48:36

Florence and Beatirice and Grace and all those other currently popular names are also 'traditional' names, just from another era.

I prefer Anna to Anne personally.

Helen is nice too.

Alison is another one that was very common when I was a child (I was born mid 60's) but rarely gets used now. It seems Alicia or Alice are more popular but they come from same era as Florence, Beatrice and Grace to me. Alison is a more modern version of those.

Arabesque1 Fri 22-Nov-13 11:15:12

Yes, I suppose 'traditional' was the wrong word. 'Simple' maybe? I'm thinking of the kind of names that were used a lot in the books I read as a child: Enid Blyton, Noel Streatfeild etc.

squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 11:21:57

Your kids will be calling their own kids those 1950s/1960s names, they'll be the height of fashion!

crabb Fri 22-Nov-13 11:31:04

Very, very, VERY popular name for babies born in the late 50s where I lived. To the extent that of the 46 girls in my form through high school, 8 were Janes.

curiousgeorgie Sat 23-Nov-13 00:02:15

Jane will always be 'Plain Jane'

Arcadian Sat 23-Nov-13 02:10:28

Jane is great. Susan is terrible.

NadiaWadia Sat 23-Nov-13 02:12:40

There were loads of Janes at school with me (born 1960s) and my mother is also a Jane (born 1940s). It must have started losing popularity in the 70s, I'm guessing.

RaRa1988 Sat 23-Nov-13 19:02:29

One of my best friends (mid-20s) is a Jayne, and we went to school with a Jane of the same age. Both really suited their names.

MortifiedAnyFuckerAdams Sat 23-Nov-13 19:06:51

I really like Jane. We had Janey on our list for DD but went with another name.

I also really like Rebecca.

MrsBungleScare Sat 23-Nov-13 19:12:01

Jane, Susan, Alison, Ann - all names of my friends! Very 70's to me.

I do quite like the sound of the name jane.,

Thewhingingdefective Sat 23-Nov-13 19:13:09

I never much liked Jane, but in the past couple of years have grown to like it a lot.

My mum is a Susan (Sue) and I always thought that dull too, but would seriously consider it for a DD.

KateCroydon Sat 23-Nov-13 19:22:27

Love Jane.

ancientbuchanan Sat 23-Nov-13 19:27:33

I love Jane. Simple, classic, and you can add a frilly middle name.

But I also like the other variants, Jeanie, Johanna.

HoneyandRum Sat 23-Nov-13 19:47:45

I know a young family with children called Emma, Susan, Simon, Michael, John and Annie! All fine traditional names.

KrabbyPatty Sat 23-Nov-13 19:52:21

Jane is just meh, like Anne.

Susan is even worse.

JaquelineHyde Sat 23-Nov-13 19:57:21

My DD1 is Janey and I love it.

Theonlyoneiknow Sat 23-Nov-13 20:19:03

I have a very cool Aunt Jane too, I think it is a lovely name.

sandfrog Sat 23-Nov-13 20:30:07

Susan is a great name, Susie/Sue fine as nicknames too. I'd say it's due a revival.

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