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LouisevilleLlama Fri 31-Mar-17 00:49:51

Or at least tell me if it's just me that when I look at the baby names boards and I'd say a good number of names I've never heard of and TBH I find some strange and wonder if it's a wind up? So I'm wondering if it's just me perhaps in my own little boring bubble?

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Fri 31-Mar-17 00:59:24

Are you really asking people their names? confused It's an anonymous site and people posting about unusual names risk outing themselves or other people..

Haudyerwheesht Fri 31-Mar-17 01:00:37

Well I'll tell your children's names then ... Not all mine ! Ones I know!

Freya
Abbie
Sophie (lots)
Patience
Olivia (lots)
Hannah (lots)
Emily
Niamh (lots)
Eilidh (lots)
Iona (lots)
Hope
Mhairi
Elizabeth
Jessica
Anna
Katie
Lucy
Eilis
Cara
Lexi
Lauren
Leila

Elliot
Cameron (lots)
Callum (lots)
Jack
James
Brodie (lots)
Lewis (loads)
Ryan (lots)
Harris / Harrison
Freddie
Hamish
Hector
Rowan
Alex
Adam
Ahmed
Josh
Matthew (lots)
Daniel
Blair (lots)
Innes
Ruaridh (various spellings)
Oliver (lots)
Abdul
Greig (lots)
Fergus
Edward
Daniel
Logan (lots)

PossibiliTea Fri 31-Mar-17 01:01:06

I've had a good laugh at baby name sites and suggestions! The top ten for 16 was unreal or maybe I was looking in the wrong places?

LouisevilleLlama Fri 31-Mar-17 01:03:47

Livia that's why I said or general names of people around you I wasn't really expecting " hi I'm Kate" " hey it's Mary checking In" " daisy here" more that you know generally say more Shannon, Lucy Ben, Matt etc type names than say the more exotic Ines suggested in baby names

LouisevilleLlama Fri 31-Mar-17 01:04:33

Exactly the sort of thing I was looking for Haudy!

LouisevilleLlama Fri 31-Mar-17 01:14:25

See looking there are most that I'm used to seeing in real life but in baby names in the first few threads I clicked on in baby names I saw these as names or suggested:

Ignatious
primrose
marietta
leontine
coralie
Wilhelmina
Thaddeus
Xanthe seems a favourite

Now I'm not trying to pass judgement on whether they are decent names or not at the end of the day it's personal taste but I can't say I've ever met someone named as such in real life.

MommaGee Fri 31-Mar-17 01:16:07

Ok so babies born around me in the last few years

Ailsa
Abigail
Alice
Amelia
Archie / Archer
Beatrix
Bella
Cameron
Chloe
Ellie
Elsie
Evelyn
Evie
Finn
Flynn
Grace / Gracie
Heather
Henry / Henri
Indie
Isabella
Ivy
Izaak
Jamie
Joseph
Joshua
Jude
Lily
Lukas
Luna
Maya
Persephone
Piper
Reggie
Sophia
Tabitha
Wil / William
Wren
Xanthe
Xavier
Zac
Zoe

MommaGee Fri 31-Mar-17 01:18:51

Ignatious was on my list, DH said no.
primrose real old school so assume it came in on time same wave as Elsie and Ruby and Edith
coralie perhaps from the movie?
Xanthe really popular on my FB parents group for actual girls. And on Neighbors. I like

RebeccaCloud9 Fri 31-Mar-17 01:30:07

I know a young Primrose.

I know what you mean though, most of those OTT names on the boards would be ridiculously out of place where I live.

Ginkypig Fri 31-Mar-17 01:33:16

I don't know what you mean you can see my name its ginkypig grin

Singlelady Fri 31-Mar-17 01:40:02

Adam Freddie Ellie Kai Sam poppy Azalea Ben violet sophia Alexander Stephen maya indie pyper Kayden Tiana Zachery Rosanna

Plunkette Fri 31-Mar-17 01:42:21

I live in the Southern USA and out of the 140 children in my DC's year at school there are no names as odd as the ones daily suggested on the Baby Names board.

MommaGee Fri 31-Mar-17 01:43:54

That's cost we suggest there names we haven't the guts to use

MelinaMercury Fri 31-Mar-17 01:48:33

I've often thought the same, but I just put it down to the fact that a lot of posters on MN seem to be described as Middle-Upper class whereas I am most definitely not therefore I just don't roll with the same crowds wink

I've worked with kids for the last 16 years and I have never met anyone with the names on your list!

My social group generally consists of:
Noah
James
Brodie
Jessica
Demi
Summer
Carley
Kian
Eilidh
Sophie
Angus
Grace
Samuel
Zac
Alfie
Amelia
Michael
Lilly
Ellah
Kayla
Connor
Stacey
Cara
Liam
Emma
Christian
George
MacKenzie
Rory
Brandon
Blake
Matthew
Katy
Jack
Ben

WomanScorned Fri 31-Mar-17 01:49:46

Ha, I reckon you"require right, MommaGee

A bit like when people say how they wouldn't put up with something, that they would have to say something. And I think to myself, yes you will, and no you won't. ..

Lionking1981 Fri 31-Mar-17 01:52:45

Is this a thread where you aim to scoff at the names of the lower class?

Dixiestamp Fri 31-Mar-17 01:55:13

Hmm, a selection of children's names (primary aged) around here would be:
Boys:
Ben
James/Jamie
Charlie
Harry/Harri/Harrison
Tom/Thomas/Tomos
Ethan
Luke
William
Oliver /Ollie (very popular)
Josh
Alex
Cai

Girls:
Cora
Faith
Darcie
Seren
Nia
Elise/Ellie
Lily
Abbie
Lara/Lana
Maddie
Isabel
Chloe
Freya
NB this covers my DC and lots of their friends.

Dixiestamp Fri 31-Mar-17 01:56:36

PS just to add it's a very working class 'valleys' area, and I think these names are pretty typical- and not necessarily what some people might associate with our area!

WomanScorned Fri 31-Mar-17 01:58:19

I didn't get that impression from the OP, at all, Lionking1981

If that was OP'school intention, then she must be feeling very disappointed, as it's definitely not happening, here!

MommaGee Fri 31-Mar-17 01:59:58

Is this a thread where you aim to scoff at the names of the lower class?

*Ignatious
primrose
marietta
leontine
coralie
Wilhelmina
Thaddeus
Xanthe seems a favourite

Now I'm not trying to pass judgement on whether they are decent names or not at the end of the day it's personal taste but I can't say I've ever met someone named as such in real life*

Firstly its you LinkIng who have bought "lower" class into it and secondly are you looking at the same list of names OP posted as me cost I don't know many Thaddeus or Wilhelmina on my council estate

TomaytoTomahto Fri 31-Mar-17 02:04:08

Just off the top of my head (mostly kids under 12)

Boys: Ignatius, Oscar, Elliot, Ethan, Nathaniel, Montgomery, Barnaby, Henry, Yuri, Nikolai, George, Kaito, Ryota, Jerome, John, James, Edward

Girls: Harriet, Madeleine, Cosima, Juliette, Charlotte, Alessandra, Camilla, Therese, Koharu, Hinata, Catherine, Emma, Caroline, Anna, Tatiana

Nothing too unusual for the most part.

Notinmybackyard Fri 31-Mar-17 02:04:32

You might find this link interesting?

freakonomics.com/tag/baby-names/

I come from a working class family and in the 50's/60's, common names were Linda, Jane, Beverley, Susan, June, Jean, Maureen, Lorraine, Paul, Mike, Dave, Tom, Chris, Joe, Terry, etc.

More recently names in my family, social groups, school etc.

Ryan, Rory, Ross, Rob, Liam, Scott, Warren, Sam, Carly, Kelly, Kerry, Lauren, Polly, Holly, Jade, Coral, Danielle.

highinthesky Fri 31-Mar-17 02:07:18

Thaddeus? As in Judas Thaddeus? shock

I haven't been brought up as a Christian but this is my only association with the name. It's a lot to live up to grin

WomanScorned Fri 31-Mar-17 02:08:53

Small children around me are Freddie, Reggie, Oscar/Oskar, Kian, Riley, Jayden, Ralph, Dexter, Tamsin, Mabel, Clara, Elizabeth, Layla, Aria, Angel and Florence.

A real 'mixed bag'.

My peers, on the other hand are mostly called Nicola. Except for the odd Tracey, Claire, Jackie, Joanne or Louise. Care to guess my age, OP? grin

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