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What names have you noticed getting more popular in 2010?

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bytheMoonlight Sat 14-Aug-10 10:17:24

What do you think will be the popular names of 2010?

LuluF Mon 16-Aug-10 21:14:45

tummytickler - are there really that many babies being called Nancy? We have a three and a half year old named Nancy - and I'm a bit concerned there will be an explosion...

thesecondcoming Mon 16-Aug-10 21:20:30

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NormanNorris Mon 16-Aug-10 21:25:12

Oh yes, Dexter. Lots of them around! And Elijahs.

HumphreyCobbler Mon 16-Aug-10 21:36:43

It is Elinor around here. I know four.

Imarriedafrog Mon 16-Aug-10 21:40:29

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mumtoabeautifulbabyboy Mon 16-Aug-10 22:02:55

In our area (South East), other than the usual Olives, Olivers, Jacks, Evies and Avas...

I am a primary school teacher as well as a member of our locl NCT group and among younger siblings etc I have noticed names such as:

Archie/|Freddie/Alfie/Te ddy (I know three!

kalo12 Mon 16-Aug-10 22:07:36



stressheaderic Mon 16-Aug-10 22:14:29

Here, lots of Logan, Mason, Carter, Parker.
For girls, Lily (I know 8 Lilys) and Eve/Ava/Evie still doing the rounds.

seaturtle Mon 16-Aug-10 22:19:30

Thomas/Tomas and lots of girls' names ending in May/Mae.

KERALA1 Mon 16-Aug-10 22:20:05

Eve/Evie etc. Most of the girls in DDs class are called some version of Eve. Lots of Bens and Olivers for the boys.

nelly83 Mon 16-Aug-10 22:50:04

The last 3 boys names I've heard of have been Elliott, Jack, and Alex. The last 3 girls have been Eden, Olivia, and Ivy. I work with children (3year olds) and have lots of Olivias, Jacks, Alexanders, Ellies, and Declans.

tattycoram Mon 16-Aug-10 22:56:54

Two Felixes and two Zoes this year.
I think Eddie on the rise too

tummytickler Mon 16-Aug-10 23:07:54

Oh no, not ELijah! I have a 7.8 year old Eli (ELijah), and we have never met another. And a 9 year old Iris. Don't want them to have faddy names!

Lulu - I am afraid I have seen loads of baby Nancys born at work over the last year - it is a fabby name though. But it looks like I will get an explosion of Iris' adn Elijah's! grin As long as those buggers leave Pearl and Amos alone!

I think my choices for next dc might be quite safe though grin

NormanNorris Tue 17-Aug-10 08:10:21

I think that Iris and Elijah will go out of fashion I'm afraid. I see Elijah along the same lines as Noah and Joshua and it will definitely be as popular in a few years.

Hulababy Tue 17-Aug-10 08:17:34

I know of two babies under 9 months called Emma.

LuluF Tue 17-Aug-10 09:06:17

Oh poop! Thank you secondcoming and tummytickler I've no met so many here - one in a park a couple of years ago, and one at a party before our Nancy was born.

We're in Norfolk - so maybe we're a bit behind the times.

One of Nancy's middle names is 'Pearl' and we had a beautiful cat called 'Amos' - they are fab names. Nancy's big sister is called Romilly - I expect that'll be getting popular, too - following your 'anything with Milly in it' observation, secondcoming. Double poop. I don't know why it bothers me so much, but it does.

thesecondcoming Tue 17-Aug-10 09:16:02

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tummytickler Tue 17-Aug-10 09:34:17

Norman - double bugger, 8 and 9 years ago we were trying to go for something stylish, classic and not fashionable so it wouldn't date too much!
I suppose at least there are names that will be far more ties to the 2010's <hopeful emoticon>

Lulu - I only know one Romilly and she is in her 30's. It is lovely.

LuluF Tue 17-Aug-10 09:53:42

I suppose Romilly might not become all that popular in Manchester given the place - Romiley (ours was nearly born in Sheffield and people took great delight in mentioning it). I know one Romilly in her 30s - my friends sister - you're not in Ipswich are you?

Ulysses Tue 17-Aug-10 10:21:44

Evie and something-Mae for girls
Hamish and Fergus for boys (up in Scotland)

Also had Clara, Elodie and Celine at DD's nursery.

Romilly is a lovely name, fancied Roma for DD but never did use it. Now pg with other and I really like Tess for a girl.

tummytickler Tue 17-Aug-10 10:30:40

Lulu - no, not in Ipswich grin

Ulysses - my dh wants to name a future ds Ulysses, not sure it goes with Eli and Amos though grin

LuluF Tue 17-Aug-10 10:38:04

Tess is on our list for DC 4 and Betty/Betsy is the other contender. I think it's boy though. Would love Hamish - but it's DS's middle name. Really liking Patrick and Benedict for boys. DH likes Angus - but our cat is called Angus.

I know two Tabithas born in the last few months. Also several small Cecilys and a Cecilia. And I know a couple of two-year-old Wilfreds.

I like Romilly but DH isn't keen, so that's at least one more Romilly you won't be getting... grin

In fact most of these names are lovely... curses... <scribbles out half the entries on baby name shortlist>

loobylu3 Tue 17-Aug-10 11:30:40

Nancy, Iris, Clara and Romilly are all v pretty names. I think they are all growing in popularity. I think nowadays we are all seeking a more unusual name for our children (not just Thomas vs William or Ann vs Elizabeth as in previous generations). Sadly, it isn't surprising that we all hit upon the same underused classic/ vintage name at the same time. Unless you choose something which most people regard as an unpleasant name, it will inevitable become more popular.

My DD2's name has been mentioned twice too!

Lulu- can I be v nosy and ask what your DS's name is (only because I think your DDs have v pretty names)!

yellowflowers Tue 17-Aug-10 11:39:09

Have also noticed Florence

Lots of Williams too.

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