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I'll eat my hat if that name comes back!

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AllieW Sat 18-Dec-10 12:16:11

There are some names which I've been quite surprised to see returning. For example, Edith was my granny's name. Much as I loved her, I was never keen on the name and can only presume the little Ediths now arriving are due to the Radio 1 DJ or something.

Are there any names which would surprise you if they were revived? For me, the list might include:

Girls

Doris
Ermyntrude
Gertrude

Boys

Arnold
Herbert
Roderick

Caoimhe Sat 18-Dec-10 12:19:00

I can imagine Arnold (Arnie) having a come-back but not Herbert!! I don't think Roderick every went away.

Those girls names are awful and I would add Myrtle to it.

StealthPolarBear Sat 18-Dec-10 12:20:38

Barry
Doris
Kevin

brimfull Sat 18-Dec-10 12:21:31

I like Herbert

I can't imagine

Barbara
Pamela

TheBlessedVirginReality Sat 18-Dec-10 12:21:56

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brimfull Sat 18-Dec-10 12:22:44

I love names that alliterate.

FlightoftheCrimbleTree Sat 18-Dec-10 12:25:33

Keith.

Imarriedafrog Sat 18-Dec-10 12:27:07

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brimfull Sat 18-Dec-10 12:27:20

Kenneth

brimfull Sat 18-Dec-10 12:27:57

Nigel

Iwasthefourthwiseman Sat 18-Dec-10 12:28:26

Worked for Doris Day!

Dumbledoresfairy Sat 18-Dec-10 12:28:29

Hilda (my grandma's name - she hated it)

Mavis (my mother's name - guess what? she hates it too)

belgo Sat 18-Dec-10 12:28:45

I'm sure Trudie, Herbie and Bertie are all making a comeback.

My bets are on Norman and Sandra.

brimfull Sat 18-Dec-10 12:29:17

Joyce
Doreen

SnowMuchToBits Sat 18-Dec-10 12:30:12

Lol at Norman - maybe Norman the Foreman will start a "Bring Back Norman" campaign.... grin

FlightoftheCrimbleTree Sat 18-Dec-10 12:30:28

Nigel is a GREAT name.

AllieW Sat 18-Dec-10 12:31:51

There's also Gilbert and Eileen.

PuraVida Sat 18-Dec-10 12:32:31

Barry

I always thought Lydia was ghastly but that seems to be on the up

Imarriedafrog Sat 18-Dec-10 12:33:15

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Caoimhe Sat 18-Dec-10 12:33:36

Can't believe Myrtle is back - wow!!!

brimfull Sat 18-Dec-10 12:34:13

Nigel is an AWFUL name

tummytickler Sat 18-Dec-10 12:35:56

I love Gilbert and Eileen. Doris was a contender but too similar to dd's name.

I cannot imagine Sharon coming back (although a shame as it is a lovely name) or Brenda, Doreen, Sheila, Brian, Kevin, Gary or Ian.

Ds was nearly Herbert too and dh loves Hilda.

Actually - maybe I should be looking at this thread for inspiration and see how long it takes my favourite name (Shirley) to turn up!

AllieW Sat 18-Dec-10 12:37:11

Desmond
Dennis
Edgar
Roger
Ronald

suzikettles Sat 18-Dec-10 12:37:17

Maureen, Doreen, Colleen, Kathleen

But they will come back. Probably our granddaughters.

christmasrocks Sat 18-Dec-10 12:37:48

Sharon or Tracy?

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