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fanjodisfunction Sun 16-Sep-12 21:21:51

So what other names are going to be a bit more popular

Thora
Gladys
Doris
Joan
Joyce?

So what do we reckon?
Quite like Thora.

SomebodySaveMe Sun 16-Sep-12 21:52:18

Maud is due a comeback.

Gertrude

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Sun 16-Sep-12 21:54:14

Betty
Betsy
Elsbeth
Emily
Elsie
Dotty
Edith

joanofarchitrave Sun 16-Sep-12 21:56:35

Maud, Edith and Emily are already riding high aren't they?

I would imagine it will be a bit longer before Doreen, Noreen and Maureen make a big comeback. I do like Maura though, Dora is big and Nora could be on the way.

LeChatRouge Sun 16-Sep-12 21:59:08

I know an Edith, a Gladys, a Betty and a Betsy all under 3.
An Elsie who is 7 and a Thora who is 12.

I like Dora and Mabel.

marriednotdead Sun 16-Sep-12 21:59:09

I've already met a Gertrude hmm

BoysBoysBoysAndMe Sun 16-Sep-12 22:01:07

I think some granny chic names are really nice and classic.

But other names I hear I just imagine an old bag in Last of The Summer Wine. With American tan tights, tight rollers, hair hanky, ditsy print tea dress and wrinkles

BigHairyFlowers Sun 16-Sep-12 22:07:27

Mildred

Millicent?

Margaret

fanjodisfunction Sun 16-Sep-12 22:26:33

Agnes
Vera
Rita
Mavis

HalleLouja Sun 16-Sep-12 22:40:02

I know a Peggy. A 4 year old....

Startailoforangeandgold Sun 16-Sep-12 22:53:16

Not Gladys, my dear Great aunty G would turn in her grave (except she was cremated).

She hated her name, always signed cards Auntie G.
My aunt (her niece) has it as a middle name and she hates it too!

Devora Sun 16-Sep-12 22:55:17

I know an Agatha, a Martha and a Vera. And a Kay!

All nice names, I think.

Startailoforangeandgold Sun 16-Sep-12 22:55:42

Auntie or Aunty oh bugger my dyslexic brain, I think the first is correct, but autocorrect doesn't careconfused

fanjodisfunction Mon 17-Sep-12 08:22:55

Edna
Cybil
Marjory
Shirley
Sheila

Pasiphae Mon 17-Sep-12 12:17:33

I agree with Shirley! Love it already!
Sybil, Ethel, Agatha, Meryl and Beryl. Ida, Edna, Greta, Hattie, Mary, Jane, Dorothy, Irene, Effie, Jean and Joan. Joyce? Virginia?Gloria? Theresa, Nancy and Sally.

I don't feel Patricia, Geraldine, Barbara and Helen. Or Norma, or Phyllis.

MsGee Mon 17-Sep-12 12:27:50

I love granny names, particularly

Elsie
Betty
Betsy
Nora
Edith
Mabel
Maud
Nell

<potentially outs self as DD name in there and AFAIK there isn't another girl here age with that name>

GoldPlatedNineDoors Mon 17-Sep-12 12:31:29

Hazel is a granny name to me and thats back.

I have a Meg which is the only one I.know.of under 70.

Maeve
Edith
Thelma
Pauline
Margery

manicinsomniac Mon 17-Sep-12 15:17:40

'Granny chic' names that are already back in the top 300:

Ava, Alice, Betsy, Bonnie, Clara, Constance, Edith, Esme, Elsa, Elsie, Eliza, Florence, Grace, Iris, Ivy, Josie, Josephine, Lily, Mary, Martha, Maisie, Nina, Ruby, Rose

Names that I think are on the up but not that popular yet:
Ada, Agnes, Betty, Dorothy, Daphne, Dora, Ida, Janet, Jane, June, Lillian, Mabel, Maude, Nora, Olive, Pearl, Ruth, Rita, Sylvia, Una, Verity, Valerie

Names that I don't think are coming back:
Agatha, Avis, Bertha, Beryl, Barbara, Brenda, Doris, Dorcas, Deirdre, Edna, Enid, Ethel, Edwina Freda, Gertrude, Hilda, Hilary, Irene, Ilsa, Jean, Joan, Joyce, Myrtle, Mildred, Patricia, Prudence, Pauline, Queenie, Sheila, Shirley, Theresa, Ursula, Vera, Wilhemina, Winifred, Winnie, Yseult

paperclips Mon 17-Sep-12 15:36:07

I like Joan. To me it sounds graceful and sophisticated. But I think it needs a few more years before it's ready to come back. I meet lots of women called Joan aged 65-75. I think it seems to take longer than that for names to come back round again.

Paradisefound Mon 17-Sep-12 17:18:46

Ethel !!

GOLDFaverolles Mon 17-Sep-12 17:26:21

I wanted to call dc4 Joy, but dh vetoed.

Also love Mabel and Enid

GoingforGoingforGOLD Mon 17-Sep-12 17:44:16

I know of four under twos with James off your not list manicinsomniac

Not sure if that's a good thing....

GoingforGoingforGOLD Mon 17-Sep-12 17:44:31

Duh names not James

BillyBollyBandy Mon 17-Sep-12 17:47:18

DD2 has Joy as a middle name

I know a Florence, Nancy, Ivy, Sadie

1944girl Mon 17-Sep-12 18:01:33

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