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If i had given birth in 1988...

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StellaNova Fri 05-Oct-12 17:26:37

Highly unlikely, since I was 13 at the time, but if I had, I have just discovered the beautiful 80s names my child would have been saddled with, listed in my diary for the year.Just in case they help anyone still searching for that ultimate name, I share them with you now.

Boys Top Ten - Gary; Mark; Paul; Tony; Scott; James; Ricky; Bobby; Jody; Shane

Girls Top Ten - Samantha; Sara; Sophia; Sandra; Charlotte; Charlene; Christelle; Killashandra shock blush; Dawn; Michelle

Ah, little Charlene Sandra Dawn and Shane Jody Scott. It was not to be.

LittleWhiteWolf Sat 06-Oct-12 19:31:36

I was born in 1985 and my name is on your list OP.

insancerre Sat 06-Oct-12 19:35:13

DS was born in 1989 and if he had been a girl he would have been Charlotte, which is on the op's list.

Avalicious1980 Sat 06-Oct-12 19:39:30

I used to go out with a lad called Jody and he HATED his name as people always assumed he was a girl!

VivaLeBeaver Sat 06-Oct-12 19:53:35

I liked Paxton for a girl when I was about 12.

SecretNutellaFix Sat 06-Oct-12 19:56:13

At about that sort of stage my prospective children were going to be Sophie and Joshua.

Hassled Sat 06-Oct-12 19:58:59

I had children either year of that and they have nice, normal sort of names which wouldn't sound odd in any current playground, as do all their friends. I'm amazed that those were the top ten - I'm sure much of it would have been swayed by the whole Neighbours obsession.

picnicbasketcase Sat 06-Oct-12 20:00:45

Yep, I knew someone who said they wanted a boy and a girl and they would be either Scott and Kylie or Charlene and Jason.

CremeEggThief Sat 06-Oct-12 20:02:18

I know about eight Charlenes and one Sharleen (from Ireland originally), but they were all born between 1978 (my birth year) and 1983.

Inneedofbrandy Sat 06-Oct-12 20:19:25

No ones said my name yet. It is really common at least 5 of us in school, and I'm born in 88 not 85 or 82 actual 88 and no ones said it.

GhouliaYelps Sat 06-Oct-12 20:24:45

Lance - the immediate thought is it's what you do to a boil

IWipeArses Sat 06-Oct-12 22:20:43

I was born in 78 and there were 2 Charlenes in my year.

I remember my friend loving the name Bethany-Rachel in 1988.
I like Colin. blush I really liked The Secret Garden.

Thomas was a popular name that year I think. There were about three lads born around that time in one class I knew at college.

ellathefox Sat 06-Oct-12 22:28:49

Is your name Killashandra littlewhitewolf? grin

StellaNova Sun 07-Oct-12 11:07:14

Hassled - they weren't the top ten! They were my top ten! I was clearly a very odd 13 year old.

Killashandra was after the character in the book Crystal Singer by Anne Mccaffery. I think I liked the named Crystal and got confused.

WantAnOrange Sun 07-Oct-12 11:40:32

I was born in 1988 and have one of those names.

Its not Killashandra....

GW297 Sun 07-Oct-12 12:10:11

Inneedofbrandy - does it begin with g?!

Dogsmom Sun 07-Oct-12 16:59:56

I was born mid 70's and all my life said the names I'd choose would be Aaron and Emma, the boys name went out of the window when we moved in opposite 'child from hell' named Aaron.

I'm currently pregnant with a girl and still plan to use the name Emma.

AThingInYourLife Sun 07-Oct-12 17:03:08

I think Killashandra needs to go into the MN names finder.

Inneedofbrandy Sun 07-Oct-12 17:05:25

GW297 Nope my name is not a G name

Badgerina Sun 07-Oct-12 19:39:56

Who was "Ashandra" and why did you want to kill her??? shock grin

Mintberry Tue 09-Oct-12 14:02:10

Ahaha, you gave me a good laugh with Killashandra! She'd probably have got nicknamed 'Killer' or something equally fearsome at school and never forgiven you! wink

butisthismyname Tue 09-Oct-12 14:05:39

I was a young gal in the early to mid 70's and my favourite names were: Dirk and Tyrone for boys - donlt recall any girls names I wanted. As I grew into a teenager, the two names i was definitely going to call my babies were Kim (girl) and Leslie (boy). blush

kikid Tue 09-Oct-12 14:11:42

1985, holly, richard, hannah, rachel, ryan.

thegreylady Tue 09-Oct-12 16:22:29

In 1965 I planned Nicola Robyn for a girl and Dominic James for a boy

canuck43 Tue 09-Oct-12 16:31:11

My mid 1980's baby girl was going to be Sorrel, or Eloise, or Cordelia, he is called Edward.

merrymouse Tue 09-Oct-12 16:40:56

We're you a spandau fan? I can't see Simon or John on the list?

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