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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.

FunnysInLaJardin Tue 09-Oct-12 16:44:45

in the late 80's me and DH agreed that any future children would be Hannah Daisy and Thomas Edwin. They weren't!

MaBaya Tue 09-Oct-12 16:52:31

I wanted a Gary, Ricky, Justin, Jason or Jamie. Or Calvin. Or possibly Matt after Matt Goss grin.

My daughter could only ever have been Charlene....

MaBaya Tue 09-Oct-12 16:53:52

Killashandra reminds me of a very non-PC Republican song called 'Come out ye black and tans' about the IRA....and 'the green and lovely lanes of Killashandra' lol

CokeFan Tue 09-Oct-12 16:57:40

I was born in 1977 and my name is on your list too!

marriednotdead Tue 09-Oct-12 17:00:16

I had DD in '87, had she been a boy she would be Ricky blush I thank my lucky stars every day!

Tuttutitlookslikerain Tue 09-Oct-12 17:01:55

I was born in 1971 and my name is on your list!

AlwaysHoldingOnToStarbug Tue 09-Oct-12 22:15:06

I remember having a list of names too when I was about 12 or 13. Unfortunately (or not, it was very cringy) one of my kids ripped my old diary up so I can't remember all the names.

There was Ashley for a boy and Charlotta for a girl! I have no girls anyway and none of my sons are called Ashley!

Popumpkin Tue 09-Oct-12 22:23:56

I was also 13 in 1988. My top names were Jack & Anna. Jack has been my number one boys name since I was 4 and my grandpa Jack died.

Fast forward to today, I have a 15 year old Jack but DD is not called Anna grin.

EduCated Tue 09-Oct-12 22:49:00

I was born in 89 and know a few Scotts, many many James-es ( just counted 6 in immediate family/friends) and a Jody.

From the girls list, a few Saras and lots of Charlottes smile

Alitrerotoli Tue 09-Oct-12 22:55:15

Great names

Devora Tue 09-Oct-12 23:06:23

I had my baby names fixed in the early 1980s: Jacob and Lily. Not bad at all. Sadly, the rest of the world cottoned on and by the time I finally had my dd, 20 years later, I had to think of something else (which I did, though the rest of the world caught up with that too grin)

Killashandra will have its day, you mark my words grin

SoggyMoggy Tue 09-Oct-12 23:07:10

Having read Crystal Singer, I spat water on seeing Killashandra. Well, on the bright side, maybe she'd have ended up with perfect pitch. ;)

BackforGood Tue 09-Oct-12 23:24:43

I was teaching Reception in 1993, and we had lots of Charlenes, Scotts and Kylies - twas the 'Neighbours' influence, when everyone watched Neighbours in the late 80s grin

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