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What's your mum called?

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BananaPhone Wed 17-Oct-12 22:04:26

Thinking about the cyclical nature of names - those that I used to think of as awful 'granny names' when I was younger - Florence, Edith, Mabel etc - are wildly popular now.

I wonder what the equivalent names will be for our grandchildren and great-grandchildren?

My mum is called Christine (I am in my mid 30s).

MoelFammau Wed 17-Oct-12 22:19:02

Vivienne. Also mid-30s.

WhispersOfWickedness Wed 17-Oct-12 22:20:41

Patricia. Tbf, I don't think it was wildly popular then either, but she was the last of 5 girls and they were running out of names by then, bless her!

BikeRunSki Wed 17-Oct-12 22:21:49

Jennifer, I am early 40s.

BrigitBigKnickers Wed 17-Oct-12 22:21:57

Regina (me late forties)

Crazycake Wed 17-Oct-12 22:22:13

Haha my name is Patricia too (trish) I'm in my mid 30s and hate it!! My mums name is sue

BikeRunSki Wed 17-Oct-12 22:23:03

Mil is Patricia, but she was named after the mw who delivered her.

headfairy Wed 17-Oct-12 22:24:36

Jacqueline, I'm 42. My grandmother was also Jacqueline.

Pudgy2011 Wed 17-Oct-12 22:25:25

My mum is called Lenore - I'm early 30's. Love the name!

wigglesrock Wed 17-Oct-12 22:26:45

Mary as is my mother-in-law, but both of them are known by different pet names of Mary. I'm in my late 30s.

Parisbanana Wed 17-Oct-12 22:27:33

Jean. My mil is Margaret. Dh and I are mid 40s.

duchesse Wed 17-Oct-12 22:28:05

I'm mid 40s and my mother is called Christine as well. My first name is one of those names that bounces back every 2 generations, and although when I was given it, it was exceedingly rare except in old ladies, there are tonnes of young ones now.

Inneedofbrandy Wed 17-Oct-12 22:28:59

Maria and shes almost late 40s

emsyj Wed 17-Oct-12 22:29:12

I'm 33, my DMum is called Margot - like in the Good Life grin. MIL is called Jean. A friend of mine suggested Margot for a potential baby name for me - I think it's finally coming into fashion!

EvilTwins Wed 17-Oct-12 22:29:20

Ruth. I'm mid 30s. MIL is Margaret, but known as Meg.

Chocoholiday Wed 17-Oct-12 22:29:27

Ada. Pronounced Ah-da, not Ey-da.

InSPsFanjoNoOneHearsYouScream Wed 17-Oct-12 22:29:54

My mum is Nicola but uses Nikki. I'm 22

emsyj Wed 17-Oct-12 22:30:09

Ooooh my DD is a Ruth Evil. smile

ThickCut Wed 17-Oct-12 22:30:17

My mum is Christine too! I'm 32

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 17-Oct-12 22:30:48

Sheila. I'm late 30s.

KateBeckett Wed 17-Oct-12 22:31:06


CiderwithBuda Wed 17-Oct-12 22:31:17

Well she is known as Sheila. But her actual name is Julia. Very weird as her aunt who is the same age as her is also called Sheila! We have no idea why they both ended up being Sheila!

I am early late forties.

EvilTwins Wed 17-Oct-12 22:31:31

I don't think it ever went out of fashion, did it? As a child I had a friend called Ruth and now have two close friends with that name. Mum used to be a primary teacher- she taught a Ruth who would be in her late teens now.

BabylonPI Wed 17-Oct-12 22:32:06

DM is Linda, MIL is Patricia (or cow at as DH refers lovingly to her as) blush

I am mid 30s grin

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Wed 17-Oct-12 22:32:17


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