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Do you know a baby Nigel?

(94 Posts)
ButtonBoo Mon 12-Nov-12 16:44:15

Or a baby Malcolm? Baby Barry? Baby Kevin?

Just thinking about baby names you don't see very often now. Lots of retro/traditional names coming round again...Albie, Eric, Walter, Henry etc but will we ever see a resurgence of this middling names?!!

Baby Bernard anyone???

insanityscratching Tue 13-Nov-12 21:31:11

Not a baby but dd's friend is a Melanie she's 9,

NigellasGuest Tue 13-Nov-12 21:39:19

Baby Ronald?

NigellasGuest Tue 13-Nov-12 21:40:05

or Baby Terry?

Lyftiduft Tue 13-Nov-12 22:21:06

DH agrees that Kevin is no name for a horse grin

Ian is top of our list if this one is another DS...

B1ueberryMuff1n Wed 14-Nov-12 22:00:42

A friend was deciding between Melanie and Amelia and went for Amelia in the end. I thought Melanie would have been nicer and more unusual.

SparePants Wed 14-Nov-12 22:23:07

Bernard was our reserve name for DS. And there is a little Alan at his nursery. I did a double-take in the park the other day when I heard a mum calling her DD Debbie - that was all the rage when I were a girl in the 70s.

mybootsaremuddy Wed 14-Nov-12 22:27:12

A friend of ours has recently had a baby Reginald. I know a 4 year old Keith and an 8yr old Geoffrey he has a older and younger brother whos names are just as 'retro'. Also know 3 yr old Stephanie and Melissa(twins).

B1ueberryMuff1n Thu 15-Nov-12 08:56:16

Stephanie is lovely. melissa is not.

But if you can find a name you like that was more popular in another decade but not 100% tied to only that decade, then i think it's a good choice!

dimdommilpot Thu 15-Nov-12 22:25:28

I met a 15month old bruce recently.

AitchDee Thu 15-Nov-12 22:26:49

I know a baby Bruce too. Seemed odd at first, but he is most definitely a Bruce.

Haruspex Fri 30-Nov-12 15:37:33

I have a baby Deborah. We just think it's a really pretty name. She's categorically not Debbie though (although I concede she'll probably end up being called Debbie by schoolfriends further along the line).

ellesabe Fri 30-Nov-12 20:16:50

I know a baby David and a baby Martin smile

And when I was pg my bump was fondly known as Derek thank God we had a girl otherwise the name may have stuck!

MadStaringEyes Fri 30-Nov-12 22:03:41

I would have had a baby Colin, if it wadn't half dp's surname.

Derek and Iain were on the longlist.

I know a Jim and Alan, both are 2.

lottiegarbanzo Fri 30-Nov-12 22:28:01

I don't think this thread has been reading the 'names of last five babies I know' one. There has been more than one Bernard and an Elaine.

FuriousRox Fri 30-Nov-12 23:05:30

I know a Kenneth who is about five or six. I can't take that name seriously.

Also, my friend's cat was called Malcolm. The cat was female, of course!

KBwan Sat 01-Dec-12 14:26:10

My friend's husband insisted they call their son Donald. She, however, refers only to him as Don and you can almost see the embarrassment seeping from her if anyone asks his name.
Seems a bit unfair to be growing up in deepest Essex with the name Donald.

EverlongLovesHerChristmasRobin Sat 01-Dec-12 15:05:18

I know a little Nigel. But a baby he isn't.

Pleasenomorepeppa Sat 01-Dec-12 15:12:49

My Nephew called his baby sister Baby Dave from before she was born to when she was about 1!

aliphil Wed 05-Dec-12 14:38:13

Janet was on my list for DD, but DH's stepmother is Janette so we couldn't really use it. I considered Melissa too.

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