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Most retro/dated name you've heard recently

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atthewelles Wed 09-Jan-13 11:26:19

I heard a woman in the park calling her little girl Madge. I haven't heard that name in years and years. I also know of a little toddler called Sheila.

Just wondering if any of you know any children with names that you thought had died out completely.

FlouryWhiteBaps Wed 09-Jan-13 12:26:37

OhThisIsJustGrape - might be a slow burning trend, I know a four year old Brian.

MadonnaKebab Wed 09-Jan-13 12:29:12

Poor love!
(Apologies to any mums testers called Gail
But a baby ?)

Dramajustfollowsme Wed 09-Jan-13 12:29:31

At dd's nursery there are Beryl, Virginia, Elsie, Arthur and Bertie. grin I thought we had stepped back in time when I saw the names on the board!

MadonnaKebab Wed 09-Jan-13 12:29:51

(Netters obs)

NellyBluth Wed 09-Jan-13 12:31:28


I quite like Madge and Maud though...

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 09-Jan-13 12:31:50

How much do I love Reg and Walter so cool

phantomhairpuller Wed 09-Jan-13 12:32:41

Sidney and Stanley wink

Alaska77 Wed 09-Jan-13 12:34:23

There is a Mabel at DS's nursery

Also I heard recently of a baby called Ian shock hmm

bigkidsdidit Wed 09-Jan-13 12:34:55

I have an Albert and I thought it was pretty normal now. In London anyway!

MickeyTheShortOne Wed 09-Jan-13 12:35:48

I know a baby called stanley. I think its quite cute really smile

I went to school with a Stan Lee. No joke!

MickeyTheShortOne Wed 09-Jan-13 12:36:29

I wanted to name DD (if she was a boy) Archie. smile

elvisola Wed 09-Jan-13 12:36:55

I know a 4 year old Brian and a 5 year old Mabel

MadonnaKebab Wed 09-Jan-13 12:37:04


atthewelles Wed 09-Jan-13 12:38:08

Alaska77 There's a little boy on my road called Ian. I think its quite nice - a change from all the Jacks, Bens and Alexs.

extracrunchy Wed 09-Jan-13 12:38:26


LimburgseVlaai Wed 09-Jan-13 12:40:22

I know a Wilbur.

He is a first-born and his mum had never come across Winnie the Witch. Wilbur the cat is the best cat in fiction though so that's OK.

Blatherskite Wed 09-Jan-13 12:46:54

The only young Madge I know has it as a nickname for Madison.

There is a Patsy at DD's pre school and I know of a baby Wilfred which are fairly old-school

atthewelles Wed 09-Jan-13 12:56:43

Someone I know is considering Sylvia for their new baby if it's a dd.

WhistlingNun Wed 09-Jan-13 12:57:48

I love the name Marilyn. If i ever have another girl, it's a strong contender!

strumpetpumpkin Wed 09-Jan-13 12:59:21

my friend called her daughter Ann

There's a Leonard at my DCs school.

BreakOutTheKaraoke Wed 09-Jan-13 13:08:08

Mavis and Elsie

CometAndCupid Wed 09-Jan-13 13:09:38

I know a 4 month old called Kylie.

MacaroniAndWalnut Wed 09-Jan-13 13:13:46

Little baby Lorraine confused

And a Gemma, which actually is lovy, just more my generation than ds's

Chopsypie Wed 09-Jan-13 13:14:37

A family near me have named their baby boy Clive. I think its a family name.

A midwife friend swears she had twin boys just before Christmas called Ronald and Reginald. She didnt know if it was purposly after the Krays, and didnt dare ask

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