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Current 'trendy' names in your area. What are they?

(126 Posts)
farmersdaughter Thu 28-Mar-13 17:00:37

I keep seeing comments about names being 'trendy' and will 'date'. Apart from not really knowing what this means, I was hoping you could maybe please could you share the names 'trending' in your area.

Many thanks.

ps) this is not a name bashing thread, just really interested as it would seem I like these names blushwink

farmersdaughter Thu 28-Mar-13 17:01:29

Gosh that was very badly written! Small child and iPad don't mix

LynetteScavo Thu 28-Mar-13 17:03:26

Every other pre-school boy is called Harry.

The other's are called Charlie.

Leeds2 Thu 28-Mar-13 17:46:24


mrsbungle Thu 28-Mar-13 17:48:44

Evie and Harry here.

ilovepicnmix Thu 28-Mar-13 17:49:21

Noah and max.

turkeyboots Thu 28-Mar-13 17:52:22

DD year 1 class is full of Lillys, Tillys, Millies and other names ending in ie or y.

DSs pre school class has 3 Charlies and 3 Evans. Not no clear trends there otherwise.

MidnightMasquerader Thu 28-Mar-13 18:03:28

A name that will date is one that is very popular, eventually wanes as people inevitably tire of it and move onto something else, leaving those with the name to be associated with that era.

So names like Claire, Joanne, Karen, etc for my generation.

This generation's very popular names are all the Milly, Tilly, Lilys, Ava, Isla, Ruby, Daisy, Olivia, Isabel/le/las, Ellie, Harry, Charlie, Alfie, Archie, Jack, Sophie, Evie, etc, etc.

All nice names, but very popular and of-the-moment.

ShatnersBassoon Thu 28-Mar-13 18:10:52

Girls' names ending with 'bel' 'belle' or 'bella', Lily or Lily-something, Evie and Ava.

Boys are Alfie, Joshua and Max.

TobyLerone Thu 28-Mar-13 18:11:24

My DC are 12 and 13.

The majority of their friends are called Olivia, Chloe, Ruby, Lauren, Megan, Harry, Rhys, Max, Ben.

scarlettsmummy2 Thu 28-Mar-13 18:15:14

There are a couple of three year olds called lucy,Isla and Iris in my daughters nursery class. I also know two Henry's, two Harrys and a Max born in the last year.

TomDaleysTrunks Thu 28-Mar-13 18:19:13

Sophia is everywhere. As is Ella/Eva/Evie/Ava

flowerygirl Thu 28-Mar-13 18:20:55

Oscar and Isla are everywhere

Hattifattner Thu 28-Mar-13 18:22:03

Alfie, Charlie, Jamie for boys.

Grace, Scarlett, Emily, Milly/Tilly/Lily for girls.

I dont know why the boys are called by the dimunitive, rather than being called Charles, James, ALfred.

flowerygirl Thu 28-Mar-13 18:28:14

DH says people shouldn't be allowed to call their kids the dimunitive if they don't like the original!

lockets Thu 28-Mar-13 18:28:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RatPants Thu 28-Mar-13 18:36:06

I have an Oliver and our area is overrun with them. grin

In fairness, I knew hardly any children before I had him so wasn't really aware of this.

I know a lot of Evies, Avas, Amelias, Daisys.

Harry and Charlie are popular here too.

MidnightMasquerader Thu 28-Mar-13 18:39:29

I know someone with a sib-set of Ellie, Billy, Harry and Charlie - nn, ie/y-ending overload...! grin

WillYouDoTheBunnyHop Thu 28-Mar-13 18:45:38

Tyler and variations thereof are everywhere. Tyler-Ray, Tyler-Jay, Tyler-James.

For girls it's Amelia and Isabelle (3 of each in baby group), which is a shame as they've always been my favourites sad

vertex Thu 28-Mar-13 18:52:47

Harry, Oscar, Charlie (and all of the Charlies seem to be horrors).

Isabelle Olivia, Ruby (and the Rubys all seem to be highly strung).

Will be time to move when, and if, the Charlies and Rubys start to breed

BackforGood Thu 28-Mar-13 18:54:57

I work with pre-schoolers

Jayden + Kayden (times about 8 or 9 different ways of mis spelling them) for the lads and 101 variations of Isobel / Isabella for the girls.
A few Stanleys and lots of made up names I've never heard of before.

TheBuskersDog Thu 28-Mar-13 19:04:54

"I dont know why the boys are called by the dimunitive, rather than being called Charles, James, ALfred."

We have a James (now 20) and despite my mum's attempts to call him Jamie in the early days I was having none of it, he has always been called James and sometimes Jim or Jimbo at home. Incidently his middle name is Oliver and we never met any other Olivers twenty years ago.

We also have a Charlie (15) who we never intended to call Charles so why name him it. IMO Charlie is perfectly acceptable if he becomes a lawyer, doctor, whatever. We actually played safe with Charlie, we were going to go for Oscar which was far more unusual then, now they're all over.

Charlie, whilst far from unusual when we chose it, seems to have become more popular over recent years judging by threads on here. However I don't think names like Charlie and Harry will become as 'dated' as some of the names because there has been people called them in every generation, they've just become more popular, whereas some like Noah and Evie are very much of the moment.

mummanj Thu 28-Mar-13 19:07:50

Trending names for babies here are Beatrice, Matilda, Clara and iris, Jude, Felix, Wilfred

Bearcrumble Thu 28-Mar-13 19:18:47

Clara is nice. I don't think I've ever met a baby Clara.

Round here I've recently met two babies called Arthur.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Thu 28-Mar-13 19:42:15

Lexi/e! They are everywhere here (Midlands).

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