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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

TwentiethCenturyGirl Thu 28-Mar-13 19:46:08

Isla and Rosie are very popular near us at the moment. I've met lots of babies with these names over the last 18 months.

Arlo seems to be cropping up a lots for boys. I'd never even heard of it blush until I had DD and have met 4 since then.

lysteddy Thu 28-Mar-13 19:50:50

Kai and Rhys seperately even Kai-Rhys as one name and i live in south london. I know a few of them said both ways.

JazzAnnNonMouse Thu 28-Mar-13 19:58:40


howshouldibehave Thu 28-Mar-13 19:58:52

Lily-May, Lily, Lola, Ruby, Emily, Isla, Amelia, Olivia, Ava, Daisy/Maisy

Reece, Alfie, Charlie, Harry, Oscar, Kyle,

JazzAnnNonMouse Thu 28-Mar-13 20:02:03


farmersdaughter Thu 28-Mar-13 20:06:29

Does anyone know a Matilda who's not called Milly or Tilly?

Love Isla, a bit gutted to see it become so popular..

Bartlebee Thu 28-Mar-13 20:11:44

I know a Matilda who is known as Tilda.

If I had a pound for every Ava I know.. I'd have about £6. Ditto Lexie, ditto Isla. Elodie v popular round these parts too

Yy to Arlo and also Otis.

Thankfully no Kai/Kayden/Jayden type names though.

Megsdaughter Thu 28-Mar-13 20:16:02

I know a Matilda, who is only known as Matilda, in fact wont answer to anything else ( she also has Isla in her name)

chickensaladagain Thu 28-Mar-13 20:21:19

all boys are either called harry or george

girls Ivy, Amelia, Lily

nectarini1983 Thu 28-Mar-13 20:22:50

Riley seems really popular here. ..and Oscar too.

Isla, Isabella and Olivia overload too!

upholsterer Thu 28-Mar-13 20:23:07

Sophie, Emily, Evie
Jack, Oliver/Ollie

Claxonia Thu 28-Mar-13 20:29:21

All of a sudden Daphne's are everywhere here (am in France). Makes me think of Daphne in Neighbours when I was at high school!

SleepyCatOnTheMat Thu 28-Mar-13 20:29:49

Lots of Eleanors round these parts too. And whilst it's not high on the name charts (yet) I've come across a couple of Arabellas.

number41 Thu 28-Mar-13 20:32:20

Harry, Max, tons of Jacks, William, Louis
Amelie, Emily, Amelia
Taylor and Taylers whom I dont know.if they are boys or girls. Must chech nursery photographs.

CPtart Thu 28-Mar-13 20:39:19

Millie, Tillie, Ellie, Ella, Isabel/la, Eva, Ava, Evie, Lily, ......

Alfie,Charlie, Lucas, Oliver, Harry, Noah, ......

IroningBoredDaily Thu 28-Mar-13 20:48:45

Ella, Ella-Mai, Ella-Daisy, Ella-Rose etc etc
Evie, Eve, Eva, Ava etc
Isabella, Isobel, Isabella
Poppy, Lily, Ruby, Rosie, Milly, Molly, Tilly.

Would be nice to see some more unusual names around now as these are becoming a bit boring imo.

mewkins Thu 28-Mar-13 20:51:40

Quite a few Dylans and Williams here. Mille and Lily seem fairly popular too.

Flowerygirl, my sister and I argue over whether diminutives are proper names all the time! I say go for the proper name (although a baby called Charles seems a little heavy!)

mrstowers Thu 28-Mar-13 21:20:01

Isabelle and Noah at the moment

mrsbungle Thu 28-Mar-13 21:26:13

How could I forget Jack. There really are a lot of Jack's here.

I know a Matilda who is just Matilda - no shortening (yet, anyway, she was born in September).

Beatrixpotty Thu 28-Mar-13 21:37:07


Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Thu 28-Mar-13 21:39:28

We know a Matilda and she's Matty.

We seem to go in for the unusual names round here, which very quickly become usual and very commonplace. Freya seems to have gone a bit like that. I like the name, it's not one of my dc's names but its nice. One of the little girls at my dd2's preschool though is called Thureyya. They thought they'd spell it and pronounce it completely differently to the norm. grin

number41 Thu 28-Mar-13 21:49:10

shock thats a bit ridiculous...

number41 Thu 28-Mar-13 21:51:25

I love Eliane with the diminutive Ellie, as she can choose diferent name or more common nickname. I believe Eliane is French for Elaine

BNmum Thu 28-Mar-13 21:51:44

Finlay, Archie, Harry & jack. Freya, Amelia & Isabelle

bigbluebump Thu 28-Mar-13 22:00:20

Ellie, Evie, Poppy, Tilly, Milly, Ruby, Emily, Olivia, Eva, Ava

Alfie, Charlie, Artie, Archie, Ollie, Jack, Harry, Finn, Jack, Max

are all VERY widely used and feel very trendy and are likely to sound dated as people tire of them.

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