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I like 'dated' names

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VAVAV00M Sat 13-Apr-13 07:45:35

I love the name Karen with middle name Claire.

Should I just time travel back 40 years or am I safe to name gringringringringrin

hwjm1945 Sat 13-Apr-13 07:47:24

I really like Karen but oh says sounds too much like carrot!claire has a real purity and simplicity,no prob with dated

LadyVoldemort Sat 13-Apr-13 07:48:54

I hate the name Karen, but I have an awful auntie named that so that's probably why.

I do like Pamela.

VAVAV00M Sat 13-Apr-13 07:49:16

Surname is Corbett btw

hwjm1945 Sat 13-Apr-13 07:51:41

No.Karen Corbett?too much parrot corner,

hwjm1945 Sat 13-Apr-13 07:51:58

Meant carrot

chickydoo Sat 13-Apr-13 07:53:10

I like them too.
Think there will be a revival before long. I like Louise, Anna, Claire, Jennie, Rebecca.
Maybe dated, but think they sound great without being either pretentious or 'chavy' ( sorry I know a hated MN word)

SanityClause Sat 13-Apr-13 07:55:31

What about Dean, Lee, Trevor, Gavin, Grant, Darren, Wayne, and Bruce? They were all very popular 40 - 50 years ago.

AmandaPayneAteTooMuchChocolate Sat 13-Apr-13 07:57:20

I like Karen, and Claire, but not together I'm afraid. I think all the c's and K's in Karen Claire Corbett is a bit of a mouthful. Karen Louise Corbett (just as an example) would flow more easily.

Binkybix Sat 13-Apr-13 07:59:28

I love Barbara, but have taken it off my list because seems odd to think of a baby called that. Maybe one generation about Claire. I also like Sarah.

havingamadmoment Sat 13-Apr-13 08:32:14

My youngest is called rosemary which I'm told is dated grin

Svrider Sat 13-Apr-13 08:34:05

But then I'm 40 and went to school with children with these names

Branleuse Sat 13-Apr-13 08:36:18

Sharon , Tracy, Anne, Wayne, john,

Branleuse Sat 13-Apr-13 08:36:19

Sharon , Tracy, Anne, Wayne, john,

Couldonlyhappentome Sat 13-Apr-13 08:36:40

I like names like Josephine and Francesca and dislike names like Karen, Claire, Sarah, Louise etc again possibly because they were popular in my youth!

BruthasTortoise Sat 13-Apr-13 08:41:44

I always wanted a baby Trevor, DH was having none of it smile

HeyYoniYoni Sat 13-Apr-13 08:44:38


Confuseddd Sat 13-Apr-13 08:45:31

Bruthas, I wanted to name ds2 Roy. Vetoed as well unfortunately!

dd has a Terry in her class, also a few Stewarts and Rebeccas.

Lovelygoldboots Sat 13-Apr-13 09:02:51

Doris is surely due for a revival. I wanted Eric for my DS and was not allowed.

InkleWinkle Sat 13-Apr-13 09:06:28

My 8 yr old has friends called Sarah, Anna, Jenny & Rebecca.
I don't think these ever date.

Solaia Sat 13-Apr-13 09:15:32

I know babies born last year called Anna, Kirsten and Fiona, and one the year before called Kirsty, so I do think they are occasionally still used. I know a baby Stuart which I suppose is a boy equivalent.

I'm always amazed that people see Sarah as dated. I know it was quite popular in the 1970's and 80's but to me it is just absolutely classic, Biblical and beautiful. Same with Rebecca. Sharon and Tracey on the other hand are quite 'of their time' smile

MsNobodyAgain Sat 13-Apr-13 09:19:09

I have a dated name then grin

I have a son called Frank. That's a PROPER name, that is!

peggyblackett Sat 13-Apr-13 09:20:36

I love Gavin.

tethersend Sat 13-Apr-13 09:20:42

I have an Angie and a Shirley.

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