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IYO what are the Mumsnet 'Favourite' Names

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farmersdaughter Tue 14-May-13 20:16:07

Just really interested to see what every thinks they are!

bananaramma Fri 17-May-13 14:29:15

"On here the trend seems to be for boring, old fashioned names."

Personally I find namesa little dull/boring that have become trendy and overused. Most names on this thread, especially the ones not heard for many years, I find refreshing and interesting.

Catlike Fri 17-May-13 14:34:04

Vivienne seems to be especially popular at the moment.

KittenofDoom Sat 18-May-13 01:48:34

Yeah, Elodie! People are always suggesting that on here. I've never heard of anyone called Elodie though. Where has it come from, is there some actress or TV presenter or fictional character that's gone under my radar?

clattypatty Sat 18-May-13 01:56:26

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saladcreamwitheverything Sat 18-May-13 02:50:23

Proud owner of a "James"!

Common as muck and is timeless....and yes I will be putting this on the other thread....

JeggingsJive Sat 18-May-13 07:34:40

I cannot believe no one has mentioned Marianne. Ultimate MN name IMO.

Catlike Sat 18-May-13 08:19:56

I know one person in real life called Elodie, she's french (and a grown up). I thought it would be a gorgeous and v unusual name for a little girl until I joined MN but it seems to be getting really popular all of a sudden.

lottiegarbanzo Sat 18-May-13 08:28:41

Yes, Elodie is the name I see mentioned a lot and adored here that I've never come across in real life.

KittenofDoom Sat 18-May-13 12:41:53

So where are they getting it from?

lljkk Sat 18-May-13 20:21:37

I know an Elladee, does that count? She must be 7 or 8 now.
Luka. How can none of you have mentioned it?!
Amelia, too.

bananaramma Sun 19-May-13 07:15:29

I think Amelia has become far too widely used now as to be a mumsnet favourite.

KenDoddsDadsDog Sun 19-May-13 09:48:29

There was a character on 'The Hills' called Elodie. But I bet no MNeter would admit watching such a downmarket show grin

Yonionekanobe Sun 19-May-13 15:32:41

I know three Elodies shock

Not heard that Vivienne is getting popular - for me it will always be Pretty Woman...

KittenofDoom Sun 19-May-13 15:48:17

There must be some reason for the Elodie thing. I can't see Melody being received with the same approval. grin

SPsCliffingAllOverMN Sun 19-May-13 15:50:02

Anything but K names.

D0oinMeCleanin Sun 19-May-13 15:52:42

Every time dd1's name is mentioned on here everyone loves it, but I spell it wrong blush

The right way just looked wrong to my eye.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Sun 19-May-13 15:54:44

Any real life Hecates out there?

Mariannesmum Sun 19-May-13 19:18:22

I've only heard Elodie once in real life. Thought it sounded gorgeous.

Didn't realise Marianne was such a mn fave. JeggingsJive, do I get a prize???

Harry, Jack, Oliver, Charlie, William.

Just kidding. Apparently these names are lacking imagination and overused. hmm

shoobidoo Mon 20-May-13 10:27:34

I think people are always looking for lovely underused names and these often tend to be those we've not heard for a long time i.e. old fashioned granny names.

And yes, names like Harry, Charlie, Alfie have become so widely used that to many they appear a little dull and, more importantly, often need a modifier (e.g. small, big, surname initial etc.) to identify someone as there are often several in a class.

MrsSchadenfreude Mon 20-May-13 14:07:53

I know a RL Hecate! Very cool and funky and completely able to carry it off. She's in her 20s.

KittenofDoom Mon 20-May-13 14:57:47

How is that pronounced? I think I've only ever seen it written down.

Heck cat ee

arabesque Tue 21-May-13 15:51:28

I don't know anyone in RL who likes the name Audrey, but MNetters absolutely rave about it.

I have also seen people on here rave about the name Nuala which, in Ireland, is actually a very middle aged slightly frumpy name. I just cannot imagine a baby Nuala!

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