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Will Georgia/Georgina gain popularity due to Prince George?

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YummyMummybee Wed 24-Jul-13 18:51:44

Out of interest will Georgia(which I love!!!!!) or Georgina gain popularity due to Prince George of Cambridge? Everyone seems to love George so why not Georgina/Georgia?

strawberryswing Wed 24-Jul-13 20:15:31

I was just wondering this as my little girl is Georgia (and coincidently shares her birthday with Prince George!)

I think it might, its a gorgeous name smile. Cant see it reaching the top 10 though x

Katana Wed 24-Jul-13 21:06:42

I really hope it doesn't get too popular. Georgia is our favourite girls name at the mo!

MarianneBrandon Wed 24-Jul-13 21:48:04

Georgia is in the top 100 already and it will probably become even more popular now. It's a lovely name though.

Rhubarbgarden Thu 25-Jul-13 13:12:43


Stat Thu 25-Jul-13 13:24:18

Both Georgia and Georgina had a peak in popularity in the late 90s and have declined in use quite rapidly since then.

Georgia was ranked 10th in 1997. If the popularity of Georgia does pick up a bit since the royal George, I can't imagine it will get that popular again.

drivinmecrazy Thu 25-Jul-13 13:29:08

DD2 (7) is a Georgia and she is thrilled. in her words 'how lovely they have named the baby prince after an ordinary girl called Georgia' smile

Runoutofideas Thu 25-Jul-13 13:35:28

My Georgia said "Oh no, now I can't marry him - George and Georgia sounds stupid together!"

manicinsomniac Thu 25-Jul-13 14:01:06

Probably. But they're popular names already, Georgina especially (around here.)

I teach so many that we have to have: Georgina, Georgia, Georgie, Giggi, Ginny, Genie and Gina!

hudsonriver1 Fri 26-Jul-13 22:00:57

I have a georgina! Age 6! We call her genie for short

hudsonriver1 Fri 26-Jul-13 22:01:49

Or gigi and gina lol

fifi669 Fri 26-Jul-13 23:13:29

Just never call a Georgia, Georgina! My sister goes round the bend when people get it wrong!

I think there will be a surge now, I think the name Georgia is underrated

Mandos1 Fri 26-Jul-13 23:17:46

With u there fifi Georgia's on our list for this baby been longing to use it since the last pregnancy.

fifi669 Fri 26-Jul-13 23:23:07

I think it's sounds feminine without being too girly if you catch my drift?

squeak2392 Sun 28-Jul-13 03:10:03

I doubt Georgia will get more popular. It's popular enough now, but imo it's had it's day (not saying it'll go down, just don't think it'll go up much more).
Georgina I personally love, but whenever I've asked about it people have always said 'it's dated' or 'it's like you wanted a boy!' annoying whiney voice. That could see a rise, but it's not particularly popular as it is.

I was reading earlier that the name Victoria was far nearer 100 than 1 during Queen V's reign, except in jubilee years, when she died, and times of particular patriotism (because of war), so if female Georg- names do become more popular it may well not last for more than a year. I know I'll have forgotten about him in a month or two.

hurricanemum Sun 28-Jul-13 20:17:42

Ooh am glad to see this thread as am considering changing DD name and Georgina is one I really like but now am not sure if

hurricanemum Sun 28-Jul-13 20:19:28

Whoops! ... Am not sure now if it's going to peak. But not sure that matters anyway.

lljkk Sun 28-Jul-13 20:20:20

Georgia was hugely popular from about 1995-2000. I don't think it will come back the same.

TallulahBetty Sun 28-Jul-13 21:06:16

I loved Georgia and it was on our shortlist. Hoping to have another girl anyway so I'd not be put off using it.

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