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Is Roger due a revival?

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Spaghettinetti Wed 20-Nov-13 13:42:45

I haven't seen any mumsnetters mention the name 'Roger', so what do you reckon? Is it due a revival? What other names could be resurrected?

Pennythedog Wed 20-Nov-13 14:45:50

I know a few baby Colins. It's definitely coming back.

Don't know any baby Rogers though.

Theas18 Wed 20-Nov-13 14:45:53

I have a lovely friend called Roger. It's a nice name for me.

HeirToTheIronThrone Wed 20-Nov-13 14:49:49

The first boy I ever kissed was called Roger. Sigh...

DrinkFeckArseGirls Wed 20-Nov-13 14:50:24

Roger that, fnar fnar. shockwink

yummymumtobe Wed 20-Nov-13 14:52:55

Roger Federer though - only one of the best tennis players ever!

CockyMcChicken Wed 20-Nov-13 14:54:34

I quite like Colin.

I can't imagine a little baby Ian or Nigel though.

DrinkFeckArseGirls Wed 20-Nov-13 15:03:56

He foreign though! And yummy.

SoftSheen Wed 20-Nov-13 15:04:05

I like it. Judging from this thread I am in the minority, but I bet you would have got a similar reaction to Arthur or Wilfred a few years ago, and both names are pretty popular now.

I like Roger because it is the name of the hero of one of my favourite novels (Wives and Daughters). It was a common name in the 19th century, and is therefore not really comparable to Ian, Nigel, Roland etc, which are more modern.

I met a baby Gordon the other day, couldn't quite bring myself to like that name, though he was a lovely little boy.

hulabaloo Wed 20-Nov-13 15:42:24

Roger Federer comes to my mind. In fact, I don't know any 'old' Rogers so can equally see it for a baby as an old man.

Agree that names like Wilfred, Edwin, Arthur, Stanley etc were deemed to be 'too old' only a few years ago. I expect Roger to rise in popularity again.

squoosh Wed 20-Nov-13 15:58:37

11 little Rogers born last year.

Hello Rogers!

VirtuallyReal Wed 20-Nov-13 16:09:06

Isn't Roger slang for sex? As in "a good rogering"?

Really don't see it coming back.

peggyblackett Wed 20-Nov-13 16:13:21


Threetofour Wed 20-Nov-13 18:47:50

I know a baby Roger!!

KateCroydon Wed 20-Nov-13 19:52:03

Prince's real name is Prince Rogers Nelson.

All the same, Noooooooo.

BOF Wed 20-Nov-13 19:56:15

Roger is rather cute- but I'm biased, as my little brother was called this (after a favourite footballer with an even more unfortunate surname, 'Hunt' grin), and he was quite possibly the most gorgeous baby ever born.

FWIW, he has never been bullied for it; the worst he's ever had is nicknames like RogerTheDodger etc, which is no hardship.

TickyTockTock Wed 20-Nov-13 22:13:34


ShoeWhore Wed 20-Nov-13 22:16:02

Oh please no.

Tattiesthroughthebree Wed 20-Nov-13 23:24:25

Roger the Cabin Boy Fnar fnar

wetaugust Thu 21-Nov-13 01:13:02

Roger Daltry

I would have grin

GrandstandingBlueTit Thu 21-Nov-13 07:27:36

LOL, Roget's Thesaurus...

OP, you're 10-20 years ahead of the curve. Roger will be back. If Harvey can make a comeback, anything bloody can.

GrandstandingBlueTit Thu 21-Nov-13 07:28:30

I actually quite like Colin.

And anyway, Colin Firth...

hulabaloo Thu 21-Nov-13 14:31:27

You just need to meet one little cute Roger and your association to the name changes. I know a lovely Colin and now quite like the name.

squoosh Thu 21-Nov-13 14:36:26

You can get used to any name if you know a nice one, but I know a lecherous Roger who's always trying to feel me up...........might take two cute little baby Rogers to cancel him out.

sleepingbeautiful Thu 21-Nov-13 18:12:21

I actually know one born 2 weeks ago to a co-worker! They're not Western in origin so I guess they don't know the other meanings, but once I got over my initial 'really??' i'm starting to just associate the cute little baby with the name now.
maybe it is going to come back after all...

emmelinelucas Thu 21-Nov-13 18:29:14

Nope, it just doesnt sound right, not for now anyway. Ulrika called her baby Malcolm and that didnt catch on.
Some names come back because they are nice, but others..

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