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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?

gingee Mon 02-Dec-13 11:29:32

Colin and Kevin are popular in the us for some reason, to me they're 'dad' names in the non-retro-cool sense, however have a few American acquaintances with kids names like 'Cavinn' 'Kollin' 'Collyn' 'Keven' etc. weird.

TheNunsOfGavarone Sun 01-Dec-13 12:05:31

Roger the lodger the sod!

No, don't think it's due a revival.

MyNameIsSuz Sun 01-Dec-13 11:09:59

I love it! But I think I was aware when naming DS what everyone else thought and it didn't even make it onto the long list. I love it though. And I hate a lot of the names suggested instead, like Patrick or Douglas. Those are hideous.

Chottie Mon 25-Nov-13 05:53:17

No to Roger, it's my BiLs name and he has suffered with it all his life. What has MiL thinking???

No, no, no to Roger and to Colin.

I do think that Roland is due a revival though. I like it.

TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Sun 24-Nov-13 19:33:31

Where do we stand on Colin?

MrsJohnDeere Sun 24-Nov-13 12:29:42

I know a 5yo Alan

AgathaPinchBottom Sat 23-Nov-13 22:22:42

I prefer roger to Alan. I met a baby Alan recently. Isn't the rather dashing hero in 100 and one Dalmatians called roger?

wetaugust Sat 23-Nov-13 21:19:22

I know a Roger who is 51.

HoneyandRum Sat 23-Nov-13 21:03:23

I like Roger because I don't believe there is one under 60 anywhere. By the time he's 18 in will be extremely cutting edge.

Although, hang out - what about Roger Rabbitt?

Spaghettinetti Fri 22-Nov-13 08:44:52

Ha Ha! Some of your posts have really made me laugh! ;-)

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 21-Nov-13 23:54:13

I'd say no,never but Stanley has and I find that really quite mind boggling.

TheLostPelvicFloorOfPoosh Thu 21-Nov-13 21:04:52

I rather like Fanny.

NoArmaniNoPunani Thu 21-Nov-13 20:59:13

Like Fanny and Gaylord, Roger won't be popular again because of it's double meaning

everlong Thu 21-Nov-13 20:53:47

Oh I love Roger.

It's my pretend lovers name. grin long standing joke between DH and me.

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..

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...

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.

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.

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

I actually quite like Colin.

And anyway, Colin Firth...

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.

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

Roger Daltry

I would have grin

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

Roger the Cabin Boy Fnar fnar

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

Oh please no.

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


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