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I met a 9 yo the other day called

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tallulah Fri 21-Mar-14 20:43:31

Karen.

As she was born before Outnumbered started she wasn't named after that character. I'll admit to feeling a bit hmm about it.

Hassled Fri 21-Mar-14 20:45:18

Karen's a really nice name, I think. One of those names that died a death for no good reason (like Susan and Sarah).

KefaloniaBaby Fri 21-Mar-14 20:46:07

I know a 5 year old called Garry. That really makes me laugh, for some reason <in my head, I don't point and laugh out loud or anything>

Judyandherdreamofhorses Fri 21-Mar-14 20:46:23

It's fine though, isn't it? Maybe she was named after a dear family member or friend. Or perhaps her parents just liked the name and were unconcerned with fashion.

Judyandherdreamofhorses Fri 21-Mar-14 20:47:52

I would be much judgier if I thought she actually was named after that character!

NickNacks Fri 21-Mar-14 20:48:04

DS goes to school with a Margot (also 9).

cariadmawr Fri 21-Mar-14 20:48:22

At a risk of outing myself I'm a Karen don't mind it now hated.it when kid in the seventies

squoosh Fri 21-Mar-14 20:48:24

Nothing wrong with Karen it was just done to death in the 1970's.

I know a baby Colin. And a 5 year old Dennis.

BikeRunSki Fri 21-Mar-14 20:50:45

I know a 4 year old Stephen.
And a 7 year old Eric.

TheScience Fri 21-Mar-14 20:52:29

I really like Karen.

I know a 4 year old Martin.

AhoyMcCoy Fri 21-Mar-14 20:53:41

I'm expecting DC1 - DHs favourite name for a girl is Karen. I like it, don't get me wrong, but how can it be someone's most favourite name?!

callamia Fri 21-Mar-14 20:55:16

I like it. Maybe she was named after a much loved relative?

Ludways Fri 21-Mar-14 20:57:58

I know plenty of kids with older fashioned names, Gary, Steven, Ralph, David, Helen. I think pretty much anything goes nowadays, they're seen as retro.

squoosh Fri 21-Mar-14 20:58:44

Ahoy I remember saying this on another thread a while ago but I have a theory that men's favourite names are the names of the girls they fancied when they were in school or girls they remember as being nice and popular.

Karen
Claire
Louise
Sarah

Eastpoint Fri 21-Mar-14 21:00:44

It's funny hearing about Karens born in the 70s, the only Karens I know were born between 1962 & 1968. There's a big chunk of them in my phone book.

meringue33 Fri 21-Mar-14 21:01:37

Sarah is in the bible! And I know a baby Sarah. That name's not going anywhere.

nonameisgoodname Fri 21-Mar-14 21:03:33

I know a 12yr old Karen.

(Plus two Eric's both under 5)

dannyboyle Fri 21-Mar-14 21:06:05

We have a four year old named Sarah. We get loads of lovely comment :-)

SummerRain Fri 21-Mar-14 21:06:46

Dd is a Sarah and there are 3 others in the school, not slipped out of fashion here at all.

I went to school with a few Karen and didn't much like any of them so that colours my view of the name, can't see much wrong with it if you don't have that problem though!

JuniorMint Fri 21-Mar-14 21:07:13

I had a Wendy in my class last year (Y5 so 9-10 year olds). I wasn't sure at first but really came to like it!

squoosh Fri 21-Mar-14 21:08:30

Yes there will always be Sarahs. Maybe not as popular as it was in the 80s or 90s but still quite a few of them.

MrsBigD Fri 21-Mar-14 21:14:23

you guys would love it 'down here' ;). Due to the high Asian contingent with names that us westies can't remember or pronounce, they very sweetly offer up the English names, that usually are a bit retro, but still nice. I for one am pretty blasé about 'new wave names'... says the woman who puts K's into ds and dd's names instead of c' LOL

Ds (9) has an Earl in his class smile, there's a Violet, Llew, Patricia, Margaret, Heather...

Floggingmolly Fri 21-Mar-14 21:17:57

What exactly makes you feel a bit hmm about it, op? I'd feel a lot more hmm about Tequila or Kayleee, etc. personally.

TeaAndALemonTart Fri 21-Mar-14 21:18:21

I like Karen. I know a 2yo Derek. That's a bit too retro for me.

Innocentbystander01 Fri 21-Mar-14 21:20:13

I know a 9 yo Linda smile.

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