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Well it's official! Those never coming back 60s/70s names are on their way!

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NancyJones Sat 04-Oct-14 16:49:23

Ok, so not official but today I met an uber cool mum. You know, effortlessly chic with stunning DH and beautiful boden catalogue children? Anyway, she had a 2yr old DS called Jonny and baby twin girls called...Pamela and Jennifer. Now I'm not sure if Jennifer has ever gone out of fashion but Pamela certainly had, surely? She called them Jen and Pam too! I said I thought her children were beautiful and that she was probably setting a new trend in 60s retro cool names (I meant this genuinely). She said yes, she was quite sure that by the time her Pam was 10, Pamela would be the new Florence. I believed her too!
I realised I'm probably outing where I live as there can't be that many but hey, I thought it was cool!

Yama Sat 04-Oct-14 16:52:25

I have a 70's name. I can't wait until it becomes cool. I was going to say 'again' but it was never cool in the first place.

squoosh Sat 04-Oct-14 17:00:10

I love the name Pamela. Also love Samantha and Christine.

burgatroyd Sat 04-Oct-14 17:43:56

I love Elaine

nilbyname Sat 04-Oct-14 17:45:37

I thought Linda and Christina were the coolest and most exotic names when I was a kid!

MizLizLemon Sat 04-Oct-14 17:51:41

Will anyone ever have the guts to try to revive Sharon do you think? I actually think it's a really nice name but it got so trashed in the 80s by people using it in much the way people use the term "Essex girl" now that I wonder if it'll come back I'm my lifetime.

Owllady Sat 04-Oct-14 17:54:37

I love the name Jennifer and I have NEVER met a horrible Pam

My daughter has a very 60s/70s name and I don't know any other 15 year olds with it

Squeegle Sat 04-Oct-14 17:56:10

The most popular names in my class (started school 1970) we're Catherine and Debbie. Also Jane, Sarah and Louise. They're all pretty unfashionable now I think. I can't imagine them being used for today's babies. Or am I wrong?

YoungBritishPissArtist Sat 04-Oct-14 17:56:43

She's ahead of the curve! I think Lily/Ellie May/Alfie etc will sound very dated in 10 or so years.

Bowlersarm Sat 04-Oct-14 17:58:55

Not sure I would have put Jonny and Jenny together.

Owl the only Pamela's I know are horrible!

Lemon' Sharon will come back because it's biblical. I think it'll be a decade or two away though.

Ludways Sat 04-Oct-14 18:00:47

When people say 60/70's name will never come back as they're awful, it makes me laugh. Of course they'll come back, I think it's ridiculous to think otherwise. Each generation makes their own rules and fashions.

MummyBeerest Sat 04-Oct-14 18:00:50

I love it. Pam for a little girl would be sweet. Jonny just sounds awesome. I'm mixed on Jennifer (that's my own problem)

Although, did Sarah ever really go away?

EdithWeston Sat 04-Oct-14 18:00:59

I think that, after the Victoria Woods PAM! sketch it might be a little slower than the others to make a comeback.

Other common than: Sarah, Donna, Deborah, Michelle, Tracey, Joanne

Owllady Sat 04-Oct-14 18:06:30

I know quite a few young Sarah's . It's a lovely name
Lol I met all the nice Pam's smile I met all the horrible Susan's. Does that help? grin

Yama Sat 04-Oct-14 18:10:01

My Dad loves the name Sharon. Thankfully, he didn't realise think in the 70's.

Yama Sat 04-Oct-14 18:13:16

realise this

thatsn0tmyname Sat 04-Oct-14 18:16:27

I'm surprised that Lisa hasn't come back yet. It's pretty and was the cool girls name back in the day.

BirdhouseInYourSoul Sat 04-Oct-14 18:17:47

I met a 2 year old Linda recently.

I'm surprised it isn't more common actually.

Yama Sat 04-Oct-14 18:18:07

Thats - my Dad suggested Lisa when I was pregnant with dd 9 years ago.

CitronVert Sat 04-Oct-14 18:43:54

I know a little Samantha and a little Alison which were both popular back when I was at school. I think lots of 60s and 70s names are lovely.

calzone Sat 04-Oct-14 18:47:07

I like Caroline. smile

Sicaq Sat 04-Oct-14 18:50:50

I like Sharon and Sarah; both pretty names with millennia-long histories.

Charitygirl1 Sat 04-Oct-14 19:00:32

I LOVE Angela. And Gloria.

Charitygirl1 Sat 04-Oct-14 19:00:45

Oh, and Gina.

shakemysilliesout Sat 04-Oct-14 19:13:24

What about 70s boys names? We've had all the girls so far- due in 7 days - what's he male Pamela?!

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