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Where are all the baby Alices?

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FrogsGoWaaa Tue 25-Nov-14 00:21:06

It's a name we're considering but after growing up with a massively popular name and all the irritations that come with that myself, I'm slightly put off by how quickly it's jumping up the rankings. It's gone from 50th in 2007 to 27th last year.

Having said that, the youngest I know personally is a teenager. So where are all the baby Alices?! Do you know any and where in the country are they?

Thank you!

Sophronia Tue 25-Nov-14 00:24:07

I also don't know or haven't heard of any baby Alices. The youngest one I know is 18!

EmilyGilmore Tue 25-Nov-14 00:24:09

I know a 5 year old Alice in London. It's a beautiful name. I'm surprised it's so high in the rankings as that's the only one I know.

Canyouforgiveher Tue 25-Nov-14 00:28:31

the one I know is 13. There is one other Alice in her school (age about 9). We are in the US. I think Alice (like Catherine, Mary, Elizabeth and a few others) is a classic timeless name so it doesn't matter how many or how few people have it - it can't be fad name or a popular name- it is just a good classic name for a woman.

1944girl Tue 25-Nov-14 00:44:32

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EmilyGilmore Tue 25-Nov-14 00:50:13

1944girl can you imagine the MN thread "DH wants to name the baby after a barmaid...is this a red flag?" grin

CheeseEqualsHappiness Tue 25-Nov-14 00:51:09

1 year old Alice in London

MollyWhuppie Tue 25-Nov-14 02:52:25

A good friend has just called her new baby Alice. Gutted as that was our name of choice for a girl last time (we had a boy) and would have been our name for this one if it's a girl.

burgatroyd Tue 25-Nov-14 06:26:17

Molly its not a rare name. You could have An alice too!

I prefer the spelling Alys.

I know one baby. Two adults.

If its ranked in the 20s with the combined spelling of Alys there would be about 2000 a year perhaps. That's not that many.

insancerre Tue 25-Nov-14 06:32:31

I have an 18 year old Alice. I don't know any others. She was always the only Alice at school, even at high school.
I have worked in early years for over 20 years and I have only cared for 1 Alice in all that time.
I live in the new
I've just remembered when I had given birth and they brought me up to the ward the auxiliary who gave me my lunch was also called Alice smile

insancerre Tue 25-Nov-14 06:33:59

North west not new

Paddingtonthebear Tue 25-Nov-14 06:53:14

I know three Alice's. All around 2 years old. South Coast

BikeRunSki Tue 25-Nov-14 07:00:55

The youngest I know is 4, although I know a 3 year old whose middle name is Alice. The oldest I know is in their 40s (me). S/W a Yorkshire. I know a lot of 3 year old girls and most of them are called Amelia or Lexi.

If you look on the Office of National statistics they break down names given to babies each year by region.

MrsDumbledore Tue 25-Nov-14 07:01:58

I know one baby, and she is Alys (we are in Wales). It's my 4yo dd's middlenname though in English spelling (after my grandmother). Lovely name!

noitsachicken Tue 25-Nov-14 07:03:36

I know one baby Alice, it's also on our list for DC2, we are South West.

Luciferbox Tue 25-Nov-14 07:04:48

I know 1 teenage Alice. We are ttc for DC2 at the mo and hope to use Alys if we have a girl (we live in Wales)

RollaCola Tue 25-Nov-14 07:06:30

I know a one year old Alice here in Kent.

capercaillie Tue 25-Nov-14 07:10:28

I know a 5 year old Alice and a 6 year old one. Both are the only Alice in their school year of 60

Messygirl Tue 25-Nov-14 07:13:28

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vomistheworst Tue 25-Nov-14 09:43:39

I only know of one - a 2 year old.

babyblabber Tue 25-Nov-14 10:18:44

I know two, one is my 25 year old sister and other one is 2.

Gorgeous gorgeous name

MyOwnJungle Tue 25-Nov-14 10:19:37

my dd is 12 and knows two alices

Emalushka Tue 25-Nov-14 10:26:36

My Alice is 3. Also know 2 other Alice's of a similar age. I love it.

Emalushka Tue 25-Nov-14 10:28:03

*Alices - without the apostrophe!

RubMyLamp Tue 25-Nov-14 10:32:35

I wanted to call my youngest DD Alice. She's now almost 4. ExDP wouldn't allow it because it was his "horrible Grandmas first name" grin hmm

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