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Popular names you think will end up being faddy / genrational / "two thousand and teensie" names"

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Totality22 Thu 02-Apr-15 13:02:30

Have heard the name Isla described as all 3 on another thread (sorry this isn't actually a TAAT)

It got me to thinking what other names could end up being faddy.

I think Freya fits the bill also. I am sure there are loads more

[incidentally I love both Isla and Freya as names!!!]

Totality22 Thu 02-Apr-15 13:03:25

Gah - title should have read "two thousand and tensie names" as in a name of the 2010's onwards.

EdithWeston Thu 02-Apr-15 13:05:20

There seem to have been a very large number of Finns.

Girls are Evie and Sophie (and variants)

Totality22 Thu 02-Apr-15 13:05:53

Gosh sorry about the other typo in the title - should read generational

MN, when are you going to add an edit function???

although this doesn't excuse me not being able to type properly to begin with

Heels99 Thu 02-Apr-15 13:08:09

Isla has been around since the 1800s and been popular in Scotland for a long time its just become more popular outside Scotland recently.
Freya goes back to Norse mythology.
I think surnames as first names will date and names ending in "den" eg Jayden etc

queentroutoftrouts Thu 02-Apr-15 13:08:31

I think Amelia, Oscar and names that are doubled with a May or a Rose.

TheJiminyConjecture Thu 02-Apr-15 13:08:56

I don't think there will be any obvious Sharon and Tracey names for the children of this generation. There are just so many different names.

RainbowInACloud Thu 02-Apr-15 13:09:31

Definitely Stanley, Alfie, Betty, Elsie type names.
They were really dated when I was younger and will probably the old age names of the next generation.

vickibee Thu 02-Apr-15 13:12:17

Evie and Courtney for girls
ALfie for boys

There are dozens in my son's school

My era there were lots of Susans, Andrews, Kevins and Rebeccas

stardusty5 Thu 02-Apr-15 13:12:27

Ava and Eva
Emilia, Amelia, Amelie
And yy to [insertname]- Rose

All beautiful but very Now

funnyossity Thu 02-Apr-15 13:22:59


stormyboots Thu 02-Apr-15 13:27:46

Amelia, Ava, Ellie, Ella, Evie, Isabella, Poppy, Ruby

ThroughThickandThin Thu 02-Apr-15 13:30:32

I think any name where you don't know anyone of that name in their 20,s, 30's, 40's, 50's. So not for me Oliver, Rose, Amelia. I know quite a few of all ages.

For me it would be Kayden, Jayden, as very modern. And names like Stanley, Sidney which although arent modern lost their popularity for a few decades and have reappeared very recently.

funnyossity Thu 02-Apr-15 13:35:28

I don't know a single Oliver or Amelia / Amelie over 10. Names can be quite regional too ime.

ThroughThickandThin Thu 02-Apr-15 13:39:17

South East england here funny. I'm 50 have two great mates who are Oliver's and a mil who is Amelia!

Lots of ds1 friends are Oliver's aged 19/20.

funnyossity Thu 02-Apr-15 13:43:52

Spent last 20 years in Scotland and North of England. Isla doesn't seem so faddy to me as Amelia!

Lweji Thu 02-Apr-15 13:47:21

Anything younike.

WindYourBobbinUp Thu 02-Apr-15 13:50:16

Possibly the "ee" boys names e.g. Alfie, Archie
Flower girls names, Poppy, Lily, Rosie
Max, so many Max's but I've only ever met babies / small kids called it

I like those names, as I do the Karen's and Lindsey's of my age group. I think with most names apart from the classics that stay popular e.g. James, you can have a good guess at age

BikeRunSki Thu 02-Apr-15 13:54:06


funnyossity Thu 02-Apr-15 13:55:41

Noah - the only one I know over 5 is in the Bible.

Jackieharris Thu 02-Apr-15 13:58:19

All the ones in the top 10!

Esp Archie, all the variants of Eva/Ava, Noah, Sophie/Matilda, variants of Abbie, Mia, grandparent type names, neaveh, American surnames type names like Mason and Madison.

DianeLockhart Thu 02-Apr-15 15:25:35

Freya is definitely not a 2010+ name. It was getting popular long before that.

ThroughThickandThin Thu 02-Apr-15 15:36:35

Ds3 was going to be Freya if he'd been a girl. He's 15 now. I wouldn't chose it now if I had a baby (impossible!), not quite so keen on it.

Floggingmolly Thu 02-Apr-15 15:41:07

Oscar, Noah, Xanthe.

NadiaWadia Thu 02-Apr-15 16:17:11

Ava, definitely. Hyphenated names such as Ava-Grace, Mia-Rose, Sophia-May etc. Even though the names themselves are nice (or would be without the hyphens, which I dislike). For boys Fin or Finley, and Alfie. There are already several of these, even within my own extended family. Why can't people be a bit original?

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