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balletnotlacrosse Fri 24-Apr-15 23:28:43

Heard a woman in the park calling her dd (aged 4-5) by this name yesterday. Not keen myself, but is it due a revival?

DixieNormas Fri 24-Apr-15 23:30:42


StampyShortnose Fri 24-Apr-15 23:31:14

Now that's a name that doesn't deserve a revival!

Only1scoop Fri 24-Apr-15 23:31:15


ImNameyChangey Fri 24-Apr-15 23:31:46

Wow. Maureen!? All our children are going to be calling their DC Joanne, Tracey and Nicola you know.

Maureen is from my Mum's generation...women who are in their 60s and 70s I am waiting for the Joans, Jeans and Dots to appear.

ImNameyChangey Fri 24-Apr-15 23:32:05

I actually like Joan though.

Only1scoop Fri 24-Apr-15 23:32:30

Love Dot smile

nenehooo Fri 24-Apr-15 23:39:46

My mum's name. Chosen by my nan whilst my grandad was away at war. He came back, nan introduced him to his new daughter Maureen, and he said "I'm not calling her THAT" so she's known as Chris - middle name Christina. She hates Maureen.

JuniorMint Fri 24-Apr-15 23:43:23

Heard an Audrey of around 3-4yo bring called in the park the other day.

DixieNormas Fri 24-Apr-15 23:51:46

My nanas name is maureen joan, she hates it. We all have joan as a middle name and all hate it.

This thing about older names making a come back is going to a new level of awful

Bluestocking Fri 24-Apr-15 23:52:23

I know a three year old Audrey! Only one though, not a wave of them.

squoosh Fri 24-Apr-15 23:53:27

Maureen is pretty bad but I suppose it's that generation's version of Mabel or Ethel.

squoosh Fri 24-Apr-15 23:53:49

Audrey is cool though.

burgatroyd Sat 25-Apr-15 04:49:55

Maureen isn't a goer for me.

Audrey sounds dreary.

I do like Aubrey for a girl. Yes, I know its a boys name but it sounds feminine!

HearTheThunderRoar Sat 25-Apr-15 04:55:13

DD's principal's DD is called Audrey and she is about 13/14 yo

Both Maureen and Audrey are pretty bad, some names need to stay in the past.

mathanxiety Sat 25-Apr-15 06:51:43

I like it if spelled Máirín (in Irish in other words) even though there is little or no difference in pronunciation. I like Audrey too.

Really dislike Noreen, Aideen, Doreen, etc, though.

Highabove Sat 25-Apr-15 06:54:23

I know a toddler Joanie.

Lagoonablue Sat 25-Apr-15 06:57:02

My generation is all susan, Linda, Alison, Carolyn, Gillian, joanne, helen, Tracy and Michelle.

Boys were Graham, Peter, Phillip, Colin, Christopher, Ian, Andrew, Gary, Steven, Neil, Keith.

All of which sound really boring to me. Some of them could make a comeback I suppose but not many!

Lagoonablue Sat 25-Apr-15 06:59:29

In terms of ' old lady names' I think we have probably run out now'

I know of a Dolly, Ruby, Nancy, Iris, Ivy, Daisy, Ida, Ava, Peggy and a Betty!

wigglesrock Sat 25-Apr-15 07:26:18

Oh God, I really hope not, its my middle name - why Mother why?

burgatroyd Sat 25-Apr-15 08:17:28

And are you happy for her nn to be Mo? Just saying'...

Lunastarfish Sat 25-Apr-15 08:29:07

interestingly over the past week 'Jean' and 'Joan' seem to have passed the MN test of acceptability. Jean/Joan/Maureen are not really my idea of a suitable name for a child but that's mostly because I have pensioner aunts with those names.

villainousbroodmare Sat 25-Apr-15 08:33:43

I like Máirín, Éidín, Nóirín but not the anglicised versions.

sweetpeame Sat 25-Apr-15 09:07:33

It's not a name I think is due a revival... But as a pp said, there is a whole thread of people on here talking about how much they like Joan and Jean. IMO Maureen is in exactly the same category so no doubt there will be people who vastly prefer it to anything top 100!

leccybill Sat 25-Apr-15 09:19:41

Similar to Maureen is Margaret- wonder if that will come back into favour?
or Brenda?

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