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Totality22 Tue 12-May-15 18:28:55

A thread on AIBU made me think that there are certain names I see getting a lot of love on MN but never hear in RL


There are loads more but I can't think? What other names are MN approved?

YAsoNBU Tue 12-May-15 18:35:03


EatShitDerek Tue 12-May-15 18:36:51

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QueenBean Tue 12-May-15 18:38:54


ApplesTheHare Tue 12-May-15 18:40:53

Oh dear, I gave a RL Sylvie...!!! blush

applecatchers36 Tue 12-May-15 18:41:04


ApplesTheHare Tue 12-May-15 18:41:05


MadameJosephine Tue 12-May-15 18:41:10

I had never heard of anybody called Ptolemy or Persephone until I came on MN

FelixFelix Tue 12-May-15 18:44:27

I have a Sylvie middle name Beatrix grin

MadameJosephine Tue 12-May-15 18:45:11

I did actually consider Genevieve for DD but we couldn't agree how to pronounce it. We went for Jennifer instead but DS still calls her Genevieve pronounced the way he wanted it to be pronounced ( jon-vee-ev rather than jen-i-veev) it's become his pet name for her

Lunastarfish Tue 12-May-15 18:45:38

Clara and Penelope seem to be the other common ones. I've never met any young children with these names and don't get me started on Sylvie!

tilder Tue 12-May-15 18:45:49

I would say romilly too.

In fact, pretty much anything outside the top 100.

ApplesTheHare Tue 12-May-15 18:45:55

high fives Felix

Rosieliveson Tue 12-May-15 18:46:58

I see Ptolemy and Thaddeus on here fairly frequently but never in RL.
I do know one Sebastian and one Milo though.

LikeABadSethRogenMovie Tue 12-May-15 18:47:22

I love reading the baby name board even though I last gave birth a decade ago. I bet that half the potential Ptolemy and Persephone's on here really end up being called James or Sophie et al though!

YouMakeMyHeartSmile Tue 12-May-15 18:49:01

tilder I have a DD with an outside the top 100 name but it's still a pretty 'normal' name!

PrettyLittleMitty Tue 12-May-15 18:49:38

Persephone, I have never heard this in rl yet it seems popular here.

ApplesTheHare Tue 12-May-15 18:52:22

p.s. we chose Sylvie before I joined Mumsnet, if that helps. I had no idea it was a Mumsnet name, and actually am not sure it is. There are 3 Sylvies in our village that I know of.

avocadotoast Tue 12-May-15 18:58:40

Ottilie. I'd never even heard of it until I came on here.

You do have to wonder whether some names just seem popular on here though (like, someone might like a name but not call their child it iyswim).

Nolim Tue 12-May-15 19:00:52

I havent meet a single imogen in my life but it seems to be a popular choice in mn.

meditrina Tue 12-May-15 19:01:48

I know someone who called his son Milo. Just before The Tweenies first aired.

MadameJosephine Tue 12-May-15 19:04:43

Really nolim? We had Imogen on our list but didn't use it because it's so popular around here, I know at least 4 or 5 little girls named Imogen (maybe all my friends are secret mumsnetters?)

OnlyLovers Tue 12-May-15 19:06:27

I know a Clara (baby) and have met Imogens aplenty.

Nolim Tue 12-May-15 19:08:27

Really. Is imogen a name that came out of fashion and is back? Are there any famous imogens? Doesnt sound very traditional but i may be wrong.

MyNameIsSuz Tue 12-May-15 19:10:58

Gabriel and Jude, always suggested on here but I've never met one. Well, I know a Jude, but she's a 40ish year old woman, not a little boy...

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