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Why no Richards?

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FoylesForBooks Tue 16-Jun-15 21:04:24

I like the name Richard. I have never met a Richard I don't like. Why ar eno babies called this any more? Is it due a resurgence?

HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch Tue 16-Jun-15 21:05:18

Because there are already enough dicks in the world? smile

InQuiteAPickle Tue 16-Jun-15 21:08:08

I don't know. Possibly because of the nn Dick?

I quite like the name Peter but don't hear of any. There should be more baby Peters.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Tue 16-Jun-15 21:08:49

It reminds me of a slightly overweight, 45 year old who works in IT.

CaptainAnkles Tue 16-Jun-15 21:09:34

Dick, Peter, Percy and Ralph are all far too penisy and should be avoided.

FoylesForBooks Tue 16-Jun-15 21:17:43

I know a baby Peter. And a baby Ian.

Thing is I know many Richards and none are known as Dick. They are al over 30 though.

Edna1969 Tue 16-Jun-15 21:20:48

My uncle loves his name. He is and always has been a Dick! Now aged 84 everyone who he doesn't know calls him Mr S. Which also pleases him. (He is actually a very nice man).

CosmicDespot Tue 16-Jun-15 21:21:50

Where I grew up the kids called dog poos "richards", I don't know why, unless it's because Richard the Third rhymes with turd. And yes, because "Dick".

InQuiteAPickle Tue 16-Jun-15 21:22:38

Ok, you've put me right off Peter, CaptainAnkles. sad

tictactoad Tue 16-Jun-15 21:26:10

It'll be the Dick association. Agree about Peter and Percy being penisy too.

Love William. Odd that it mostly seems to escape the association though.

Sophronia Tue 16-Jun-15 21:28:33

I know a 3 year old Richie, that's his full name though.

CinnabarRed Tue 16-Jun-15 21:30:06

It's not just the Dick thing - it's also the whole Eastenders thing - RRICCKAHYYYY!

And DS3 has it as a middle name after my lovely step father.

2gorgeousboys Tue 16-Jun-15 21:30:32

There is a little boy in Year 1 at DS2's school called Richard after his Dad but he's the only one under 30 that I know of. Similarly I also know a baby Brian and don't know anyone else young with that name (or Peter, Percy, Dick or Ian)

happybubblebrain Tue 16-Jun-15 21:32:30

Because it's not a very nice name?

yumyumpoppycat Tue 16-Jun-15 21:35:49

Richey is quite sweet?

CinnabarRed Tue 16-Jun-15 21:37:43

Rich/Richey is the name of a dodgy car salesman.

SylvaniansAtEase Tue 16-Jun-15 21:37:45

It's a bit 60s-70s, so it will be back soon... along with Stephen, David, Robert, Andrew, Anthony. Sort of classics, but also associated with the last era before it would have occurred to anyone to name their baby Arlo or Finn, when the most 'out there' it got was Wayne or Dean grin

Trotting alongside them will be the Karens, Claires, Louises, Carolines, Deborahs and Jennifers smile

MitzyLeFrouf Tue 16-Jun-15 21:42:49

It's making its way back with Clive and Geoffrey. They'll get here eventually.

mooth Tue 16-Jun-15 21:44:11

I love the name Richard, and Peter, actually.

FoylesForBooks Tue 16-Jun-15 21:54:23

I like Clive too.

I know a baby Ray. And a young Brian.

switchitoff Tue 16-Jun-15 22:10:41

I know several DCs with classic names such as Peter, David, Andrew, Robert, Stephen, John and Michael...but no Richards. Don't know why - it's a lovely name.

sleepyMe12 Tue 16-Jun-15 22:12:21

I'm due a baby Peter in Oct smile

SevenEleven Tue 16-Jun-15 22:12:58

My brother is a Richard. Never been known as Dick. Never even thought about him being called Dick... It is an 80's name, though and will probably come round in a couple of generations.

cuntycowfacemonkey Tue 16-Jun-15 22:14:33

I know a young Richard and I love the name Peter

Pyjamaface Tue 16-Jun-15 22:35:01

I quite like Richard.

DS has a Peter and a Nigel in his class.

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