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If you were born in the 70s

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WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 13-Aug-15 23:38:38

What do you think of your generation names?
Your parents generation?
Grandparents?
Your kids?

For me, I was in school with...
Michelle
Deborah
Tracey
Sarah
Louise

Grant
Michael
David
William
Shaun

Parents/their friends

Cheryl
Susan
Janet
Rita

Alan
Robert
Colin
Victor
Chris

Grandparents

Sue
Janet
Patricia
June

Paul
Alan
Frederick
Francis

My kids/classmates

Ella
Emma
Isabella
Aimee

Ben
Finlay
Tom
Louis
Isaac

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Thu 13-Aug-15 23:39:27

What do you think of as... Not your opinion of!
Sorry. Phone screen.

Ipushedmygrannyaffabus Fri 14-Aug-15 03:44:35

I was born in the 70s and went to school with:

Louise
Claire
Pamela
Michelle
Paula/Pauline
Angela

Mark
Steven
Paul
James

I think our generation, whilst the names are quite dull, was the first to not automatically be named after grandparents so at least there was a bit of variety there!

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 15-Aug-15 22:52:20

Another 70s child

Sarah
Joanne
Karen
Lorraine
Zoe
Janice
Claire

Paul
Sean
David
Ian
Andrew
Steven

GiddyOnZackHunt Sat 15-Aug-15 23:01:46

70s child. At school with
Joanne
Julie
Debbie
Melanie
Samantha
Karen
Rebecca
Laura

and the boys were
Geoff
Julian
Gary
Martin
Ben
Mark
Andrew

madwomanbackintheattic Sat 15-Aug-15 23:04:32

Tracy, Debbie, Joanne, Claire, Rachel, Helen
Steven, James/ Jamie, Kevin, Robert, Gareth, David

I don't think there was as much angst about being Yooneek for sure. I think the only kid who didn't share a name with someone else in our primary school was Maurice. And he was always destined for Greater Things. <and if only I could remember his surname I would now venture onto social media and find out where he ended up...>

MitzyLeFrouf Sat 15-Aug-15 23:07:01

I was born in the 70s

In school with lots of Aoifes, Niamhs, Claires, Fionas, Sarahs, Edels

wigglesrock Sat 15-Aug-15 23:40:47

I was born in the 70s
Popular girls names in my class/ year : Nichola, Fiona, Joanne, Claire, Paula, Sinead, Bronagh and a double barrelled name with Terese as the second name - Marie Terese, Fiona Terese, Anne Terese
Boys : Stephen, David, Sean, John Paul, Ronan, Mark, Kevin

CakeRattleandRoll Sun 16-Aug-15 08:23:51

Another child of the 70s
Karen
Fiona
Amanda
Kylie
Tracey
Michelle
Andrea
Melanie

Michael
Colin
Mark
David
Nicholas
Martin
Richard
Gareth

My parents' generation
Margaret
Anne
Sally
Diana
Elizabeth

Ian
Brian
Peter
Bill
Ken

derektheladyhamster Sun 16-Aug-15 08:30:32

Joanne,
Karen,
Sarah,
Rebecca,

Chris,
Simon,
Nicholas,
Andrew,
David,

Parents friends
Janet,
Margaret,
Christine,
Roy,
Alan,
Pete,
John

CognitiveIllusion Sun 16-Aug-15 08:32:51

I was at school with:
Sarah, Jo, Debbie, Rachel
Andrew, Steve, James

My DC are at school with:
Amelia, Isabel, Holly
Henry, Charles, George

Asleeponasunbeam Sun 16-Aug-15 08:33:33

My classmates: Sarah, Claire, Rachel, Jenny, Vicky, Rebecca, Louise.

My workmates now: Sarah, Claire, Rachel, Jenny, Vicky, Rebecca, Louise.

FunkyPeacock Sun 16-Aug-15 08:35:08

My school friends were:
- Sarah, Vicky, Nicola, Joanne, Mandy, Debbie, Rachel, Helen, Louise
- David, Andrew/Andy, Nick, Stephen/Steve, Paul, Daniel/Danny, Chris

My parents & their friends:
- Janet, Sue, Pat, Judy, Wendy, Christine, Ann, Carol, Trish, Pam, Maggie
- Peter, Phil, Mick, Richard/Dick, John, Martin, Dave, Trevor, Bob,

ginmakesitallok Sun 16-Aug-15 08:39:09

At school with Claire, Julie, Jennifer, Susan, Heather, Allison, Jane, Joanne, Paul, peter, Mark, Andrew, Gary, Gareth, Christopher, Simon,David

JasperDamerel Sun 16-Aug-15 08:50:14

My generation:

Sarah
Helen
Claire/Claire
Katherine/Catherine
Karen
Deborah
Victoria

James
Peter
Simon
Mark
Paul
Andrew

Parent's generation:
Elizabeth
Valerie
Alice
Deborah
Sarah
Catherine
Susan

Robert
Anthony
Mark
William
Andrew
Patrick

Grandparents:
Elizabeth
Kathleen
Mary

Harry
William
Thomas
Peter

My children's generation:
Alice
Eve/Evie
Elizabeth

Charles
Noah
Sam
George

Doublebubblebubble Tue 18-Aug-15 00:49:06

My generation (sorry to jump on this thread - I was born in the 80's (87) but I find this thread really interesting)

Kate/katie (my name) - so many k names in the 80's omg
Kayleigh
Keeleigh
Kelly
Charlotte
Rebecca
Adam
Georgina
Christina
Rosa
Jessica
Louise
Gemma
Emma
Shaun
Robert
Ben
Jamie
Ryan
Anthony
Kimberley
Christopher
Jason
Vicky
Tessa
Cole
Graham
Angus
Oliver

My parents generation

Patricia
Lisa
Sandra
Nicole
Gill
William
Angela
Deborah
Joanna
Ann/anne
Liz
Lynne
John
Denise
Kim
Michael
Peter
David
Patrick

My grandparents

Flora
Patrick
Joyce
John/jack
Dh grandparents
Beryl
Carter
Wyn (Winifred)
Charles

My dd's generation

Leah
Rosa
Liv
Phoebe
Archie
Amber
Ava
Eva
Louis
Madison
Evie
Noah
Joe
Isabelle
Kaitlin
James
Leo
Luke
Jacob

howtorebuild Tue 18-Aug-15 00:56:26

I was at school with Caroline, Lisa Marie, Deborah, Anne, Mary, Sineade, Siobhan & Daniel, Damon, Brian, Tom, Gary, Sean.

Marcipex Tue 18-Aug-15 09:17:06

I was born in the 60s. At school with Jane, Elaine, Beverley, Claire, Susan, Donna, Dawn, Frances, Caroline.
Boys were mainly called Stephen/Steven, there were 5 in my primary class of about 15 boys, also Andrew, Paul, Mark, John.

My parents generation were Mary, Joan, Jean, Barbara, Jill, Joyce, Margaret.
Ronald, Roy, Harry, Barry, Larry, Hugh, John.

EmmaWoodlouse Tue 18-Aug-15 09:51:58

I was born in the late 60s and I don't think the names were very different from the 70s ones that have been listed.

In my school the most popular girls' names were probably Jane, Cla(i)re, Louise, Karen, Sarah, Rachel, Mandy, Julie, Joanne, Michelle, Samantha, Sally, Catherine and variants, Helen, Nicola.

Boys - Andrew, Mark, David, Simon, Michael, Robert, Richard, Stephen, Philip, Paul, John, Gary, Sean, Ian, Graham, Jonathan, Nicholas, Matthew.

My mum and dad's generation seem to have most commonly been called things like Sheila, Shirley, Angela, Dorothy, Audrey, Jean, Janet, Marion, Maureen, Wendy, Mary, Carol and for the men things like Brian, Gordon, Alan, Tony, Peter, Eric, but also quite a lot of the same names the boys of my age were using. I think men's names didn't change as much until recently.

I'm not doing my children's generation as I had them quite late in life and it would skew the sample!

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