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KatieT12 Fri 26-Feb-16 19:13:34

I have a baby boy and older son, but it's my mum's middle name and wondered if it was usable for a future DD

PotteringAlong Fri 26-Feb-16 19:14:24

I love it!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 26-Feb-16 19:52:26

Sorry. I think it's a horrible name. However any name is usable unless it's something like Teresa Green or Hazel Nutt.

thebiscuitindustry Fri 26-Feb-16 19:55:58

I like it and think it's due a comeback.

FoolsAndJesters Fri 26-Feb-16 19:58:32

I think it's lovely and due a comeback. I used to know a lovely Alison.

I wonder if ILiveInALighthouse knew a horrible Alison. wink

Vixxfacee Fri 26-Feb-16 19:59:07

Really bad.

Gracey79 Fri 26-Feb-16 20:01:52

Not keen much prefer alice

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 26-Feb-16 20:03:05

Ha ha. Ive only known 2 Alisons. One was lovely, The other was very surley, and unapproachable

Jemimapuddleduk Fri 26-Feb-16 20:03:20

I really like it. Have only ever met lovely Alison's.

Loqo Fri 26-Feb-16 20:05:26

Alice is a lovely name but its sooooo so popular. Alison is a bit unusual and just as pretty.

goshhhhhh Fri 26-Feb-16 20:07:53

Prefer AAlison to Alice.

wonderpants Fri 26-Feb-16 20:14:28

I quite like Allyson, despite not unusually liking unusual spellings!
But Alison also nice!

DramaAlpaca Fri 26-Feb-16 20:31:08

I've heard of three baby Alisons in the past few months, so in our part of Ireland at least it's having a bit of a revival.

I love that it's such an old name, it's in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales but with a slightly different spelling.

Sophronia Fri 26-Feb-16 22:20:50

I like it and agree it should make a comeback

ScarletForYa Fri 26-Feb-16 22:24:52

Alice is much better.

Finallyonboard Fri 26-Feb-16 22:26:28

What about Alice?

Mclaren37 Fri 26-Feb-16 22:31:03

Dislike it sorry. Very dated. Alice is still a nice tribute?

Xmasbaby11 Fri 26-Feb-16 22:35:10

It's quite dated to me. I prefer


I wanted Alicia for dd but Dh vetoed!

Meeep Fri 26-Feb-16 22:35:46

I like it!

JudgeJudySheindlin Fri 26-Feb-16 22:36:04

Alison was an extremely popular name when I was growing up. Never liked it, but now I think it's really pretty. It is certainly not like some of the other names from the 60s & 70s I would hate to see return.shock

DancingDinosaur Fri 26-Feb-16 22:37:35

I like it. I didn't when I was growing up as it was quite a common name. But I've met some really nice Alisons recently and its drawn me to the name.

Swollenankles83 Fri 26-Feb-16 23:02:12

I find it a bit frumpy - sorry OP

JadziaSnax Fri 26-Feb-16 23:14:09

I'm biased - it's my name. The name has dated a bit and has a bit of a 70s / 80s feel about it.

I'd be delighted to meet a baby Alison though smile

ILoveACornishPasty Fri 26-Feb-16 23:32:53

My mum is Alison but everyone calls her Ali anyway. I like it X

TrappedInAWitchesCurse Fri 26-Feb-16 23:34:49

I agree it's dated. Would use as a middle name if after a family member but not as a first name.

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