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DafferDill Thu 10-Mar-16 21:59:06

Is it too soon for a revival? I've always loved the name...

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 10-Mar-16 22:13:33

No definitely not too soon for a revival. It's a beautiful name, and there certainly won't many in her class. Unless every one copies you of course, which does often happen, when a name is brought back

EvianLiveYoung Thu 10-Mar-16 22:15:18

It sounds really dated sad but if you love it, use it! It certainly isn't bad smile

pinkcan Thu 10-Mar-16 22:18:18

I think it's a great name and I would use it.

Sophronia Thu 10-Mar-16 22:21:48

I think it's a pretty name and due a comeback

Kamalena Thu 10-Mar-16 22:27:11

A bit 90s but lovely name. If you like it use it x

Normandy144 Thu 10-Mar-16 22:28:50

I know 3 Amanda's - ranging in age from 22 to 34. Neither of them are known by Mandy either. I think it's reasonably classic to not feel unusual.

VocationalGoat Thu 10-Mar-16 22:30:42

Gorgeous name.
I know two sisters named Amanda and Cassandra.
Such beautiful names.

Shesinfashion Thu 10-Mar-16 23:14:24

If you can not think of Amanda Holden, it's a quite nice name. Hate Mandy though.

NadiaWadia Fri 11-Mar-16 03:13:16

I wouldn't call it a 90s name - more 60s and 70s (well I went to school with loads of them).

It is actually a very pretty name and would be unusual now. Not so keen on 'Mandy' though.

Mclaren37 Fri 11-Mar-16 04:34:23

Amanda sounds a bit dated to me, but it is nice. Mandy would not be good though.

FennyBridges Fri 11-Mar-16 05:58:50

Fantastic name. Better than being one of a hundred Lilies and Poppies, Islas and Isabelles.

I teach 30 girls in one secondary class. 11-12 years old. 16 of them are called Emily, Chloe and Isabel/Isobel/Isabelle.

An Amanda would be lovely!

GoldPlatedBacon Fri 11-Mar-16 07:17:47

I've always liked it. I believe it's currently fairly popular in Scandinavia

ABitAsleep Fri 11-Mar-16 09:39:39

Bit old fashioned in my opinion, the only ones i know are in their 50s. Plus i'm not keen on Mandy. However, i'm sure it will make a comeback just like all the other names i would consider 'old-lady-ish' are starting to do hmm

I prefer Aimee or Abigail, if you want to stick to something similar, but more modern.

CrystalMcPistol Fri 11-Mar-16 10:23:56

It's one of those names that will come back in a massive way in about 20 years time. You'll just be ahead of the curve!

Floralnomad Fri 11-Mar-16 10:30:01

Definitely a 60/70s name , I really like it , dislike Mandy intensely as it has a totally different type of feel to it but it's easy enough to just tell people not to use that .

CrystalMcPistol Fri 11-Mar-16 10:35:24

And yes, Mandy is easily avoided. None of the Amandas I know are ever called Mandy.

3luckystars Fri 11-Mar-16 11:03:45

I think its lovely. I know 2 Amanda's and they both love their name and are really amazing women. I love the meaning too and think its a great name.

DontKillMyVibe Fri 11-Mar-16 17:47:49

The only Amanda's I know are in their 30s and 40s. I can't really imagine a baby Amanda nowadays tbh

RockUnit Fri 11-Mar-16 18:39:34

I really like it and think it's due a comeback. I know a lovely Amanda.

Alfieisnoisy Fri 11-Mar-16 18:47:39

I am a Mandy but love Amanda when it is used. I am 50 so yes it is an older name but would be a one off in a class.

crapfatbanana Fri 11-Mar-16 20:50:54

It's lovely.

SpiderHunt Fri 11-Mar-16 20:50:58

Hate it. I was one but used deed poll in my late teens, which I don't regret. Horribly dated.

Ikeameatballs Fri 11-Mar-16 20:53:31

I really like it.

I know one who is known as Amanda, one who is known as Manda and one Mandy.

mrsschu Fri 11-Mar-16 21:43:36

It's very dated IMO. It was pretty common in the 80's/maybe early 90's so I'd expect an Amanda to at least be 25 but probably a good bit older. I'm not keen on it.

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