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Is Miranda too dated?

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Barefootcontessa84 Sat 03-Sep-16 07:59:31

I'm only 11 weeks so very early days, but have started a little list after having a trawl through the ONS 2015 list yesterday!

Of course we don't know the sex yet, but I'd been toying with the name Miranda and rather liked it. I was surprised to see how low down the rankings it was - only 17 babies named Miranda in E&W last year!

Is it because it's rather dated / awful? It hasn't put me off, I suppose I was just surprised at its underuse - I thought it was quite pretty/elegant.


Vixxfacee Sat 03-Sep-16 08:00:09

Sorry yes.

villainousbroodmare Sat 03-Sep-16 08:00:16

I think it's beautiful.

GoldPlatedBacon Sat 03-Sep-16 08:00:59

Nope, I like it.

cosmicglittergirl Sat 03-Sep-16 08:01:21

I like it.

Coldhandscoldheart Sat 03-Sep-16 08:04:18

It's classic, timeless and lovely. Shakespearean names won't always be popular, but will never be 'out'.

neonrainbow Sat 03-Sep-16 08:07:28

I like it. Id call her merry or mirri for short.

Sophronia Sat 03-Sep-16 08:28:19

I don't think it's dated.

FathomsDeep Sat 03-Sep-16 08:31:58

I know a 4 year old called Miranda. It really suits her. I don't think it's dated.

CalmItKermitt Sat 03-Sep-16 08:35:31

It's pretty but for me it's been ruined by that bumbling fool in the "comedy".

Barefootcontessa84 Sat 03-Sep-16 08:49:45

I was wondering about that calm - was hoping she may have disappeared into the ether a bit (and perhaps a bit more by March!)

Dilligufdarling Sat 03-Sep-16 08:56:59

I love the name Miranda, Dh doesn't... He can't separate "Miranda" the tv show from the name and can't picture it on a child!

NataliaOsipova Sat 03-Sep-16 08:59:18

Makes me think if the character in The Tempest. I really like it. Unusual, but classic.

SanityClause Sat 03-Sep-16 09:06:36

I didn't think of Miranda Hart, at all when I read your post.

It's a pretty name, and as she grows up, fewer and fewer people will associate the name with her.

When I was younger, I always wanted to name a daughter Phebe, for the character in the Louisa May Alcott books. But, because Friends had been very popular on television, just a few years before, I worried about the character in that, and decided not to call DD1 that name, after all.

Now, nearly 20 years later, people would barely register Friends if they heard the name Phebe, and Miranda will be the same, as your DD grows up.

walruswhiskers Sat 03-Sep-16 09:08:43

I love it. And I think Shakespeare first. You will get people asking if you like Miranda Hart though.

LunaLoveg00d Sat 03-Sep-16 09:13:30

I don't think it's dated at all - it's one of those names like Elizabeth or Maria which are age-less. A dated name would be one which marks you as part of a certain generation like Kayleigh/Kylie/Keeley from the late 80s or Courtney/Demi from the 1990s.

Great choice of name for a little girl and will suit whatever she ends up being as an adult.

ninnypoo Sat 03-Sep-16 09:18:00

I love it! (I did see the Tempest recently though- before then I might just have thought of Miranda Hart.

Yika Sat 03-Sep-16 09:20:07

Beautiful name, I think Shakespeare rather than Hart. Not dated for me. Just lovely and classic.

Onionringo Sat 03-Sep-16 09:27:29

I like it. It was on my long list. Classic, not dated. I think it's one of those names that doesn't sound dated, because it's never been particularly in fashion. Or at least not as long as I can remember.

EnquiringMingeWantsToKnow Sat 03-Sep-16 09:31:16

I think it's timeless, it's never been particularly fashionable so it'll never really date.

Barefootcontessa84 Sat 03-Sep-16 09:44:05

Thanks all - I'm not the only one then!

katemess12 Sat 03-Sep-16 10:11:59


For a while there, I thought it was going to have a real revival. I worked at a primary school for a bit in 2013 and there was a Miranda in Kindergarten and a Miranda in Year 2.

I like the name a lot, but only in its full form. I think the potential of the "Randy" shortening would put me off permanently.

Crasterwaves Sat 03-Sep-16 10:15:29

I know a very beautiful and chic young Miranda (20s). I like it!

NashvilleQueen Sat 03-Sep-16 10:16:30

Another vote for timeless. Lovely name.

Wordsaremything Sat 03-Sep-16 10:35:53

I like it. It was also Tony Blair's nickname at university though.

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