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What names are considered 'mum names'?

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SoOverPeppa123 Wed 04-Jan-17 22:46:41

I was on an American forum and someone commented that a name was such a 'mom name' in the US (ie very popular with women in their 30s)? Just wondered what the equivalent names are in the UK right now?

Threelittlerobins Wed 04-Jan-17 22:49:21

Caroline
Sarah
Claire
Victoria
Jane

Chippednailvarnishing Wed 04-Jan-17 22:51:11

Louise
Emma
Nicki

UntilTheCowsComeHome Wed 04-Jan-17 22:51:11

Emma
Laura
Louise
Jenny
Rebecca

Aoibhe Wed 04-Jan-17 22:52:09

Sarah
Kate
Karen
Marie
Claire
Caroline
Hannah
Joanne
Catherine
Louise
Jennifer

Uiscebeatha85 Wed 04-Jan-17 22:54:45

Emma
Amy
Rachel

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Wed 04-Jan-17 22:55:11

Julie
Kate
Denise
Joanne
Claire
Helen
Sally

Aoibhe Wed 04-Jan-17 22:55:45

Nicola and Elaine.

I'm going to think of more smile

Gallavich Wed 04-Jan-17 22:56:20

Katherine
Louise
Jenny
Claire
Alison
Anna
Becky
Jenny
Natasha

ShatnersBassoon Wed 04-Jan-17 22:58:34

Claire
Sarah
Nicola
Jo
Helen
Rebecca
Kate
Debbie

rollonthesummer Wed 04-Jan-17 22:58:42

I have lots of mum friends called Jo, Sarah, Claire, Vicky, Becky and Nicky.

I wouldn't say they are particularly mum names though-just names of people I was at school with who were born the same time as me who have grown up to have kids.

ChapstickLegends Wed 04-Jan-17 22:59:22

Amanda
Fiona
Leanne
Kelly
Heather

redexpat Wed 04-Jan-17 23:01:27

Basically the top 50 names from 30 years ago.

MistyMeena Wed 04-Jan-17 23:01:28

A quick search on names popular around 1980 will tell you!

In a few years time every other mum will be Olivia, Grace or Daisy smile

Aoibhe Wed 04-Jan-17 23:02:16

@uiscebeatha wink

Siobhan
Mairead
Cait
Aine
Clodagh
Orla
Ciara
Aoife
Sinead

SoOverPeppa123 Wed 04-Jan-17 23:04:15

Do you think there are any mum names that are still usable today? Or any that are definitely not?

Aoibhe Wed 04-Jan-17 23:05:22

Sarah and Emma are timeless I think.

Most of the others sound dated IMO

leccybill Wed 04-Jan-17 23:08:37

Literally lists of all of my friends names (inc my own) on this thread!

RueDeWakening Wed 04-Jan-17 23:09:57

Catherine
Elizabeth
Helen
Sarah
Nicola
Lisa
Joanne/a
Rebecca

I think Rebecca and Nicola are the only ones I know of that's been used on an under-10 round here.

Evergreen777 Wed 04-Jan-17 23:10:39

I've never met any young girls called Sarah, Sally or Louise. But know hundreds my own age. Timeless names would be ones like Anne, Elizabeth, or maybe Emily or Anna. I know women and little girls with those names. There are more timeless boys names though.

SwedishEdith Wed 04-Jan-17 23:12:41

Names of women born from 2000 backwards?

Confusednotcom Wed 04-Jan-17 23:14:43

Al the ones I was going to say have been said already. I don't see a problem with choosing a name that was popular years ago if you like it now?

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 04-Jan-17 23:14:45

Jenny
Joanne
Karen
Sharon
Lisa
Clare
Jane
Kelly
Andrea
Michelle
Toni
Hayley
Kate
Dawn
Lynn
Julie
Angela
Amanda
Lindsey
Teresa
Rachel
Stephanie
Sarah
Tracey
Debbie

Astro55 Wed 04-Jan-17 23:18:16

Susan
Claire
Debbie
Sonia
Caroline
Christine
Rose
Karen
Sharon
Tracey

forwhom Wed 04-Jan-17 23:26:02

In New Zealand and for my tiny bubble of a world these are the most common:

Kirsty
Nicky
Anna
Laura
Michelle
Katy

I love the name Louise for a little girl!

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