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Amanda- making a comeback?

(24 Posts)
LockieS Mon 23-Jan-17 15:06:08

I've heard of two baby's this month being called Amanda.

Potential riser this year?

ExpectoPatronummmm Mon 23-Jan-17 18:41:45

Hell no. It's so manish and horrible sounding. And the nickname Mandy is even worse.
Probably doesn't help that every Amanda/Mandy I know is a utter bitch/rough/scally

wowfudge Mon 23-Jan-17 18:44:23

You're not keen on the name then Expecting?

wowfudge Mon 23-Jan-17 18:44:45

Username quote fail grin

Sleepingbunnies Mon 23-Jan-17 18:45:36

I'm not a scally! shock

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 23-Jan-17 18:47:16

I know two very elegant and classy Amandas, so I associate it with them. Love itsmile

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Mon 23-Jan-17 18:47:37

They are never called Mandy.

Missyb15 Mon 23-Jan-17 18:48:00

it reminds me of that friends episode when rachel say amanda- A-man-duh

Pluto30 Mon 23-Jan-17 19:14:42

Not in my lifetime, hopefully.

It's an awful name.

Abraiid2 Mon 23-Jan-17 19:19:13

The four Amandas I know are lovely elegant women.

WallisFrizz Mon 23-Jan-17 19:22:55

I know several different Amanda's/Mandys, all completely different so I make no assumptions. I just think it's an ugly name so I hope it is not coming back.

MiddlingMum Mon 23-Jan-17 19:40:52

I love those 60s/70s names. Julie, Karen, Amanda, Susan, Linda etc. They're all due to be used again I think.

user1485199774 Mon 23-Jan-17 20:08:12

I really love the name Amanda and want it make a come back due to the fact that my DH mum is called Amanda and she is so lovely

Stonewash Mon 23-Jan-17 20:10:50

I like it and know of a lovely Mandy and a fab Amanda.

MuseumGardens Mon 23-Jan-17 20:12:35

Every Amanda I know is saintly, beautiful and classy. Including myself. grin

TheNaze73 Mon 23-Jan-17 20:13:48

I've never met a bad Amanda

mistyegg Mon 23-Jan-17 20:15:47

One of the loveliest people I know is an Amanda.

greeeen Mon 23-Jan-17 20:18:58

I like the name. However one I know has the nick name Amandy which I loathe!

LockieS Mon 23-Jan-17 21:11:11

Amandy confused

MollyHuaCha Mon 23-Jan-17 21:13:24

V nice name.

TheScottishPlay Mon 23-Jan-17 21:14:31

Not keen. Think it means 'requiring to be loved' which is nice though.

Joeybee Tue 24-Jan-17 01:28:59

This name too me still sounds too dated. I can't imagine it on a cute little baby.

user1471700951 Tue 24-Jan-17 01:47:22

I like the name.

TheDowagerCuntess Tue 24-Jan-17 03:43:45

I grew up with people reviling my name (a girl in my year, aged 11, was too embarrassed to even admit it was her middle name!), and now it (or its variations) are consistently in the top 10 baby name threads. There are two threads on the go in Baby Names as we speak, with people saying, 'no, it's just too popular!

If my name can do it, any name can make a come back.

I have a friend Amanda and a colleague. Both are immaculate, elegant ladies!

It sounds like the early adopters are ahead of the curve!

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