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How common are these names in Surrey/London

(28 Posts)
MrsDarcy4092 Fri 21-Apr-17 12:23:36

We live in the Surrey/London border area and wondered how common the following names are:

Penelope
Emma
Wren
Felix
Albert

NappingRabbit Fri 21-Apr-17 12:27:24

I'm in the same area and know one Felix but don't know any children by the other names. I have a two year old so haven't reached school age yet.

Raaaaaah Fri 21-Apr-17 12:31:55

I know one Penelope, one wren and two felix.

SissySpacekAteMyHamster Fri 21-Apr-17 12:34:00

I only know a Felix.

ShotsFired Fri 21-Apr-17 12:40:16

I'm not far from you and I know at least one of each of those, and some I know several!

And I don't have a lot of babies/children in my acquaintance compared to many MNers so that is a v high proportion in a small sample!

originalbiglymavis Fri 21-Apr-17 12:42:35

I know a Penelope​ (Canadian) and a Felix (English). There was a kid the sane age as DS called Albert at baby class and I only know a grown up Emma.

NetballHoop Fri 21-Apr-17 12:43:51

I know a Felix and an Emma

viques Fri 21-Apr-17 12:44:09

They are fairly common names, if you want them to be a bit more unique you till have to play about with the spelling. apostrophes would work too.

E'mma
W'ren
Pheelix

Etc

grumpyfish52 Fri 21-Apr-17 12:55:41

Goodness, please don't do what viques has suggested!

I know an Albert and an Emma. But i don't think any would be described as really common (although not super unusual either)

wizzywig Fri 21-Apr-17 12:56:58

No!!! Dont add apostrophes to the names

BasicBetty Fri 21-Apr-17 12:57:18

I know an Emma and a Felix (both school age)

EssentialHummus Fri 21-Apr-17 12:58:18

grin viques

Valeriemalorie Fri 21-Apr-17 13:07:47

I know a Penelope and an Emma.

porterwine Fri 21-Apr-17 13:56:49

Emma is in my top 3 names. I only know of one 6 year old Emma..all the rest are adults.
Haven't come across a Wren or Felix.
I know 1 baby Penny and 2 Albert/ Bertie.

StopShoutingAtYourBrother Fri 21-Apr-17 14:11:38

I know a few Emma's,
Please don't do apostrophes.....

RemoteControlledChaos Fri 21-Apr-17 14:28:15

Apostrophes: oh good grief...

grufallosfriend Fri 21-Apr-17 16:40:26

All fairly common, apart from Wren. I've never met a Wren!

Enidblyton1 Fri 21-Apr-17 17:30:17

I have never met a Wren, but I know 2 Penelopes and more than 5 boys called Felix and Albert - they seem to be rising rapidly in popularity around London. I only know 1 Emma, but a few of my friends have used it as a middle name.

Floellabella Fri 21-Apr-17 21:14:09

I know two baby Wrens in London and two baby Penelopes x

Badgoushk Fri 21-Apr-17 21:18:43

I live in SW London.

Penelope 0
Emma 1
Wren 0
Felix 2
Albert 2

bridgetreilly Fri 21-Apr-17 23:43:06

Instead of Wren you could try a different bird:

Robin
Jay
Magpie
Chaffinch
Linnet
Curlew
Dove
Martin
Peregrine
Serin
Wigeon

Mrsknackered Sat 22-Apr-17 12:45:33

In London I knew a lot of Penelope's and Felix's, one Albert.
No Wren's and only 30-40 yo Emma's (I love it though!)

BagelDog Sat 22-Apr-17 12:48:07

Surrey here, two Penelope's two Emma's, one wren, three gelid and about five Albert/Albie.

MrsDarcy4092 Sat 22-Apr-17 16:42:01

Sounds like they are all around but not crazy popular?

We do also love Erin and Robin for a girl. But Penelope is probably Our top choice.

Felix and Albert are only two boys names we both like, with Felix the top choice.

Oysterbabe Sat 22-Apr-17 18:59:22

I know a Wren and an Albert.

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