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Opinions on these girls names?

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Sophronia Sun 23-Apr-17 21:57:46

What do you think of these girls names? Ready for a comeback or still too old fashioned?

Rita
Irene
Vera
Hazel
Alma
Nancy
Jean
Peggy
Marion
Sylvia
Audrey
Joan
Freda
June
Ada
Betty
Ida
Dorothy

SuperSix77 Sun 23-Apr-17 22:22:33

Hazel's the only one I like - the others are all very old lady names!

Thingymaboob Sun 23-Apr-17 22:23:26

Freda and Audrey are nice

DramaAlpaca Sun 23-Apr-17 22:26:57

Hazel, Sylvia, Audrey, Ada and Dorothy are just about OK.

The rest just sound dreary and old fashioned to me.

bridgetreilly Sun 23-Apr-17 22:28:43

I like:
Nancy
Sylvia
Audrey
Joan
Ada
Betty
Ida

Mummamayhem Sun 23-Apr-17 22:30:01

I have one a DD with one of these names.....also I adore June! I think it's definitely due a revival.

Jean will come back I think, it's a cool name. Can I add Judy to your old lady list.

Mistletoekids Sun 23-Apr-17 22:31:06

Audrey is ok

Not keen on any of the others sorry

Mothervulva Sun 23-Apr-17 22:33:14

I've met baby Rita, Hazel, Nancy and Sylvia (and I sometimes call my DD2 Betty).

I actually really like Vera.

Yika Sun 23-Apr-17 22:35:07

Love the name Marion.

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Sun 23-Apr-17 22:38:33

Rita: no
Irene: lovely
Vera: nice
Hazel: ok
Alma: ok
Nancy: ok
Peggy: very nice
Marion: nice
Sylvia: nice
Audrey: no
Joan: no
Freda: I like Frieda...
June: no
Ada: no
Ida: ok
Dorothy: ok

Sophronia Sun 23-Apr-17 22:44:07

Yes Judy fits well with the other names! I know babies / young children called Nancy, Frida, Ada, Dorothy and Sylvie.

BadToTheBone Sun 23-Apr-17 22:45:19

Nancy - love it, dh vetoed for my dd (11)
Sylvia - prefer Sylvie
Freda - love it
Betty - know a 5 yo
Dorothy - love Dotty

Don't like any of the others.

MissJSays Sun 23-Apr-17 22:46:33

I love Irene! It's my mum and my nana's name so special to me.
Also know a 2 yr old Nancy.
I think Ada will probably come back and think June is really pretty.

twoforthepriceofone22 Sun 23-Apr-17 22:49:36

I like Hazel, Sylvia and Peggy. How about Dorothea instead of Dorothy?

Rosieroundabouts Sun 23-Apr-17 22:51:02

My favourite is Rita. Also like Vera, Nancy and Dorothy.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 23-Apr-17 23:08:35

I like.
Irene
Freda (My nans name, pn Free-da)
Rita (Very chic)
Hazel
Dorothy.
I like Sylvie but not Sylvia.
Not keen on the others.

Helloandgoodnight Sun 23-Apr-17 23:10:38

They're all really bad.

CrazyPrepared Sun 23-Apr-17 23:18:13

Love Dorothy but would shorten it to Dotty, I also like Betty but not keen on the others, I can't see them making a comeback anytime soon.

Buntysoven Mon 24-Apr-17 00:19:36

I love
Nancy (biased)
Hazel
Sylvia
Dorothy
And Frieda with an i.
Lovely list OP. The one name I'd add is Ada.

Buntysoven Mon 24-Apr-17 00:20:09

Whoops! Missed that it's there!

SuperBeagle Mon 24-Apr-17 00:23:37

Hazel and Frida (this spelling) are the only two I like. Joan works as a middle name but not as a first.

The rest are so old and grim.

SpreadYourHappiness Mon 24-Apr-17 00:33:41

I like Hazel, but I think the rest are really old and frumpy.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Mon 24-Apr-17 00:37:14

Ida and Dorothy were my gran's middle names! She hated them but I really like Dorothy. I think Ida is the only one there that I dislike.

Theycalledmethewildrose Mon 24-Apr-17 00:45:50

The only one I'd like to be called myself is Sylvia (nn Sylvie) which I think is very pretty.

JessieDoops Mon 24-Apr-17 00:50:13

I love Ada, and I know a very cute little Peggy

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