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What was the most popular first name when you were at school?

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Comedyshortsgamer Sun 10-Dec-17 13:45:38

In primary school in my class there was 3 Nathans and 2 Ryan's

AnonEvent Sun 10-Dec-17 13:46:32

We have three Jonathans just in my class (of 25), we also had a LOT of Katies.

AnonEvent Sun 10-Dec-17 13:46:55


I left primary school 28 years ago.

elliejjtiny Sun 10-Dec-17 13:49:40

3 Laura's in my class at primary. Other duplicate names were Sarah, Kimberley, Amy, Sophie and Emma. Boys popular names were David, Jonathan, Gareth, Craig and Richard.

ScreamingValenta Sun 10-Dec-17 13:49:55

Lots of Sarahs and Emmas for girls; Daniel and Stephen were popular boys' names (I'm 43).

Tastesjustlikecherrycola85 Sun 10-Dec-17 13:50:11

Sarah and Louise

NannyR Sun 10-Dec-17 13:50:58

Claire, Sarah and Louise.

Marv1nGay3 Sun 10-Dec-17 13:51:37

Nicola ( Nicky). Three in my class.

cantthinkofanythingwitty Sun 10-Dec-17 13:51:41

Sarah and Sophie
Oliver and Daniel

happylantern Sun 10-Dec-17 13:52:09

Abbie, Rebecca, Sarah, Ryan, Tom

cantthinkofanythingwitty Sun 10-Dec-17 13:52:13

That was secondary school.

Pri.ary was a real mixtures tbh

noodlesandtomatoes Sun 10-Dec-17 13:52:44

Sarah, Jenny, Natalie, Richard

MiddlingMum Sun 10-Dec-17 13:52:56

Susan, probably. Two of my best friends were/are called Susan.

There were three Marks in my junior school class.

Corneliusmurphy Sun 10-Dec-17 13:53:12

David, Darren, Lisa, sophie, Sarah, Scott, Kevin

ScreamingValenta Sun 10-Dec-17 13:54:37

Karen was another I've just remembered - I can think of 5 Karens who were in my year at secondary school.

YouCantBeSirius Sun 10-Dec-17 13:54:47

Kirsty x3 Stephanie x3 no duplicate boys names

Fresta Sun 10-Dec-17 13:55:41


iloveredwine Sun 10-Dec-17 13:55:46

Susan, Jennifer, David and Kevin's were popular when I went to school

raffle Sun 10-Dec-17 13:56:42

Claire, Sarah and Louise

DelphiniumBlue Sun 10-Dec-17 13:56:55

Many called Susan, Karen, Debbie and most boys were Mark/Nick/Dave

Derekmorganwasinmybed Sun 10-Dec-17 13:57:50

Primary was Karen and mark
Secondary was Louise and Lee

JacintaJones Sun 10-Dec-17 14:00:00

Eleanor (all girls school so don't know about the boys) I left school in 2001,

fessmess Sun 10-Dec-17 14:00:26

Yup, Susan or Suzanne for girls. For boys Steven, Mark, Paul and Andrew.

BlueButTrue Sun 10-Dec-17 14:01:46

Girls: Katie, Sophie, Olivia

Boys: Never had a duplicate of the same name apart from 2 with the name Ben confused

I'm 19 now

SellFridges Sun 10-Dec-17 14:02:04

There were 12 boys in my form at secondary. Four were called Richard and three John.

Similarly, in my halls at uni, there were about 20 women and four were called Laura, two Sarah’s and three Catherine’s.

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