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Ordinary names I've never seen suggested on MN

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ZaZathecat Thu 04-Jan-18 17:05:13

I don't think I've ever seen Nicola mentioned. There were lots in my generation. Maybe it will be back in 5-10 years when we start to become grannies.

Carbohol78 Thu 04-Jan-18 17:07:00

I was literally just about to post this same thing!!

Are there still Baby Sarah’s being born? Lyndsey? Claire?

evilharpy Thu 04-Jan-18 17:07:40


OhPuddleducks Thu 04-Jan-18 17:07:42

John. Where have all the Johns gone??

horatioisabrick Thu 04-Jan-18 17:12:24

John, Anna, Gemma, Mary, Ian.

ZaZathecat Thu 04-Jan-18 17:12:34

My dc both have a friend each called John (ages 18 and 16) so that one's surviving, Puddle

ZaZathecat Thu 04-Jan-18 17:14:44

I also know 2 teenage Anna s so that ones disqualified too (I'm making the rules ;)

ZaZathecat Thu 04-Jan-18 17:16:40

Karen's another one.

AmysTiara Thu 04-Jan-18 17:19:19

I know a couple of little ones called Anna and Sarah.

I know a Nicola who is 14 but it did surprise me when i heard her name.

I haven't heard of a baby Carl, Craig, Julie or Joanne yet.

horatioisabrick Thu 04-Jan-18 17:19:38

Ah, I thought you meant popular names (IRL) that just don't seem to be popular on mumsnet...

Kevin, Marvin, Dwayne, Sharon etc...?

(although, future generatons might come to see tham as "vintage" and unusual)

horatioisabrick Thu 04-Jan-18 17:20:17

I've never met a baby Michelle, Barbara or Monica, btw.

ZaZathecat Thu 04-Jan-18 17:20:49

Oh yes Julies were in great abundance in my school year.

soundsystem Thu 04-Jan-18 17:21:04

I know a baby Claire, born last year! Was a bit surprised when I heard it (I know plenty of Claire's my own age (30s) but no other younger ones.

NisekoWhistler Thu 04-Jan-18 17:21:49

Don't hear of anyone being called Diane these days

Bobbybobbins Thu 04-Jan-18 17:22:45


Caulk Thu 04-Jan-18 17:23:27

There are 100s of Anna’s here.

ZaZathecat Thu 04-Jan-18 17:23:51

Yes I'm sure they will Horatio. It'll be interesting to see when it starts. Maybe it's more the great grandparents whose names get passed down?

ZaZathecat Thu 04-Jan-18 17:25:51

Oh yes, Diane and Christine must be due a revival soon! Quite like Chrissie.

Babababababybel23 Thu 04-Jan-18 17:27:39

Keith grin
Haven't seen a Bethany in a while either or suzanne

DubaiismyBlackpool Thu 04-Jan-18 17:27:46


I don’t think I’ve every seen those suggested.

ZaZathecat Thu 04-Jan-18 17:29:44

Keith is a good one. I did surprisingly know a toddler called Keith who'd be around 13 now, but definitely never seen it recommended on MN!

ZaZathecat Thu 04-Jan-18 17:30:46

All valid Dubai!

RavenWings Thu 04-Jan-18 17:32:01

Anna is insanely popular ime, no danger of that disappearing.

What about Gary, Trevor, Declan, Jacinta, Lisa?

Fellia Thu 04-Jan-18 17:32:14

I was thinking about this today!

Gemma/ Jenna

There were loads of these when I was at school!

Teddy275 Thu 04-Jan-18 17:32:52

Gareth/Gary Haven't heard that one for a while...
It surprised me to find that I had a 'Kevin' in my nursery class this year!

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