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trueblueari Sun 17-Jun-18 22:48:32

Opinions on Elaine?

Too old fashioned or due a comeback?

MarthasGinYard Sun 17-Jun-18 22:49:07


Takfujuimoto Sun 17-Jun-18 22:50:29

☝️<checks watch> Nope, not yet, sorry.

BubblesBuddy Sun 17-Jun-18 22:50:40

Who knows? All the Elaine’s I know are in their 50s. If you like it, go for it. Start the trend!

PotteryGirl Sun 17-Jun-18 22:51:14

No. Sorry, you did ask.

Icklepup Sun 17-Jun-18 22:52:21

Too old fashioned!

Moonkissedlegs Sun 17-Jun-18 22:53:50

Will she come out of the womb as a 52 year old GP receptionist? If not, then no.

Moonkissedlegs Sun 17-Jun-18 22:54:16

Thinking about it though, it is actually quite a nice name!

Still no though.

intheloop12 Sun 17-Jun-18 22:56:31

Oh no, sorry OP. I know two, both in their 50s and both horrible women. Is it on the endangered list like Kevin etc?

bridgetreilly Sun 17-Jun-18 22:58:30

It's not so much 'old-fashioned' as 'of its time'. Which is about 50-60 years ago, not now.

Mayhemmumma Sun 17-Jun-18 22:58:45

Ooh i think it's quite cute! I was thinking same thing when I read about a baby Susie today too. Not old enough to be 'chic' but it has a charm!

IVflytrap Sun 17-Jun-18 23:13:24

I think it's lovely, with a pretty sound. It's the name of multiple magical women from Arthurian legend originally - Elaine of Astolat, the Lady of Shalott, Elaine of Corbenic the grail-bearer and Elaine the sister of Morgan Le Fay. If it wasn't a name associated with women in their 60s (which is apparently what is offputting to most people hmm) I think it would be very "in" right now, alongside all the other E names, the Evies, Ellies, Ediths and Esmes.

It'll probably be back in fashion in 15-20 odd years, once the currently-middle aged Elaines are old enough for people to be fond of them again...

JacintaJones Sun 17-Jun-18 23:18:14

I like it.

All the Elaines I know are aged 70-85 so its due a comeback.

Chocolatecoffeeaddict Sun 17-Jun-18 23:20:55

Reminds me of Elaine off Tracy Beaker.

Sophronia Sun 17-Jun-18 23:22:14

Probably not ready for a comeback yet, maybe in another 10-15 years!

ell22 Sun 17-Jun-18 23:29:20

My headteacher was called Elaine..

But actually looking at it and saying it a few times, I bizarrely like it!

Elkcuhc56 Sun 17-Jun-18 23:33:27

The pain

ReadytoTalk Sun 17-Jun-18 23:35:02

I think its ok. I know an Alaine which i think is very pretty.

SoftBallSophie Sun 17-Jun-18 23:48:17

I know 1 Elaine (she IS a pain) and almost 60 years old

DashingRed Sun 17-Jun-18 23:54:03

No, please don't.

catsofa Mon 18-Jun-18 00:02:06

I know an Elaine who is a toddler!

Jasmina456 Mon 18-Jun-18 00:23:06

Know, only suits 60/70 year old women.

I love Elaina/Alaina though.

Jasmina456 Mon 18-Jun-18 00:23:23

*No (not sure what happened there!)

DramaAlpaca Mon 18-Jun-18 00:24:47

It's a nice name on a 50 something. I don't think it's ready for a revival just yet.

Ruleof4 Mon 18-Jun-18 00:30:40

You could change the spelling?
Ie. 'Elayne'

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