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What are the most overused baby names you know at the moment?

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caffeinejunkie24 Sat 23-Jun-18 19:11:23

Trying to decide on a name for DC2 at the moment and would like something that won't seem "dated" in so many years to come.

There's a few names I keep hearing pop up at baby groups etc that feel a bit "faddy" and "of the moment" and would like to avoid that if possible. Hoping to avoid a name that becomes the Tracey, Sharon, David or Gary etc of this generation.

I've noticed a lot of names hyphenated with Rose, (which is an absolutely beautiful name) but kind of has the shine taken off it when its so overused in various combinations.

What names make you think "oh, not another one!?"

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 23-Jun-18 19:14:29

Amelia.
Eve/Evie

MrsMrsMrsMrs Sat 23-Jun-18 19:15:27

Ella, Jack and Oliver... lots and lots of them in our school

JenBarber Sat 23-Jun-18 19:15:31

Amelia.

Every other child around here.

Isn't it a disease?

And Ellie is another one. Ellie -Mai or Ellie -Jane.

HeyDolly Sat 23-Jun-18 19:17:32

Theo
Jack
Lily
Evie/Eva

Grumpbum Sat 23-Jun-18 19:18:50

Oscar
Alfie
Evie
Ellie
Ava

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 23-Jun-18 19:19:33

And Maya/Mia

Rockandrollwithit Sat 23-Jun-18 19:20:21

Theo
Zack
Jack
Oliver

Ellie
Amelia
Grace
Olivia

PatchworkElmer Sat 23-Jun-18 19:20:28

Evie
Ellie
Tilly
Isla
Amelie

There are so many around here.

nodtik Sat 23-Jun-18 19:21:17

And what's wrong with the name David?

It's s classic biblical name .....

Can understand the Gary, Tracey and Sharon but NOT David?

Surely? Xx

Elkcuhc56 Sat 23-Jun-18 19:22:12

Zac

Susannach Sat 23-Jun-18 19:22:19

Isla
Olivia
Amelia
Ella
Lily
Poppy

Freddie
Archie
Alfie
Noah
Arlo
Bertie

iklboo Sat 23-Jun-18 19:22:41

Alfie & Charlie

RickOShay Sat 23-Jun-18 19:23:30

Charlie
Lily

KatnissK Sat 23-Jun-18 19:24:17

Isla is probably the most popular baby name I have heard at baby clubs.
I'm a secondary school teacher and year 7 is currently inundated with Hollys and Henrys. Obviously a bit older but I think Henry is continuing in popularity so may be one to avoid.

Chewedupcucumber Sat 23-Jun-18 19:24:41

Ezra - so of the moment
Eva - loads and loads of them, but people who choose it seem to think they are being original?
Alfie, Archie and Charlie - seem to be everywhere

Chewedupcucumber Sat 23-Jun-18 19:25:16

And every pregnant person I know is going to call their baby Isla!

ihatewineandsoaps Sat 23-Jun-18 19:25:33

Charlie, Emily and Max

Chewedupcucumber Sat 23-Jun-18 19:26:16

Gutted about Henry - I’m preggers and that’s the name I like!

IggyAce Sat 23-Jun-18 19:28:10

Theo
Oliver
Amelia
Evie
Isla

Any girls name hyphenated is going to date a name. Some of the examples at DCs school mainly in nursery to year 2: Amelia-rose, Evie-Lyn, Alexis-Amy, Amy-may, Isla-Sue, Evie-Mae.

HayCaramba Sat 23-Jun-18 19:29:56

Oliver, Noah.
Lily, Emily, Sophie.

user1468942365 Sat 23-Jun-18 19:32:40

Eva
Ave
Evie
Ella
Matilda
Amelia
Isla
Freya
Harry
Arlo

But as someone who grew up with an odd name, don't rule them out!

17caterpillars1mouse Sat 23-Jun-18 19:33:04

Alfie
Isla
Lily
Freya

Abandoned Sat 23-Jun-18 19:33:33

Lily (often pronounced "Lilleh" in West Yorkshire!!)

Isla, Ellie, Amelia, Shannon, Josh, Noah, Millie, Mae, Grace, Chloe, Jacob, Logan, Mason, Jackson

Abandoned Sat 23-Jun-18 19:35:01

Freya, Evie

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