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Wentsworth Sun 07-Apr-19 10:37:45

I think Rachel, Amanda and Clare may make their way back around soon.

I met a 2 year old Hilary (girl) the other day and somehow it didn't seem quite "right". Can't put my finger on it as of course many names from decades ago are popular now, but Hilary doesn't quite suit little kids to me somehow!!

What others do you think may start to appear soon?

Looking for inspiration for DC1.

LegoPiecesEverywhere Sun 07-Apr-19 10:57:50

Mary
Miriam

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 07-Apr-19 11:12:56

Ewww I don't like Hilary. Its not even got the cute factor. Names such Maud Doris. Mavis are that "awful" that they're adorable.
Can you imagine how squee a little Maud would be with black ringlets wearing a little smock dress. grin
I think dated names are quite cool and probably the most unusual, now a days, eg. You wouldn't find many if any Lisas Christines. Rachel's Lindseys Karens and Melanies in the classroom now
How ever I do think they could come back in the not too distant future as they're nanny/Granny type names now, aren't they, when you think about it.
I'm very surprised that Rachel dated.
I always thought that was classic and timeless.
If mums not is still going in say 50 years. We might not be around to read it, but someone will probably post something like. I met a little Ava/Lily today. I've not heard that in years.

Boys names I think we'll see make a return are. John. Brian. Mark. Lee
Craig. Paul. However like Rachel I'm.surprised John dated.
I think Ryan although still there in the top 100 so still used. Has only just dated so I think that'll take some time to come back.

I don't think Names such as Olivia. Elizabeth. Michael Thomas and James will ever date.
They're the types of names that you can't tell a person's age or class.

Calixtine Sun 07-Apr-19 11:14:08

I know (of) small children called...

Blythe
Mary
Jane
Sybil
Maud
Barbara
Erica
Fiona
Helen

Eric
Colin
David
Peter
Simon
Graham
Ian
Curtis
Elmer

BarkandCheese Sun 07-Apr-19 11:21:57

I saw a list of the top one hundred baby names of 2019 so far the other day and was slightly surprised to see David at around 50, but then realised it was probably a combination of tributes to David Bowie and it now becoming a grandad name. I think more of those kinds of boys names will come back. I’m thinking names like Nicolas, Phillip, Andrew, Matthew, Paul, Peter and the girls equivalent like Claire, Sarah, Helen, Suzanne, Phillipa, Harriet and Georgina.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 07-Apr-19 11:27:17

Harriet's already quite popular.

Sophronia Sun 07-Apr-19 11:53:43

I know an 8 month old Rachel.

Onetwistedangel Sun 07-Apr-19 13:08:36

I'm loving Vincent at the moment. Not pregnant but mentioned it to a couple pregnant friends who also loved it as well as similar names such as Dominic and Douglas

WatchingTheWheels85 Sun 07-Apr-19 13:11:36

Natalie
Mary
Katie
Jane

Settlersofcatan Sun 07-Apr-19 13:16:42

I can see Stephen, Michael, Philip type names coming back

Tiramisu1 Sun 07-Apr-19 13:59:25

I think these might make a comeback

Sarah
Martha
Helena
Christina

Andrew
Dominic
Quentin
Christopher

Musetti Sun 07-Apr-19 14:00:57

Beryl, have met two mums to be in the last couple of weeks who are considering it.

Musetti Sun 07-Apr-19 14:01:53

Christopher is already back. We have four at school.

lordofthefries Sun 07-Apr-19 14:02:35

Alan for a boy is just lovely, and Barry!. I love Mabel and Ethel for a girl too. I wish I could get DH on board with Alan

CruCru Sun 07-Apr-19 15:09:48

Perhaps some of the names that people my age or my Mum’s age were called?

Rachel
Sarah
Barbara
Catherine
Jane
Mary

David
John
Peter

Having said that, I can imagine being the sort of granny who says things like “But you can’t possibly call a baby Keith”.

Streely Sun 07-Apr-19 15:15:36

Sally. Sadie made a comeback, so I reckon this one might also be revived.

I was thinking about names in my (80s) primary school the other day and wondering if/when some of those names might make a comeback.

Natasha
Nicola
Joanna
Michelle
Gemma
Tara
Kelly

Jsmith99 Sun 07-Apr-19 15:16:34

Alison
Sheila
Joanne
Sharon
Angela
Tracey

Nigel
Keith
Graham
Alan
Martin

And my top tip...
Norman

Supercuts Sun 07-Apr-19 15:20:27

Lots of David and Peters at school, I think they are popular Eastern European names or variations anyway.

NicksWife08 Sun 07-Apr-19 15:30:16

I know of a baby called Jennifer, I was surprised as i don't know anyone under 30 named Jennifer.

I absolutely love the names Rachael and Sarah, but I won't be having any more DC's to use those names.

TheVanguardSix Sun 07-Apr-19 15:36:45

Vanessa
Samantha
Jennifer

Let’s hear it for Derek! grin
Actually, remove all stereotypical images that go with Derek. It’s actually a nice name.

Sidney
Stanley
Alan
Neville
Trevor
Trent

Yeah, Norman is a great name.

ivykaty44 Sun 07-Apr-19 15:46:34

Michael
Graham
Terry
John
David

Felicity
Jane
Susan
Amanda

whiskeysourpuss Sun 07-Apr-19 15:47:01

@NicksWife08 I have a 20yo niece called Jennifer & DD2 had one in her class who'd be 16 now I think it's one of those names that's always around just not in abundance.

I love the name Esther & wanted to use it as DD2's middle name but ex-h vetoed it - no idea why as it was his maternal grandmothers name.

I know of an Elspeth who will be around 4 now but that caused a few raised eyebrows at the school gates.

TrendyNorthLondonTeen Sun 07-Apr-19 15:49:34

As a 33 year old Claire I'd find it really weird to meet a baby with my name... it's VERY 70s/80s and probably needs another 20 years to be popular again.

BlueMerchant Sun 07-Apr-19 15:53:29

I heard a woman hollering 'Janet' in the street last week. It was actually Janet followed by another really horrible old fashioned middle name. I had to look and she was shouting at a toddler.
I was very bemused. I think she may have been a one-off!hmm

Calloway Sun 07-Apr-19 18:07:43

I can imagine being the sort of granny who says things like “But you can’t possibly call a baby Keith”.

Me too.

I'll have to practice my 'oh what a lovely name' face for when baby Brenda is placed in my arms.

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