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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.

Calloway Sun 07-Apr-19 18:09:24

Claire is pretty popular in America at the moment. It's seen as an upmarket name.

Ihavealwaysknown Sun 07-Apr-19 22:29:42

Mil was insistent DD should be Rachel 🙄

I think girls:

Susan/Suzy etc
Ann
Jane

Boys:
Peter
Barry

WhyReschedule Sun 07-Apr-19 22:40:14

I'm loving Vincent at the moment. Not pregnant but mentioned it to a couple pregnant friends who also loved it

My little one is a Vincent smile We always get lots of compliments on his name!

For a girl I liked:

Athena
Valentina
Camila

PlatypusLeague Mon 08-Apr-19 00:56:28

Susan
Veronica
Louise
Georgina

Lawrence
Andrew
Timothy
Paul

Time40 Mon 08-Apr-19 01:28:12

Susan has got to be due for a comeback now. And Ann, and Jane.

Roger! Bring back Roger! It's such a great name.

One of the names people keep mentioning as a dated name is my DP's (not Roger, honestly ... ). I've never thought of it as dated, and for some reason I'm really upset that people think it's dated.

mynameisMrG Mon 08-Apr-19 01:34:54

I met a baby Laura the other day. That to me is a very 80s name. As a teacher I’ve never come across a Laura under the age of 30

DoubtOfTheOrdinary Mon 08-Apr-19 01:35:51

So pleased my name hasn't appeared yet - it always makes these "dated" / "of its time" threads 😂
I met a baby Bruce the other day which caught me off guard. Friend has also called her toddler DD Margaret, but only ever refers to her as 'Maggie' for (IMO) obvious reasons.

3ChangingForNow Mon 08-Apr-19 01:40:47

Oh my, Roger is really nice. Going on boys list NOW..

Vera will make a BIG come back in 2 to 5 years I reckon

MercyBodle Mon 08-Apr-19 03:26:36

Enid
Joan
Maude
Lois

Edwin
Lloyd
Clarence
Cedric

Tavannach Mon 08-Apr-19 03:37:42

Lorna
Anne
Jane

Philip
Michael
Steven

GoodGravy Mon 08-Apr-19 03:47:44

Linda
Sandra
Pamela
Jeanette
Judith/Judy

Francis
Stuart
Simon
Neil
Tony

UterusUterusGhali Mon 08-Apr-19 04:39:04

I've seen a few Helen & Ellens in the last couple of years after years without.

Lucy
Richard
Geoffrey

I agree Vera will come back.
Ethel didn't take off like I thought it would. (I nearly called DD that 17 years ago!)

I've still not seen a Clive. It's gotta be coming soon.

Calixtine Mon 08-Apr-19 07:24:56

Forgot that a friend of a friend has a baby Wendy!

A friend is considering Enid, Edwina, Sylvia, Gloria and Nellie for her DD.

Shutuptodd Mon 08-Apr-19 07:31:36

Only yesterday I was talking about how you never hear of any boys called Robin these days but maybe that's to do with the link to Batman.

BabyMoonPie Mon 08-Apr-19 07:32:01

I have a toddler Rachel (born January 2017)! I was amazed at how often staff in hospital etc commented along the lines of "we've not had one of those for ages". I think we'd have got less comments if she'd been called something outlandish

Collectingcpd Mon 08-Apr-19 07:34:24

We have a Rachel, 8. Never met another child called Rachel yet.

AndItStillSaidFourOfTwo Mon 08-Apr-19 07:37:03

Sally
Judith
Nicola
Susan
Claire - definitely, it's a lovely name (and proper great-granny chic here in Germany, oddly enough) - just got overused
Jane
Sarah is another big one that got done to death but really should never have gone out.
Rebecca
Emma

John
Philip
David
Martin
Simon
Robert
Mark

AndItStillSaidFourOfTwo Mon 08-Apr-19 07:38:19

Oh yes, Louise! Such a lovely classic name. It became the middle name of a generation, which is why it's out now (there'll be no Roses/Graces for a few generations after this one, either, for similar reasons)

AndItStillSaidFourOfTwo Mon 08-Apr-19 07:40:39

And Helen is definitely due a comeback. (I would have called dc2 Helena if a girl 12 years ago, but Helena to me is a different name)

AndItStillSaidFourOfTwo Mon 08-Apr-19 07:41:14

Argh, multiple posts, but I keep thinking of new ones - Caroline. That has to be back soon.

Se7en11 Mon 08-Apr-19 09:31:05

Gary! haven't heard of a Gary for years now

Lost5stone Mon 08-Apr-19 09:37:19

It'll be names of babies grandparents, so people in their 70s/60s/50s.

Janet
Margaret
Susan

David
John
Roger

Etc

I'm very early pregnant with DC2 but if it's a boy we will probably use Michael after FIL so I guess that goes with my theory.

ItsAllGone19 Mon 08-Apr-19 09:39:27

I know several late 30s/early 40s Rebecca's but haven't met a child one since I was one so think that might make a resurgence.

Likewise with the name Richard.

I think both were popular in the late 70s/early 80s then tapered off...but I wouldn't say either are dated really.

mogtheexcellent Mon 08-Apr-19 09:42:12

I love Clare. It was on my list.

Dd has a Jennifer in her class. I love it.

Shutuptodd Mon 08-Apr-19 12:59:17

I have a Rebecca so there are some around. I also have a Ray which I think is pretty rare these days.

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