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"meh" names?

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Hypergear Fri 14-Feb-20 22:46:40

Having a discussion about baby names and how some names are just "meh", as in they provoke no reaction from you, you neither like nor dislike whatsoever. "Nothing names" as my DP calls them.

An example for me is Sophie.

Out of curiosity, what's a meh/nothing name to you?? smile

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Whatsyourflava Fri 14-Feb-20 23:10:10

I love Sophie now

It was a meh name to me growing up but now I’m older I just love the sound of it.

Isadora2007 Fri 14-Feb-20 23:11:34

I can’t say as it’s a bit outing but our fourth child has a “meh” name as it was the only one we all felt was fine whereas the other names were liked by some but hated by others. So a “meh” name it is. Which is fine!

BlueHarry Fri 14-Feb-20 23:12:40

I always found "Sarah" a bit meh, but only because I knew so many of them. I think it is a nice name, and probably less popular nowadays, but in my year at school we had about 6 Sarah's, and a couple of other variations of it.

Hypergear Fri 14-Feb-20 23:13:54

Nothing wrong with meh names! As what can be meh to one person can sound lovely (or horrid) to someone else.
My DS name is probably meh to many.

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Danglingmod Fri 14-Feb-20 23:14:01

One name I do think is both a totally "meh" name and yet also one I really love is Grace.

Hypergear Fri 14-Feb-20 23:15:50

@BlueHarry Sarah is a meh name to me too, but possibly for the same reason, that I know loads

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Bitchbadgerplease Fri 14-Feb-20 23:16:59

Sarah for me too
Same reasons as pp. Just so popular when I was young.

LouisaJenny Fri 14-Feb-20 23:19:20

Claire. Victoria. Rebecca/Becky. Katherine.

AlexaAmbidextra Fri 14-Feb-20 23:21:52

Meh names for me are those that were popular in the 50s/60s. Alison, Claire, Gillian, Ruth, Pauline, Marion, Kim, Elaine, Patricia, Margaret, Lesley, Roberta, Patricia, Shirley, Sally, Sandra.

Chelsea26 Fri 14-Feb-20 23:25:20

I’m a Sarah, and it is a meh name! No raised eyebrows, no “oh I love that”, no translations needed into other languages - and yeah I’m 40 and there’s loads of us this age (bloody thin lizzy! I was before the song!)

That said, everything bad about it is also good.

saggybaps Fri 14-Feb-20 23:28:21

Martha, Billy, Sally, Lucy, Heather, Josephine, Mary, Millie, zzzzzzzzzzzzz yawn

honeyloops Fri 14-Feb-20 23:28:59

Rachel, Anna, Helen. 'Meh' because they're just safe and solid - nice enough but there were about 5 of each in my year at school. I have also got quite a meh name though I think, so I'm not judging.

Modern versions - Ella, Grace, Ava. There are SO many of them now that the 10 or so people I know (via Facebook) whose kids have those names all just blur into one child in my head haha!

SalmonOfKnowledge Fri 14-Feb-20 23:29:53

I dislike the name Rebecca but not sure it's meh.

Lily is 'meh' but a nicer sound.

FuckWhenDidIGetOld Fri 14-Feb-20 23:34:32

Sophie / Sophia. And Emily! No idea why. Just so many of them it's just... So blah!

I don't mean any offence but I do just think "meh". Always smile politely and say lovely of course though grin

We're all different and my DC names aren't everyone's cup of tea. I just think a bit more imagination would be nice.

But better a safe name than a yooneek one! wink

Rainbowb Fri 14-Feb-20 23:40:47

Amy. Mind you maybe it’s just the ones I know rather than the name!

BadCatDirtyCat Fri 14-Feb-20 23:41:05

Surely one person's "meh" name is another person's classic? (I may be a person with a "meh" name grin)

I have to say I disagree with pp - if someone named their baby Pauline these days I'm pretty sure the reaction would be anything but "meh".

OhWellThatsJustGreat Fri 14-Feb-20 23:41:38

I think its funny that all of the 'meh' names suggested are girls names.

Annto be honest, my first thoughts were girls names. Weird?

Emily, Sophie, Amy, Leanne, Rachel, Alice basically most of the names given to girls in the late 80s early 90s

Boys names I would say things like David, Ben, Paul, Josh, Robert, James, Simon.
Again they're boys names that were popular in the late 80s early 90s.

I can imagine names like Evelyn and Jonah are probably going to be 'meh' names in 30 years.

Jossina Fri 14-Feb-20 23:43:27

Whatever names seem over popular at the moment I go off of quickly. I don't dislike them but I feel so meh when I read/hear them.

NannyR Fri 14-Feb-20 23:50:21

James is a kind of meh name for me. Nothing wrong with it, I like other new testament names like Andrew, Peter and John, but James just seems like a really boring, unimaginative name to me. I think part of it is to do with the fact that it is such a commonly used middle name - the male equivalent of May or Rose.

FuckWhenDidIGetOld Fri 14-Feb-20 23:53:05

I'd noticed that OhWell

But for me there's not any boys names that immediately jump out at me.

Which is odd as I find boys much harder to name.


Also for my list Evie.

I'm actually related to quite a few of the above names of varying ages. So there is variety amongst generations.

I've always always loved Olivia. But now it is very ubiquitous. Still love it though I wouldn't personally use it.

It's just interesting to me to see the varying opinions.

BlueEyedFloozy Fri 14-Feb-20 23:55:41

Well this is nice 🙄

Babybel90 Sat 15-Feb-20 00:16:32

I think Sophie is a beautiful name, to me Ann, Jane, May and John are ‘meh’ names, overused and dull sounding.

missmouse101 Sat 15-Feb-20 00:22:57

Emma, Emily, Charlotte, Jack, Grace, James.

thetrinityisshite Sat 15-Feb-20 00:25:13


James, Ava, Eva, Oliver, Olivia and Jack.

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