Names that WON'T make a comeback

(424 Posts)
Greenandcabbagelooking Sun 26-Jul-20 21:25:55

Some older names I don't think will be returning:

Ethel
Enid
Sheila
Carol

Archibald
Gary
Brian
Reginald

Any to add?

OP’s posts: |
EhUp Sun 26-Jul-20 21:29:35

There are plenty of little Archies & Reggies about and I'm guessing some of these will be Archibald/ Reginald on the birth certificate

Sixtyfourzoolane Sun 26-Jul-20 21:30:30

I’ll be surprised if Karen ever makes a come back after turning into a meme ....

MrsGilly1 Sun 26-Jul-20 21:31:10

I think Ethel, Enid will still be around as I know little girls with both!

I think names such as...

Girls...

Louise
Karen
Sally
Gillian
Pamela
Christine
Patricia
Marjorie

Boys

Keith
Paul
Eugene
Douglas

LittleCabbage Sun 26-Jul-20 21:31:17

Adolf

wavecatcher Sun 26-Jul-20 21:31:42

Nigel
Colin
Beryl

KingOfDogShite Sun 26-Jul-20 21:32:19

Norman
Ethel

I’d have said Ernie but I know 2 under 5!

Ontheboardwalk Sun 26-Jul-20 21:32:42

Daenerys

Zoomintheroom Sun 26-Jul-20 21:32:59

I know a few Archibalds and Reggies. Doesn't Lily Allen have an Ethel?

itchyfinger Sun 26-Jul-20 21:33:25

Kevin. Keith.

Chocolatecake12 Sun 26-Jul-20 21:35:29

Morris/Maurice
Roger

Myrtle
Sheila

MondeoFan Sun 26-Jul-20 21:35:31

Linda
Sandra
Helen
Julie
Sally

Roy
Richard
Ian
Nigel
Adrian

RandomUsernameHere Sun 26-Jul-20 21:36:20

Agree with Karen!
Also Alexa

Todaywewilldobetter Sun 26-Jul-20 21:36:31

Derek
Brenda
Julie
Sharon
Colin
Kevin

NellieandRufus Sun 26-Jul-20 21:39:13

Couple of Brian’s at my child's school.

Wayne

OhhhPeee Sun 26-Jul-20 21:40:03

The een/ine names: Kathleen, Pauline, Janine, Colleen, Maureen, Eileen etc.

Letseatgrandma Sun 26-Jul-20 21:40:36

Karen
Sharon
Tracey
Claire

Neville
Darren
Gary
Nigel
Derek
Kevin

I know children called Archie, Reggie, Ethel and Enid!

Chocolatecake12 Sun 26-Jul-20 21:40:38

Oh and Shirley

EmmaGrundyForPM Sun 26-Jul-20 21:41:09

Brian
Nigel

Wendy
Karen
Alison
Belinda

formerbabe Sun 26-Jul-20 21:42:12

Leanne

sel2223 Sun 26-Jul-20 21:42:32

I know people with young kids called Ethel and Enid....and Archibald (archie) and Reginald (reggie) are super popular right now.

I would agree with a pp who said Karen after being turned into a meme and also Sharon, Linda, Sandra, Pamela, Gillian and Patricia.

For boys, I'd say Nigel, Kevin, Colin, Derek, Norman.....i would have said Percy but someone I know has just called their baby that!

bridgetreilly Sun 26-Jul-20 21:42:52

Ethel and Enid are definitely coming back. Sheila and Carol will in another 20-30 years, probably. Archibald and Reginald are already back. Brian and Gary are similar to Sheila and Carol. Give it time.

chunkyrun Sun 26-Jul-20 21:42:51

Yea I think Karen's died a death

I know loads of archies, Harry's, franks etc.

Also know of one baby Keith unfortunately named after his dad.

Maureen
Beverly
Debbie
Jackie
Maud

Graham
Dave
Norbert

DerbyshireGirly Sun 26-Jul-20 21:43:06

Definitely Keith.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 26-Jul-20 21:44:10

I don’t think there are any names that won’t make a comeback.

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