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seeker Mon 28-Jul-08 18:11:09

Just to prove you don't have to go "made-up" to give your child a name that no one else in the school has, I challenge you all to come up with names that are real, proper people names (not the names of geographical features, cars, wines or plants) that nobody on here knows anyone under 10 called.

I'll start.

Barbara, Monica, Sharon, Agnes, Alan, Grant, Trevor, Jeffrey and Malcolm.

hana Mon 28-Jul-08 18:11:59

oh you're right!
and I"m a teacher!

Dragonbutter Mon 28-Jul-08 18:12:56

but those names are a bit rubbish seeker?
except maybe agnes which is quite nice.

hana Mon 28-Jul-08 18:14:06

I love Malcolm

( I do teach 3 Colm's though, that's an awful name....)

LynetteScavo Mon 28-Jul-08 18:14:56

My cousins 1yo is called Alan.

seeker Mon 28-Jul-08 18:16:05

But that's just fashion, dragonbutter. My mother wanted to call me Emily a lot of years ago and was persuaded not to because it was so weird and dull and old fashioned and old ladyish!

Dragonbutter Mon 28-Jul-08 18:19:10

DS's middle names are John and Richard.
Haven't seen many of those around.

But middle names are different I suppose.

singersgirl Mon 28-Jul-08 18:21:32

I know an Agnes and an Alan (both under 10) and a Malcolm who is 13.

Turniphead1 Mon 28-Jul-08 18:36:46

Colm is totally unrelated, as a name, to Malcolm.

It's a lovely Irish name. Not a shortened version of a now nerdy Scottish name.

choccypig Mon 28-Jul-08 18:41:48

I know a rl Barbara (aged 4)

LadyJogsAlot Mon 28-Jul-08 18:42:07

op, i taught a barbara, she would be 7 now!!

choccypig Mon 28-Jul-08 18:42:51

Janet, I've never met anyone younger than older than me..grin

choccypig Mon 28-Jul-08 18:43:35

Didn't want to say "younger than me" cos you'd think it's my name.

TheFallenMadonna Mon 28-Jul-08 18:46:02

I know an Alan aged 4.

mrswoolf Mon 28-Jul-08 18:48:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

frazzledoldbag34 Mon 28-Jul-08 18:49:17

My friend's DH wanted to call their baby Roy (if it had been a boy).

Thankfully it was a girl. grin

mrswoolf Mon 28-Jul-08 18:50:12

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

frazzledoldbag34 Mon 28-Jul-08 18:50:25

Oh and actually we met a 6 year old Monica on holiday last year. It suited her.

frazzledoldbag34 Mon 28-Jul-08 18:52:17

Oh yes and a friend has a baby called Stanley.
Which I really like but she gets loads of negative comments about his name.

TheFallenMadonna Mon 28-Jul-08 18:54:30

I know three Stanleys under the age of 10. V popular around here.

nobodysfool Mon 28-Jul-08 18:56:57

Nobody would call a baby Sharon or Tracey here is Essex!grin

hw2004 Mon 28-Jul-08 18:57:07

I'm called Hilary and I have not met anyone under the age of 30 to be called that. Not surprised - i hate it!! DH says it's a librarian's name (no offence to librarians!!)

silverfrog Mon 28-Jul-08 18:57:13


iarel Mon 28-Jul-08 18:58:49

betty, harriet, archibald?

hw2004 Mon 28-Jul-08 19:01:26

Iarel - I know at least 3 harriets at ds' nursery. in fact if this baby had been a girl it was on my final 3 list.

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