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Which names do you predict to be the next big thing?

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Tillysmama Wed 29-Jul-09 23:48:55

Which names do you predict to be the next big thing?
Those not currently very popular but there'll be loads in a few years?

lookingroundglass Wed 29-Jul-09 23:57:40



snice Wed 29-Jul-09 23:58:48

Monty seems to be appearing mre and more

cheesesarnie Wed 29-Jul-09 23:59:23



wrongun Thu 30-Jul-09 00:01:28


EachPeachPearMum Thu 30-Jul-09 00:01:34

ooh Cecily was on our list, but he's a boy!
Yes, I'd say Connie too, and Anna
Isla seems popular.

jellybeans Thu 30-Jul-09 00:04:30

For boys, definately Arthur and maybe Edward and Ted. For girls, Florence, Iris and Connie.

hmc Thu 30-Jul-09 00:04:54



- i.e. names that were popular in the late 60's and 70's...its all cyclical. They will be in vogue again at some point, it is just a matter of when

hisnibster Thu 30-Jul-09 00:32:53

Don't know if these are already popular, but I'm hearing lots of children called:
Esme, Darcey, Dexter and Toby.
There's a big fashion for names with hyphens around here too.

goodasgold Thu 30-Jul-09 00:41:14

Sheila and Linda

Brian and Paul

gero Thu 30-Jul-09 11:13:34


HuffwardlyRouge Thu 30-Jul-09 11:14:42

I think Susan is due a big resurgence in popularity.

Mary too.

Both great names.

teddygirl23 Thu 30-Jul-09 15:40:28

alice i think could be the number one name very soon.

Fillyjonk Thu 30-Jul-09 15:45:40

A lot of these names are already quite popular though

Either a name needs to steadily climb up the charts, gaining popularity, until it is decreed too popular, OR something needs to give it a kick into people's consciousness, as happened with Isla (Fisher sp?), Darcy, Alfie etc.

I wonder also about names like Mary, Susan, Jane, Elizabeth etc. They are great names, especially together.

We are def due a resurgence of full names not abbreviations, imo.

MrsMattie Thu 30-Jul-09 19:19:11

Increasingly obscure old man/lady names.

Previously posh names - Augusta, Octavia and Araminta are being discussed on this board right now.

70s names have got to be due a come back. I've already heard of littler girls called Caroline, Suzanne and Diana. Michelle, Debbie, Wendy are coming any minute, I tell ya...wink

Sycamoretreeisvile Thu 30-Jul-09 19:28:37


Honestly. It will be.

Nancy66 Thu 30-Jul-09 19:29:06

Would agree with Violet - becoming very popular and quite a few celebs have used it in the past couple of years. Think it will be the new Ruby

dizzydixies Thu 30-Jul-09 20:24:52

oh please not hyphens - as a hyphen sufferer grin

maggievirgo Thu 30-Jul-09 20:29:08

These names won't be popular but I thnk they are the next 'unusual' names to seem attractive to the urbane urban chic brigade.

Vivien, Sylvie, Margot, Belinda, Donna, Lois, Dulcie (dulcie is the new Esme,Sylvie is the new Sophie).

Bruce, Victor, Donald, Howard, Richie
Bruce is the new Gus
Victor is the new Hector
Richie is the new Archie.

tummytickler Thu 30-Jul-09 21:06:16

I think the next names to see a rise in popularity (although maybe not top 10)

Penelope, Ophelia, Dorothea, Violet, Rosemary,Josephine, Elsie. Kitty and Florence already very popular in my town i know at least 4 of each

Gilbert, Albert, Raphael, Conrad, Bruno.

I am sad to see my 8 year olds name here (Iris), but hopefully she will be a teenager by the time it is massively popular.
I worry about Jean and Hilda. If i love them then the chances are that others do too and when my lo goes to school she will be in a class of 5 Hildas!
I am OK with boys i think - nobody ever likes my boys names!

wilkos Thu 30-Jul-09 21:09:51


my unborn dc 2 will be sylvie because i have never heard of another one!

dc 1 is lily, which 50 billion other little girls are called. didnt want to make the same mistake.

wilkos Thu 30-Jul-09 21:11:04

obv. will not be sylvie if dc 2 is a boy. ahem..

hanaflower Thu 30-Jul-09 21:12:44

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Botbot Thu 30-Jul-09 21:16:55

I think Mary, Susan, Jane too. Possible dd2 will be Mary, I think. (dd1 has quite an unusual name)

hester Thu 30-Jul-09 21:32:54

Um, wilkos, I know a baby Sylvie...

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