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Is Edna due for a Comeback?

(32 Posts)
headlessmocks Thu 29-Oct-09 15:06:17

Be open minded now smile
Edward and Edith are so popular now that I think it could work.

What do you think of Edna? Any middle name ideas?

hocuspontas Thu 29-Oct-09 15:09:25

Please no. MiL's name. Hate it.

PuppyMonkey Thu 29-Oct-09 15:10:58


Heated Thu 29-Oct-09 15:12:37

It's Evil!

Edna Mavis
Edna Willow
Edna Moog

I heart that programme

sweetnitanitro Thu 29-Oct-09 15:18:42

I'm really not sure about Edna, what about Edina instead?

IMoveTheStarsForNoOne Thu 29-Oct-09 15:20:36

damn, I wanted to post the picture of Evil Edna.

Heated Thu 29-Oct-09 15:44:56

I think you still can, IMoveTheStars another!

Sorry OP - <dons naming cap> OLC names are fab. Don't dislike it because of above associations but neither am I wowed.

BudaBones Thu 29-Oct-09 15:46:01

No to Edna! yuck. Sorry.

My lovely next door neighbour here in Budapest is Edina!

headlessmocks Thu 29-Oct-09 16:18:18

I liked evil TV Edna, hadn't thought of her.

Edina reminds me of Abfab

Abubu Thu 29-Oct-09 17:00:59

As in Dame?

No way! Mind you I may need to catch up with the times a bit.
i didn't realise that Edward ever went out of fashion or that Edith was ever back in!

halfcut Thu 29-Oct-09 17:01:47

I sincerely hope not

MRSwereWOOLFhasabroomofherown Thu 29-Oct-09 18:42:39

I might be thinking of the Mumsnet name finder, but my first thought was dinnerlady.

Edwina, however, is okay. Well, better at least.

LetThereBeRock Thu 29-Oct-09 19:20:25

Not unless there's a mass outbreak of insanity amongst prospective parents. It's awful.

ZZZenAgain Thu 29-Oct-09 19:22:33

no, no, really don't think it's going to sweep the country

herbietea Thu 29-Oct-09 19:22:35

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ZZZenAgain Thu 29-Oct-09 19:37:07

I think Edna O'Brian when I hear the name and I like the excruciatingly funny scenes she builds into her novels sometimes.

To me it still sounds little old ladyish but maybe you're right OP, maybe it's coming back in. I've never come across a dc with that name yet, but so what if you like it?

DiamondHead Thu 29-Oct-09 20:05:08

Are you sure it can have a comeback. Was it ever popular

Vivia Thu 29-Oct-09 20:40:33

Ena is fabulous - a name like Georgina officially, then Ena as nn would be perfect.

I adore Elsa. It's softer and more elegant than Edna in my opinion.

Pinkcaz Thu 29-Oct-09 20:45:39

Awww I was really hoping to read this thread and be taken by a woosh of positive thoughts about Edna... it's my Grans name and was thinking of it for a middle name... guess my case still isn't secure ;-)

MRSwereWOOLFhasabroomofherown Thu 29-Oct-09 20:50:16

I've just checked the ONS stats. In 2007 there were 2 babies named Edna registered, in 2008 there were 4.

I think we're safe for a while yet, even if it continues to double every year!

Chynah Thu 29-Oct-09 21:45:33

Makes me think of old grannies - sorry!

lalin Thu 29-Oct-09 21:56:54

It is seriously awful, sorry. Millions of gorgeous, traditional, beautiful names. EDNA just doesn't sound the best name you could come up with for your beloved DD.

piscesmoon Thu 29-Oct-09 21:59:30

I hope not!

daisy99divine Thu 29-Oct-09 22:01:58

Oh, I differ, I LOVE Edna

Also Ethel - who about that as alternative? But especially if it's your gran's name - go for it!

TeamEdward Thu 29-Oct-09 22:05:28

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