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Most retro/dated name you've heard recently

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atthewelles Wed 09-Jan-13 11:26:19

I heard a woman in the park calling her little girl Madge. I haven't heard that name in years and years. I also know of a little toddler called Sheila.

Just wondering if any of you know any children with names that you thought had died out completely.

Psammead Wed 09-Jan-13 11:32:12

Madge is pretty awesome, actually!

I met a baby Eric recently.

HelpOneAnother Wed 09-Jan-13 11:33:46

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mummyplonk Wed 09-Jan-13 11:34:24

Yes I saw an Eric too (loved it)
& Laura (looks like the 70's is being revisited)

MrsBungleBear Wed 09-Jan-13 11:35:38

I've met a baby Eric and a baby Gilbert recently.

GingerPCatt Wed 09-Jan-13 11:39:03

When ds was in the hospital there were two other babies, Stanley and frank (not related to eachother).

ThedementedPenguin Wed 09-Jan-13 11:39:26

I love the name Madge.

HelpOneAnother Wed 09-Jan-13 11:41:57

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Labootin Wed 09-Jan-13 11:43:24

I know a two year old Horace

The parents are fairly normal as well

Worse still the nickname for him is Hor .. Pronounced well ..errr whore.

I mean WHY ? Just WHY?

I'm ashamed to say I burst out laughing when I heard his name. I thought she was joking .. I am clearly going to hell

Soz Horace

WorkingtoohardMama Wed 09-Jan-13 11:44:46

There's a Barry at my dd's playschool!

RudolphsNoseInMyXmasStocking Wed 09-Jan-13 11:57:12

I met a Walter. . .

smother Wed 09-Jan-13 12:05:54

I know babies called David and Philip.

WhistlingNun Wed 09-Jan-13 12:07:44

Moira and Agnes. Little twins born a few weeks ago who live around the corner from me.

Most 'modern' name is Jinksy - as announced on Jk this morning ( i don't normally watch it - honest!)

RillaBlythe Wed 09-Jan-13 12:09:00


DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 09-Jan-13 12:09:49

Labootin shock grin

Oscar - which didn't seem to fit somehow when he was a baby but does now .

Wibblytummy Wed 09-Jan-13 12:14:27

There is a Maud at my 19mo DS's playgroup. I actually quite like it. There's also a Blanche, Reggie, Rosamund and Arthur amongst his classes and groups. I really like the older names myself for my bump but worried as it must be a very popular trend about here.

ImpYCelyn Wed 09-Jan-13 12:15:25

Someone on here was talking about Amanda recently. But I absolutely love it and it's gone to the top of the list for a future DD.

I've met a Sid and an Agatha recently.

I like Madge though.

OhThisIsJustGrape Wed 09-Jan-13 12:16:45

I met a baby called Brian a few weeks ago. I believe he is named after a relative, but even so... Brian? How could they? grin

knackeredmother Wed 09-Jan-13 12:18:01

I have a Feank. My dog is called Brian!

knackeredmother Wed 09-Jan-13 12:18:28

Frank even.

SavoyCabbage Wed 09-Jan-13 12:20:05

I know a Gloria and a Joan.

atthewelles Wed 09-Jan-13 12:22:10

Actually I also know a baby called Brendan.

WhistlingNun Wed 09-Jan-13 12:24:26

A lot of these sound like fairly normal names to me. Maybe i just live in an old-fashioned area though.

Brian, David, Brendan, Robbie, Amanda, Cindy, Horace Whore...

imogengladhart Wed 09-Jan-13 12:24:58

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bigkidsdidit Wed 09-Jan-13 12:25:57

I know a baby Reg

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