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Names you can picture on any age?

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Thisisaname Tue 26-Feb-13 03:21:00

JW what names you think can suit any age? For example I would be (pleasantly) suprised to meet a baby named Doris but not an adult named Jane IYSWIM?

Eskino Tue 26-Feb-13 04:17:08

I always think Sophie suits any age. I can picture easily a baby, child and teen called Sophie or 'Soaf'. Then a strong, artistic looking woman in her 30's and also as a kindly looking, grey haired elderly lady with a sparkle in her eye. They would have to have long thick hair they put in a loose, messy bun though!

Seriously though, I think the name becomes te person, not the other way around. I know a toddler named Doris who absolutely couldn't be anything else now, even though I was a bit hmm when I first heard it.

CheerfulYank Tue 26-Feb-13 05:06:30


ettiketti Tue 26-Feb-13 05:26:45


poppydaisy Tue 26-Feb-13 06:49:53

Any name that hasn't been overused by a particular age group.
In other words classic names that are timeless, such as

wigglesrock Tue 26-Feb-13 12:22:27

Anna and agree with Sam - it's a lovely name.

lockets Tue 26-Feb-13 12:28:02

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DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 26-Feb-13 16:25:45


Theas18 Tue 26-Feb-13 16:58:12

Any name that isn't " in fashion"

All the Kayden/caiden /Kai type boys of now will be very much of their time as were the Traceys and Sharons of the 1970s

RobinSparkles Tue 26-Feb-13 17:07:39



I would have said Isabel(la) a few years ago but I think that it's going to date now that it's so popular.

I know babies, children, teenagers and adults of most of these names.

gerbilsarefun Tue 26-Feb-13 17:11:13

I would say the name Kirsty is fairly timeless (biased though, my dd's name), not hugely popular for her age group but I have heard a couple of little girls called the same.

DizzyHoneyBee Tue 26-Feb-13 17:21:59

James, Chris(topher), Adam, William, Lucy, Annie, Olivia.

TheWoollybacksWife Tue 26-Feb-13 17:38:58

Your OP made me smile. My mum has a saying:

"I like a name that looks as good on a birth certificate as it will on a pension book"

I shall have to tell her that she was way ahead of the curve for classic and timeless names.

Some of her lecturing must have sunk in as I have three children, two with names already mentioned and I would probably add the third - Joanna because I am biased smile

ThreeBeeOneGee Tue 26-Feb-13 17:41:52

All four of our children have these names. Three of their names have been mentioned on this thread more than once.

ThreeBeeOneGee Tue 26-Feb-13 17:44:04

They each have two middle names and I've just noticed that most of those are on here too! smile

ThreeBeeOneGee Tue 26-Feb-13 17:45:17

For the sake of completeness:


ThreeBeeOneGee Tue 26-Feb-13 17:46:57

All twelve names represented now! grin

Don't think I'm outing myself too much as I haven't said which are first names and which are middle names.

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 26-Feb-13 17:48:00

I think (hope) my children's names match the baby/teacher/pensioner rule. They are Evelyn and Sebastian.

thunksheadontable Tue 26-Feb-13 17:53:51

I agree with Anna, but I guess it is based on who you know as I know an adult Jane and would assume it was an adult name and would view Sophie as a baby/little girl name, certainly not an old woman name. One of my sons is Rory and I have been told that is an "all age" name but I think that's because of the combination of Roary the racing car, Rory on Dr. Who, Rory McIlroy and Rory Bremner rather than because of any intrinsic features of the name itself!

ThreeBeeOneGee Tue 26-Feb-13 17:55:36

ElfOnTheTopShelf: what if they don't want to go into teaching? grin I'm just teasing, they're both lovely names.

pinkpaws Tue 26-Feb-13 17:58:02

Hi i think Victoria is a lovely name that suits both a baby and adult. Tom is another good choice.

ElfOnTheTopShelf Tue 26-Feb-13 18:06:20

I think they may be names that suit mugshots too :-D

pigletpower Tue 26-Feb-13 23:40:57

My kids names are Hattie,Dexter and Felicity.Lots of short versions to keep them going throughout their lives I should think! Did anyone do the 'Grandparent Test' when they named their kids? Nanny Hattie,Nanny Fliss and Grandad Dex-sound fine!

Shesparkles Tue 26-Feb-13 23:45:41

In no particular order my children's names are Olivia, John, Rachel, Edward, Megan and Connor.
I'll let you decide how many children and how many names they have grin

I ^ think^ they're all pretty timeless

poppydaisy Wed 27-Feb-13 07:07:21

I wonder how many parents are going to say that they cannot picture their kids' names at any age wink

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