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SmeleanorSmellstrop · 10/03/2021 03:01

I feel like there are a bunch of names that Mumsnet posters unanimously adore. I have never seen Josephine or Rosa get a negative comment, for example. As for boy names, I think Edward seems really well-loved. What do you think?

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Youngatheart00 · 10/03/2021 03:21

Isla, Orla, Ava, Eva, Ella

All so samey

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Itsjustaride8w737 · 10/03/2021 06:28

Clementine, i think it's too long, sounds pretentious and reminds me of the orange. Mumsnet seems to bloody love it 😂

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daisypond · 10/03/2021 07:13

@Youngatheart00

Isla, Orla, Ava, Eva, Ella

All so samey

Those names aren’t liked on Mumsnet, though.
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MondeoFan · 10/03/2021 07:19

Sophia, Grace, Rose,

As a result there will be masses of these names in schools

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23PissOffAvenueWF · 10/03/2021 07:20

@Youngatheart00

Isla, Orla, Ava, Eva, Ella

All so samey

Mumsnet doesn’t rate those names at all, though.
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23PissOffAvenueWF · 10/03/2021 07:20

Eleanor.

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Fab90 · 10/03/2021 07:41

Maeve

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LApprentiSorcier · 10/03/2021 07:43

Balonz Grin

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WitchWife · 10/03/2021 07:44

Seren. I actually laughed when I heard a family friend had named their baby Seren recently as I thought it actually only existed on MN.

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WitchWife · 10/03/2021 07:45

@Fab90

Maeve

used to have a v good friend Maeve and she never got any compliments about her name and didn’t like it at all, plus people can’t spell it.
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Thefirsttime · 10/03/2021 07:45

Ottilie.
Suggested on almost every baby name thread. I think it’s a horrible name.

And @Itsjustaride8w737 beat me to it- clementine.

For boys it’s Christopher nn Kit suggested on almost every boy name thread.

I think there’s a fairly high probability that none of the posters suggesting the above names have actually used them on their own children.

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EdgeOfACoin · 10/03/2021 09:00

Wren and Seren.

I don't know a single Wren, but it is constantly suggested on here.

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FlatEarthling · 10/03/2021 09:17

I know a Wren in real life. Admittedly it's my friends new kitchen.
( she doesn't rate the company, no idea if she'd name her child Wren, she certainly wouldn't now)

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Ithinkhedidit · 10/03/2021 09:34

Anna and Thomas. Often described as timeless classics. I find them so incredibly dull. And I know loads of them yet I've read several people describe them as "under used". I also agree with the Christopher nn Kit - I've yet to meet a baby Christopher though!

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DotDotDotDotDot · 10/03/2021 09:35

Elizabeth

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JemimaTiggywinkle · 10/03/2021 09:37

Tristan, Quentin, Rupert, “Reuben (nn Roo)”

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JeanClaudeVanDammit · 10/03/2021 09:38

Seren is really popular in Wales so no, it doesn’t just exist on mumsnet, that’s a crap example.

Margot is the one I see on here a lot that I’ve never encountered on a child in real life.

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raskolnikova · 10/03/2021 09:40

Greek names like Ptolemy and Phaedra seem to come up in suggestions more often than one might expect.

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TeenyTinyDustinHoffman · 10/03/2021 09:42

Ottillie, Clementine, Sylvie.

Reuben, Kit, Raphael.

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Alarae · 10/03/2021 09:44

Saskia is one I see batted around.

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Murtaghjames · 10/03/2021 09:46

Alice

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DragonPoop · 10/03/2021 09:48

I second ‘Ottilie’ I think it’s the most hideous name I’ve ever heard but it always gets so much love on mumsnet.

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Spied · 10/03/2021 09:49

Margot
Alice
Anna
Rowan
Willow

Hugo
Sebastian
Edward
Roary
Toby

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SmeleanorSmellstrop · 10/03/2021 09:50

Christopher nn Kit! Yes! I've not met a baby Christopher, or even a child Christopher. Same about Thomas. MN adores it but not met any since I was a child. Tristan is another one I only hear on MN and have never met.

I am not a fan of Ottilie either, and am always surprised when MNers suggest it with such enthusiasm as to me it seems to break a lot of MN rules (eg it's not a classic and is never pronounced how it should be if you're going to stick to the original European pronunciation which is sort of like - Ott-eel-yuh. I personally don't agree that it's wrong to anglicise names, but MNers often kick off about anyone who wants to pronounce Xavier or Genevieve in the normal British way, so why is it okay to pronounce Ottilie as Otterly?)

Clementine seems OTT to me too, although I do love the sound, to me it seems just too MUCH to be usable, but yeah I agree this is another which everyone loves.

I didn't used to like Anna, Alice or Lucy as I felt they were dated and dull but MNers love them so much that they've really grown on me, Lucy in particular! But I was very surprised initially to see people raving about how classic and pretty they were, as i'd never really thought of them like that. The only people I know with any of these 3 names are people I went to school with, but no babies.

I do know a little Margot and Maeve though!

Recently Gabriel seems to be being suggested a lot, but it seems to be a very recent favourite.

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Anoisagusaris · 10/03/2021 09:50

Persephone

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