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shabster · 24/02/2008 10:33
One of my 4 DS's is called Thomas but I always call him Tommy. When we used to visit my Nan (his great gran) in the nursing home I would shout to him 'Tommy come here' at least half a dozen old chaps would turn around thinking I was shouting to them
I lurve old names - one of my friends is called Martha - have noticed that is really becoming popular - its a lovely name.
Two little girls in Tommy's nursery (they are cousins) are called Pearl and Polly - which is lovely until you put those names with their surname - Pepper
Buda · 24/02/2008 10:35
I think lots of really old-fashioned names are coming back now - the Stanleys, Arthurs, Rubys, Marthas and Matildas.
The 60s/70s Carols, Susans, Sandras, Jackies, Barrys, Darrens, Alans and Kevins need another generation or two before they are seen in the same light I think.
claraquitetirednow · 24/02/2008 11:15
DD2 (11 weeks old) is Martha and I had no idea it was a name about to make a comeback - I love it but might have reconsidered had I known this as don't want her to be one of three or four in her class...
I keep coming across Honors and Avas now too - are classic Hollywood names coming into fashion too?
edam · 24/02/2008 11:22
Funny how some old-fashioned names, like Albert and Stanley and Ivy, are coming back. While other names of the same generation are not - has anyone met a baby Hilda? Why is Ivy OK but Hilda not?
When our children start having babies, they will probably think Doreen and Sheila are due for a renaissance!
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