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Has Anna had its moment?

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namewobbles · 15/02/2024 08:36

For months I've been set on Emma, now the time is nearly here I'm not sure if I'm really sure.
I thought of Anna but haven't heard it used on a child lately.

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Onelife2024 · 15/02/2024 08:42

I love both Emma and Anna. Timeless classics, elegant and simple. I would be very happy to be called either. Anna has the advantage of being less commonly used, if that’s important to you? I don’t think either name is dated, but both are less commonly used than they used to be.

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JDJT · 15/02/2024 08:42

I know a preschooler called Anna. It isn't an odd choice!

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SallyWD · 15/02/2024 08:44

Anna's been a classic name for centuries. It's not overused now but I do know a few young girls called Anna. I certainly don't think it's had it's moment. It will always be a classic. It's a lovely name.

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Bestinshow22 · 15/02/2024 08:45

Anna will never have had its moment, it's a beautiful timeless name.

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CuriositysCat · 15/02/2024 08:46

Both are beautiful, classic names.

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NoCloudsAllowed · 15/02/2024 08:48

Well, it's been used since pre-Christian times but if you say it's over, I defer to your wisdom. They were a good few millennia while they lasted though, Annas of the world.

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DoubleBingo · 15/02/2024 08:49

My dd is Anna, 4 years old. We hear 'what a beautiful name' often and she suits her name. I love it.

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NoCloudsAllowed · 15/02/2024 08:50

Onelife2024 · 15/02/2024 08:42

I love both Emma and Anna. Timeless classics, elegant and simple. I would be very happy to be called either. Anna has the advantage of being less commonly used, if that’s important to you? I don’t think either name is dated, but both are less commonly used than they used to be.

Anna is so dated. I mean, since the Virgin Mary's grandmother Ismeria used it for the Virgin Mary's mother, Anna has gone right out of fashion

Maybe you should use Ismeria instead OP

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daisypond · 15/02/2024 08:54

Lovely name. Doesn’t really date, though there were times when Anne/Ann were more used - so I suppose Anna might have seemed old-fashioned when that was the case.

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Moonafil · 15/02/2024 09:36

NoCloudsAllowed · 15/02/2024 08:50

Anna is so dated. I mean, since the Virgin Mary's grandmother Ismeria used it for the Virgin Mary's mother, Anna has gone right out of fashion

Maybe you should use Ismeria instead OP

But Mary did date. Timeless classics can still date if they go through a period of overuse. But they always come back round. I wouldn’t put Anna in this category of overuse though, I think it’s still very useable (and lovely) OP.

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NachosAndCheese · 15/02/2024 09:56

I love it. There’s an Anna in my DC’s year at school.

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0rganisedchaos · 15/02/2024 10:02

We named our DD (4 months) Anna, we have had lots of compliments on it. I think it's a timeless name that suits all stages of life, as does Emma, and neither are particularly common or overused these days.

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TM1979 · 15/02/2024 10:06

My mother is Anna. Beautiful name. DD1 has it as her middle name. Was popular in the early 2000’s I think. There was a few in DD’s primary, say around 2005 ish.
I also love Emma. Timeless name. Never used it cos it didn’t go with our surname. Too many M’s!

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nachocheese · 15/02/2024 10:57

My name is Anna, I love my name. Yes I'm not a child any more, but I don't think it's ever really gone 'out if fashion' as other names tend to do.

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FairBear · 15/02/2024 11:09

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LondonWasps · 15/02/2024 11:10

No, it’s as lovely as ever.

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Kittythecutest · 15/02/2024 11:40

Anna won’t ever date, it’s timeless.

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WhatNoUsername · 15/02/2024 12:11

namewobbles · 15/02/2024 08:36

For months I've been set on Emma, now the time is nearly here I'm not sure if I'm really sure.
I thought of Anna but haven't heard it used on a child lately.

Does it matter? If you like it, use it. It doesn't matter what other people are doing.

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Dontdeclutterthemagic · 15/02/2024 12:14

I know a range of Annas from 70 to 6 months. It's classic.

Emma had a big moment in the 70s/80s but is still quite popular.

Annie is a bit more on trend but also will date. (I much prefer Anna)

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keirakilaney67 · 15/02/2024 12:15

Well it's not just English is it also Russian (and probably in a few other Slavic languages too).

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pinkpale · 15/02/2024 12:16

Beautiful name

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Guavafish1 · 15/02/2024 12:16

classic name

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VincentVanGoth · 15/02/2024 12:18

I know a few children called Annie amongst my children’s peer groups, but none called Anna.

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KeepSmiling89 · 15/02/2024 12:20

Anna is a beautiful name. A classic name, but definitely not dated.

Emma is a bit meh in my opinion

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PeatandDieselfan · 15/02/2024 12:23

I know an absolutely lovely 12 year old Anna. She is just too old for her mum to have been inspired by Frozen (although it was a great bonus during her toddler years!) probably there are are few more since then....

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