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Most popular names at school vs now

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Newsenmum · 15/02/2024 21:19

What were the most popular names in your class when you were at school and what are they now in your child’s class?

Mine were Emily, Rebecca, Sarah. Michael, Matthew, Thomas.

For my older child it’s now Eva/Evie, Lily and Esme. Leo, Harry and Henry.

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RunSlowTalkFast · 15/02/2024 21:32

Claire, Emma, Sarah, Rebecca, Hannah, Rachel and Cat/Kate/Katie/Catherine. Boys I suppose Daniel, Christopher, James, Michael.

DD10 year at school - Olivia, Amelia, Freya, Isla, Oscar, Harry.

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Mumofgirls2017 · 15/02/2024 21:44

Me: Christopher, Matthew, David, William, james; sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, Catherine, laura

kids: George, Oliver, Alexander, Oscar, Joshua; Amelia, Ivy, Olivia, Sophia, Isabella

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sawnotseen · 15/02/2024 21:46

Mine in 1970s/80s London

Karen (by far the most popular)
Sarah
Rebecca
Jennifer
Jill
Rachel
Lisa

David (by far the most popular)
Paul
Matthew
Colin
Mark
Ian
Michael
Andrew

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Beahappy82 · 15/02/2024 21:49

Emma, Emily, Sarah, Rachel, Rebecca
Chris, Simon, Matt, Tom

Now - Daisy, Emily, Harry, Eve/Evie, Chloe, James

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MolkosTeenageAngst · 15/02/2024 21:54

Laura, Jenny, Rachel, Sarah, Amy, Elizabeth, Jemma, Abigail,
James, Tom, William, Mark, Alex, Adam,

Amelia, Rosie, Poppy, Lily,
Arthur, Jack, James, Harry, Charlie,

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sawnotseen · 15/02/2024 21:58

Oh and children - mine are now 19 and 24 but, when they they were at Primary school (apart from foreign names which mine have and the more unusual names)

Mia / Mya
Emily
Molly
Millie
Ella
Aimee
Rosie
Daisy
Isabelle
Lily


Max
Louis
Harry
Henry
Charlie
Freddie
Oliver
Joshua

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Bbq1 · 15/02/2024 22:00

Me: Cathy, Clare, Debbie, Fona,, Jean, Joanne, Rachel, Andrea
Robert, Kark, Mark, Christopher, Philip, John, Simon, Martin

Ds(18): Olivia, Lily, Martha, Grace, Amelia, Isabella, Molly, Lucy
Kai, Leo, Ronnie, Thomas, James, Matthew, Callum, Charlie

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MythicBish · 15/02/2024 22:00

Very common/popular names when I was in primary school in late 90’s:
Kirsty, Gemma, Amber, Shannon, Amy, Charlotte, Emily, Sophie, Thomas, Ben, Sam, Aiden, Liam

now my dc are in primary school there are lots of:
Evie, Ava, Oscar, Jackson, Sophia, Noah, George, Isla, Mia, Freya, Finn, Olivia

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intergalacticplanetary · 15/02/2024 22:21

Me: Clare, Gemma, Kate, Sarah, Hayley,
Daniel, David, Chris, Matthew, Adam

My kids: Evie, Phoebe, Jessica, Elsie, Noah, Reggie, Ezra, Finley, Albie

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MaloneMeadow · 15/02/2024 23:06

Can’t remember my own!!

For 19 year old DD it’s: Olivia, Ella and Lucy
Ben, Jack & Patrick

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Nicebloomers · 15/02/2024 23:09

Me: Alison, Gillian, Katie, Donna, Kelly
Ian, Matthew, Simon, Mark, Lee

now: Isla, Sophie, Isabelle,
Sam, Harry, Jack, Oliver

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Daijoubudesu · 15/02/2024 23:16

Me: 80s/90s Kelly, Katy, Kylie, Amy, Louise/a, Hannah, Joshua, James, Matthew, Andrew, Thomas, Ben

Kids: Isabel/Isabella, Sophia, Amelia/Emilia, Clara, Mia, Isla, Freddie, Joshua, Max, Oliver, Theo, Noah

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BoleynMemories13 · 15/02/2024 23:21

I was born late 80s and was at school with lots of the following:-

Sarah, Laura, Claire, Samantha, Emma, Gemma, Rebecca, Rachel, Michelle, Katie, Louise, Natalie, Charlotte, Jennifer, Lucy

Daniel, Michael, Andrew, David, Matthew, Jason, James, Adam, Ben, Jonathan, Christopher, Lee, Robert

Around here the most popular names of under 10s these days seem to be:-

Olivia, Sophia/Sophia, Isla, Harper, Luna, Mila, Ivy, Freya, Esme, Aria

Oliver, Noah, Oscar, Teddy, Archie, Lucas, Jacob, Jude, Arlo, Leo

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ILoveHugeAckman · 15/02/2024 23:26

Me - Joanne/Jo-Ann, Michelle, Samantha, Victoria, Wendy, Kim.
David, Stephen, Paul, Philip, Christopher, Michael.


Kids - Jack, Jake, Josh, Jack, Jack again, Sophie/Sophia, Charlotte, Olivia, Libby

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DisguiseEd · 15/02/2024 23:39

Me - Claire, Rebecca, Kate/Katie, Adam, Nick, Chris

DC - Sophie, Charlotte, Erin, Oscar, George, Leo

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dizzydizzydizzy · 15/02/2024 23:49

Me (primary): 4 x Steven, 2 x Paul. I don't remember there being any duplicates among the girls but we did have the classics of the era: Tracey, Sharon, Julie.

me (Catholic secondary all girls): 4 x Fiona, 2 x Clare

DCs: none of any of above names. Lots of Josh, Jack, Chloe, Lucy, Emma, Hannah

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timtam23 · 16/02/2024 00:06

Me: Karen, Sarah, Susan, Claire, Helen, Rachel, Alison, Joanne, Nicola, Emma, Carolyn, Lisa, Richard, Michael, Mark, Matthew, Martin, Steven, Ian, Andrew, Peter

DCs: Eva/Ava, Sophie, Isobel/Isabel, Emily, Darcey, Grace, Charlie, Oliver, Edward, Thomas, Jack, Freddie, Sam, Harry, Jacob, Lucas

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2024mustbebetter · 16/02/2024 00:16

Me: Susan, Jane, Patricia, Mary, Ann, Elizabeth, Paul, Martin, John, David, Steven, Keith.
can you guess when I started school?

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elliejjtiny · 16/02/2024 00:25

Me - Emma, Jane, Laura, Lucy, Joanne, Rebecca, Amy, Kelly, Gary, Toby, Michael, Sam, Matthew, Robert

Dc - Olivia, Paris, Tabitha, Molly, Melissa, Samantha, Isla, Lewis, Dylan, George, Oliver, Harry, Edward.

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badlydrawntoy · 16/02/2024 00:26

Me:

Richard
Mark
Matthew
Alison
Jo
Helen
Rebecca
Sarah


Kids:

Leo
Freddie
Jack
Alfie
Mia
Ava

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AliceMcK · 16/02/2024 00:38

Then

Steven/Stephen, John, Andrew, Anthony, Louise, Marie-Louise, Lisa-Marie, Emma

Now, Zachary, Kayden/Caden, Jayden, Jenson, Sam, Olivia, Sophia/Sophie, Evie, Violet

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KnottyKnitting · 16/02/2024 00:55

Me- boys-Steven, John, Darren, Christopher, David, Richard, Michael, Nigel, Colin, Andrew, Peter, Alan

Girls- Jane, Susan, Julie, Amanda, Louise, Denise, Michelle, Nicola, Lesley,

DDs are now mid 20s-names in their cohort were:
Eleanor, Amelia, Holly, Natalie, Molly, Grace, Laura, Louise, Rebecca, Pippa, Chloe, Hannah, Daniel, Jake, Jacob, Joseph, Ethan, Callum, Oliver, Matthew, Reece, George, Henry, Alfie, Harry, Harrison

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Onelife2024 · 16/02/2024 07:16

Then - Sarah, Karen, Emma, Helen, Hannah, Louise
James, David, Thomas, Samuel, Peter

Now - Olivia, Isabelle / Isabella, Sophie / Sophia, Lily
Oliver, Henry, George, Alexander

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metsss · 16/02/2024 07:23

Mine were Alison, Sarah, Denise, Helen, Gill, Joanne, Karen, Debbie, Lisa, Mark, Paul, Stephen, Chris, James, Andrew

My sons cohort were Evie, Jessica, Erin, Lucy, Charlotte, Hannah, Ben, Tom, Jack, Max, Dan

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sciencemama · 16/02/2024 07:39

Born in the early 90s it was any name beginning with J (James, Jamie, Jason, Jack, Joseph, Jordan, Jemma, Joelle, Jodie)
Alongside William (Billy), Lee, Adam, Hannah, Hayley, Rebecca and Louise.
(This was in north west London) as I got older into high school a lot of the names were Mohammed, Hamza, Kashish, Suraj, Pooja, Priya, Arti, Agnieska, Gosia. So deffo a cultural impact.

Dcs school (dc in y1 and y4 atm) the most common names appear to be Seth, Leo, Bobby, Esme, Florence, Grace, Lyla. (We live in Kent)

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