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Nurse comment on girls naming trend

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Cherryrainbow · 13/07/2020 19:26

Had my consultant appointment and had my bloods taken. The nurse who took my blood was curious to know if boy/girl and if we have names. She commented she's heard quite a lot of old fashioned names lately such as: Florence, Norah, maeve, mabel.
Wdyt? Have you found similar in your area? Is it a style you would consider? (South Wales here)

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superram · 13/07/2020 19:27

I’d say they’ve been popular for about 10 years in London.

dementedma · 13/07/2020 19:27

I think older names are making a comeback and personally, i like them

heroineinahalfshell · 13/07/2020 19:35

Yes, old lady names are definitely a trend here (NW england). We've gone for what I'd say is a "classic" name rather than old-fashioned - Caroline.

Zara1234uk · 13/07/2020 19:48

We’re in Cheshire and I definitely think the old ones are more common now and they’re really nice! We’re considering Francesca as it’s quite uncommon lately around here, not as old as the others but we like how it can be shortened to Frankie if desired!

catsjammies · 13/07/2020 19:50

I have two children with old fashioned names. Amongst friends we have a few Alberts, an Ernest, and a Wilfred (born last year, not mates with BoJo!). I'm a fan.

Iminaglasscaseofemotion · 13/07/2020 19:52

Yes, I've noticed it here and a lot on MN. The granny names are making a come back.

Iminaglasscaseofemotion · 13/07/2020 19:52

Infact grandpa names too.

BikeRunSki · 13/07/2020 19:53

DS is nearly 12, those types of names have been popular since at least that long ago!

OnlyFoolsnMothers · 13/07/2020 19:53

Ada, Florence, Ava, Darcey etc.

NameChange30 · 13/07/2020 19:56

Grandparent names have been growing in popularity for years now.

I am not generally a fan but I do like names like Ada, Florence and Norah.

I'm less a fan of some of the more popular and cutesy names. Especially nicknames on birth certificates.

NameChange30 · 13/07/2020 19:57

I really dislike Ernest (Ernie) and Wilfred (Wilf) though. Fred (for Frederick) is nicer.

SmileyClare · 13/07/2020 19:58

My niece's friends (3/4 year-old s) are Pearl, Betty and Ida. Her name is Grace. I half expect them to have a knitting club (joking) Grin

maddiemookins16mum · 13/07/2020 20:01

We have a Ruby, Florence and a Hazel in close friends/family, they’re all aged over 8.

userabcname · 13/07/2020 20:04

I know babies called Florence, Agnes, Daphne, Elsie and Betsy so I'd say those types of names are pretty popular, yes.

NameChange30 · 13/07/2020 20:07

Daphne is lovely. I know one (aged 5). It's quite unusual though, I don't think there are enough grandmas called Daphne to make it an "old lady" name?

peachypetite · 13/07/2020 20:11

This is nothing new in London!

rc22 · 13/07/2020 20:24

Yes lots here in Yorkshire.

Louise0701 · 13/07/2020 20:25

Loads in South Yorkshire

Atalune · 13/07/2020 20:26

Very popular/commonplace here. South West.

lowlandLucky · 13/07/2020 20:28

iaminaglasscaseofemotion i think most Grandads are called Dave, Steve, Kevin and Andy these days Grin

Hardbackwriter · 13/07/2020 20:29

I actually think they're on their way back out again around here? I know lots of people with 5-10yr olds with 'granny' names but can't think of anyone I know with a young baby with one.

RoseGoldEagle · 13/07/2020 20:32

I love Ivy but can’t persuade DH! Definitely hear a lot of these though- I know of a Betty, Florence, Valerie, Mary, Maggie...I think they’re beautiful names!

Iminaglasscaseofemotion · 13/07/2020 20:33

@lowlandLucky you're probably right, I'm thinking back to my grandparents names, infact maybe ever great grandparents 😂

Marmite27 · 13/07/2020 20:34

Annie, Grace, Emily, Margot, Edie (Edith) and Florence were the preschool mafia in my last class.

Christopher, Dougie, Alfred, Stanley and Freddie always struggled to keep up Grin

tiredanddangerous · 13/07/2020 20:36

I think it's been a trend for quite a while. There are many girls called Florence, Matilda, Violet, Ivy and Grace in my 12 year olds school.

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