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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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Louise0701 · 13/07/2020 21:36

I love these names. Really can’t imagine having Alison, Debbie & Carol as granddaughters though!

Hardbackwriter · 13/07/2020 21:52

I know a baby Alison!

FrugiFan · 13/07/2020 21:57

Definitely. I know loads of little girls called Florence, which I would have assumed was a grandma if I encountered it 10 years ago.

ivykaty44 · 13/07/2020 22:04

21 year old dd has friends Maggie and Hattie, which I consider great grandma names

Grandma names are surely late 50s and 60snames
Tracey, Sharon, Clare, Amanda, Sarah, Kevin, Steve, Nigel, Paul

Icantrememebrtheartist · 13/07/2020 22:15

Old lady/man names have been popular for years in the South East. I know of a Ruby, Marigold, Elsie, Edith, Lily, May, Alfie, Rose, Albert, Sidney, Stanley, Freddie, Mabel....the list goes on and on.

Icantrememebrtheartist · 13/07/2020 22:17

By the way they do say names go on a 100 year cycle. Most of the names in my list above were popular 100 years ago.

Asuitablecat · 13/07/2020 22:21

Yeah, those are great great grandparent names surely.

Gparent names should now be: beryl, sue, Clive, les, Roy, Barbara, pat, Sheila, Shirley, Christine, Denise.


IKEA888 · 13/07/2020 22:26

my 4 year olds nursery is a mix of old fashioned.... Mabel , iris James and made up " trendy " names like riley for a girl and soi for a girl

pandafunfactory · 13/07/2020 22:29

A woman called in to the radio today and mentioned her daughters names - Barbara and Merle.

babaindigosheep · 13/07/2020 22:36

@pastabest I am on that list and so is DD. I don’t think my name will ever come back it is so horrible (no babies born in 2018 given the name), it isn’t common even in 80 yr olds. DD is a classic......but we have never met another girl under 20 with it.

pastabest · 13/07/2020 22:52


I love these names. Really can’t imagine having Alison, Debbie & Carol as granddaughters though!

My DM (early 60s) is aghast that people are happily currently calling their babies Edith/Elsie/Ruby/Ivy/Arthur/Wilfred/Frank/Henry etc very much in the same way parents of today would raise an eyebrow at a baby Carol or Gary.
NC4Now · 13/07/2020 22:54

Granny chic was a thing when I named my youngest in 2006. It’s not a new thing.

Aragog · 13/07/2020 22:56

I teach children in infants with three out of the OP's four names.

Aragog · 13/07/2020 22:59

Infact almost all the names on the thread I currently teach or have taught over recent years in infants.

Marlena1 · 13/07/2020 23:08

@pastabest I love some of them and seriously considered DanielleGrin

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