Do you know a baby Nigel?

(94 Posts)
ButtonBoo Mon 12-Nov-12 16:44:15

Or a baby Malcolm? Baby Barry? Baby Kevin?

Just thinking about baby names you don't see very often now. Lots of retro/traditional names coming round again...Albie, Eric, Walter, Henry etc but will we ever see a resurgence of this middling names?!!

Baby Bernard anyone???

JennyPiccolo Mon 12-Nov-12 22:56:14

'We need to talk about Kevin' would have been very different.

Clary Mon 12-Nov-12 23:02:49

I know an 11yo Kevin actually.

I think there is a US connection tho which explains it.

Names like Nigel, Barry, Trevor etc are not of the same era as Walter and Albert. They are my dad's era, not my grandads, and will be trendy again in about 25 years' time. grin

Fuchzia Mon 12-Nov-12 23:05:55

Met a friend of a friend on a train and was chatting. She kept talking about her son who was two or so referring to him as 'Nigel' I was nodding and smiling but thinking it was a really weird name for a two year old. However, over the noise of the train I eventually realised she was saying Elijah.

1944girl Mon 12-Nov-12 23:52:45

There was a Kenneth in my grandaughter's Reception class at school.This was about 6 years ago.
It was my dad's name but that was ages ago.

seventyeight Tue 13-Nov-12 00:05:29

David would-be first choice but DH won't allow it sad

I know a baby Ian.

I love Derek, Sid and Ian... I feel I might be out of my depth on this thread grin

Jojoba1986 Tue 13-Nov-12 02:18:11

I know a baby Nigel who's just a few months old. Personally I'm really not keen - I thought the person who told me the name was joking! hmm

legalalien Tue 13-Nov-12 03:30:15

What about baby graeme?

ButtonBoo Tue 13-Nov-12 05:52:20

Horses called Kevin,, cats called Samantha and babies called Clifford and Derek. grin

Made my Monday!

seventyeight Tue 13-Nov-12 07:22:48

Oh I also know a baby Brian grin

Ham69 Tue 13-Nov-12 07:49:51

A cat called Samantha is fantastic! My friend growing up had a cat called Colin and a dog called Tina! And I worked somewhere once where, on a home visit to a single older man, my colleague noticed a room where his dog slept with 'nicola's room' on the door!

Chelvis Tue 13-Nov-12 11:42:27

I know 1 YOs called Reginald and Leonard. Baby Lenny and Baby Reggie. I'd like to meet a Baby Alan or Denise

squoosh Tue 13-Nov-12 11:44:37

Lenny and Reggie are excellent names.

I'd like to meet a baby Sandra and a baby Geoff.

insanityscratching Tue 13-Nov-12 11:46:30

My nephew is named Nigel, he's 19 now, there was never another with the same name all through school and college.

Arithmeticulous Tue 13-Nov-12 11:49:27

I want a Bernard. Just so I can constantly say "Not NOW, Bernard"

Anyone owning up to a Baby Roy?

squoosh Tue 13-Nov-12 11:49:40

grin and sad at 'Nicola's Room' sign on the dog's bedroom door. Really sweet but I dread to think how these elderly people who love their pets so much handle it when the cat or dog dies.

LtEveDallas Tue 13-Nov-12 11:49:59

I know a 7 year old Nigel and I recently met a 6 month (or so) baby called Brian grin - It does seem very strange, but I suppose that is unfair. Looks like 70's names are coming back...

squoosh Tue 13-Nov-12 11:51:32

I'm amazed at all these Nigels of all ages emerging. I just couldn't do it to a child although it's nice that have each other for support.

legalalien Tue 13-Nov-12 12:10:15

I think all the Alans swarm in Scotland and study engineering. When I was in nz we used to joke that you couldn't negotiate a telecoms network contract without a scots engineer called Alan. All the big players had one.

squoosh Tue 13-Nov-12 12:13:46

It is definitely an engineer's name. An engineer who wears hiking boots and a Patagonia fleece at the weekend.

MarshaBrady Tue 13-Nov-12 12:15:36

I don't know a single baby David. Obviously there are so many adult Davids.

No, no Nigels either.

hatsybatsy Tue 13-Nov-12 12:16:54

know a 5 year old Vincent.

also know David, John and Stephen all under 6.

no Nigels though....

JuliaScurr Tue 13-Nov-12 14:02:15

my cats Sharon & Janet (now demised sad) and now Neville (female)
Kevin the horse grin

ButtonBoo Tue 13-Nov-12 21:15:34

Noone's mentioned a baby Trevor.

Any Baby Elaine's? Baby Melanie's?

Arithmeticulous Tue 13-Nov-12 21:21:31

I know 3 young Vincents.

<still want a Bernard. Or Maurice>

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