Names you dont hear these days but had there hey day

(41 Posts)
Lollybrolly Fri 25-Jan-13 02:31:19

Lots of older names being used but is it a generation thing or what?? There are certain names that dont seem to be coming back into fashion. Do you think classrooms will ever be full of children named......

Doreen
Maud
Mildred
Audrey
Joan
Marjorie
Mary
Brenda
Bertha
Jean
Doris
Maureen
Kathleen
Barbara - DH really wanted this for our DD.

Malcolm
Bernard
Larry
Barry
Roy
Ron
Walter
Dennis
Roger
Amos
Clifford
Raymond
Kenneth

What other similar names can you think of that were once quite popular but now quite rare??

RobinSparkles Fri 25-Jan-13 21:31:39

I know a five year old Barry and a ten year old Trevor.

First you have mentioned my name and I'm under 30. OK well 29 grin

hawkmcqueen Fri 25-Jan-13 21:51:27

I know a baby Roy and it's really quite cool, really suits him

OhIWishThereWasABook Fri 25-Jan-13 22:11:24

Baby Roy [grins]

deleted203 Fri 25-Jan-13 22:32:36

My Dad's called Roy! It's definitely cool! (Although Dad is 75). When we lived in Bermuda in the 60s people often called him 'Royston' grin as they assumed it was short for that. (It's just Roy, I'm afraid).

SoggySummer Sat 26-Jan-13 00:20:31

Martin, Michael, Andrew, Stuart, Paul, Phillip,Gary and Nigel were popular boys names in my youth and not so popular anymore.

Joanne was very popular in my school days, along with Julie. Always had one or two of them in my classes.

What i would class as older man names are ones like Maurice (Mo for short),Geoffrey, Douglas, Reginald, Noel,Ernest, Herbert, Roland, Victor and Norman - I wonder when these will make a come back.

Other girls/ladies names not so popular include Andrea, Pauline, Alma, Wilma, Gwendolyn, Thelma, Gillian, Edna, Myrtle, Eileen,Sally and Norma.

Startail Sat 26-Jan-13 00:44:01

I know
A Barbra who's just left school
Peter
Colin
Harriet
Joanna
Gary
Mathewx2
Eric
And a Judith all secondary school age except Harriet and Joanna who' are younger

The only other Judith I've ever heard of was married to my dads BF. that feels really dated.
Peter would be my second choice of boys name

Startail Sat 26-Jan-13 00:48:33

Rachel
Lisa
Laura
Claire
Sarah
Jane
Jackie
Elaine
Gaynor

Richard
Robert (actually I do know a 12y Rob)
David and Steven certainly.
Mark

Startail Sat 26-Jan-13 00:49:14

Oh and Simon, anyone know any young Simons

Skyebluesapphire Sat 26-Jan-13 00:57:41

My name keeps cropping up grin as do a lot of names from school. (Born in 1972, at secondary school from 1983 to 1988).

I do know an Eric, age 3

RobinSparkles Sat 26-Jan-13 07:26:21

I know a ten year old Martin too! And a baby Sarah, which I think is lovely.

RooneyMara Sat 26-Jan-13 07:38:14

Oh I have a Peter. I've always loved it since I was about 12! Just a good strong name.

I know of a baby Elizabeth - that's a great name too.

Both my DCs first and middle names have appeared on this thread, as has the girls name we've picked for DC3.

I'm either hopelessly unfashionable when it comes to names, or a trendsetter. I fear it may be the former.

I know a 12 year old called Barbara.

Just wait, our children will name their children names that were popular in the 60s and 70s I bet! grin

NowPlayingZone Sun 27-Jan-13 22:49:49

Know of a few Barbara's & also a Brian.

Ten tears before the Sharon & Tracy boom.

HoneyandRum Mon 28-Jan-13 11:55:13

In the US we were surrounded by families and the names included Parker, Margaret, Bridget, Jack, Miles, Claire and Owen - this was 4 years ago everyone was under 12, most under 7.

HoneyandRum Mon 28-Jan-13 11:58:41

Oh, and I know a Simon, sisters are Emma, Susan and Marianne (Annie) they are Brits. Dad has an Irish name that is difficult for non-Irish to pronounce so wanted straightforward names for the kids.

They sound cutting edge don't they! grin

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