Traditional but unpopular baby names? I have come up with ....

(53 Posts)
Lucaslovesfelicity Thu 14-Mar-13 21:15:33

Thinking a lot about baby names for a potential baby number 3. This is what we have come up with so far:

Beatrix
Merryn
Florence
Matilda
Tabitha
Penelope (Penny)

Edward
Felix
Xavier
Alexander (Xander)
Henry

Dd called Felicity and Ds called Benjamin

Thanks

AlisonClare Tue 19-Mar-13 12:44:16

I knew a Felicity when I was a child. It's a lovely name. Her siblings were Edward, Dominic and Patricia.

shoobidoo Tue 19-Mar-13 09:53:55

If you already have a Felicity I would certainly not name another child Felix!
I love Tabitha, Penelope and Matilda for girls and Xavier, Xander and Quentin for a boy. Good luck!

MidnightMasquerader Tue 19-Mar-13 04:00:28

No, it gives them cyclical status. Old, but come in and out of fashion. Nobody's calling their babies those names now...

Margaret is definitely going to be on the rise in another 5-10 years.

WormCanner Mon 18-Mar-13 23:42:37

Deborah and Joanna not classic? They are Biblical names which surely gives them classic status.

farmersdaughter Mon 18-Mar-13 19:40:31

With your DC's I think Penelope and Edward work really well.

Or what about:

Margot
Julia
Mary (Marie, Maria)
Helen
Victoria
Susannah
Clare
Alison
Ruth
Miranda

Morgan
Simon
Elliot
Alastair
Duncan
Gavin
Marcus
Seth
Spencer
Ralph
Winston
Russell

CruCru Mon 18-Mar-13 19:18:34

Jane. Claire. Lydia.

CruCru Mon 18-Mar-13 19:00:08

Percy. Gordon.

CruCru Mon 18-Mar-13 18:59:39

John

lottiegarbanzo Mon 18-Mar-13 18:42:06

Unpopular but not so classic and maybe due for a revival in ten years:

Deborah
Jaqueline
Melanie
Sandra
Joanne
Michelle

Stuart
Paul
Alastair
Brian
Graham

OP, have you abandoned us?

WormCanner Mon 18-Mar-13 18:01:37

Denis (or Dennis or Denys)
Derek
Brian (or Bryan)
Kevin

Sheila
Janet
Pamela
Sandra

CruCru Mon 18-Mar-13 14:04:36

Philip. Steven. Michael. Matthew. Christopher. Timothy.

CruCru Mon 18-Mar-13 14:03:43

Edmund. Francis. Hugh.

CruCru Mon 18-Mar-13 13:45:44

Frances. Eugenia. Georgiana. Ingrid. Marianna. Miriam. Rosalind.

Conrad or Corinna

LandofTute Mon 18-Mar-13 12:50:06

I LOVE Ida Melliebobs

Choccybaby Sat 16-Mar-13 20:43:14

if you want unusual but traditional how about something old english like oswin or edric?

Minty82 Sat 16-Mar-13 20:39:19

Oh no, will you stop all suggesting Susannah?! I've got that lined up for theoretical DD2...

bassingtonffrench Sat 16-Mar-13 20:32:17

I'm loving your list MonsterScout

Viviennemary Sat 16-Mar-13 16:35:30

I'm not keen on Margaret. It was even old fashioned when I was a child.

MonsterScout Sat 16-Mar-13 15:44:04

Lois, Mary and Felicity as suggested above are all gorgeous. Slightly less popular than Matilda, Tabitha, Florence in my neck of the woods:

Cora
Clara
Margaret or Marguerite
Esther
Ida
Marianne
Josephine
Frances
Stella
Selma
Christina
Susannah
Corinne
Tess
Sylvia
Sadie
Lillian
Una
Faye
Anastasia

Or there are names you just dont hear anymore at all:

Anita
Annette
Ruth
Gladys
Sally
Wendy
Jean
Joan
Cynthia
Janice / Janet
Paula

Maybe for a reason ;-)

TallulahBetty Sat 16-Mar-13 10:17:44

I'm a Lois! Unusual but not 'out there'.

monsterchild Fri 15-Mar-13 21:52:21

Vincent
Paul
Scott
Leonard
Walter

Harriett
Sherry
Agnes
Stephanie
Jennifer

Shr0edinger Fri 15-Mar-13 21:34:21

Sorry Margaretsmum! Actually, it's like, todally eeeeooooow wink

MargaretsMum Fri 15-Mar-13 21:25:00

Ah, the Thatcher thing. I'm no fan either, but practically every family has a Margaret around that generation. It's not like it's Adolf <shrug>. In real life it seems far more likely to remind someone of an aunt or a grandma.

To be quite frank, I'd be embarrassed by some of the names people choose on here and are met with rapturous responses, but it's just personal taste. Just like I can't stand certain tv programmes, or drinks, or foods, or music which others love. And I suspect that they can't stand some things I adore. Just because a friend is embarrassed doesn't make it an embarrassing name.

mewkins Fri 15-Mar-13 21:19:13

Maybe it just reminds me of someone I don't like very much... but a very good friend has it as a middle name and is embarrassed by it to be quite frank.

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