names coming back around

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When do you think Andrew will be popular again?

I have two Andrews very significant to me. It seems to have been quite popular around 1988-89.

How common is it now? Just musing really. Charlie was an "old" name when I was growing up and its adorable now.

Anyone with a baby Andrew on here? Any other names you would like to see make a comeback?

harryhausen Wed 15-May-13 07:28:58

I meant to say - whoever said the unusual names are the Andrews, Simons etc is so right.

StellaNova Wed 15-May-13 08:26:55

I love the name Alison. Really old name (in Chaucer I think?) and very pretty. I always think of Alisons as being pretty and dainty because of the Malory Towers character!

emmyloo2 Wed 15-May-13 09:07:44

Thanks Stella! I am glad to hear some positives about it. My aunty would be close to 70 now if she was alive and my grandparents were Scottish so I like the fact it's a Scottish name. My only hesitation was that I went to school with a few Alisons so I see it more as a 70s name (I was born in 1977) but I actually really like the name and she will be the only one in her class. My aunty died at the age of 46 from breast cancer and she was one of 5 girls (my Mum being one). My other aunty, Catherine, died 15 years later, also from breast cancer. We were a very close knit family so the 5 girls were always together. Hence the strong family link.

I am waffling now!

scubagoose Wed 15-May-13 10:10:48

my 10 year old nephew is Andrew. my 7 year old is John William on his birth certificate but is always Johnny.. he is the only John or Johnny at his school and it is a lovely name and suits him. my husband wanted him to have a proper english mans name!

(there is a Colin in reception!)

MadBusLady Wed 15-May-13 15:18:55

It's more the 60s/70s names I can't imagine - Barbara, Linda, Sharon, Gloria, Janet, Marion etc... And Trevor, Terry, Kevin etc!

Really? I think Gloria and Marian are lovely, and I can see the point of Barbara (can't use it though, my mum's name and she hates it, she'd never forgive me). I've seen Erica mentioned on here a fair bit too. Terry would be a great name for a little boy.

JennyEnglish Wed 15-May-13 15:23:04

Marianne is lovely, Gloria is too different for me but I like it. Linda is pretty I think. Jane rather than Janet I like. Terry, not for me but then Iwouldn't pick Harry either. Barbara is the only absolute howler on that list.

MadBusLady Wed 15-May-13 15:25:27

On Andrew, by the way, I think its popularity goes back into the 70s. I am late 70s and there were always loads of Andrews at school. Someone I know who's American recently commented on how "everyone in England was called Andy."

Littleturkish Wed 15-May-13 15:27:38

I love Peter and Benjamin. Names that aren't common now!

JennyEnglish Wed 15-May-13 15:31:06

Andy or Dave! or Mark. So many Marks! At work though it was Dave-city for some reason. At one point we had David V, David B Dave and beardy (he was really called Dave).

LeonieDeSainteVire Wed 15-May-13 18:37:06

You might find this article interesting. It gives the top ten baby names (for England I assume not the UK) in various decades over the past 100 years or so.

Interesting how little variety there is in boys names!

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