Names you think will not come back into 'fashion'.

(209 Posts)
BloodiedGhouloshes Mon 28-Oct-13 13:59:17

I am fascinated by the older style names that have recently come back into fashion.... Alfie, Stanley, Maisy etc. All gorgeous names. Not to mention George (almost the name of DC2).

We are thinking (just a little bit) about ttc again and I am day dreaming about names.

A DCousin recently named her little boy Phillip John on the idea that 'he will be the only one in his class'.

What nice names do you know that are unlikely to be around again any time soon?

LizzieVereker Mon 28-Oct-13 14:00:39

Fanny.

stickysausages Mon 28-Oct-13 14:01:30

Maud

scarevola Mon 28-Oct-13 14:03:03

Nigel

BloodiedGhouloshes Mon 28-Oct-13 14:03:45

Maude is great.

Fanny, not so much. smile

Someone put forward Beryl on this topic recently. Ugh. I can never see that coming back!

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

EldritchCleavage Mon 28-Oct-13 14:06:43

Adolf
Mavis
Nigel

MissOtisRegretsMadam Mon 28-Oct-13 14:08:45

I'd have said Kevin, Christine, Robert, dean and Deborah but I have all those in my class of 2 year olds... You just never know!

RichManPoorManBeggarmanThief Mon 28-Oct-13 14:09:47

I think some of the 70s names like Rachel, Sarah, Louise and Claire are unlikely to ever be as popular as they once were, although maybe in another generation they'll be the Edith and Mabel's.

Clargo55 Mon 28-Oct-13 14:12:09

Paula
Patricia

DevilsRoulette Mon 28-Oct-13 14:13:18

beryl.

Clargo55 Mon 28-Oct-13 14:13:21

I work in a small company around 40 of us. 8 are called Patricia it gets bloody confusing. They are all 50+

DearDinah Mon 28-Oct-13 14:14:05

Roy - my darling grandads name <3

notanyanymore Mon 28-Oct-13 14:14:11

i never would have guessed at stella becoming popular again

lottieandmia Mon 28-Oct-13 14:14:25

Eva

TootFuckingToot Mon 28-Oct-13 14:14:42

Helmuth grin

EldritchCleavage Mon 28-Oct-13 14:14:59

Sheila is unlikely to be revived for a good long while, I'd have thought.

DevilsRoulette Mon 28-Oct-13 14:16:59

sharon
kenneth
dennis
doreen

or maybe they aren't old enough yet. I wonder how long a name has to be out of fashion before it comes round again.

Like clothes. Something has to go through a number of stages before it gets back round to beautiful.

FlabbyAdams Mon 28-Oct-13 14:18:35

Myra
Doris
Mildred
Gurtrude
Agapanthus

Clifford
Gordon
Pereguine
Torquil
Tarquin

DevilsRoulette Mon 28-Oct-13 14:18:47

I don't want to list current popular ones that I think will go out of fashion and never come back in again in case any mner has called their child that and will get hurt.

But there are quite a few that I think will be the sharon of the future. That's the nature of names. You get your classics, your ones that date you and the wacky ones. grin

headoverheels Mon 28-Oct-13 14:20:16

I was going to say Doreen too!

Or Norma / Norman.

chinley Mon 28-Oct-13 14:23:14

Edna

ExitPursuedByABogieMan Mon 28-Oct-13 14:27:06

Derek

NotAnotherPackedLunch Mon 28-Oct-13 14:29:29

Maureen
Doreen
Arlene
Aileen

Brian

bootsycollins Mon 28-Oct-13 14:32:16

Ian
Keith
Wayne
Doris
Gertrude
Tracey
Sharon
Peggy
Eileen
Yvonne
Brian
Geoff
Jeffrey

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