Proper girls names to call your daughters (that nobody else will use and aren't surnames or nicknames)

(45 Posts)

Mary
Susan
Caroline
Michelle
Karen
Linda
Sandra
Deborah
Pamela
Kimberley
Julie
Christine
Angela
Pamela
Jennifer
Denise
Cheryl
Diane
Jacqueline
Catherine
Melissa
Paula
Anna
Juliet
Rosalind
Dawn
Patricia
Janet
Andrea
Valerie
Beverley
Jane
Monica
Melanie
Virginia
Yvonne
Rita
Sylvia
Lorraine
Audrey
Felicity
Marcia
Glenda
Hilary

PeaceLillyDoge Fri 11-Apr-14 04:15:18

No one else will use them because they are a bit. ..80's.

Anna is still a good old classic and popular name tho.

treaclesoda Fri 11-Apr-14 04:21:48

Julie! I'm in my late 30s and there are about loads of Julies my age. That's one of those names that I haven't heard a child called in years. It's maybe due a comeback?

Bearleigh Fri 11-Apr-14 04:51:20

I know a family with Juliet Anna & Rosalind, all less than 10. And Guy. Trad or what?

Belinda
Kerenza
Tamara
Heidi
Julian
Gillian

squoosh Fri 11-Apr-14 12:52:54

Loads of the names in that list are currently popular.

hellymelly Fri 11-Apr-14 12:58:16

I know a baby Felicity (lovely name) And a few others on that list.

Ludways Fri 11-Apr-14 13:04:29

I know a few children under 10 with those names, they're in no way unusual and never commented on as being old fashioned. Such as Mary, Kimberley, Jennifer, Anna, Jane etc

florascotia Fri 11-Apr-14 13:08:08

On OP's original list, Beverly, Kimberly and Lorrraine are PLACE names. Does that matter?

Megrim Fri 11-Apr-14 13:37:36

Isn't Rita usually the shortened version of Margaret or Margarita?

wigglesrock Fri 11-Apr-14 15:57:54

I have an Anna, I'm tripping over them where I live.

AberdeenAngusina Fri 11-Apr-14 18:27:05

From that list I know a small Catherine and a small Kimberley, plus three small Annas.

These are the names our grandchildren will have, give ittime OP!

lambbone Fri 11-Apr-14 18:32:01

I am 50. This list sounds like my year at school.

Tranquilitybaby Sat 12-Apr-14 00:05:25

Out of that huge list the only name I like is Felicity. Most of those names have had their day and won't be making a comeback any time soon.

HolidayCriminal Sat 12-Apr-14 00:13:11

I am resisting the itch to start a thread about "improper" names.

ohmymimi Sat 12-Apr-14 08:54:49

Gladys, Brenda, Gertrude, Hildegard, Winifred, Shirley, Bertha, Dyphna, Sandra, Ferdinanda,
Frederica, Daphne, Leticia, Norma, Erica, Stephanie, Marion, June, April, Patricia, Helen, Iris.

SimplySara Sat 12-Apr-14 09:08:31

Thanks for dictating to us Lapsed. Without that list, who knows I may have named my child an improper name.

Rtfairy Sat 12-Apr-14 11:21:32

Erm ok...thanks..won't be using any of those names but Anna is nice enough.

HolidayCriminal Sat 12-Apr-14 16:52:40

Alberta. Ffs what's wrong with you people. wink How much more proper could a name get?

Queen Victoria, her DD's and grand-DDs are almost entirely missing so far, too. Tsk Tsk

Mumzy Sat 12-Apr-14 16:57:20

Bertha, Helen, Fiona, Mavis, Virginia

I only like Anna on your list which sounds like the list of girls I was at school with more than thirty years ago. To me some of them are grim and probably the reason other people won't be using them either.

tethersend Sat 12-Apr-14 17:09:29

I have a toddler called Shirley smile

sonlypuppyfat Sat 12-Apr-14 17:12:00

Nothing wrong with Deborah proper woman's name but it should never on pain of death be Debbie.

ApocalypseNowt Sat 12-Apr-14 17:12:40

I have a proper name. But then I went and gave both my daughters improper names. I'm not sure what my point is.... or yours for that matter

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