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    I like Claude, Frederick, Mavis, Esther....

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    I like older names children can grow into.

    Really love old Hollywood names

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    I think these days, a lot of folks name their children names that suit both a child and a grown adult. Or sometimes just suit a child!

    Back in the day, a lot of folks seemed to choose names their children would 'grow into'. For example, a name like Victor is very manly-sounding and would seem quite strong for a baby.

    Some names that I'm not sure will make a comeback:

    Rhonda
    Basil
    Blanche
    Rodney
    Gary
    Roger
    Brian
    Derek
    Leslie (male)
    Barry
    Robyn
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    Quote Originally Posted by ashhawksmith View Post
    I like Claude, Frederick, Mavis, Esther....
    My friend has a baby girl called Esther. It's one of those somewhat forgotten names which is actually quite lovely.

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    I wanted to call DD2 Leonard if she was a boy. Leo for short but I love the name Leonard. That got a few odd looks but I think it actually did a little bit of a comeback?

    I tend to think it's names from the 80s and late 70s that disappear for a while, like the Sharons, Kylies and Tanyas.

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    funny though, as these seem to be quite popular names in the US, or at least they used to be (lots of people of my age (mid 30s) named this). yet I don't know one person with any of those names (of this generation) here in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnaby View Post
    I love old names, but there are some I think are terrible.

    Dirk, Paula, Maureen, Beverley, Gilda, Clive, Donald, Keith, etc.

    Then there are names where the negative associations will be too strong for it to ever make a comeback (Adolf)

    I have met some little kids (under 5) with the following names:
    Donna
    Diane
    Lance
    Each of them made me do a serious double take.
    the girl who was "surprised by 5" named the only boy of the quintuplets Keith!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koarlo View Post
    Nothing against these names but I think these generational ones have passed:

    Cheryl
    Sharon
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    Bert
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    a girl I used to work with called her little girl Cheryl. I found it really jarring. it's such an 80s name

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    It's funny, there are a few names on here I don't love, but are family names which I'd consider for that reason alone. Funny how it changes your perspective.

    I quite like Esther, and think Blanche would be cute for a little girl. Definitely would be the only in her class.

    I have a cousin Victor; he was Vic or Vickie as a kid - and still now actually.


 

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