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    Esther is cute. I wouldn't use it myself but I don't think it's dead and gone forever.

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    My mum is Doreen. I really can't see that coming back but I guess you never know, there was a lot of mums at one point who thought it sounded great Given enough time I guess any name can seem vintage/trendy again.

    When I was a kid I thought my mums name was Donald. Turns out my dad's nickname for my mum was 'Door Knob'

    They got divorced when I was 9
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    There is a Humphrey at my children's preschool!

    If if my baby was a girl I would have called him Dottie after my grandmother who was Dorothy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    the girl who was "surprised by 5" named the only boy of the quintuplets Keith!
    If I recall correctly, it was after his father who'd passed away. Not my cuppa, but I've got some shockers in my family that I'd probably use.

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    Default Do you think there are names that will never make a comeback?

    Someone said Gordon, I love Gordon! I'd totally name my son that if I'm ever fortunate enough to have a son!

    Eta.. Forgot to add that I've met a couple of Esther's, one is 7 years old..

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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    Bryan
    mike
    Kevin

    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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    My ex was a Kevin. He is about 32ish now. He he eternally ruined that name for me. So much so that my husband and I considered Calvin for a boy but I couldn't do it because it sounded too similar. (Ex was abusive so lots of negative associations)

    As for Irene, I know one who is in her mid20s and gee it really suits her, but it is hard to imagine it as a baby name. Though we used to call her "Reeny" so I think a baby/toddler might get similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsIsMe View Post
    There is a Humphrey at my children's preschool!

    If if my baby was a girl I would have called him Dottie after my grandmother who was Dorothy.
    I actually like Humphrey - it has an adorable quality to it, a bit like Ernest or Percival. The only downside is that it doesn't really have a decent shortening/nickname.

    My nan is also a Dorothy - I love Dottie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ahalfdozen View Post
    My ex was a Kevin. He is about 32ish now. He he eternally ruined that name for me. So much so that my husband and I considered Calvin for a boy but I couldn't do it because it sounded too similar. (Ex was abusive so lots of negative associations)

    As for Irene, I know one who is in her mid20s and gee it really suits her, but it is hard to imagine it as a baby name. Though we used to call her "Reeny" so I think a baby/toddler might get similar.
    my dh's dad is called Kevin. he's not exactly dad of the year so even if we did like the name, the negative associations would be too strong to use it either!


 

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