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Nearly Sane

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2019 Baby names
« on: December 04, 2019, 01:02:20 PM »
I wouldn't be that bothered that my name isn't in the top 100s if not for what I regard as the 'poncy' version being there.



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Re: 2019 Baby names
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 01:10:24 PM »
I wouldn't be that bothered that my name isn't in the top 100s if not for what I regard as the 'poncy' version being there.



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hmmm?

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Re: 2019 Baby names
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2019, 01:11:55 PM »
Besides , names are for life, not just for baybees!

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Re: 2019 Baby names
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2019, 01:33:10 PM »
Both lists refreshingly sensible, on the whole, though "Harper" and Bonnie" are damn silly girls' names, and iin the boys' list, I don't like "Harry", "Jack" or "Tommy". They are fine as familiar versions of Henry, John and Thomas, but I don't like pet forms being used as names in their own right.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2019, 02:49:15 PM »
None of the girls names on the list feature those of my siblings, daughters, granddaughter or myself. My daughters and granddaughter have French names so that is not surprising. Two of the names on the boys list are those of our youngest daughter's sons. Our middle daughter's boys have Scottish names which aren't that common.
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Re: 2019 Baby names
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2019, 03:08:50 PM »
hmmm?

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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2019, 04:00:33 PM »
Looking at the boy's list again I see my husband's name fairly low down it. His name was quite common when we were young but not so much these days. There aren't too many boys with names like Mark, John, Martin, Colin, Roger, Robert and Terrence, which were popular in the 50s/60s.
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2019, 04:50:38 PM »
They are quite decent names. St.H. said:- "I don't like pet forms being used as names in their own right", and I too feel that way but let's face it I'm not going to be naming a baby in the future. My daughter and husband will name their own and I'll be pleased whatever.
Exceptions: do quite like Theo and Toby which I presume are short for Theophilus or Theodore and Tobias, however 'Theo and Toby' as names have been around a long time. Mmmmm - Iquite like Tobias, never thought of it before.

Not surprising Muhammed/Mohammed are near top of list, tho' percentage of Muslims here is very small an awful lot do call their sons after the prophet. I've met many Mohammeds in my life.

LR I like Robert, Mark and Jeremy. They're not in vogue at the moment but still very acceptable.

(My kids had fairly ordinary classic names & have always been happy with them. I liked the names (obviously) but wanted them to have names that wouldn't embarrass them as they grew up. My first name is classic, second is one I was known as sometimes at school because so many others had my first name. Not so keen on second name, it's become a bit - well, maybe in the category of 'Michelle' - over past twenty or more years. My mum gave it me in honour of her lovely best friend who lived and went to school in England but was French speaking Canadian. Doesn't bother me, it's not an awful name jsut not my taste.)
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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2019, 05:36:17 PM »
They are quite decent names. St.H. said:- "I don't like pet forms being used as names in their own right", and I too feel that way but let's face it I'm not going to be naming a baby in the future. My daughter and husband will name their own and I'll be pleased whatever.
Exceptions: do quite like Theo and Toby which I presume are short for Theophilus or Theodore and Tobias, however 'Theo and Toby' as names have been around a long time. Mmmmm - Iquite like Tobias, never thought of it before.

Not surprising Muhammed/Mohammed are near top of list, tho' percentage of Muslims here is very small an awful lot do call their sons after the prophet. I've met many Mohammeds in my life.

LR I like Robert, Mark and Jeremy. They're not in vogue at the moment but still very acceptable.

(My kids had fairly ordinary classic names & have always been happy with them. I liked the names (obviously) but wanted them to have names that wouldn't embarrass them as they grew up. My first name is classic, second is one I was known as sometimes at school because so many others had my first name. Not so keen on second name, it's become a bit - well, maybe in the category of 'Michelle' - over past twenty or more years. My mum gave it me in honour of her lovely best friend who lived and went to school in England but was French speaking Canadian. Doesn't bother me, it's not an awful name jsut not my taste.)

I used to like the name Jeremy, but have been put off it by the likes of Jeremy Kyle and Jeremy Clarkson!
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Re: 2019 Baby names
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2019, 06:19:28 PM »
Seriously, I'm not making this up some years ago we had an insurance brokers in our high street Pipe and Co, etc can't remember the rest incorporated.

These people only named their son Dwain, I swear this is true.

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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2019, 06:23:41 PM »
Seriously, I'm not making this up some years ago we had an insurance brokers in our high street Pipe and Co, etc can't remember the rest incorporated.

These people only named their son Dwain, I swear this is true.

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OH DEAR!!!!!!!!!! ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2019, 06:28:42 PM »
Both lists refreshingly sensible, on the whole, though "Harper"

Harper Lee died this year recently (I can't believe it's already three years). That probably explains that one.
 
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and Bonnie" are damn silly girls' names,

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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2019, 06:31:34 PM »

LR I like Robert, Mark and Jeremy. They're not in vogue at the moment but still very acceptable.


Don't care for Robert and Mark, but otherwise you display excellent taste.

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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2019, 06:34:23 PM »
Seriously, I'm not making this up some years ago we had an insurance brokers in our high street Pipe and Co, etc can't remember the rest incorporated.

These people only named their son Dwain, I swear this is true.

ippy

Not as bad as what Jocky Wilson did, although, having just looked him up on Wikipedia, I can see how he might have been a bit bitter himself.
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« Reply #14 on: December 04, 2019, 06:36:28 PM »
My daughter and husband will name their own and I'll be pleased whatever.

I hope you mean "my daughter and son-in-law"!

I have a rather rare name. I have known others who share it with me - but very few. I would not wish an unusual name on anyone, What really makes me fume is the fact that I am named after a ******* footballer ....
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« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2019, 06:38:51 PM »
I hope you mean "my daughter and son-in-law"!

The alternative would make a better soap opera - or Greek tragedy.
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« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2019, 06:39:51 PM »
Harper Lee died this year recently (I can't believe it's already three years). That probably explains that one.
 
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Wouldn't Bonny become Harper when she dies, well maybe in an AB world.

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Re: 2019 Baby names
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2019, 11:11:21 PM »
My mother is in the girls' list at 89, but my Dad, sister and me are not on the lists. My granddaughter is at 69, my niece isn't on it, one of my sons is at 34, and the other isn't on it. (I'm going by first names only.)
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Re: 2019 Baby names
« Reply #18 on: December 05, 2019, 09:06:33 AM »
I note on the girls' names list are several ... err ... botanical names, including some trees.

There is Holly and Ivy and Willow - why not Hornbeam, Poplar and Horse Chestnut?
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« Reply #19 on: December 05, 2019, 09:30:23 AM »
I note on the girls' names list are several ... err ... botanical names, including some trees.

There is Holly and Ivy and Willow - why not Hornbeam, Poplar and Horse Chestnut?
How about Stinkhorn, or Hogweed?
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« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2019, 11:39:58 AM »
I note on the girls' names list are several ... err ... botanical names, including some trees.

There is Holly and Ivy and Willow - why not Hornbeam, Poplar and Horse Chestnut?
Or Oak, Beach, Hawthorn or Shoe?
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« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2019, 11:49:49 AM »
How about Acorn and Conker?
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« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2019, 11:59:58 AM »
How about Acorn and Conker?

Acorn  is a real girls name.
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« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2019, 12:06:21 PM »
Acorn  is a real girls name.
So is Lettice (so-spelled).
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« Reply #24 on: December 05, 2019, 12:28:58 PM »
Acorn  is a real girls name.

I have never come across that one before. A friend of one of our daughters was called Sage.
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