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Discussion in 'Personal' started by aspensquiver_2, Mar 29, 2016.

  1. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    In a popular thread by members on the Essential Baby and Essential Kids forums, these are the names which have dropped off in a generation.

    GIRLS

    Amanda

    Angela

    Barbara

    Belinda

    Christine/Christina

    Cheryl

    Danielle

    Diane

    Donna

    Fiona

    Gaye

    Gail/Gayle

    Jacqueline/Jacqui

    Jennifer

    Jenny

    Jessica

    Joanne

    Jodie

    Julie

    Karen

    Kathy

    Katrina

    Kelly

    Kerry

    Kirsty

    Kristy

    Kylie

    Laura

    Leanne

    Linda

    Lisa

    Marie

    Megan

    Melanie

    Melissa

    Melinda

    Michelle

    Nicole

    Pam

    Rachel

    Rebecca

    Renee

    Sarah

    Sharon

    Stacey

    Susan

    Stephanie

    Tanya/Tania

    Trish

    Tracey







    BOYS

    Adam

    Andrew

    Anthony

    Bill

    Brendan

    Brett

    Bruce

    Chris

    Craig

    Damien

    Darren

    Gary

    Geoff/Jeff

    Ian

    Jason

    Jim

    Justin

    Mark

    Matt

    Michael

    Paul

    Peter

    Phil

    Scott

    Stuart

    Richard

    Ross

    Troy



    I'm not!
     
  2. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    I wonder why names are such an endless source of fascination? We imagine someone whose name we don't know looks like a Boris (or whatever!) and we judge people by their names - perhaps. unfairly - depending on whether we like the name or not? Would be be put off by someone's name ? Or even - heaven forbid - by their TES username?!
     
    badger_girl likes this.
  3. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I am, but then I probably represent a generation several times removed.
     
  4. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

  5. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    I'm still here...or at least I'm not on this list. I suspect my name dropped off a generation or more ago, TBH
     
  6. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    I've "dropped off" but to be honest, I don't think there were that many of me before, I was always the "only one" in school.
     
  7. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Me too.

    Then again I've taught many kids with those names in very recent years.
     
  8. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    Apparently mine is the female name that is most commonly spelled incorrectly-which is probably why it appears on the list, a study found 800 different mis-spellings! No-one ever gets it right:mad:
     
  9. mandylifeboats

    mandylifeboats Occasional commenter

    I wonder when a baby girl was last christened "Brenda"?
     
  10. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    I am obviously in decline.
     
  11. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Not on the list, I mean.
     
  12. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    I'm confusing myself now.
    :(
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2016
  13. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I've taught a lot of those names very recently. Jenny, Jennifer, Megan and Melissa often have two or three in a class, ditto Craig, Ian and Scott.
     
  14. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    My elder child has the middle name Barbara - after my mum, my younger child is a Jennifer......my ex was a Richard, my current is a Jim (James)
    A name I never see and don't remember teaching in an age is my middle name.. Margaret......
     
    InkyP likes this.
  15. cuteinpuce

    cuteinpuce Star commenter

    What do they mean by "Names that have dropped off." Dropped off what?
     
  16. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I taught a Maggie recently, she'll be in yr.10 now.
     
  17. ROSIEGIRL

    ROSIEGIRL Lead commenter

    We have a Maggie and quite a few of those other names still around in our school.

    But many of the names do remind me of my first class in 1978!

    Victoria Coren and David Mitchell's little girl is a Barbara.
     
  18. lapinrose

    lapinrose Star commenter

    Frank, Freddie, Alfie, Charlie are all popular boys names at present, so are Jack, William, Harry, Henry etc.
     
  19. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter

    I am the only person in the Britain with my combination of first and surname.

    First name has probably been on the least popular names list....

    SSS
     
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  20. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Most popular - 2015:

    1 Oliver 6,649 No change

    2 Jack 5,804 No change

    3 Harry 5,379 No change

    4 Jacob 5,050 No change

    5 Charlie 4,642 No change

    6 Thomas 4,405 No change

    7 George 4,320 Up 3

    8 Oscar 4,269 Down 1

    9 James 4,167 No change

    10 William 4,134 Down 2

    11 Noah 4,085 Up 2

    12 Alfie 3,868 Down 1

    13 Joshua 3,812 Down 1

    14 Muhammad 3,588 Up 1

    15 Henry 3,572 Up 3

    16 Leo 3,414 Up 1

    17 Archie 3,099 Down 1

    18 Ethan 3,061 Down 4

    19 Joseph 3,041 No change

    20 Freddie 3,023 Up 15



    Girls:

    1 Amelia 5,327 No change

    2 Olivia 4,724 No change

    3 Isla 4,012 Up 2

    4 Emily 3,991 Down 1

    5 Poppy 3,273 Up 2

    6 Ava 3,171 Down 2

    7 Isabella 3,022 Up 1

    8 Jessica 2,995 Down 2

    9 Lily 2,965 Up 3

    10 Sophie 2,905 Down 1

    11 Grace 2,785 Up 2

    12 Sophia 2,752 Up 3

    13 Mia 2,727 Down 3

    14 Evie 2,664 No change

    15 Ruby 2,595 Down 4

    16 Ella 2,465 No change

    17 Scarlett 2,359 No change

    18 Isabelle 2,241 Up 1

    19 Chloe 2,215 Down 1

    20 Sienna 2,174 Up 2

    (Source: The Independent)

    The word change indicates the position in 2013.
     

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