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Gary, Keith and Nigel are probably extinct

Discussion in 'Personal' started by burajda, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

  2. kibosh

    kibosh Star commenter

    I often think of names like Gladys, Senga, Agnes, Francesca simply because I've never seen them on a school roll in a decade. Are they extinct too?
     
  3. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I've taught a few Francescas recently.
     
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  4. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter


    So did I pre-retirement (3 years ago) - and an Agnes or two.
     
  5. Dunteachin

    Dunteachin Star commenter

    I'm nearly extinct.
     
  6. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    Agnes? Wow!! I've only ever come across that name when I was at school!!
    (*whispers* early 1960s. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!)
     
  7. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    Got one class with three Bens.

    Charlie sees popular as well.
     
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  8. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Bertha?
     
  9. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Ben is a nice name and easy for kids to cope with.
     
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  10. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    In my very first form-all girls school-half the class were called either Julie or Tracy. This was in 1974.

    In my class in junior school-48 kids-there were 10 Johns and 9 Marys.
     
  11. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Sandra, Susan and Denise are gonners, too. Sandra is the feminine form of Alexander - but it's a horrible abbreviation of Alexandra which is a lovely name. Shortened to Alex, it's nice too.
     
  12. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Carol and Carole are very dated yet Caroline is lovely and may be shortened to Caro. Not so Carolyn.
     
  13. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Moderation is absent today. Sigh
     
  14. lizziescat

    lizziescat Star commenter

    Well I'm so extinct that I'm not even on the extinct or nearly extinct list (and its certainly not a popular 21st century name)
     
  15. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    For some odd reason the name Judas appears to be extinct :oops:
     
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  16. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    I have a really unusual name but I shorten it and that version has always been popular. It's short and sweet and I love it. It suits me very well.
     
  17. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter


    Girls independent schools....
     
  18. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    The flower names are not popular these days. Rose is still lovely, though. In fact a version of it is the name of my baby niece.
     
  19. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    I think it is a very limited survey. I teach lots of Donalds and Ians and they are suggesting bring Alfred and Rory back from the brink - I have a glut of Alfies and a whole variety of Rory/Ruaridhs.
     
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  20. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Agnes is quite pretty i think. When I was at school one would never have imagined Fred or Charlie being popular again. I've only known one modern Albert though and no Herberts - so to speak.
     
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