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Re: Top 10 baby names for 2021

aka Debbie or a version there of?  @Sooner 

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Re: Top 10 baby names for 2021

I almost named my daughter Lisa.  That's a name from a certain time.  Glad I didn't.  I named her Sara, (no H) it's timeless I think.  

I grew up with Debbies and Lindas and Cindys.  

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Re: Top 10 baby names for 2021

 


@feline groovy wrote:

@Sooner :  non-trendy Charlotte is on the list, a name i've always liked.



When I was in catholic grammar school every other girl was Mary and the others were Charlotte....everything old is new again.

 

 

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Re: Top 10 baby names for 2021

From a life-long "name nerd"--   People who favor less common traditional names for children have to keep establishing new frontiers!

 

At least thirty-five years ago,  among my favorite boys' names were Oliver, Theodore, Henry,  considered musty by many, at least on this side of the Atlantic.   Over time, the so-called 'cognoscenti' started using them for their children, then people like actors and show people, and they've steadily gained popularity.

 

Name-lovers often reluctantly move on once there are just too many little Isabellas and Amelias on the landscape.

 

Nowadays, you have to name your child "Peregrine" or "Balthasar";   "Harriet", or "Augusta" if you want to give a more original traditional name.   And even some of them are upticking.  Of course, in Britain they are more well-used.

 

Names that become "dated" are a slightly different issue.  Name authorities have revealed that there is a secret to not giving a name that will be "dated".  It's to pick one of the traditional names that has been relatively well-used throughout history, but hasn't swung wildly in and out of favor for long.   "Elizabeth" could be one example--  popular through the centuries, sometimes used a bit less, but never disappearing.    

 

   

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Re: Top 10 baby names for 2021

We were ahead of the times as we named our second daughter Olivia in 1976, Now she has some company...what took so long?

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When I got pregnant at 45 with my first and only child, a cute name was out of the question ( We have a nearly unprouncible Polish last name, so that's enough of a burden for a child).  DHs name is Paul and I'm Pat, so we quickly decided if it was a boy he would be Patrick Paul and if a girl, she would be Paula Patricia. Patrick Paul now has a son: Patrick Paul Jr. Timeless names have many advantages!

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@Oznell :  I've always enjoyed UK names; well, most of them.

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I would think the girls' name Harper comes from Harper Lee who wrote "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman".

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Re: Top 10 baby names for 2021

 


@candyagain wrote:

 


@feline groovy wrote:

@Sooner :  non-trendy Charlotte is on the list, a name i've always liked.



When I was in catholic grammar school every other girl was Mary and the others were Charlotte....everything old is new again.

 

 


@candyagain Ha! I was one of those every other girls named Mary in Catholic grade school. 

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I love the name Henry. Don't have one in my family but love the name.