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#101 Gudrun

Posted 16 March 2016 - 10:37 PM

Kylie

#102 somila

Posted 17 March 2016 - 09:25 AM

Taught a Kylie recently.

#103 MrsScarlett

Posted 17 March 2016 - 09:52 AM

View PostFreddie, on 14 March 2016 - 08:07 PM, said:

My middle name got laughed at when I went to school - as did my friend's middle name. They were considered the ugliest names ever - Ava and Isabell.

Everyone else was called 'Rachel Anne' or 'Rebecca Jane'.

Good Lord, I knew my mum was unoriginal, but I didn't think my name was THAT common :mellow:

That being said, we did happen to name DD one of the most popular names of the last few years, coupled with Rose for a middle name... I guess I am like my mother after all!

#104 kimasa

Posted 17 March 2016 - 01:33 PM

My daughter's middle name is Belinda (named after my late Aunt) and I remember getting a few "Really? I haven't heard that on a baby in decades" comments from some of the older nurses in the post-natal ward.

Yet, I had an Aunty named Belinda who had two different friends also named Belinda, and I work with both Belindas and Lindas.

I went to school with 3 Erics. That's one you don't hear much any more.

#105 GlitterRiver

Posted 19 March 2016 - 02:16 PM

Born Oct 1969.

I am a Kylie, but never met another Kylie until highschool (year 8).

Sharon
Karen
Donna
Julie
Justine
Trudy
Nicole/Nicola
Jackie
Marie/Maree
Kim
Sarah
Rebecca
Melissa/Melinda
Mary
Catherine/Katherine/Cathy etc
Susan
Jennifer/Jenny
Michelle
Fiona
Tania/Tanya
Raylene
Kayleen
Kathleen
Margaret



John
Peter
Sam
Ben
Matt
Mark
Scott
Brett
Dave
Danny
Alistair
James

#106 FiveAus

Posted 24 March 2016 - 05:20 AM

Interesting to see that my name hasn't been mentioned. But then it wasn't popular, it's just a name of the 50's/60's that would have been relatively unheard of before then and rarely used since.
Funnily enough a variation of my name has become quite popular as a baby name though.

#107 Beancat

Posted 24 March 2016 - 05:48 AM

View PostFeral Grey Mare, on 14 March 2016 - 04:38 PM, said:



Did we go to the same school? I can add Megan, Roslyn, Prudence, many Tracys and two Grahams. I am running a fruitless, one-woman campaign to bring back Graham. I think it is a great name.

I have a Megan :) she's 4

#108 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 24 March 2016 - 06:24 AM

My name, Allison, seems to have vanished completely. I cannot think of a single one I have met who is under 40.

It is nice to see some names, such as Megan, cropping up again. Others are better off left in the past.

#109 Thylacine

Posted 24 March 2016 - 07:04 AM

View PostShamelesslyPooks, on 14 March 2016 - 08:51 PM, said:

Or Jason, as in JAAAAAAYSOOOOOOON get back 'ere ya sh*t.

When I was pregnant, I was told independently by 2 former school teachers, that if I had a boy, under no circumstances should I name him Jason. Because all Jason's are little sh*ts apparently.
???

#110 FiveAus

Posted 24 March 2016 - 07:09 AM

View PostThylacine, on 24 March 2016 - 07:04 AM, said:

When I was pregnant, I was told independently by 2 former school teachers, that if I had a boy, under no circumstances should I name him Jason. Because all Jason's are little sh*ts apparently.
???

Same with Jordan. Unfortunately I named my first one Jordan before someone told me that. He lived up to the hype.

#111 Gudrun

Posted 24 March 2016 - 07:38 AM

Narelle

#112 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 24 March 2016 - 07:50 AM

View PostThylacine, on 24 March 2016 - 07:04 AM, said:



When I was pregnant, I was told independently by 2 former school teachers, that if I had a boy, under no circumstances should I name him Jason. Because all Jason's are little sh*ts apparently.
???

I was told the same about Matthew in the late 90s. We used the name for DSs middle name as it was his dad and grand ads middle as well. I sometimes wonder if I should have used another name...

#113 somila

Posted 24 March 2016 - 09:41 AM

All boys with J names are bad, apparently. :rolleyes:

#114 Natttmumm

Posted 24 March 2016 - 10:01 AM

Linda, David, Michael, Sandra, Raymond, Greg, leanne

I guess they will all come back again one day

#115 FiveAus

Posted 24 March 2016 - 10:28 AM

View PostFeral Grey Mare, on 24 March 2016 - 07:50 AM, said:

I was told the same about Matthew in the late 90s. We used the name for DSs middle name as it was his dad and grand ads middle as well. I sometimes wonder if I should have used another name...

Well, Jordan had no hope from the moment of birth. His middle name is Matthew. Double whammy. And believe me, he lived up to it.

#116 librarygeek

Posted 24 March 2016 - 10:29 AM

High school in the late 80s/early 90s

Kylie
Nicole
Raelene
Melanie
Melissa
Sally
Stacey
Vicki
Kellie
Mandy
Amanda
Belinda
Krystal
Kristen
Kirsty

Matthew
Scott
Tim
Jason
Jayden
George (large Greek population)
Spiro (Greek & Macedonian)
Joel

#117 Renovators delight

Posted 24 March 2016 - 10:45 AM

I have a boy with a J name, and a Matthew in my collection. Oh dear.

#118 Riotproof

Posted 24 March 2016 - 10:52 AM

View PostFiveAus, on 24 March 2016 - 10:28 AM, said:



Well, Jordan had no hope from the moment of birth. His middle name is Matthew. Double whammy. And believe me, he lived up to it.

That is so very true for the Matthews I've known. Lovely, but so cheeky.

#119 Chookster6

Posted 27 March 2016 - 07:21 PM

Sarah, Rebecca, Stephen, Paul, Michelle, Lauren




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