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    Traditional names are 'dying out'

    Jack and Grace were the most popular names last year
    Some traditional names such as Edna and Norman are in danger of dying out in England and Wales, research suggests.

    Gurgle.com studied the most popular names of 1907 with those that have made the grade over the past five years.

    In 1907, 1,048 babies were named Gertrude but none were in 2005. Baby Normans declined from 1,991 to two.

    Many babies are named after celebrities or given made-up names now, rather than being given relatives' ones, as often happened in the past, Gurgle.com said.

    The two Normans named in 2005 were in Shropshire and Tyne and Wear. GIRLS' NAMES OUT OF FAVOUR
    Gertrude
    Edna
    Ethel
    Irene
    Ada
    Norah
    Olive

    Richard, which was the most popular name 200 years ago, has also declined.

    A total of 4,671 babies were named Richard in 1807, but the number fell to 2,289 in 1907 and 538 in 2005.

    However, the researchers for the social networking site did find that names such as Thomas, Jack and William have remained in vogue for 200 years.

    The survey also suggests a royal connection has kept names such as Elizabeth, Philip and Charles consistently popular over the past 100 years.

    It also found that some names which have lost popularity have been replaced by something similar, with Olivia replacing Olive as a popular name. BOYS' NAMES OUT OF FAVOUR
    Norman
    Walter
    Percy
    Harold
    Ernest
    Herbert
    Clifford

    Similarly, Lily has become a modern-day Lilian and Alfred has become Alfie.

    Sarah Stone, editor of Gurgle.com, said: "Not so long ago it seems we all knew a Great Uncle Harold or Aunty Irene, but sadly it seems these names could soon be lost forever.

    "It is clear that modern parents are increasingly being influenced by fashions and celebrity. However we also need to remember that there are now more choices available."

    The Office for National Statistics says the most popular baby names last year were Jack, Thomas and Oliver for boys and Grace, Ruby and Olivia for girls.

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    Original Poster

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    I want a son called Grohl

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    ODB_69;2736796

    I want a son called Grohl



    Anybody want to give ODB_69 a son?

    Form an orderly queue!

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    DLM;2736815

    Anybody want to give ODB_69 a son?Form an orderly queue!


    noooooo


    not yet...one day, if I meet the right person

    I also want a daughter....but have always liked Rebecca...as 'hip' as its not

    mr brother swore if his g/f had a boy he would call it perrigrin baxter,lucky for her they had a girl and called her danielle lol

    well i wouldn't call my daughter any of those stupid celeb names lol ie apple

    i've got 3 names i like at the mo for my little girl
    Mckenzie
    Skye
    Ellie Louise

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    ilovepink;2736850

    well i wouldn't call my daughter any of those stupid celeb names lol ie … well i wouldn't call my daughter any of those stupid celeb names lol ie applei've got 3 names i like at the mo for my little girlMckenzieSkyeEllie Louise



    lovely names - mckenzie is sooo cool - love it

    mine - felicity jane & holly rose

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    luvin niamh for a girl

    i wud def call my boy ipod!!!!

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    ODB_69;2736830

    noooooonot yet...one day, if I meet the right personI also want a … noooooonot yet...one day, if I meet the right personI also want a daughter....but have always liked Rebecca...as 'hip' as its not



    I have 2 cousin's called Rebecca, one who is nearly 4 year's old live's in Taunton and the other one live's in Cowdenbeath and she is 36 year's old.

    I don't mind Rebecca but i'm not keen on Becky, which it will be shortened to, unfortunately.

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    u always asosiate names with ppl u no and a guy from school recently had the swich change chop and is now rebecca

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    trimtrim;2736936

    u always asosiate names with ppl u no and a guy from school recently had … u always asosiate names with ppl u no and a guy from school recently had the swich change chop and is now rebecca


    thanks for that

    I'm going to name my first born Titchimp Jr

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    ODB_69;2736944

    thanks for that



    ur welkum x

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    Titchimp;2736948

    I'm going to name my first born Titchimp Jr



    thts beautiful!!!!!

    Lets be fair though...........how evil to call your kids Norman or Ethel in this day and age

    Lets do it. :lol:

    Syzable;2736984

    Lets be fair though...........how evil to call your kids Norman or Ethel … Lets be fair though...........how evil to call your kids Norman or Ethel in this day and ageLets do it. :lol:


    :giggle:

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    i cnt imagine a baby called norman lmao

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    My dad is called Walter, his dad was also called Walter, supposedly my grandad was drunk when he took my dad to be registered when he was born.

    He thought they were asking him his name, my grandma was not impressed when he returned with another Wally.

    well my little girl is called melissa

    and if this one is a boy might be calling him bradley, if a girl its victoria

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    babyxxxxx;2737026

    well my little girl is called melissaand if this one is a boy might be … well my little girl is called melissaand if this one is a boy might be calling him bradley, if a girl its victoria



    We have a Bradley near where i live, he live's with the family from hell.

    No, thank you.

    Victoria is quite nice though, are you a fan of Victoria Beckham?

    Hunter aint used enough.

    DLM;2737045

    We have a Bradley near where i live, he live's with the family from … We have a Bradley near where i live, he live's with the family from hell.No, thank you.Victoria is quite nice though, are you a fan of Victoria Beckham?



    no lol i liked the film beaches used to watch it all the time when i was younger and always said if i had a girl i would call her victoria, but then again i hate the short version vicky, and i dont know anyone called bradley so the name is all good to me, tho my partner wanted to call are little girl chloe but i knew a [email protected] called chloe in college so didnt want o call her that

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    babyxxxxx;2737086

    no lol i liked the film beaches used to watch it all the time when i was … no lol i liked the film beaches used to watch it all the time when i was younger and always said if i had a girl i would call her victoria, but then again i hate the short version vicky, and i dont know anyone called bradley so the name is all good to me, tho my partner wanted to call are little girl chloe but i knew a [email protected] called chloe in college so didnt want o call her that



    I like Scarlet for a girl but we already have one in the family.

    We have:-

    4 David's.
    2 Fred's
    2 Mavis'
    2 Rebecca's
    2 Ann's

    Nightmare, we are so original.

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    my gramps is tony
    steppy dad is tony
    and x fiance tony

    xmas meals were interesting, as was workn out whose pressie was for who

    Scarlet is a lovely name
    we have
    3 micheal,
    2 john,
    2 david,
    michelle
    annemarie
    kathleen,
    claire,
    robert,
    jenny,
    adam
    and a luke

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    trimtrim;2737153

    my gramps is tony steppy dad is tony and x fiance tonyxmas meals were … my gramps is tony steppy dad is tony and x fiance tonyxmas meals were interesting, as was workn out whose pressie was for who



    It does my head in :viking:

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    We did have 2 Hannah's and 2 Walter's but one of each have passed.

    My cousin's kid's are called Ryan, Daniel, Liam, Seth, Belle and Cain.

    My boyfriend's cousin is called Zoe and my niece is called Bethany.

    hey trimtrim u not picking up ur PM's ???

    im going to call my child even if its a boy or girl
    bigbob910

    im actually from a long line of bigbob's

    In all seriousness though, i think i will call my son Jacob as its my middle name.

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    bigbob909;2737240

    im going to call my child even if its a boy or girlbigbob910im actually … im going to call my child even if its a boy or girlbigbob910im actually from a long line of bigbob's



    Very nice but i much prefer BigRobert :thumbsup:

    I want to call my kid Drop Table Star. I just like the idea of him phoning up Blockbusters to get a card sent out, only to give his name, wait for the call centre monkey to enter it to the system, and then tell him that they can't take the registration any further, something to do with a database error or something.

    I have Reuben Jonathan Aubrey and Joseph Thomas Oliver for my two boys

    my little girl is called isabelle eva and my son is called isaac oliver......... prob call third one ivy! (if i have another lol)
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