General Chat Thread, Lists Of Endangered Male And Female Names in General; Link: Goodbye Gertrude and Cecil? New list reveals the baby names dying out - Manchester Evening News
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10th April 2014, 06:01 PM #1
Lists Of Endangered Male And Female Names
10th April 2014, 06:05 PM #2
yes and it makes way for names like Kenzie (in my daughters year group at school, there are 6 "Kenzies" or "MacKenzie" and 2 Chardonnays.
I personally favour the timeless names - Grace, Eleanor, Mary, Anne, Bernadette, Jacob, Joshua, Matthew, Paul, John...
10th April 2014, 06:16 PM #3
My wife doesn't like my use of 'old fashioned' names for my tech.
iPhone - Beril
iPad - Gertrude
Laptop - Graeme (I think this is still fairly common?)
Just picked up a new phone though, so this post and link is well timed...
11th April 2014, 12:44 AM #4
Cecil was dying 80 years ago. I found out fairly recently that my Uncle Jim was in fact my Uncle Cyril Cecil James.
Even an old man hated it!
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My last cat was named Gracie, I love that name.
11th April 2014, 10:48 AM #5
My Grandparents and Great-grandparents' names are on the at risk one. The Lizzie one is a bit silly to list, because there's tonnes of Elizabeths that just shorten it. Same with Jennie.
The origin of my name's on there, but I doubt Mary will ever disappear.
11th April 2014, 10:52 AM #6
I love it when we get a list of the new Y7 intake, see if we can find the most outrageous name!
Personally I still think there's a place for Gaylord. It always made me snigger when Dick Emery used it in his sketch show, long before Ben Stiller and Meet the Parents.
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