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I love some of the old fashioned names 😍 Can you name some?

I've got Maude, Henrietta, Franklin and Clive. I don't know if Clive is old fashioned but it seems rare.

Can you think of any? Maybe you can take inspiration from your ancestry 😊

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Nadiaparveen
4 weeks ago
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tara73ziva
tara73ziva4 weeks ago

Florence, Fredrick , Elizabeth and Ernest , we’re my nana’s and grandad’s names I had a neighbour called Gerti, and another called violet

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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4 weeks ago

tara73ziva I love those names 😍 especially Florence and Violet

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ladybugncatnoir
ladybugncatnoir3 weeks ago

tara73ziva oh my I named 2 of my kids Elizabeth and Ernest! I absolutely adore those names!

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tara73ziva
tara73ziva3 weeks ago

ladybugncatnoir they are both lovely, names it’s good that the old names are coming back

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heatherduthie
heatherduthie4 weeks ago

In our small village and round about we have quite a few kids with old fashioned names. Hattie, Freddy, jockey, Isabella, ruby, Annie, molly, Alice

I love some of the older names. My gran was called violet and my other one was called Alice

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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4 weeks ago

heatherduthie pretty names 😍

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Leannexxx
Leannexxx4 weeks ago

I thought my daughters names where a little old charlotte and robyn

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beccatavender
beccatavender4 weeks ago

I think it's good to have family names, my name is Rebecca after my Grandmother, my Mother was Elizabeth after her Grandmother. That is if you like the name ......my mother in law and she didn't like her name Ada.

On the male sides there are lots of Johns, David's and Thomas's. If someone has done your family tree look to see if there are any you like.

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cocolgooh
cocolgooh4 weeks ago

In my family history most of the names are things like George, William, Mary and Ann, which you still hear some today. Then there’s names like Freeley and Welley that I can’t imagine making much of a comeback.

I’d say some of my favourite “old fashioned” names would be Clifford, Desmond, Agnes and Dorothy. I also love Clive though - I’m surprised it isn’t more popular when you consider names like Ivy and Olive are popular again these days! It seems to fit in with those in my mind.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold4 weeks ago

I found quite a few Lancelots in my family tree when researching. I'd always thought of that as a upper class name previously. Iv never actually met anyone called Lancelot. I think the names Jean & June have died out somewhat. Iv not met anyone by those names in recent years yet I knew a few elderly ladies by those names as a youngster.

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Grannyclock
Grannyclock4 weeks ago

I have a granddaughter called Effie and I’ve just come across it in an Agatha Christie book.

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tumblespots
tumblespots4 weeks ago

Elsie, Dora, Amos, Nona, Gertrude, Percival, Mervyn, Kenneth (Ken), Flora, Walter, Arthur, Edith, Clara, Hattie, Clementine, Bertram, Nora, Augustus, Agatha, Cyril, Howard & Jezebel, Sampson, Vivian, Evelyn.... I could go on.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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4 weeks ago

tumblespots I love these 😍 I really like Augustus, Clementine and Dora 😍

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tumblespots
tumblespots4 weeks ago

Nadiaparveen We have a stuffed 'lamb doorstop' called Dora 👍

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lucyeva72
lucyeva723 weeks ago

My partner has a Tarantula called Dora!

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tumblespots
tumblespots3 weeks ago

lucyeva72 That's scary!

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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3 weeks ago

lucyeva72 OhmyGod 🙈

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly254 weeks ago

My own name - Geraldine! I was meant to be called Anne Marie, but my father went to register my birth on his own and decided on Geraldine. There’s not many of us around.

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tumblespots
tumblespots4 weeks ago

How about the fictional Geraldine Granger (The vicar of Dibley)? Image

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly254 weeks ago

And Pater Kay’s character!

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tumblespots
tumblespots4 weeks ago

I haven't seen that program but you see, the name is out there, probably more than we think. Have a lovely day Geraldine. ⭐

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry4 weeks ago

After reading all people’s answers it is amazing what we perceive as ‘old names’. Many that are mentioned are names of friends of mine but I didnt think I was that old!

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charlottegardie
charlottegardie3 weeks ago

Cyril my grandads name or ted is my favourite name

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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3 weeks ago

charlottegardie I don't think I've heard the name Cyril anymore

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tara73ziva
tara73ziva3 weeks ago

Queenie ,Wilfred ,Enid , Lidia are some more people I know and my cousin’s daughter is called Josie

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Lynibis
Lynibis3 weeks ago

My grandson is called Ron. People are surprised at first but I can't imagine him with any other name.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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3 weeks ago

Lynibis and it will suit him when he older

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emmabeckz
emmabeckz
LD Team
3 weeks ago

My nana was Muriel but she hated it and shortened it to Moo which I think is worse!

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ACR
ACR3 weeks ago

Maximillion, Hubert, Fannie, Frederick, Augustine, Blanche, Pearl, Vera, Esther, Mabel, Gilbert, Sigmund, etc.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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3 weeks ago

ACR yesss

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Dizzydan1980
Dizzydan19803 weeks ago

ACR Can you imagine the grief your child would get these day though if you called them Fannie? 🤣

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ACR
ACR3 weeks ago

I wonder if anyone has been named Fannie/Fanny in the last 40 years in the UK, USA or other English language speaking countries. However, it's still in use elsewhere in the world. For example F*nny Cadeo (Italian actress), F*nny Blomé (Swedish Model), F*nny Lú (Colombian singer), F*nny Smith (Swiss freestyle skier), F*nny Rinne (German hockey player), etc.

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tumblespots
tumblespots3 weeks ago

ACR We used to have a neighbour who married a chinese lady. The chinese lady had a niece who was called sh*tting! I can't imagine anyone english giving their child that name!!

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Dizzydan1980
Dizzydan19803 weeks ago

My gran on by mum's side was called Isabel and everyone used to call her Izzy. My Welsh gran on my dad's side was called Olive. Lovely names for lovely ladies but neither are with us anymore.

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Dizzydan1980
Dizzydan19803 weeks ago

My Welsh uncle was called Selwyn.

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomble3 weeks ago

Ones I like are Laura ,Emily,Emma ,Charlotte,and the florals Rose ,Violet ,Daisy Victorian names

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomble3 weeks ago

Family names well grandparents were Mildred and Gertrude,which I do not like ,James and John,men's names didn't seem to go in fashions as much till maybe fifty years ago?

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Sarahvwomble
Sarahvwomble3 weeks ago

Well I have had the pleasure of being the third liked of many a comment there, enjoy your tuppence

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charlottegardie
charlottegardie3 weeks ago

Ida or Vera my nans names

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PinkElephant26
PinkElephant263 weeks ago

My friends daughter is called Elsie. There's quite a few 'old' names at my boys school - Betty, Genie, Violet, Wilfred, Elise, Vincent, Ada, Elijah.

My family tree we have Marjorie, Bazil, Ada, Ciryl, Clifford.

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Les1976
Les19763 weeks ago

My late dad's name was Walter, also my middle name after him

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niknak88
niknak883 weeks ago

Not a really old fashioned name but really detest the name Keith, who would name their beautiful baby Keith! ...sorry if I offended any of you Keith's out there.

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snoogans888
snoogans8883 weeks ago

I know someone who called her kids Hugo and Monty as she wanted unusual names. They suit them.

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Yahya
Yahya3 weeks ago

Geoffrey

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BonzoBanana
BonzoBanana2 weeks ago

I'm going to go with Eve and Adam as possibly old names.

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig2 weeks ago

I love my husbands Granny's name, Beryl. It's not one that you hear often anymore. If we had had a girl I would have used it.

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Nadiaparveen
Nadiaparveen
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2 weeks ago

MrsCraig lovely name and easy on the tongue

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