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June 24th, 2012 04:25 PM #11Senior Member
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Judith - I just can't see this coming back but then again I don't care for it so I might be biased
Nancy - I like this, it has a 50's feel but I don't think it has enough appeal to come back
Maxine - I think this would be nice if it weren't for that annoying Hallmark cartoon of a grumpy old lady
Coleen - too dated imo, might come back in 20 years or so?
Cleo/Clio - I like this, can see it coming back but I prefer Clea
Etta - Love this! I have a great aunt named Etta Mae so I'm partial to it, I think it has a lot of appeal right now with name trends.
Trudie/Trudy - too dated and cutesy in a 50's stereotype way to come back
Jeannie - OK but I think Jeanne nn jeanie could come back before Jeannie does.
Alvin - Have never been able to stand this and can't see it coming back but I have a bad association with it so Im biased
Douglas - have a young cousin named this so I def can see this coming back
Oscar - too dated, don't care for it and I can't see it coming back
Forrest - definitely fits todays trends so I can see it coming back full force.
Reuben - Where I live this name is not exactly considered refined or stylish so I can't see it coming back because of that perspective.
Virgil - love this, would love to see it come back and I think it has potential
Wallace - not sure about this, on one hand it has potential, on another it reminds me of Wallace Simpson so IDK
Stuart - yes I could see this coming back, its NMS but I would like to see others use it
Clarence - this might be too dated to come back anytime soonJosephine Athénaïs - Josephine Ivy - Myriam Athénaïs - Vivienne Josephine
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June 24th, 2012 04:28 PM #13
June 24th, 2012 04:51 PM #15
Judith- Don't like and really don't see making a comeback!
Nancy- I think in a couple of years it will be ready to comeback. Don't personally like it though.
Maxine- Very cute!
Coleen- Don't like but could see it being used.
Cleo/Clio- Don't really see this as dated, I find it very exotic.
Etta- Love it! Definitely ready.
Trudie/Trudy- Same with Judith.
Jeannie- I could see it coming back though I don't like it.
Alvin- With Alvin and the Chipmunks I don't think it will comeback any time soon.
Douglas- Kinda cute, I could see it.
Oscar- Don't like because of personal association but I think of Oscar the Grouch. It might comeback in a couple of years.
Forrest- LOVE! So ready.
Reuben- I could see it coming back into style.
Virgil- Oh no!
Wallace- i think of Wallace & Gromit but it is kinda cute.
Stuart- Don't like but have met some little Stuarts.
Clarence- I kinda like it but don't know if it's ready to comeback.Dayton.18.*Hopeful* Future Mom
Naming future twinkles...
Girlies: Aella Dorothy Ann.Maude Reverie.Snow Elili Deborah.Wynne Louisa Gertrude
Guys: Price Mackenzie.Madison Wyatt.Sage Rafferty.Sebastien Cove "Sacha/Bash"
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June 24th, 2012 07:36 PM #17
Judith- In a minority here, but I love Judith. I think its soft and gentle sounding. The soft 'th' is popular where I am- there are Tabithas and Theas popping up, so why not Judiths? I put it in the same boat as Loretta and Marion (used by SJP for her girls.) All it'd take it someone in the public eye to use the name...
Nancy- This one is coming back, I think! Our PM's daughter is named Nancy, and it pops up quite a lot in the upper middle classes. I quite like it but it has a 'jolly' vibe that I don't think I'd want in a name I would use personally.
Maxine- I hate this. Please let it not come back! It isn't in the UK that I know of. It sounds SO masculine to me. Brutish almost!
Coleen- Hmm, not a fan but I could see it coming back. Maybe in a few years anyway- it doesn't seem to have the vintage vibe of some of the others; and its that which seems to be attracting new parents where I am.
Cleo/Clio- Love both these, especially the latter spelling. Please goodness let them not flare up in popularity. Haven't heard of any Cleos or Clios for a long time, but I can imagine them becoming popular. Mythological link, like Chloe has, and a wearably brief name! I think Cleo/Clio has potential curb appeal- I can't actually see why this name isn't popular already!
Etta- Yep, as with Cleo. Short and sweet- like Ada, Isla etc. Could potentially come back- especially with the jazz association on its side. However, I also wouldn't bank on it- might need a boost from the outside. E.g. inclusion in a Twilight film or something tragic
Trudie/Trudy- Nope. This one isn't due for a revamp
Jeannie- Ditto this one!
Alvin- Like PPs said. Chipmunks still got him
Douglas- I know a little Douglas, and its grown on me. Still, I think this one will stay gathering dust for a while yet.
Oscar- This is so so popular in the UK! Maybe meaning that will happen in the US too?
Forrest- Hmm, don't see this one becoming too popular. It lacks charm IMO.
Reuben- Meh. This is alright. I see it as a bit 'jolly' too. Kind of silly sounding or something?
Virgil- Like this a lot, but too similar to the word 'virgin' to ever come back I think. Plus very serious and ancient associations. Not an obvious contender on the popularity charts
Wallace- This is cool- can see this one coming back. It has the same strong, surnamey but classic feeling as maybe, Lloyd or Clark
Stuart- NOO so goofy and dated sounding still
Clarence- I think too effeminate to come back. Too much like Clara, Claribel, Claire etc. And the 'Clar' beginning isn't tremendously cool- Claribel still carries associations with that cow! And I don't think Clarence entirely escapes from those poncey associations..
This was interesting! Good postmum to the lovely Harriet Katia (10) Beatrix Liv (6) and Cordelia Joyce (4) and Lionel Rafferty (1 whole year already)
June 24th, 2012 09:34 PM #19
* Judith - I love Judith. I see the full name as elegant and beautiful. If I had a half dozen daughters, I'd consider using it as a middle name. I would love to see it used more often, but I'm not sure that parents are ready yet for the nn "Judy."
* Nancy - It was a suave name in its day, but it's not really my style, and I CANNOT imagine it being used now.
* Maxine - It's not my style, as Max just feels masculine to me. I am not sure the "ine" ending is going to be stylish anytime too soon, but it might in light of the trend to call girls by masculine names. I CAN imagine parents calling their daughters Max.
* Coleen - I don't mind Coleen, but I CAN'T picture it being revived any time soon.
* Cleo/Clio - This one is not my style, but I CAN see it being revived at any time.
* Etta - I love Etta, and I think it is very usable now.
* Trudie/Trudy - Not my style. I think it might be revived, but it will probably not happen anytime soon.
* Jeannie - I DON'T think this one will be ready for a comeback for a very long time, IF EVER.
* Alvin - I CAN see it potentially being revived in the near future.
* Douglas - I think any chance for revival is a long way off. I think its an okay middle name.
* Oscar - I think it is already coming back, slowly but surely. NMS.
* Forrest - Any chance of true revival is probably a long way off, but I think it is an acceptable name to use now.
* Reuben - If Hugo has been revived, then Reuben certainly CAN be revived too.
* Virgil - I CAN'T picture this one coming back.
* Wallace - I think Walter has a much better chance. I CAN'T see Wallace, nn Wally, coming back.
* Stuart - I CAN picture this one coming back.
* Clarence - CAN'T picture itMother of three teenagers: (1) Daniel Glen, (2) Timothy Austin, and (3) Rebecca Jane... all middle names honor family... 3rd generation mn Jane. (A second girl would have been Susanna Eve and a third boy, maybe Isaac...)
June 24th, 2012 09:39 PM #21Senior Member
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Judith - I think it's certainly usable, maybe not quite ready for a comeback. I kind of like Judith. I can see parents using the name in full, rather than Judy, as most Judiths were called when it was popular.
Nancy - not yet ready for a comeback - too mom even grandma generation. But maybe in 10 or 15 years. It was once a massively popular name, and not a new one - a future generation may love it again.
Maxine - I don't think this will ever get very popular (not sure if it ever really was), but it would make a slightly quirky choice.
Coleen - I'd rather see it as Colleen because Coleen looks like it should be said COLE-een rather than COLL-een. I think Colleen is quite a nice name, but not ready to come back in a big way, like most -een names, Kathleen, Maureen, etc. It's a bit dated, but does not sound old or middle aged to me.
Cleo/Clio - I see this mentioned quite a bit on here. Don't think it will get very popular - but maybe, it does fit in with the trends.
Etta - another one I hear mentioned on this site quite a bit, often as a nickname. I think it fits in with some of the current vintage style names.
Trudie/Trudy - not ready for a comeback, maybe because Gertrude isn't.
Jeannie - maybe Jean can come back with Jeannie as a nickname. Don't see it happening right now though.
Alvin not ready yet The chipmunk thing. Not a bad name though.
Douglas I can see it coming back. It's quite nice.
Oscar - a lot of people on here seem to like this name already. I can see it coming back.
Forrest - except for the Forrest Gump connection most people make, I think this is a great name that fits in with the surname trend.
Reuben - fits in with a lot of currently popular names.
Virgil - don't see it coming back soon.
Wallace - not ready yet. Maybe because of the nickname Wally.
Stuart - possibly could come back.
Clarence - not ready yet.
Last edited by ksheja; June 24th, 2012 at 09:56 PM.Shannon
Some of my Favorite Names:
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Boys: Ethan, Nicholas, Aidan, Ciaran, Ian, Liam, Ryan, Justin, John, Cian, Evan, Noah, Brendan, Alexander, Thomas, David, Stephen, Declan, Finn, Flynn.
June 24th, 2012 09:45 PM #23Senior Member
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Nancy, Cleo/Clio, Etta - definitely. I actually love Cleo and Etta. One of my friends used Cleo for her little girl, and I was so jealous! Nancy was my favourite girls' name when I was a child, and I still have a soft spot for it, though I wouldn't use it.
Jeannie - maybe
Judith, Trudy, Colleen - I doubt it
Maxine - good grief, I hope not. I think it's one of the ugliest names for a girl ever. Ditto Roxanne. Or, even worse, Roxana/Roxanna.
June 24th, 2012 09:46 PM #25
June 25th, 2012 12:04 AM #27Senior Member
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- Orange County, CA
Girls--only a fan of Cleo (for the brave), Etta (timeless), and Trudy (spunky).
Boys--Forrest totally works. Big fan of Reuben. I like Virgil, but again, only for the brave (hard not to think of "virgin"). Oscar and Stuart and good, but then I know some great guys with those names so I may be prejudiced. Douglas is ok, not my style. Alvin is a NO, and Clarence is...kinda snooty? How about Clement or Clark?
June 25th, 2012 12:25 AM #29
Judith- Yeah, it sounds dated to me.
Nancy- See Judith! I could never see myself liking this name even though I liked the Nancy Drew books.
Maxine- I know of someone with this name. Her friends call her Max.
Coleen- Yikes! To me this is the name of a handful of moms in my area.
Cleo/Clio- Never thought this was dated. Knew a spunky kid named Cleo.
Etta- One of my nicknames! But it is a little old isn't it?
Trudie/Trudy- Like Judith with nickname Judy.
Jeannie- I like this. Not a fan of the spelling but I like it as a nickname.
Alvin- As in Alvin and the Chipmunks? Nickname could be Al, another dated name.
Douglas- In honor of a family member it could work. Also as a middle.
Oscar- Like this a lot.
Forrest- I like this one too. Maybe spelled Forest?
Reuben- Seems very mythical/fantasy like to me. Not quite sure it could work today.
Virgil- Dated for sure.
Wallace- I like this, actually. Nickname Wally? Sounds good.
Stuart- This isn't very dated at all. On the same line as Oscar.
Clarence- Like this. "Clar" names are not always bad for the boys.Margaret:
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