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June 24th, 2012 10:39 PM #16Senior Member
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- New York State
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 10:56 PM.Shannon
Some of my Favorite Names:
Girls: Anna, Alexandra, Anastasia, Lily, Ivy, Isla, Catherine, Cerys, Cara, Ciara, Aislinn, Adriana, Adrienne, Ariana, Alison. Genevieve, Alexa, Fiona, Annabel, Amabel. Angela, Noelle, Amanda, Amelie, Victoria, Sara, Vivienne. Tabitha, Adela, Sylvie
Boys: Ethan, Nicholas, Aidan, Ciaran, Ian, Liam, Ryan, Justin, John, Cian, Evan, Noah, Brendan, Alexander, Thomas, David, Stephen, Declan, Finn, Flynn.
June 24th, 2012 10:45 PM #18Senior Member
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- May 2012
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 10:46 PM #20
June 25th, 2012 01:04 AM #22Senior 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 01:25 AM #24
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:
Elena, Cora, Lyra, Bridget, Anna
Vincent, Oscar, Laurence, Julian, Milo
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