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September 12th, 2013 09:04 AM #11
September 12th, 2013 10:32 AM #13Senior Member
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There are lots of Arabic and Polish speakers in England, and some of the names on your list are spellings in these languages. Alicja, Zuzanna, Ameera to mention a few.
I think some are weird (Beau and Ronnie), some are cute (Coco. Romy, Blossom, Peggy, etc), some I don't really get why you included (Emmanuelle, Alba, Frances, Saffron) and some horribly tacky (Princess, Divine).My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
September 12th, 2013 10:44 AM #15Senior Member
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September 12th, 2013 11:06 AM #17
Not all are weird to me. It's quite usual to find Muslim or Eastern European names in our charts as they're big ethnic groups here. It's no different to seeing Juan or Miguel in the US charts. Peggy, Frankie, Georgie and their ilk aren't that odd as nicknames are really popular. There's always going to be a few naming their kids after celebrities (Emeli, Tulisa) or trying to be kr8yv with already popular names (Mazie), just as there will be in other countries. It depends on location too I think. People find Saffron weird, but I don't. There were two in my class at school... but then I do live in the home of the saffron cake
I find Harley weird on a girl as it's a trendy top 100 name for boys. Harlow is also a bit odd. Perhaps people like the sound but it just reminds me of the chavvy town in Essex. And I find Skyla, Shayla and Indianna very American. Tayla is another odd one. I presume it's an alternate spelling of Taylor??? but it seems inspired by an accent- just like how the American Masyn doesn't sound like Mason in an English accent.
There are always going to be weird ones further down the list. Once you get past the 400 mark-ish, names are only given to 100 babies which is a tiny percentage of the 750,000-odd births per year.
September 12th, 2013 04:56 PM #19eighteen and dreaming of little darlings.
Elsie, Eleanor, Imogen, Freya, Polly, Phoebe, Amy, Evie, Maude,
Kate, Beatrice, Florence, Violet, Lillian, Isabelle, Evelyn, Clara, Ottilie, Martha, Lucy
Louis, Ernest, Archie, Arthur, Henry, Gregory, Edward, Walter, Matthew,
Theodore, George, Thomas, Harry, Lachlan, Dexter, Alfie, Liam, Christopher, Emmett, Lawrence