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Thread: Dated favorites?
May 2nd, 2014 01:44 PM #1
Are there any dated names you like that everyone thinks of as just mom and dad names? I'm thinking about names popular in the 60's, 70's and 80's mostly. I think the 50's names are starting to get a vintage charm to them (thanks Mad Men!) so I'm not including those.
My list of dated favorites:
Amanda, Erica/Erika, Christina, Beth, Bethany, Lindsay, Felicia, Megan, Jeannine, Lauren, Heidi, Tracy, Jennifer, Annette, Kirsten, Carla, Wendy, Holly.
Gregory, Courtney, Geoffrey, Eric/Erik, Mark, Keith
My boys list is much shorter. I think because the girls style isn't really all that different, other than being overly familiar, while the boys names of this area don't appeal to me as much sound wise.
May 2nd, 2014 01:55 PM #3
May 2nd, 2014 01:59 PM #5
I think I was born in the perfect naming period for myself, because I cannot stand dated names. All the 70's/'80s/90s names are absolutely NOT my style.Mary Kathryn. 19. Nursing Major. Captivated by Names.
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May 2nd, 2014 02:13 PM #7
While I didn't find these three decades the most interesting for baby names, there are a few I can tolerate. Some of the names overlap between the decades so I'll only post each one once. I'm not going to include classic names like Elizabeth, James or John because they're not "dated" to me.
Faves from the 60's
Faves from the 70's
Faves from the 80's
AdamAll the best,
May 2nd, 2014 02:16 PM #9Olivia/Livia/Livy/Liv : Thessaly/Darah/Bethel : Noelle/Eve
Benedict/Eli: Jude/Zane: Luke/Darius : Levi/Phineas/Calvin