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When i were a lad............kid's names were so different.Why do parents not entertain names like Gordon,Norman,Derek,Colin and Malcolm,for their infants anymore?

 

Because they sound incredibly old-fashioned? Same reason no one of your generation is called Archibald or Obadiah.

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http://homepages.newnet.co.uk/dance/webpjd/guest/donaldrevised.htm

 

It's quite an interesting read.

 

Names in 2001

 

Many of today’s popular names are also subject to the whims of fashion (e.g. Dylan, Kieran, Callum, Ryan), although the Biblical names are still strong. The most conspicuous feature is the great number of names in use and the consequently much lower frequency of even the most common ones. In 1838 every third baby boy was registered as William or John, in 2001 only 1 in 16 was a Thomas or James (or Tom or Jamie). The top 10 now only account for 25% of males, and the total number of names in use (with at least 10 registered births in 2001) is about 750.

 

Table 4 – Most common names given 2001

 

Rank Forename %, (of which Cumulative %

(incl. diminutives) diminutives)

1 Thomas (Tom) 3.2 (0.2) 3

2 James (Jamie) 3.2 (0.9) 6

3 Jack 3.1 10

4 Joshua (Josh) 2.5 (0.2) 12

5 Daniel (Danny) 2.2 (0.2) 14

6 Benjamin (Ben) 2.2 (0.8) 16

7 Joseph (Joe) 2.2 (0.4) 19

8 Samuel (Sam) 2.2 (0.4) 21

9 Harry 2 23

10 William (Will, Billy) 1.8 (0.3) 25

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I already named mine. I tried to pick names that wouldn't age (to my mind at least) and that could be contracted acceptably.

the girls names are different without being outragous. the problem is girl 1 loves things with her name on (keyrings,cups etc) which means we have to order. studio cards is good for that.
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Bah! Walter as a name is practically extinct. This isn't right. We need to turn some of these Kyles into Walters, and maybe take some of Kierans and turn them into Edwins. Also, I wonder how ridiculous some of these names will sound in 20 years' time:

 

 

12	Mohammed58	 	43	Kyle	183
16	Callum	65	 	48	Harrison223
20	Ryan	78	 	49	Sean	223
21	Kieran	80	 	53	Euan	251
22	Connor	82	 	54	Aidan	253
24	Jake	88	 	56	Jay	261
25	Ethan	94	 	59	Zak	284
26	Jordan	98	 	61	Kai	291
27	Cameron99	 	66	Toby	319
28	Dylan	99	 	76	Scott	366
29	Liam	104	 	77	Kian	379
34	Brandon124	 	78	Leon	381
42	Tyler	181	 	80	Declan	425

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