vintage first names no longer in use today or not popular anymore

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  1. Effingham

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    My grandfather's name was Roy. Haven't seen many of them lately.
     
  2. DJH

    DJH I'll Lock Up

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    My parents generation in our family had some great old names

    Pearl (miss my Mum)
    Laurence
    Daphne
    Grace
    Marjorie
    Cecil
    Cyril
    Joyce
    Hilda
    Edith
    Malcom
    Ernest
    Winifred
     
  3. Shangas

    Shangas I'll Lock Up

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    Does anyone know a Douglas?

    I only ever met one guy named Douglas in my life.

    And no, his last name was not Fairbanks.
     
  4. My mom's friend was named Douglas, but he went by Doug and he's in his 60s.


    I had a friend in school named Duncan. Haven't heard that one in a while either.
     
  5. Shangas

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    I knew a guy in school named Duncan.

    As yet, nobody here has replied to my posts and said: "I knew a guy named Aloysius, he was..."

    What about Bertha?

    The only person I know named Bertha is my grandmother.

    Or Margaret? My aunt.

    What about Wilfred? Ain't never met one of those...Although I think it's a kinda cool name.
     
  6. Slim Dusty -- Duncan (1980) :)

    [video=youtube;bWsG4grjU8Q]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWsG4grjU8Q&feature=related[/video]

    I'd love to have a beer with Duncan, I'd love to have a beer with Dunc
    We drink in moderation and we never ever, ever get rolling drunk
    We drink at the Town & Country where the atmosphere is great
    I'd love to have a beer with Duncan cause Duncan's me mate

    I'd love to have a beer with Colin, I'd love to have a beer with Coll
    We drink in moderation and it doesn't really matter if he brings his doll
    We drink at the Town & Country where the atmosphere is great
    I'd love to have a beer with Colin cause' Colin's me mate

    I'd love to have a beer with Kevin, I'd love to have a beer with Kev
    We drink in moderation and he drives me home in his big old Chev
    We drink at the Town & Country where the atmosphere is great
    I'd love to have a beer with Kevin cause' Kevin's me mate

    I'd love to have a beer with Patrick, I'd love to have a beer with Pat
    We drink in moderation and it wouldn't really matter if the beer was flat
    We drink at the Town & Country where the atmosphere is great
    I'd love to have a beer with Patrick cause' Patrick's me mate


    I'd love to have a beer with Robert, I'd love to have a beer with Bob
    We drink in moderation, just one more and back on the job
    We drink at the Town & Country where the atmosphere is great
    I'd love to have a beer with Robert cause' Robert's me mate
     
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  7. Marla

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    I've never met anyone with the name Guy. That's my grandfather's name, and the French writer Guy de Maupassant comes to mind. The first-name Gay isn't around anymore either...
     
  8. Miss Moonlight

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    I'm wondering if the titular character of the tv show Hazel had anything to do with the general demise of that name. She was so annoying.
     
  9. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

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    Just as Gladys Cravits no doubt helped kill that name.
     
  10. Dr Doran

    Dr Doran My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I know many Margarets.
     
  11. Drappa

    Drappa One Too Many

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    I know a Gay, and my best friend is called Agnes. I also have a friend named Douglas, but he usually goes by Doug.
     
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  12. djd

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    My mums dad was Herbert and her mum was Beryl. Both very uncommon now
     
  13. Puzzicato

    Puzzicato One Too Many

    How old are you Shangas? I grew up with several guys called Douglas, so kids born in the mid 1970s. It wasn't as common as Graham, Andrew, Nick or Nigel for my generation, but it was right up there! And all the girls were Sarah, Sally, Kylie or Catherine.
     
  14. AtomicEraTom

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    I work with a Doug and have an Uncle Doug. I work with a guy named Hawkins, there's one you don't see too often. Also Gust, Ralph, and Russ.
     
  15. djd

    djd Practically Family

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    I work with a Kirker. That's odd even for northern Ireland ;)
     
  16. Espee

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    Among relatives born in the teens and twenties: George Elmer, Julian, Cleo, Mary Carolyn (goes by Carolyn; hates being called "Caroline" or Mary), Evelyn.
    Older relatives: Samuel, Agnes Clyde (went by Clyde), George Dewey (went by Dewey), Ruby, Coy, James, Alice Sylvia (changed to Alyce), Raymond, Lowell, Montell, Louise.
     
  17. Espee

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    But there's nothing Hazel wouldn't have done to take care of Mista B and his family!
     
  18. Miss Moonlight

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    lol I know! She's so annoying but it's out of love. I watch the show almost every day on Antenna TV. My sis' tv gets that channel, at least.

    Deirdre, Mr. B's sister- that's another name I really think is pretty yet you don't hear anymore.
     
  19. There's author Gay Talese and it would definitely be a vintage name as he was born in 1932.
     
  20. Lindy Lou

    Lindy Lou New in Town

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    I've always been fond of double or two-part names, like Annie Mae or even Betty Jo - which you hardly ever hear around anymore. I guess it's mostly a Southern US thing anyway. (My mom is a Peggy Sue, by the way).

    I also just got the best vintagy cookbook of "grandma's recipes". The names of some of the contributors are fabulous: Ruby, Bertha, Beulah, Lily, Lulu, Eleanor, and Maude for instance.
     

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