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  • #31
    Re: Fashionable names of people mostly in the 1970s and 1980s

    I would assume that a lot of them had the same or similar names to white people - this can help them when it comes to getting on in life.

    More to the point, do Asian names become old-fashioned over the decades? - as a white person, I wouldn't know much about it. Do elderly Asian people have names that would sound old-fashioned by younger Asians?
    Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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    • #32
      Re: Fashionable names of people mostly in the 1970s and 1980s

      Originally posted by Richard1978 View Post
      Thanks I hadn't been keeping count!
      Well, it does mention it where it says "Posts".
      Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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      • #33
        Re: Fashionable names of people mostly in the 1970s and 1980s

        Originally posted by Arran View Post
        What names were associated with black people in the 1970s and 1980s?
        There was a Rastafarian character in Grange Hill, called Glenroy Glenroy!

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        • #34
          Re: Fashionable names of people mostly in the 1970s and 1980s

          Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
          More to the point, do Asian names become old-fashioned over the decades? - as a white person, I wouldn't know much about it. Do elderly Asian people have names that would sound old-fashioned by younger Asians?
          The answer to that is yes. Asian names change over the decades.

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          • #35
            Re: Fashionable names of people mostly in the 1970s and 1980s

            Originally posted by Arran View Post
            The answer to that is yes. Asian names change over the decades.
            I wouldn't have known that myself of course.
            Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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            • #36
              Re: Fashionable names of people mostly in the 1970s and 1980s

              I saw a great article in the Guardian online about various names from 20 years ago in which the use of them for youngsters had fallen dramatically since around 1996.
              Telling it almost exactly like it was so many years later - and proud of doing so!

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              • #37
                Re: Fashionable names of people mostly in the 1970s and 1980s

                I was just remembering a character in Crossroads in the '80s.

                If I remember rightly, her name was Beverley, but she decided she wanted to be known as Chloe. Anyway, I don't know if that's connected with the popularity of the name Chloe in recent decades. Are there many Beverleys nowadays?

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                • #38
                  Re: Fashionable names of people mostly in the 1970s and 1980s

                  Originally posted by Richard1978 View Post
                  Fanny comes from Frances, though that's not a common name these days either.
                  It seems that Fanny was also a fairly common name among Jewish women. Sadly I know this from my reading about the Holocaust. The name crops up quite a bit.

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                  • #39
                    Re: Fashionable names of people mostly in the 1970s and 1980s

                    So getting back to Fanny ..


                    Suzi Quattro’s sister played bass in the female rock group Fanny !!


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                    • #40
                      Fashionable names of people mostly in the 1970s and 1980s

                      Oh and it’s also one of my fave Bee Gee songs !!
                      https://youtu.be/G4qrEOCNr3g

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