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    It was tradition in my Dad's family that the firstborn be called George, he was a George, his father was, his grandfather was etc. He broke the trend though as he didn't like his name growing up (during the war) as it was also his grandad's name (who was very strict). It was also when the name was the least popular going by that chart!
    I gave my firstborn son the middle name George to bring back the tradition, when I told my dad he told me he always regretted not using it even as a middle name (neither me or my siblings have middle names).

    When I was at an Engineering Training Centre in the late 80s "Matt" was the most popular name, there were about 5 in a group of about 20 people, John was the next popular.

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    My name is Mark. As far as I can tell, it wasn't widely used before I was born but came into vogue at that time (no idea why) so I've met several around about my age!
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    My Mum reckons the names of saints were popular for boys in the mid-late 1970s, certainly I know a lot of people born around then with Biblical names.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    My Mum reckons the names of saints were popular for boys in the mid-late 1970s, certainly I know a lot of people born around then with Biblical names.
    There are thousands of saints many of which have names I have never even heard of. Andrew and David were popular names in the 1970s. Patrick less so but more popular with parents of Irish origin. George had become a bit unpopular during the 1970s. Biblical names seem more common with boys rather than girls. It's interesting how some Biblical names are very common but others are quite rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    There are thousands of saints many of which have names I have never even heard of.
    I've always liked the name Botolph.
    There's a St Botolph's Church, an East London landmark.

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    Almost every primary school class in the 1970s and 80s would have contained boys with these names:

    Matthew - became popular in the 70s then peaked in the 80s and 90s but became less common after 2000.
    Nicholas / Nick A very 70s and 80s name that lost popularity in the late 90s.
    Craig Another name associated with the 70s and 80s that lost popularity in the 90s.
    Stuart and Simon Fairly common 60s and 70s names that lost popularity in the late 80s.
    Jonathan - Almost everyone with this name was born in the 70s, 80s, and 90s but it lost popularity after 2000.
    Adrian Became popular in the 1950s but declined in the late 1970s and became uncommon after 1990.
    Samuel / Sam Uncommon before 1970 but rose in popularity over the next 20 years and is still popular today.
    Benjamin / Ben Another name that suddenly became popular in the 1970s and peaked around 2000.
    Adam and Daniel - Became popular in the 70s then peaked in the 80s and 90s but are still quite popular today. Adam is a bit interesting.
    Nathan Seemed to come in some time in the 70s then really took off in the 80s but declined in popularity after 2000.
    Martin Common in the 70s but declined in popularity in the late 80s and became rare after 2000.
    Jason Uncommon before 1960 then peaked in the 70s but declined in the 80s and 90s.

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    There seemed to be a few names that became popular in the 1960s but by the 1990s had become a bit "Essex Boy"

    Names, Jason, Garry, Wayne, Glenn etc.

    Some names seem to be in 2 camps thanks to having 2 periods of popularity with different demographics.
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    Dale – Not all that common but very 80s.

    Justin – It was supposed to be a trendy name in the late 70s and early 80s.

    Ross – A very 80s and 90s name but became less common after 2000.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    There seemed to be a few names that became popular in the 1960s but by the 1990s had become a bit "Essex Boy"
    Dean and Lee became popular in the 60s but lost popularity in the late 80s and late 90s respectively.

    Some names seem to be in 2 camps thanks to having 2 periods of popularity with different demographics.
    Are you referring to the names that were very common during the Edwardian era that fell out of fashion in the mid to late 20th century but have been experiencing a revival in recent years?

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    I remember only one kid named Simon in elementary school. He lived down the street from me and he was from the UK. His dad worked for the British consulate.

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