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    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?
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    Thanks I hadn't been keeping count!
    Well, it does mention it where it says "Posts".
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    Quote 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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    Quote 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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    Quote 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.
    I am now in my 40s (just in case anyone asks).

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    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.
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    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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    Quote 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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    So getting back to Fanny ..


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


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    Default 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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