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    Default Re: Fashionable names of people mostly in the 1970s and 1980s

    Quote Originally Posted by Arran View Post
    Dean and Lee became popular in the 60s but lost popularity in the late 80s and late 90s respectively.



    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?
    A bit like that, though not even as long ago as Edwardian times.

    While George has become more popular in the last decade, it seemed to be rare for under 40s in the 1980s-90s.
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    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.
    It is interesting considering that Adam comes from the bible - i.e. it is thousands of years old. A few years ago, a young mother commented that she wasn't going to call her son Tony because it was so old fashioned. So she decided to call him Adam instead - a name that is even older than Tony, I assume.
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    Adam took off as a baby name with Muslim families in Britain in the late 1980s and had become quite popular in the 1990s despite it being quite a rare name in the Middle East and Pakistan. There were a few Muslims called Adam at my schools. It sometimes caused a bit of confusion or intrigue amongst the teachers.

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    I've noticed a few older names have stayed popular with certain ethnic groups.

    It must be confusing if you have a name like Zara Butt.

    When my Brother was presented with his diploma some students on his course were from Hong Kong. I remember a few names you have expected from someone twice their age, Nancy & Irene come to mind.
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    Younger Hong Kong Chinese people often have names that were popular in England in the first half of the 20th century although it's less common amongst the Singapore Chinese community. In mainland China English names are becoming quite fashionable but it's common for parents to give names to their kids like Cinderella or Rollex that hardly anybody is called in England because they are often not aware of what is a recognised name and what isn't.

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