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There were three Salomes born in England and Wales in 2013 five Shadrachs and three Meshachs

It could be worse. You might have been one of the three girls called Blousey or one of the five boys called Jesse-James.
Fans of Bugsy Malone, one can only assume.
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Too right. Caspar, Melchior and Balthazar are way too mainstream. Funny how the rebirth of 'parlourmaid' names hasn't extended as far as Gertrude and Enid yet.
Four Gertrudes and 12 Enids in 2013. You are more likely to find an Enid toddling around than a Bernadette or a Donna or a Mandy
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(Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
Fans of Bugsy Malone, one can only assume.
I don't know whether Blousey will have been invited to young Lolita's birthday party. Five Nabokov fans in there.
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(Original post by nulli tertius)
Four Gertrudes and 12 Enids in 2013. You are more likely to find an Enid toddling around than a Bernadette or a Donna or a Mandy
Any Tostigs or Ranulfs?
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Any Tostigs or Ranulfs?
If there are, there are only one or two. Data protection kicks in with names that uncommon.
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(Original post by nulli tertius)
If there are, there are only one or two. Data protection kicks in with names that uncommon.
Shame. Ethelred's another one that seems to have gone out of fashion.
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Shame. Ethelred's another one that seems to have gone out of fashion.
People aren't ready for it.
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(Original post by nulli tertius)
Four Gertrudes and 12 Enids in 2013. You are more likely to find an Enid toddling around than a Bernadette or a Donna or a Mandy
Golly. (Probably not many of those, either.) Teaching tends to keep you aware of the trends, but at a distance of 11 years, in my case. Primary/nursery staff are at the cutting edge.
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I feel the three young Isambards may be great disappointments to their fathers when they put art history, sociology and media studies on their UCAS forms in 16 years time.
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If there are, there are only one or two. Data protection kicks in with names that uncommon.
But 4 Gertrudes born in 2013 are able to remain incognito?
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Any Tostigs or Ranulfs?

(Original post by nulli tertius)
If there are, there are only one or two. Data protection kicks in with names that uncommon.
The births of men called Tostig were registered in 1960 (actually, that one is Tostwig, and he died in 1976), 1966, 1972, and 1976. All appear to be still alive. Two further Tostigs for whom I have found no birth records (though they have British-looking names) are registered as company directors.

A person called Tekdag was on the electoral register between 2005 and 2006.
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Golly. (Probably not many of those, either.) Teaching tends to keep you aware of the trends, but at a distance of 11 years, in my case. Primary/nursery staff are at the cutting edge.

It is the names that have gone out of fashion so quickly that astound me; only 20 Giles and 53 Fionas.



(Original post by Carnationlilyrose)
But 4 Gertrudes born in 2013 are able to remain incognito?
They hide amongst the misspellings that populate the bottom half of the girls' names list Shardonnay, Sharlotte and Stephany
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It is the names that have gone out of fashion so quickly that astound me; only 20 Giles and 53 Fionas.





They hide amongst the misspellings that populate the bottom half of the girls' names list Shardonnay, Sharlotte and Stephany
I last taught a Giles in 1998. A Fiona in 2010, but even then she stood out as having a name which was no longer common.
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''Embuggerrance''

''Guttersnipe''

To ''Take umbrage''

I'm not sure how old it is, but I use ''Bint'' quite a lot.
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Deuce - As in "What the deuce is that?"

Goodmorrow - As in "Goodmorrow to you madam, the chill is rather evident at this early hour"
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''Embuggerrance''

''Guttersnipe''

To ''Take umbrage''

I'm not sure how old it is, but I use ''Bint'' quite a lot.
Embuggerance is a Terry Pratchett neologism. Bint is an Arabic loan word of fairly recent origin, comparatively speaking, compared with the other two.
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Deuce - As in "What the deuce is that?"

Goodmorrow - As in "Goodmorrow to you madam, the chill is rather evident at this early hour"
I used both of those today!
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I used both of those today!
You, sir, are a classy fellow indeed.
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You, sir, are a classy fellow indeed.
That's what I keep telling people.
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Deuce - As in "What the deuce is that?"

Goodmorrow - As in "Goodmorrow to you madam, the chill is rather evident at this early hour"
I've heard people say ''See you on the morrow'' before.
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