Don’t know any newborns that are called Karen, Darren or Amanda right now? Well, that could all change VERY soon!
It seems popular names from the ’80s may no longer sound dated and children will soon be rocking these monikers in the classrooms in the near future.
The ’80s gave us some pretty iconic names!
According to a Mumsnet thread, there was a discussion about popular monikers from 30/40 years ago and many believe ’80s names could be making a reappearance.
One mum asked: “We’re seeing the revival of a lot of names from way back (40’s, 50’s, 60’s…) like Arthur, Stanley, Edith, Lillian etc etc. but just wondered if / when names that were popular when I was born in the 80’s will make a come back?”
It seems mums in the discussion were divided on a resurgence of baby names from the ’80s, but many say they’ve begun noticing some newborns with the iconic monikers from that decade.
“I think Rachel, Amanda and Clare may make their way back around soon,” says one mum.
“I met a 2-year-old Hilary (girl) the other day and somehow it didn’t seem quite ‘right’. Can’t put my finger on it as of course many names from decades ago are popular now!”
While another said she thinks there will be a boom in the next 15-20 years.
She said: “It’ll be when those born in the 80’s are great-grandparents having great-grandchildren named after them.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of names from the ’80s?
Popular ’80s names for boys
Popular ’80s names for girls
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