So, we all know that countries tend to ‘borrow’ or latch on to name trends in other countries when their own favourites start to look dated.
So, your challenge is to dust of some of the dated, or newly-dated, names in your country (1950-1990s) that don’t appear to have taken off in other places (there will be some overlaps), but you think could appeal to other countries looking for fresh alternatives.
[name]Feel[/name] free to give us some background info on the names
Off the top of my head for [name]Britain[/name]:
[name]Nicola[/name] – ("[name]NIK[/name]-uh-la", like [name]Nicholas[/name] without the ‘s’) Huge in the 70s/80s here (most people know at least one [name]Nicola[/name] somehow) but has dropped right down below #250 now.
[name]Gemma[/name] – This reigned in the top 5 throughout the 80s.
[name]Helen[/name] – Surprisingly popular here from the 60s-80s
[name]Kirsty[/name] – This hit the top 50 in the 70s and hit its peak in the early 90s.