would [name_f]Marlene[/name_f] be a good name for a 21st century baby? Would it be too old-fashioned?

I did actually know a [name_f]Marlene[/name_f] my age (when I was very little) but it does feel quite dated to me. None the less, if you love it, that doesn’t matter a bit!

It does feel slightly dated, but definitely usable!

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I think it would be fine.

My first impression is that it feels dated, but I think it’s still usable.
If you’re looking for similar names, I would suggest [name_f]Marlena[/name_f].

I love [name_f]Marlene[/name_f] and I would love to see it used on a modern baby! It does feels dated especially with mar-leen pronunciation, and less so with mar-leh-na.

I’m a teenager and I know about 10 girls with a variation of that name including having it! It’s very popular among the latin community :sweat_smile: so the question seems very ironic and funny, the answer is no not dated for me

Popular variation in my community are:

  • Marilyn
  • Marlen

I think [name_f]Marlene[/name_f] would make a sweet and unexpected choice

The only Marlenes I’ve known of are [name_m]Dietrich[/name_m] and an older woman I worked with. It does seem of an earlier era, but I felt that way about [name_f]Arlene[/name_f] and it seems to have become more popular, so it’s probably fine.

Definitely a throwback. Reminds me of a very tanned woman walking the beach in [name_f]Florida[/name_f]. I know that’s weird.

It’s dated, but I think it’s a beautiful name! I also do like [name_f]Marlena[/name_f].

I love [name_f]Marlene[/name_f], personally I think it’s beautiful and has a very soft, cosy feeling.
Also if you’re a [name_u]Harry[/name_u] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] fan [name_f]Marlene[/name_f] McKinnon Is mentioned in the books as a member of the order of the [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] and friends with the marauders. Which i think is a nice addition to the name

I, personally, don’t think it’s ready for a comeback.