Rebecca...dated or classic?

Thoughts? :slight_smile:

I think it is a classic name. I don’t identify it with a certain age group.

Definitely classic!

It’s my sister’s name, and while I know it surged in the 80s/90s, it just seems like a name that is utterly timeless and flawless. :slight_smile: Since it’s my sister’s name I can’t really use it in the FN spot but I love seeing people who love it and I consider it as a MN quite a bit in my sister’s honor. It’s a wonderful name.

[name]Rebecca[/name] is a bit dated to me, yes. I remember loving it as a 5/6 year old, I even had a pet ladybug named [name]Rebecca[/name]. When she escaped the next day, I was devastated, but I digress. I knew a girl my age named [name]Rebecca[/name] as well. I think it peaked during my year of birth too.

[name]Rebekah[/name], however, that’s timeless to me. It’s the version in the Bible, so it’s very old, but it’s got a feel to it that’s very fitting with modern times as well.

Agree with east93 - [name]Rebecca[/name] feels dated. Mostly because there was at least one [name]Becky[/name] or [name]Becca[/name] in every one of my classes through high school. I really dislike those nn’s for such a gorgeous name. [name]Rebekah[/name] is classic. Of course, it’s pronounced the same either way, but seeing it spelled one way vs another makes all the difference (to me.)

To me, yes, it feels dated. Simply because every [name]Rebecca[/name] I have ever met has been around my age. I’ve never met an old one, or a little one, it’s very much set in my mind as a 70s/80s baby name.

Of course that doesn’t mean you can’t use it. I mean one could say [name]Ethel[/name] is dated, but that didn’t stop [name]Lily[/name] [name]Allen[/name] using it :slight_smile:

I agree with most of the people here every [name]Rebecca[/name] I might seems to be in their 30s or 40s so I tend to associate with that generation, where as [name]Rebekah[/name] I’ve met people of all ages with including a four-year-old little one and every time I see her name I think it’s absolutely gorgeous and timeless with that spellings. But of course when you say it out loud it’s all the same.

Classic! And it’s also the name that started me out on my love of names! My friend’s sister [name]Jenny[/name] was pregnant and said that she wanted a name like her’s- long, but with a few choices of shorter nicknames, kind of old, but not old-ladyish…and I said [name]Rebecca[/name] and she used it! I totally helped someone name their baby when I was maybe 12 and it got me addicted to names!

Dated for me

Well as it’s my own name I would tend to be on the same of classic -obviously- but it really depends. I think the fact that it’s still fairly popular but not right up there means it’s much more timeless than many of the other ‘top’ names which can often be quite trendy, it has continuing classic appeal, especially for those who have a faith and like old names which might hold more meaning than modern concoctions. Though it’s a shame that [name]Rebecca[/name] in the bible wasn’t the nicest person! People continue to like and use it and that says a lot. I do like the original biblical spelling too as it makes it a bit different, though does tend to be one of those names you spell your whole life whatever spelling it is! haha

It’s my name, so definitely classic! haha.

If I saw it in my local birth announcements, I would be surprised. However, my local birth announcements read like a tryndee list of youneek spellings, so [name]Rebecca[/name] could be a refreshing change. I saw announcements the other day that listed Addysyn, [name]McKenna[/name], [name]Mackenzee[/name], [name]Ingrid[/name], [name]Adalyn[/name]. “[name]Ingrid[/name]” was like the flower among thorns.

It’s a 100% classic name.

[name]Rebecca[/name] is definitely a classic.:slight_smile:

I think it’s dated, but I’m not really a fan anyways.

I like the sound of Rebecca but the spelling, in my opinion, is definitely dated. I agree with everyone who is liking [name]Rebekah[/name]. It takes a relatively common name and adds a unique, vintage touch.

Any name that has been in use since Biblical times is definitely a CLASSIC. Longevity is equal to timelessness. [name]Rebecca[/name] is sweet and spunky with a wonderful literary connection.

Classic. It’s Biblical–can’t get much more classic than that!

I guess it is somewhere near classic. I don’t consider it either dated or classic, if that makes sense. I dislike [name]Rebecca[/name]. I just find it very boring.

I think it is so pretty, but dislike the nn [name]Becky[/name]… I wonder if you could impress upon people not to call a baby [name]Rebecca[/name] “becky”…

I think it’s classic…always around, although its popularity goes up and down. I think it has too much history as a name to feel dated. Most of the more common biblical names feel that way to me.