Wdyt of Nancy?

Considering names for our first child & I’m quite liking [name]Nancy[/name] at the moment. What do you berries think? Ideas for middles welcome.

Some I’ve come up with are

[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Flora[/name] [name]Nancy[/name]

Not keen on this name but love [name]Flora[/name] & [name]Isobel[/name] with the middle name [name]Nancy[/name]. :slight_smile:

I love [name]Nancy[/name]! I think it’s ready for a comeback. It reminds me of [name]Nancy[/name] [name]Drew[/name], which is a pretty great connotation. Unfortunately, it also reminds me of [name]Nancy[/name] [name]Grace[/name], who is all kinds of annoying. My favorite from your list is [name]Nancy[/name] [name]Violet[/name]. It is superb and reminds me of a regal lady in the Edwardian era.

I think [name]Nancy[/name] sounds kind of dated, but it is your choice in the end. I think it would be better as a middle name.

I don’t care for [name]Nancy[/name] because it was SO popular and tied to a specific era (with the Deborahs and Lindas) that I think it just sounds too dated. [name]Lucy[/name] and [name]Lacey[/name] have a similar sound. Or maybe even [name]Mary[/name]. I love [name]Juliet[/name] and [name]Violet[/name] for first names.

I think it’s a fantastic name… if you’re giving birth to a 45year old. Sorry :frowning: I think it’ll be quite a while before [name]Nancy[/name] and friends makes a comback, it’s still a little too recent and hasn’t entered the vintage phase yet. However if you love it, just use it and don’t listen to what anyone says.

[name]Nancy[/name] always gets really split reviews whenever I bring it up, but I absolutely love the name!

[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Simone[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Antonia[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Rose[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Ramona[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] Talulah
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Marguerite[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Lavinia[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Eliza[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Sue[/name] / [name]Susanna[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Vivian[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Wilhelmina[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Sabine[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Zelda[/name]

I love [name]Nancy[/name] Talulah best because I think it somehow modernizes [name]Nancy[/name] even though it’s an older name too…I guess even tho I love [name]Nancy[/name] [name]Vivian[/name] it can read as ‘named for grandma’ while [name]Nancy[/name] Talulah feels new!

I can totally see [name]Nancy[/name] making a comeback…I would love to meet a little [name]Nancy[/name]!!
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Juliet[/name] is my favourite of your combinations.

I love it! [name]Nan[/name] would be so cute for a nickname. I like [name]Nancy[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name] and [name]Nancy[/name] [name]Juliet[/name] – the very feminine, floral, three syllable names seem to sound perfect.
Also…[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Sophia[/name], [name]Nancy[/name] [name]Aurelia[/name], [name]Nancy[/name] [name]Olivia[/name]

Interesting, I’ve never associated it with that era at all. [name]Just[/name] did a quick search for trends in the UK vs US, its not been popular here since the early 1900s, whereas in the US it was very popular in the 40s-70s so thats why you have that association I guess. Its actually 143rd in the UK right now so is defiantly making a comeback here. Strange how different the trends are internationally and how much that affects our perceptions of a name!

[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Eliza[/name] is lovely as is [name]Nancy[/name] [name]Simone[/name]! Thanks

I don’t care for this name. It seems like someone’s Mom’s name, popular for it’s day. I think it needs another 40-50 years to feel fresh again. However, nn [name]Nan[/name] is really cute.

juniperle - see post on previous page about trend differences in the UK vs US

I had heard it was popular in the UK while here in the US it has a middle-aged sort of frumpy reputation I guess. But it wasn’t that long ago that [name]Sophia[/name] was dusty & old ladyish.

I think it’s great but I am a bit attracted to it because you rarely hear it on young girls.

Plus [name]Nancy[/name] [name]Drew[/name] & [name]Nancy[/name] Sinatra are pretty great references.

very true taz, glad I’ve found another berry that likes [name]Nancy[/name]. I met a couple the other day with a daughter called [name]Nancy[/name] & it confirmed to me that its defiantly useable. I personally think it sounds really vintage but fresh & sweet

I know so many Nancys who were born in the '50s that it still seems dated to me, but I can see it starting to become fresh and new again.
Middle name suggestions:
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Aurelia[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Aurora[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]June[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Adele[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Mariel[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Amaya[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Mariah[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Marigold[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Imogen[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Alicia[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Felicia[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Colette[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Isabelle[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Michaela[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Olivia[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Rosamond[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Augusta[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Emmeline[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Eugenia[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Coraline[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Elena[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Wren[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Lark[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Violet[/name]
[name]Nancy[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]

I’m in the US, so I can’t really shake the dated connection. However, just based on sounds, it’s a fine name. If you’re having any doubts about its image, I suggest just using [name]Nan[/name]. It’s cute and sounds very fresh, more so than [name]Nancy[/name], probably even in the UK.

I don’t understand why [name]Nancy[/name] “sounds dated” when [name]Beatrix[/name], [name]Pearl[/name], and [name]Ruby[/name] seem to be so popular and no one ever considers those names dated.

I really like the name [name]Nancy[/name]. I love the way it looks written, it has a soft, pretty sound and it’s not over used.

[name]Nancy[/name] reminds me of [name]Nancy[/name] [name]Drew[/name]. And I personally know a very kind and sweet [name]Nancy[/name] who is about … 75! lol

I really like the name. It sounds sweet even though a bit dated.

I think to woman in our age group (child bearing age) names like [name]Ashley[/name], [name]Michelle[/name], [name]Jennifer[/name], [name]Kimberley[/name], [name]Kelly[/name], [name]Heather[/name], etc, sound more dated than [name]Nancy[/name]. [name]Nancy[/name] has pretty much graduated to vintage by now. :smiley:

Despite being in the U.S., I think that [name]Nancy[/name] is deserving of use on a little girl!

ETA: I agree with bmm - I think that [name]Nancy[/name], with its generational peak being around the time of the Silent/Boomer cusp, is now past its fashion low (think of the “Mad Men” type names like [name]Betty[/name] and [name]Joan[/name] which just a few years ago were at the fashion nadir but are now heading into the “new vintage” category). On the other hand, many of the names that peaked later in the baby boom, like [name]Cynthia[/name] and [name]Karen[/name], are still probably too recent for vintage-category placement.