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Subject: Re: article on British naming trends
Author: Anneza   (Authenticated as Anneza)
Date: August 13, 2008 at 10:51:26 PM
Reply to: article on British naming trends by Lethe
Ada, Norah and Mabel are appearing on American naming sites, though ... Ada not as often as Ava but it's there; Nora and Norah would look more popular if you counted them together; and I'm sure I've spotted a Mabel or three in the Telegraph's very own Birth Announcements lately! (In which case it should filter down to us plebs in ten years or so.)

I haven't tried Gurgle.com (lovely name in itself), but in one of our local (South African) papers they printed what the Telegraph showed and also reported the decline of Richard, which had allegedly been "the top name" for boys in 1907 only to sink without trace. I can only wonder where they, or Gurgle, got their stats.

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