are appearing on American naming sites, though ... Ada
not as often as Ava
but it's there; Nora
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.