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#1 Permanent Rose

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:01 PM

I like a lot of names that have a "dated" feel to them:

Jennifer
Jenna
Stephanie
Lisa
Tina
Renee
Helen

WDYT? Too dated--if you feel like they are dated, how would you feel about using them?


#2 Margo_Reed

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Posted 09 August 2009 - 11:55 PM

I think these are the only dated ones. But if you like them use them becuase at some point they are not going to be dated and every 5 year old around will be named it.

Jennifer
Lisa
Tina
Renee

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 12:00 AM

Not Dated:
Jennifer ~ LOVE this one (I guess I had better like it, since I am stuck w/it) ! I really do not think that this name will ever be dated! Very common but not dated!
Jenna ~ Love this one as well and will probably not date as well!
Stephanie ~ I like this name and is is also common but never will be dated!


These are dated to me:

Lisa ~ Okay.
Tina ~ Okay.
Renee ~ Cute
Helen ~ This is one I would never use, as it does seem to dated to me! And it's my step-grandmother's name!




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Posted 10 August 2009 - 04:03 AM

Oooh.

I love them all! (favourites = *)

Jennifer *
Jenna *
Stephanie *
Lisa *
Tina
Renee *
Helen (I like Helen, but I prefer Helena ;D )

-Yas <3

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 05:51 AM

I know what you mean Rose, names sometimes go out of circulation for a while.

Jennifer - I think this one is timeless, and I can see it on a little girl. I like the nn Jenny too.
Jenna - I can still see this on a baby girl.
Stephanie - I'm not a big fan of the name anyway, maybe a little 'eighties'.
Lisa - I know a LOT of Lisas, they're all around my age, so it seems a little dated to me. There are lots of names that incorporate the 'lisa' sound though, so perhaps a nn?
Tina - I'm not a fan, and I think it is a little dated. Christina is okay.
Renee - I adore this name! Perhaps it would work better as a mn.
Helen - I can't really see this on a newborn today, even though Helena is making a comeback. I know that this has sentimantal meaning for you though, would it be as a fn or mn? Would you change it at all?

R x

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 08:03 AM

Thanks everyone:

Jenn: sorry about calling your name dated :P I think its a beautiful name that should be used more often.

Rosie: I love the name Helen, just as it is. I'm not a fan of Helena. Even before my art teacher passed away, I loved this name. You're right, I can't see it on a little girl either, and even though it does feel dated, it also has an almost majestic feel to it (maybe because I'm thinking of Helen and the Trojan war haha---she was supposedly the most beautiful woman in the world). I'm loving the combo Helen Olympia right now, but I'm not sure I would ever use it in real life. Maybe a middle name would be the way to go


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Posted 10 August 2009 - 10:15 AM

I absolutely love Jenna! I don't think it's dated at all! I would love to use it in the future because it would be a great way to honor my mom, Jeni, but I can't because a close family friend has a 3 year old named Jenna. :P

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 10:27 AM

i love the name renee it sounds very pretty to me i think and jena too that's very cute >.< *and jena is very dated these days but that could be a good thing*

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:47 AM

Thanks everyone:

Jenn: sorry about calling your name dated :P I think its a beautiful name that should be used more often.


That is most certainly alright! I am not going to attack you for it! LOL! Did I sound to harsh?
Thanks for liking my name!
Well, here my name is used far to often and I get tired of hearing/seeing all the other Jennifer's


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Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:53 AM

No, you didn't sounds harsh. I just wasn't thinking when I posted this and I didn't want you to think I was bashing your name or anything

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 11:59 AM

Okay, just making sure!
Lol, it is quite okay Rose, I didn't think that at all, b/c some would consider my name dated!
I just think it is way to common!


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Posted 10 August 2009 - 12:53 PM

I like a lot of names that have a "dated" feel to them:

Jennifer
Jenna
Stephanie
Lisa
Tina
Renee
Helen

WDYT? Too dated--if you feel like they are dated, how would you feel about using them?


Of these names the only one I would consider using is surprisingly (and against the majority) Helen. I think it is timeless. Jenna is okay but I'd never use it, the others are very 70s or 80s to me...but in another 10-20 years they will probably be the norm.

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Posted 10 August 2009 - 06:25 PM

I think these names are fine to use:
Jenna
Stephanie
Helen

These ones to me are somewhat dated:
Jennifer
Lisa
Tina
Renee




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