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Zara Tindall

(57 Posts)
merlotgran Tue 19-Jun-18 13:58:29

Has had a baby girl weighing 9lb 3oz.

Really pleased for them. I think they're a lovely family.

Marmight Sat 30-Jun-18 13:29:58

Menopaws grin

pollyperkins Sat 30-Jun-18 13:45:22

Oh no, surely not Gladys!! Ive just about come to terms with Arthur,Archie,Freddie, Stanley, Minnie, Ruby, Rose and Grace. But Gladys is a step too far!

annsixty Sat 30-Jun-18 13:54:36

I'm sure we all had an Aunty Gladys, mine was very nice but I wouldn't want it for a baby.
I had Aunties named Winnie, Hetty, Gladys, Sabina , Ellen Miriam, Annie and Frances
Uncles Jack, William, Thomas, Aston, Ernest, Stanley, Harry and George .
I am surprised some are still in fashion.

Menopaws Sat 30-Jun-18 13:58:29

I had a great aunt called Lyd who my dad called Sospan Lyd, took me years to work it out!

GrannyGravy13 Sat 30-Jun-18 14:14:24

My GD is Violet Florence which I think is lovely (but I am biased) She is only 1 year old????

pollyperkins Sat 30-Jun-18 14:27:02

Well I think names skip a couple of generations. Very few in my age group had the names of my aunts and uncles (Winnie,Victor,Joyce, Doris, Stanley, Cyril etc) or my grandparents and their generation (Ernest, Ethel, Albert, Annie, Ada,Sybil)
Many of these names are now coming back but the ones common in my generation are still rare in young children (Such as Susan, Christine, Margaret,Maureen, Gwen, Valerie, Trevor, Alan etc)
No doubt our great grandchikdren will rediscover them!
Of course some names like Elizabeth, Anne, William and Thomas seem to be always in fashion!