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Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Butterfield on Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:31 am

How many people do you know these days who are called old fashioned names like Dorothy? It seems as though old names are back - just today I was hearing about a 21 year old Scandinavian pop star called... Agnes. And Jackie Brambles' 3 year old son is called.... Stanley.

In this day and age of Britneys, Chardonnays and Keeeighleeighys, are you all for calling babies names like Edna or Muriel, Harold or Aubrey, or do you know anyone with ye olde names that make you smile with thoughts of yesteryear?
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Apr 30, 2009 6:03 am

And, of course, when it comes to young people with old people's names, there's Edith Bowman and Nelly Furtado. Having said that I would never call any children of mine by such old-fashioned names, as it could lead to them being teased at school. That's why any prospective sprogs of mine will be given such names as Nebulon and Mr Sinister.
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Butterfield on Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:55 pm

I actually think 'Mr Sinister' would be teased less than if he was called 'Muriel'.

I actually thought about Edith Bowman when I was creating this thread. You never hear her called 'Edie' though. I knew an elderly Edie when I was younger. She's no longer with us.
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Thu Apr 30, 2009 2:29 pm

I refuse to believe that anyone would tease Mr Sinister. I certainly wouldn't.
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby StevieBaby on Thu Apr 30, 2009 5:06 pm

Enis. Great name.
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Ray_Finkle on Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:20 pm

A friend of mine once worked with someone called Dorothy Peacock :grin:

She looked exactly like what you'd imagine hearing that name, a lovely, silver haired old lady who just wanted someone to chat to. I wonder what images Chardonnay and Porsche will conjure up when they're in their 70's :|
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Butterfield on Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:46 am

Yesterday, my mum was talking about a woman who she used to work with who was called 'Gay'. :shifty: She said she never thought about it at the time (the 70s).

I used to have an 'Auntie Gladys' - you just don't get them anymore. :(
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Ray_Finkle on Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:58 am

I can just remember our elderly next door neighbour when I was very small, she was called Edna, my mom used to go round every Christmas for 'a' sherry as I don't think her family bothered too much with her :ohno: I remember making sure our harvest festival deliveries from school always included her :yes:

Next door to her was a woman I called 'Auntie Vi', who wasn't an auntie at all, and I imagine the Vi stood for Violet. Don't really remember much, except that her washing machine was extremely loud and used to scare me as a child :(
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Butterfield on Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:15 am

:pet:

That reminds me, I had an Auntie Rose who wasn't a real auntie. :sly: Haven't seen her for about 20 years.

Vi(olet), Rose - both flowers, both old fashioned names, neither of them a real auntie. :monstermash:
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Butterfield on Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:34 am

I wonder if you get any young girls these days called Beryl.

When I was at primary school there was a girl in my class called Carol and I remember then thinking it was strange there was a 10-year-old girl called Carol. She'll be 29 or 30 now.
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:52 am

^^ Did you ever get young girls called Beryl? The only Beryls I can think of off-hand are Beryl Bainbridge and Beryl Reid. I wonder if Beryl Reid was the first ever Beryl?
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Butterfield on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:53 pm

Call_of_the_Wendigo wrote:The only Beryls I can think of off-hand are Beryl Bainbridge and Beryl Reid.


What about Beryl Cole?
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:00 pm

Who's Beryl Cole?
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Butterfield on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:10 pm

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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Call_of_the_Wendigo on Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:37 pm

:sly:
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby flibbington on Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:21 am

I used to work with an Edwina, she was the same age as me. Poor girl. She officially changed her moniker to 'Edie'.

Daphne is another one. I smelt some lovely Daphne in the gardens by my home yesterday. Spring is on its way!

I found out recently that Beryl was a gemstone (or something like that)! That was the first Beryl.
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby Butterfield on Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:41 am

What's Daphne?! I didn't realise it was anything other than a person's name!

Yes, I too only recently found out that Beryl was a precious rock.
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Re: Are you a friend of Dorothy?

Postby flibbington on Mon Sep 13, 2010 12:44 am

Dada!!!!

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I cant even begin to descibe the smell. Its heavenly!

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