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Apparently, these 90s baby names are making a major comeback!

Evoke.ie logoEvoke.ie 6 days ago Claire Murrihy
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A new Mumsnet survey has revealed that 90s baby names are set to make a comeback!

Mumsnetters (that’s what the users are called!) were asked to rate how much they like a name and monikers from the faded denim jacket era came out on top. 

When shown the top boy and girl names from 1994, 63% of users liked or loved James and Charlotte. 

Other names that scored high in the ‘like and love’ scale include: Daniel (57%), Emma (49%), Samuel (49%), Luke (47%) and Hannah (45%).

a little girl holding a baby: 90s baby names © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland 90s baby names Ross and Rachel called their little girl Emma! Pic: NBC

The survey also found out that names from the 1960s are the least popular with modern parents when it comes to naming their children. 

Names like ‘Susan’, ‘Jacqueline’ and ‘Deborah’ which were big sixty years ago were liked by just 10% of the Mumsnetters. 

Meanwhile, users said that Tracy and Sharon were the names least likely to be used if they had a baby girl tomorrow. 

a woman holding a sign © Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Sharon Ní Bheoláin Pic: RTÉ

Interestingly, popular boys names from that era are still in demand today like Michael, John and David.

However, ‘Ian’ was the big loser with over 76% saying they actively disliked the name.

15% of parents admitted to having baby name regret after deciding on the title their child would carry for the rest of their lives. 

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Of that group, 30% said it was because the name was too common, 15% said it was because of the difficult spelling and 10% said it was because they were pressured into picking it!

Mumsnet Founder, Justine Roberts, said:

‘Naming trends tend to go in cycles, but it’s taken 80 years or so for Ivy, Mabel and Noah to become popular again, so it’s interesting to see nineties names coming back so quickly.’

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