Boo-hoo to new trend for OAP home baby names

Baby names - will the Duchess of Cambridge follow the latest fashion for old-fashioned?
Baby names - will the Duchess of Cambridge follow the latest fashion for old-fashioned?
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They’re taking bets on what Will and Kate will call their imminent arrival.

Predictably, Diana and Elizabeth, George and James are favourites. Boring. Though if the Cambridges follow the latest trend, the new royal will get a name straight out of the nearest nursing home. Retro monikers are the rage. Think great-grandparents; think Ethel and Noris, Stanley and Mavis, Albert and... I was going to say Victoria, but that’s far too new hat now.

Famous folk are doing it; Dido has a Stanley, Bruce Willis a Mabel.

I don’t like it. At all. It may be cute and kitsch to have a cherubic little bundle called something unexpectedly ugly. But that kid’s got to grow up. Come its teens, it’ll be insisting on Destiny or Maddox, mark my words.