I was commissioned this week by a lovely work colleague, and regular purchaser of my cards, to make up a card for a Christening she was attending at the weekend.
This is the result.
What a lovely retro name, ‘Alfie’.
According to the radio, yesterday, babies’ names are all going retro these days.
Not just us then; bitten by the vintage bug?
I sooo need to make up some more samples of these for my next fair.
Love, Lucie xx
Sweet card and a lovely name. I much prefer the retro names to the celebrity style ‘made up’ names that have been popular and you can only really get away with if you have famous parents.
The retro names are really endearing. Though I’m yet to hear my grandma’s name Marjorie. Maybe the Simpsons have put people off!
The celebrity names thing has only just started taking hold in France – or at least in the very rurual part I live in – so it is still usual to have traditional names. ‘Marjorie’ is one – though with a very soft ‘j’ and the emphasis at the end of the name. It is also common to hear ‘Gwendoline’, ‘Agnes’, ‘Florence’, ‘Cynthia’ and even ‘Fanny’ which, of course, doesn’t have the same connotations as in the U.K. or U.S. I think it’s the way they are pronounced here which make all the difference – at least to a British ear – as I didn’t even realise I liked the name Agnes until I heard it said in the French way.