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Friday, October 3, 2014

Vintage baby names - yes or no?

There seems to be a long lasting trend of parents choosing older names for their newborn babies. 

Names like Ava, Stella, Charlotte, Ruby, Jack, William, James and Jacob.

However, even older names are making a comeback...quite possibly the names of your great grandparents.



Lily Allen chose an older name for her first born daughter, Ethel. 

Likewise for Drew Barrymore - she called her daughter, Olive.

I have made a list of names that haven't been very popular for many decades (depending on where you live).

Boys

Cyril
Neville
Bert
Trevor
Godfrey
Rex
Cedric
Sidney
Bruce
Clarence
Reginald
Clifford
Gordon
Francis
Archibald
Wally
Walter
Victor
Gene
Jimmy
Bob
Ted
Lawrence
Bernard
Norman
Aloysius 
Bart
Kevin
Bertram
Ignatius
Kenneth
Colin
Seymour
Tyrone
Raymond
Sigmund
Milton
Frank
Gareth
Herman
Cordell
Keith
Barry
Alfred
Albert
Stanley
Cecil
Frederick
Ronald
Cornelius
Ned
Ernie
Herbert
Donald
Ebenezer
Clement
Roy
Horace
Roscoe
Harold
George
Arthur
Montgomery

Girls

Veronica
Dot
Lillian
Nancy
Laurel
Merle
Phyllis
Valerie
Margaret
Olive
Sheila
Dell
Bessie
Zelda
Myrtle
Betty
Frida
Narelle
Jan
Vera
June
Nell
Dolores
Carmel
Norma
Jeanette
Maureen
Helen
Berenice
Mabel
Ethel
Muriel
Florence
Henrietta
Harriet
Edna
Rosemary
Joyce
Dawn
Esme
Peggy
Maisie
Dulcie
Pearl
Maud
Thelma
Sybil
Joan
Bertha
Marjorie
Maggie
Winifred
Hazel
Beryl
Agnes
Shirley
Martha
Audrey
Mavis
Agatha
Hyacinth
Iris
Greta
Cecily
Ruth 
Eunice
Hortense
May
Jean
Gladys
Doris
Ada
Carol
Gertrude
Beverley
Dorothy
Lena
Edith
Marlene
Gloria
Barbara
Evelyn
Joy
Gwen

Can you imagine any of the names on the list having a revival? Do you like any of these older names?