Choosing a name for your child can be a difficult process. With an abundance of new trends and ideas left right and centre, you can choose whatever strikes you. The latest trend we’re seeing is the resurfacing of the old Hollywood names.
Babycenter talks about the ‘100-year rule’ where old-lady chic and grandad cool have come back in the recycling of names. “Names that were popular 100 years ago seem to be the ones that are becoming popular now… Rose and Alfie are examples of these. They were names closely associated with our grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ generations. I think that the comeback is partly due to people’s associations with the names. Names that were popular in our parents’ generation – Roger, Carol – we still associate heavily with them and find it hard to imagine a child with those names. But the majority of Roses and Elsies are from a generation further back.”
The following 40s and 50s names are what seems to be propping up, Baby Center reports.
OLD LADY CHIC
Ada, Agnes, Alice, Amelia, Audra, Audrey, Ava, Beatrice, Bessie, Blanche, Cicely, Cora, Cordelia, Dinah, Dora, Dorothea, Dorothy, Harriet, Edith, Elise, Elsie, Elspeth, Emily, Emmeline, Esme, Eva, Evelyn, Evie, Flora, Florence, Greta, Gretchen, Harriet, Hattie, Irene, Iris, Ivy, Lena, Lilith, Lillian, Mabel, Maisie, Maggie, Margaret, Martha, Mary, Matilda, May, Millicent, Millie, Meredith, Myrtle, Nell, Nellie, Nora, Olive, Pearl, Rosaline, Rosalie, Rose, Winifred.
Abraham, Albert, Alfie, Alfred, Archie, Archibald, Arthur, Benedict, Cecil, Charles, Charlie, Edward, Edwin, Eric, Ernest, Ezra, Frank, Freddie, Frederick, George, Harry, Henry, Isaac, Jack, Reggie, Reginald, Stanley, Ted, Wilfred, Winston.