Old fashioned boys names not in top 100

(52 Posts)
Missteacake Mon 09-Jun-14 17:44:08

I really love old fashioned names such as

Arthur
Alfred
Albert
Henry
Edward

But want something not overly popular it has to be a name that you could have used 100 years ago but these names seem to be popular at the moment. Any ideas?

Wannabestepfordwife Sun 15-Jun-14 22:00:15

Ralph
Leonard nn Len/Lenny/Leo
Vivian
Taffy
Alyosious nn wish
Clarence nn Clancy
Barnaby/Barney

dreamingofsun Sun 15-Jun-14 19:28:16

gilbert (nn gil or bertie)

DogCalledRudis Sun 15-Jun-14 08:50:57

Adrian
Graham
Frank
Oswald
Keith

Larty74 Sat 14-Jun-14 22:16:28

Chester

Toadsrevisited Fri 13-Jun-14 01:20:16

Willoughby
Digby
Barnaby

LauraChant Thu 12-Jun-14 21:30:45

Bertram?

Was reading a children's book today and it had the name Seymour, which sounds quite old fashioned, I don't know whether it is or not!

neverenoughwine Thu 12-Jun-14 21:22:42

Alistair
Hewbert
Austin
Willerby
Stanley
Laurence
Walter

MsCoconut Thu 12-Jun-14 19:14:59

Your names remind me of Queen Victoria's husband and sons. (She was very found of Albert too!). There full names were:

Queen Victoria: Alexandrina Victoria

Albert, Prince Consort: Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel

Their son's:
Albert Edward
Alfred Ernest Albert
Arthur William Patrick Albert
Leopold George Duncan Albert

Excluding all names and nn in the 2012 top 100, leaves you with:

Albert/Bertie
Alfred
Francis/Frank
Ernest/Ernie

(I can very much see these on there soon, however. Especially as Alfie and Frankie are on there now).

And the slightly less trendy:

Victor
Emmanuel/Manny
Patrick
Duncan
Augustus/Gus
Leopold

Umlauf Tue 10-Jun-14 16:27:16

Yes he is a Bertie at home and and Albert or Alberto outside (we live abroad and they can't really handle nicknames here!) DH had a bit of a problem with pronunciation with his London accent though, he finds it unnatural to pronounce the T in Bertie, but doesn't like the sound without it. ( He wanted Albie but it reminded me of Albie the racist dragon from flight of the conchords...!! )

Missteacake Tue 10-Jun-14 16:25:35

I should add I already have a Matilda so need something that goes. But I guess as it's old fashioned itself all these others go. I'm bit wary as now there are so many Matilda's that's why I'm looking for something not top 100.

Missteacake Tue 10-Jun-14 16:20:55

I agree with umlauf excellent taste. Do you have a nn for your Albert I would call mine Bertie?

Missteacake Tue 10-Jun-14 16:19:44

Sorry lord I never heard that one before.

lordStrange Tue 10-Jun-14 16:12:52

Guthrie?

Umlauf Tue 10-Jun-14 16:12:42

My Albert is an Albert Sebastián grin some excellent taste on this thread!

lordStrange Tue 10-Jun-14 16:12:19

Edgar
Edmund
Rufus
Reginald!

Missteacake Tue 10-Jun-14 16:09:06

havant your link is good Albert was my secret favourite but it really has gone up drastically in popularity.

Missteacake Tue 10-Jun-14 16:06:40

I was surprised at the data I looked at 2011, 2012 and 2013 I thought Albert and Alfred were bound to be top 100 but apparently not. It is a Uk average tho I'm sure regionally some names are more popular than ever.

Raymond is my dad's name (so potential middle name) and I know somebody who had a Sebastian yesterday!

Vintagejazz Tue 10-Jun-14 15:57:00

Rupert is my favourite from your list.

Have you considered Sebastian or Jeremy?

HavantGuard Tue 10-Jun-14 15:52:48

This is good for showing developing trends. Remember the available stats are from 2012.

HavantGuard Tue 10-Jun-14 15:51:09

Alfie is very, very popular, so it's worth checking the shortened forms of the names you like.

Umlauf Tue 10-Jun-14 15:46:03

Oh, and Raymond. Love it!

Umlauf Tue 10-Jun-14 15:45:19

Albert is popular?! Bugger! I named my Albert hoping it would be slightly unusual. There are 3 in my MN post natal group though.

Obv that is my favourite, but I also really really like Rupert. I think Alfred would be popular because of Alfie. I also really liked Bernard (!) Quentin and Bertram.

Missteacake Tue 10-Jun-14 15:36:14

So after checking out what the top 100 names of the past few years were I'm quite surprised some of the names I thought were popular aren't as popular as I originally thought. I guess it depends where you live though. So my revised names are

Alfred
Albert
Percy
Rupert
Walter

What do you think?

DenzelWashington Tue 10-Jun-14 12:31:28

Magnus
Brian
Edwin
Godwin
Percival (with Percy as nn)
Julian
Ivo
Hector
Philip
Geoffrey
Cary
Caryll
Egbert

Conrad

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