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Old Hollywood names!

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MooneyWormtailPadfootProngs Mon 04-Jan-16 19:28:03

This is purely hypothetical as I don't plan on having another dc for a long time. I love making name lists though smile I like old names that sound as if they belong on old actors and actresses. I don't like anything too posh sounding, stuff like Benedict and Henrietta while nice are too posh sounding (for me, no offence to anyone with DC called those wink)

So far I've got

Girls:
Lana (is it a problem backwards?)
Rita
Ruby
Ivy
Audrey
Iris
Betty
Vera

Boys:
Freddie
Andrew
Johnny
David
Bert
Roy
James

Are they too old man? My dc has one of those names, I'd like some more suggestions to add and opinions on the ones there smile

CremeEggThief Mon 04-Jan-16 19:30:49

Jean
Joan
Jane
Carol/e
Gloria
Louise
Clara
Hedy

Earl
Clark
Dean
Carey
Frank
Douglas

MooneyWormtailPadfootProngs Mon 04-Jan-16 19:36:07

Thanks, love Clark smile

spring1bee Mon 04-Jan-16 19:47:18

I looove Vera! DH said it's too frumpy and old lady-ish but I associate it with old Hollywood and also Vera Farmiga who I think is fan.
I also think Marlon (Brando) and Orson (Wells) are great names

breezeharbour Mon 04-Jan-16 19:47:24

Anyone who looks at Lana backwards and comments is a tosser. It's a beautiful name!

I really like Rita too smile

spring1bee Mon 04-Jan-16 19:48:32

Oh and Audrey (Hepburn) and Vivien (Leigh) although prefer sp Vivienne

Chorltonswheelies422 Mon 04-Jan-16 19:51:14

Lovely names! How about
Avril
Dulcie

Sophronia Mon 04-Jan-16 19:51:49

I like...

Lana (I'd use Alana with Lana as a nn to avoid the backwards spelling thing)
Rita
Iris
Betty
Vera

Freddie
Andrew
Johnny
David
Bert (short for Albert)
James

Suggestions...

Theda
Ava
Ingrid
Joan
Greta
Marlene
Hazel
Vivien
Lena
Mae
Jean
Audra
Tallulah
Sylvia
Nancy
Cora
Bette
Meryl
Hedy
Claudette
Lucille
Irene
Gloria
Loretta
Thirza
Dorothy
Celia
Brigitte
Lilian
Norah
Mabel
Ada
Marian/Marianne
Clara
Dinah
Rhoda
Katharine

Cary
Walter
Clark
Errol
Gene
Gregory
Jack
Charlton
Alec
Frank
Laurence
Dirk
Spencer
Holden
Marlon
Vincent
Austin
Kent

MooneyWormtailPadfootProngs Mon 04-Jan-16 21:00:36

Some lovely names added! Lena I hadn't thought of smile

I like Vera too Spring1Bee it just sounds so glam to me

BendydickCuminsnatch Mon 04-Jan-16 21:47:22

OMG this thread is a dream.

My next DC is either Frank or Adelaide nn Ada smile

Nataleejah Mon 04-Jan-16 22:00:23

Lee for a boy

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