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Old, Vintage Name Suggestions

92 replies

Lamore · 01/01/2024 21:53

Hi all

Having a baby, due April 2023, and gender is a surprise. I love old vintage names. Could you suggest any as I'm really struggling to narrow it down?

Some ideas:
Boys - Hugo, Otto, Caspar, Reuben, Wilfred (Wilf),
Girls - Evelyn, Indie/India, Henrietta (Ettie), Audrey, Aubrey, Elodie, Everly

OP posts:
Glarptip · 01/01/2024 21:54

Eggbeard.

Footgoose · 01/01/2024 21:55

Cora .

WhatAFoolishFool · 01/01/2024 21:56

Love Reuben, Evelyn and Ettie.

ForeverYellow · 01/01/2024 21:56

Hattie
Queenie

Lilacdressinggown · 01/01/2024 21:56

Olive
Isolde
Hazel
April
Peggy
Ettie

Stanley
Raife
Geoff
David
Frank
Alfred
Rafferty

PelvicFloorClenchReminder · 01/01/2024 21:56

Mildred
Gladys
Derek
Norman
Lavinia
Valerie
Kenneth
Roy

Santasbigredbobblehat · 01/01/2024 21:56

I really like Hugo and Henrietta from your list.
Not Evelyn or Elodie, I know loads of Eves and Elodies. Also, I think of Aubrey as a boy’s name.

What about Verity?

staycaysandvacays · 01/01/2024 21:58

Harriet
Ottilie
Penelope

Sebastian
Benedict
Hugo
James

Daisybuttercup12345 · 01/01/2024 22:04

Vera
Jane
Susan
Elizabeth
June
Harriet
Rita
Denise
Edwina
Daisy
William
John
Victor
Richard
Philip
Terence
Raymond
Joshua
Jeremy
Laurence
Jeffrey
Bertie
Oliver
Zachary
Ronnie
Peter

BoleynMemories13 · 01/01/2024 22:04

Everly feels very modern to me? Likewise Aubrey for a girl (traditionally it was a male name).

My favourite vintage name is Iris

Princessfluffy · 01/01/2024 22:06

Jeaves

sunglassesonthetable · 01/01/2024 22:08

Ottile
Theodora
Lettice
Eugenie
Violet
Eleanora
Constance
Estella
Isadora
Clementine
Cecile


Eugene
Alfred
Algernon
Horace
Otto
Percy
Francis
Walter
Charles

sunglassesonthetable · 01/01/2024 22:09

Cecily

Hotgoose · 01/01/2024 22:10

Pearl, Cora, Edith and Constance spring to mind for girls.

İcantusethat · 01/01/2024 22:12

Winifred
Percival

Lilias
Veronica

evtheria · 01/01/2024 22:13

Ida

BlackBean2023 · 01/01/2024 22:13

Anna
Alice
Clara
Mabel
Eleanor

Louis
Leonard
Jesse
Otis

Manyandyoucanwalkover · 01/01/2024 22:14

Agnes
Florence
Verity
Agatha
Norah


Hector
Harold
Edwin
Gerald
Seth

Decimate · 01/01/2024 22:20

Everly is a surname or a misspelling of Beverly

Aubrey is a boys name. Might be used now for girls but that surelymakes it modern?

Vintage names now would include
Barry
Gary
Gareth
Craig
Gregory
Keith
Roy
Simon
Alan
Ian
Joanna
Alannah
Claire
Amanda
Dawn
Louise
Jane
Diana
Sharon
Tracey
Kathleen

di2004 · 01/01/2024 22:38

Ivy or Etta

whatausername · 01/01/2024 22:57

Margaret
Jeanie

Ronald
Robert

Lonecatwithkitten · 01/01/2024 23:03

Cordelia

RainsweptAndUninteresting · 01/01/2024 23:16

Clementine
Cordelia
Elspeth
Adelaide

Sidney
Horatio
Ernest
Albert

WhoInvitedHer · 01/01/2024 23:18

Rafe

Tel12 · 01/01/2024 23:22

Alice
Eliza
Wilfred
Edward
Arnold
James
Linda
Susan
Dawn
Rita
Lydia

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