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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

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puddypud · 02/01/2024 14:40

Eggbeard gets my vote!

Wilfred or Etta. Don't like Henrietta and none of your other names are 'vintage'.

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LaurieStrode · 02/01/2024 14:44

Maireas · 02/01/2024 08:17

Not Indie or India, they're not vintage, and not particularly nice.

India was used as a woman's name in the 1800s. That's pretty vintage.

I do like Victor.

Ruth
Sadie
Edmund
Robert

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MerryChristmasToYou · 02/01/2024 14:48

@LaurieStrode , but that was when India was part of the British Empire.

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Tel12 · 02/01/2024 15:20

Wilfred and Alice if I had to narrow it down. Alfred must be due a comeback.
Both popular in the Victorian period. Hugo and Leo seem a bit too popular now.

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MerryChristmasToYou · 02/01/2024 15:29

Alfred and Alfie have been back for ages

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NachosAndCheese · 02/01/2024 15:31

Alfie is one of the most popular boys names there is.

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Maireas · 02/01/2024 15:39

LaurieStrode · 02/01/2024 14:44

India was used as a woman's name in the 1800s. That's pretty vintage.

I do like Victor.

Ruth
Sadie
Edmund
Robert

Well it must have been very rare.

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Maireas · 02/01/2024 15:41

Alfie is very, very common in schools - however, I've never taught an Alfred!

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Jessieshome · 02/01/2024 15:57

Ariadne (female)

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sunglassesonthetable · 02/01/2024 16:02

Interesting how 'vintage' is interpreted.

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JenniferandJuniper · 02/01/2024 16:43

Hilda, Brenda, Stella, Jean, Maureen, Marlene, Pauline, Patricia, Glenda, Gloria, Janet, Christine.
David, Peter, Michael, Douglas, Harold, Vincent, Roy, Kevin, Paul.

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Maireas · 02/01/2024 16:46

JenniferandJuniper · 02/01/2024 16:43

Hilda, Brenda, Stella, Jean, Maureen, Marlene, Pauline, Patricia, Glenda, Gloria, Janet, Christine.
David, Peter, Michael, Douglas, Harold, Vincent, Roy, Kevin, Paul.

Now those are vintage names!

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ginasevern · 02/01/2024 16:52

Frogmella
Wayne
Waynetta

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RuthW · 02/01/2024 17:01

I would say the names you. Have mentioned are all really popular and definitely not vintage.

Imo, vintage names are:

Mark
Paul
Andrew
Kenneth

Brenda
Eileen
Carol
Susan

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sunflowerpinks · 02/01/2024 17:10

Nora
Dorothy
Audrey

Clement
Quentin
Edmund

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JemOfAWoman · 02/01/2024 17:54

Will the name suit a baby, hormonal teenager and a high court judge. If yes to all three, it's a good name!

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ChocolateCinderToffee · 02/01/2024 20:36

Aubrey is a man's name.

How old do you want? Matilda, Eleanor, Philippa, Katherine, Mary, Edith, Isabella, Charlotte, Sophia, Caroline, Alexandra, Julia, Adelaide.

Philip, George, Edward, Henry, John, Lionel, William, Richard, Louis, Alexander.

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