Old Fashioned Names That Are Due A Comeback

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#1

Leonard.

“Hiya Len!” would be good to say.


#2

If you ask me, it would be nice if people just called kids names that are names instead of places or things!


#3

Head down any nursery (actually don’t, that would be weird if you did that), and old-fashioned names are all over the shop.


#4

Ian.

Last baby Ian you met?

Exactly.


#5

Bourbon


#6

Clive


#7

Isembard


#8

Lovely baby Colin


#9

https://goo.gl/maps/MagGCScCsKm


#10

Wow!


#11

Oh yeah? Any Berts on the go?


#12

Anyone going to mention that chapter from Freakonomics?

Me either.


#13

Roy, Lenny, Rex, Eileen, Bessie


#14

Norman


#15

Yeah I know a baby Albert (think they call him Albie though).


#16

You’ve reminded me that I know a baby Fred. Was impressed with that choice.


#17

I know a baby called Albert who is called Albie also


#18

(I also know a grown up called Alberto who is called Albe)


#19

Hortense


#20

There are tonnes of Freds. It was ninth most popular baby boy name last year. Lots of the top 20 are what I’d consider “old fashioned”:

  1. Muhammad
  2. Oliver
  3. Noah
  4. George
  5. Harry
  6. Leo
  7. Charlie
  8. Jack
  9. Freddie
  10. Alfie
  11. Oscar
  12. Arthur
  13. Henry
  14. Jacob
  15. Archie
  16. Joshua
  17. Theo
  18. Ethan
  19. Lucas
  20. Logan