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Traditional baby names

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Looking for a traditional baby name? You're not the only one! Old fashioned names have become some of the most popular baby names in recent years.

Early in 2015 Babycentre released their predictions for the names they thought would be popular in 2016 - and the results were, well, old.

With traditional names on the girls' list like Nora, Beryl, Effie and Adeline it looks like nostalgia is playing a huge part in the choices new parents are making. And not to be outshone by the girls, the boys' list is also made up of some rather old fashioned names too, with Hector topping the chart.

A few years ago we reported that the Historical Names Report has found that some classic baby names such as Norman and Gertrude were facing extinction with parents opting instead for trendier options such as Apple and Moses. But could the tides be turning back again? We think they might just be.

More and more people are looking at what their grandparents and great-grandparents were called for inspiration for different names.



If your relatives all had very normal names, then why not head to your local cemetery or church graveyard - it might sound slightly odd (well, very odd actually) but headstones might provide you with some inspiration.

If you'd rather stay away from the cemetery but are still keen to ensure your child has a name that will stand the test of time, have a little look at our ideas below. We've put together our favourite *slightly* old fashioned names. Because little baby Edna is cute, isn't it?

Boy's names



1. Frank
2. Arnold
3. Leonard
4. Albert
5. Cecil
6. Clifford
7. Cyril
8. Ernest
9. Harold
10. Herbert
11. Len/Leonard
12. Morris
13. Norman
14. Norris
15. Percy
16. Sidney
17. Stanley
18. Vernon
19. Walter
20. Wilfred

Girls' names



1. Ada
2. Adeline
3. Agnes
4. Clara
5. Edna
6. Elsie
7. Estelle
8. Ethel
9. Etta
10. Gertrude
11. Gloria
12. Irene
13. Ivy
14. Mabel
15. Mildred
16. Norah
17. Olive
18. Phyllis
19. Rita
20. Vera

Still struggling to come up with a name you like? Our baby name generator makes it easy. Have a go, below!



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