Traditional baby names

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.

There’s no doubt about it, 2017 baby name trends are the most unique yet – but funnily enough sometimes going old school can be as trendy as creating something new.

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!

If you’ve named your baby a traditional name then we’d love to know about it! leave us a comment in the box below.