There are just some gorgeous names from the past that sadly died out but seriously needs a comeback, what are they?
By - youhave69seconds
I'll start : Rosemary
It has in the form of Everly
I just named my baby this 4 months ago before I was on Reddit. I can’t believe the hate!
Having worked in a pediatrician's office, I've seen a lot of Everlys! The biggest problem was when it first started becoming popular 10ish years ago, parents were completely shocked and offended when people would think they said Beverly. But Beverly was the more known name. It would be like someone being offended that we didn't know they'd said Essica, instead of Jessica.
Eh don't let randoms get to you, I prefer Everly to Beverly personally
Thank you. I really don’t care. I love the name anyway
I know a new baby Beverly!
Ooh and Primrose!
The ONLY downside of Primrose is that the flower dies very shortly after it blooms in the spring. The name in the Hunger Games was supposed to foreshadow that Primrose Everdeen would die young.
Depends where you are! Primroses flower almost year round here. The prim part always made me think of early.
I’m Hispanic and my favorite name is Rosamaria … I had two sons but if I had, had a girl this would’ve been her name
I love Rosemary, especially with the nickname Romy!
Is romy short for rosemary?!?!?! I never knew that!
SHHHHH! this is in our top 3. 😹 Due in April so who knows what we’ll end up choosing but this is my first or second choice as of now
This is my grandmother's name! I love it. She does not! 🤣 She goes by Rosie. I think it is so beautiful though, I gave my daughter this as a middle name!
I have a cousin named Rosemary. So in my mind, this name never went away.
Halfdan. Far too many full on Dans.
I'm gonna name my kids Hafdan and Hafthor, then when they become adults they get to become Dan and Thor.
You watch Vikings? Lol love halfdan!
The street I grew up on (in the 60s) had a Halfdan!
Half of Portuguese women are called Ines other half Maria :)
the way it’s so common for families to have daughters all named maria and just call them by their middle names LOL when i realized how many auntie marias i had it felt like i had been lied to all my life
Lol this is how my mother-in-law's family are but she's apparently the superior one because she gets to just be Maria. 😂
Ines is very common in France too :)
Love this name and it’s a family name for me, but it just doesn’t roll off the tongue for me.
A lot of the names mentioned here are already trending.
I nominate Susanna(h), a beautiful classic that isn't even in the top 1,000.
I love Susannah! Husband vetoed it.
plus susie is such an insanely cute nn
One of my guilty pleasure names is Suki, derived from Susannah
This one is pretty popular already, at least in the UK. It was on my list too but we had a boy! Lovely name.
Creeping up the ranks in Ireland too! We tend to trend similarly I think
That’s nice to hear re: the UK and Ireland! Ada is not yet popular in the US, at least in most states. Love to see it though.
I disagree. I work in child welfare in the states and have come across many girls name Ada. All of them are 2 or younger though
Finnish version is Aada, and nowadays daycare centers are full of Aada's
My great grandmother was named Ada and she had a twin sister named Ida.
My grandmother was Ova and her twin was Avo. Yours got better names!
I had an aunt Ada that made great biscuits
I have a 5 year old Ada! She’s the only one I’ve ever met. 😊
Is it “AY-DA” or “AH-DA” ? I’ve never heard this before but I honestly think it’s cute either way
Ay-da I believe. That's how I've always heard Ada Lovelace said.
Irene, Eileen, Sylvia, Gordon
Sylvia is back with a vengeance. I know 4 personally in school with my grandkids.
I know a few baby Sylvia/Silvias as well
I just had a baby about a month ago. We almost named her Sylvia after my beloved great grandmother. My husband liked the name but once our daughter was born he didn’t think it suited her. While I am happy with the name we chose for her I’m a little sad that she is not Sylvia. It’s lovely.
I love the "een" "reen" ending names! (:
I have an Irene!! It has such a lovely meaning too—the Greek word for “peace.”
I live in Scotland and Gordon is pretty popular!
I'm an Edith and hated it as a child but I've grown to appreciate it!
Aww I’m glad you like it more now! Edith is gorgeous and Edie is such an adorable nickname
Love Edith. It was my great-grandmother's sister's name. They were Alice and Edith which I think is really cute.
I have a 5 year old cousin Edith! She goes by Edie.
I love Edith! I couldn't use it, but suggested it to a relative and she went with Edie 🙂
Mildred, Leonard, Victor, Albert, Millicent, Louisa, Sylvia, Rosalind
One more vote for Victor!
There is a sea of Victor and Viggo in schools in Denmark.
I know a little one named Victor! It’s a great name!
I know Mildred and Millicent are not objectively unfortunate sounding names, but they are so awful to me that my brain really wants to believe it’s objective reality and not just a preference.
They just remind me of mildew.
I have a friend Sylvia who’s brothers name is Victor! They are late 30s to mid 40s
I know a baby Leonard! I also know a Mildred (she’s my age, in her 30s) and we all good-naturedly make fun of her for it, ha. She goes by Millie.
Leonard is my grandfather's middle name, and I love it. I would be happy to meet a little Leonard.
My sons middle name is Victor and I love it.
I love Mary Jane even tho the given association lol still think it’s cool
Love how Mary Jane sounds and MJ as a nickname, not huge on Mary itself, so we went with Marnie Jane. Also not a smoker myself so no one’s associated it with that.
But Marnie is an old name that I think deserves more hype anyway.
i LOVE marnie jane!!!
Tbh Sybil. That was my late grandmothers name.
I know a 2 year old Sybil!
I know a 3 year old Sybil!
Awwww you do? This made my day! It’s a beautiful name.
Some of these are not super old, but have definitely died out and I’d love to see them make a comeback! Diana, Laura, Rebecca, Rosalie, Lorraine
I love Lorraine so much. I'll probably use it as a middle name if I have a daughter
Lorraine is my middle name! I've never met anyone else with the same.
Laura is one of my favorite names. Consistently top 5 for me.
I love Rosalie. It was in the running for our second daughter.
I like the name Diana alot
I'm a Laura with a daughter named Rebekah!
My friend's 2yo is Diana Lorraine!
I’ve always liked this and Guinevere
Irene and Esther
I have always loved Esther. I think it is such a sweet name.
I actually love Esther too. Orphan kind of ruined it but….
I love Esther!! It was my great grandma’s name & if I have a daughter I kinda wanna name her that & call her Este !
My great grandma's middle name which she went by all the time I've been told.
Also, when you pair Irene with the middle name Rhea (which was the name of a cousin of my grandad..) the meaning comes out as "peaceful flowing river" which is just so beautiful.
Esther is one of my absolute favorite names!
I’m shocked Irene hasn’t come back yet! I feel like it fits the vibe of all the other old lady names that are currently trending
Fold in the cheese!
Fold it in!!!!
I cannot show you everything.
Well can you show me one thing?
You do realize the bébé is crying?
sadly I can only hear this name in Cleveland's voice
I have always thought Simone was a beautiful name!
I LOVE Mavis. It was top of the list until I remembered one of my friends has a Frenchie called Mavis. So I went with Maeve.
Most of these names are very popular rn 🤣
Cracking up bc I feel like the same names pop up regardless of the actual question. (I still like to read them though.)
Harriet and Ramona
I know a college-age Harriet and she's so sweet and pretty and makes me really like the name!
I am surprised it hasn't made a comeback yet. I love Ray. It is short, sweet, easy to spell and pronounce, and not too common.
Not super old but Douglas
Douglas is my father's name.
But Douglas = Richard, Dennis, Kenneth, Martin to me
Zelda was my great great grandma’s middle name, my Grandma’s first name, and is now my daughter’s name 😊
My daughter is Zelda. I've never met another one.
Etta. It's a nice change of pace from all the "El" names that are popular right now.
My niece's nickname is Etta. Her full name is Orletta, named after our grandmother.
Already commented Elaine but
Pamela (I’m obsessed, not nicknamed Pam ever)
I LOVE the name Twyla. It doesn’t roll off the tongue with my last name so it got ruled out for any of my children unfortunately.
Ugh! I love it too.
I told my bf I liked Twyla and he laughed and said “my name is Tyler. That sounds like Tyler with a New York accent” LMFAO
Best Fleetwood Mac song!
I love Harold with the nickname Hal
I’m a Sandra and I am definitely old!
I'm atheist but in the bible Judith was forced into marriage and cut the dude's head off after he 'enjoyed his conjugal rights' (raped her) Judith kicks ass
Unless there’s more than one Judith in the Bible or more than one interpretation (totally possible) Judith actually seduced the Assyrian general Holofernes who besieged her town, then killed him, to free her townspeople. So badass, the OG femme fatale
Beatrice. That's a name that's going on the list when I have a baby
There's so lovely Welsh names I love that are considered old fashioned so I only hear them as middle names and usually because their nain or taid had that name.
Nerys, Enfys, Emyr, Morwena, Mali, Llinos, Tecwyn, Mabli are just a few I'd love to see gain popularity here again.
i wish welsh names would make a resurgence in wales!! i hate seeing unique cultures erased in favour of the english monoculture
Sally, Nancy, Ray, and Roy.
Maybe I just want the "y" in its proper place lol
Wilhelmina- Mina for short.
Eleanor has always sounded so beautiful to me
Ummm... Eleanor is most definitely back and has been for a few years.
Baby Eleanor’s popping up all over the place. But I think they have more “modern” nicknames like Elle, Ellie, even Nor.
yep, I know tons of Eleanors from 10-15.
A lot of these names are trendy.
Winifred. Please. Winnie is SO cute
Currently snuggling my 4 month old Winifred, she's Winnie or Little Win for short.
I love Valerie. It was my grandmother’s name.
Wanda. No. That was my grandmother’s name and even she hated it so much she went by her middle name. 😂😂😂😂. I love the name Francine. So classy.
My granddaughter is Beatrice Evelyn.
Not super old but Kelly!! Love it for a boy or a girl
100% Roy. And similarly: Ray.
Maybe not super old but Lynn and Lee/Leigh as standalone names rather than tacked on suffixes.
Not a super popular one, but I've come across it fairly often in early 20th century US and Canada censuses: Hazen. It was a masculine name and I'm a bit surprised it doesn't show up more often for any gender, especially since it sounds a bit gender neutral for the 2020s. It also fits in with a bunch of current trends or high interest names:
* Old fashioned without being ornate, or is old fashioned and homey sounding
* Possibly gender-neutral, ending in "n" like Aspen, Rowan, Ryan, Logan, Austin/Austen
* Begins with a "Hay" sound like Hayley, Hayden, Hamish
* Z sound in the middle like Hazel, Maisie, Ozzie
* Long "a" and two syllables like the boom of influencer babies named things like Navy, Haven, Sailor, Salem (but with unique spellings, and the z would do the work for that)
* A close rhyme with names like Grayson and Mason, and we've already seen people zhuzh those up with Zs
Agnes and Louise
Tabitha, Irene, Nancy (I do know one a baby Nancy though) Helen
Hild or Hilda. I met a gorgeous little Mexican-American kindergartner with ringlets and an irrepressible grin called Hilda, and somehow, it really did suit her.
Ok hear me out , Joyce
Malcolm. Wonderful Scottish name.
Esther is already very popular in my state (top 20) but I’d love to see it come back full force nationally like Charlotte did.
Yvette, Maxine, Pamela
Edward, Frederick, Helen, Dorothy, and Peter. Really solid classics that aren’t back yet but inevitably will be.
I LOVE OPAL. My husband does not. So sad. 😞
Arsinoe, Cleopatra, Ptolemy, Seleucus, Procopius, Cassander, Roxalana, and Lysimachus are very cool, I think.
This are actual old names lol
Adelaide, Ruth, Ester, Pearl
Edit: my partner says Aloysius :)
Constanze (German pronunciation)
I like Murray.
Vivian or Vivienne.
Frances, Florence, Edith, Marilyn, Mallory, Martha, Joan/Joanna, Lena/Lana, Raquel, Natasha
I was looking for Florence. I also really like Flora.
Almina and Keziah ( my great great and 3 great grandmothers).
I love Alice.
Alice has already made a comeback.
Amaret. Found that one doing genealogy research.
Wendy, Ida and Cedric!
Rosalind, Rosamund, Walter (maybe already back?), Jane, Sally.
Edith. I love the nickname “Edie”
Doris, Ida, Jean (as a first name, not just a middle!)
I love Minerva and Celeste.
ever since i heard the name paloma i have LOVED it!
Hazel is ranked #27 for babies born in 2022….
Frederick nn Ricky or Freddie