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What is an old name that deserves a comeback?

There are just some gorgeous names from the past that sadly died out but seriously needs a comeback, what are they?

youhave69seconds

I'll start : Rosemary


RMW91-

Beverly


brontosaurus111

It has in the form of Everly


Ill_Rise_6989

I just named my baby this 4 months ago before I was on Reddit. I can’t believe the hate!


Necessary_Range_3261

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.


brontosaurus111

Eh don't let randoms get to you, I prefer Everly to Beverly personally


Ill_Rise_6989

Thank you. I really don’t care. I love the name anyway


mountainsandmoxie

I know a new baby Beverly!


RangerObjective

Ooh and Primrose!


WhoLetTheDoggsOutt

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.


Puzzleheaded-Cow4320

Depends where you are! Primroses flower almost year round here. The prim part always made me think of early.


Juache45

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


tinyowlinahat

I love Rosemary, especially with the nickname Romy!


Level-Combination914

Is romy short for rosemary?!?!?! I never knew that!


LaMalintzin

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


ShamrocksOnVelcro

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!


WinterBourne25

I have a cousin named Rosemary. So in my mind, this name never went away.


4011isbananas

Halfdan. Far too many full on Dans.


Erger

I'm gonna name my kids Hafdan and Hafthor, then when they become adults they get to become Dan and Thor.


februarysbrigid

You watch Vikings? Lol love halfdan!


Wrong_Suspect207

The street I grew up on (in the 60s) had a Halfdan!


thnks4themmrs

Inez.


M00n_Life

Half of Portuguese women are called Ines other half Maria :)


featherfires

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


waiting4myspaceship

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. 😂


SweetSoja

Ines is very common in France too :)


caramelbedtime

Love this name and it’s a family name for me, but it just doesn’t roll off the tongue for me.


sketchthrowaway999

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.


goatywizard

I love Susannah! Husband vetoed it.


alocasiadalmatian

plus susie is such an insanely cute nn


myfavoritemerger

One of my guilty pleasure names is Suki, derived from Susannah


singingin-the-rain

Ada!


VegetableWorry1492

This one is pretty popular already, at least in the UK. It was on my list too but we had a boy! Lovely name.


Quiglito

Creeping up the ranks in Ireland too! We tend to trend similarly I think


singingin-the-rain

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.


meganelise724

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


kermiitti_985

Finnish version is Aada, and nowadays daycare centers are full of Aada's


username987654321a

My great grandmother was named Ada and she had a twin sister named Ida.


GiraffeyManatee

My grandmother was Ova and her twin was Avo. Yours got better names!


frog_attack

I had an aunt Ada that made great biscuits


GaiasEyes

I have a 5 year old Ada! She’s the only one I’ve ever met. 😊


Hopeful__Historian

Is it “AY-DA” or “AH-DA” ? I’ve never heard this before but I honestly think it’s cute either way


QueenSlartibartfast

Ay-da I believe. That's how I've always heard Ada Lovelace said.


jeannerbee

Irene, Eileen, Sylvia, Gordon


[deleted]

Oh, Sylvia!


louellen1824

Sylvia is back with a vengeance. I know 4 personally in school with my grandkids.


mack9219

I know a few baby Sylvia/Silvias as well


ToadWearingLoafers

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.


miserable-now

I love the "een" "reen" ending names! (:


_pregananant_

I have an Irene!! It has such a lovely meaning too—the Greek word for “peace.”


TimeAny9318

I live in Scotland and Gordon is pretty popular!


emilynrm

Edith!


TimeAny9318

I'm an Edith and hated it as a child but I've grown to appreciate it!


complitstudent

Aww I’m glad you like it more now! Edith is gorgeous and Edie is such an adorable nickname


Specialist_Air2158

Love Edith. It was my great-grandmother's sister's name. They were Alice and Edith which I think is really cute.


goatywizard

I have a 5 year old cousin Edith! She goes by Edie.


MarsupialPanda

I love Edith! I couldn't use it, but suggested it to a relative and she went with Edie 🙂


VivianDiane

Mildred, Leonard, Victor, Albert, Millicent, Louisa, Sylvia, Rosalind


thrwwy2267899

One more vote for Victor!


fumblingvista

There is a sea of Victor and Viggo in schools in Denmark.


deanna6812

I know a little one named Victor! It’s a great name!


goatywizard

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.


oopsydurz

They just remind me of mildew.


pondersbeer

I have a friend Sylvia who’s brothers name is Victor! They are late 30s to mid 40s


tinyowlinahat

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.


VivianDiane

Leonard is my grandfather's middle name, and I love it. I would be happy to meet a little Leonard.


amithetrashpanda

My sons middle name is Victor and I love it.


melglimmer09

I love Mary Jane even tho the given association lol still think it’s cool


Snoo_82495

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.


111karina

i LOVE marnie jane!!!


Corebore123

Tbh Sybil. That was my late grandmothers name.


cucumberswithanxiety

I know a 2 year old Sybil!


asophisticatedbitch

I know a 3 year old Sybil!


Corebore123

Awwww you do? This made my day! It’s a beautiful name.


czyksinthecity

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


PuggyMaggie

I love Lorraine so much. I'll probably use it as a middle name if I have a daughter


[deleted]

Lorraine is my middle name! I've never met anyone else with the same.


Beginning_Ad_5461

Love Laura.


sharkycharming

Laura is one of my favorite names. Consistently top 5 for me.


GaiasEyes

I love Rosalie. It was in the running for our second daughter.


ivyandroses112233

I like the name Diana alot


Darkalleyandabadidea

I'm a Laura with a daughter named Rebekah!


Freckleface_Bitch

My friend's 2yo is Diana Lorraine!


DueSwan9628

Genevieve !


picklevirgin

I’ve always liked this and Guinevere


almondjoylobby

Irene and Esther


ShamrocksOnVelcro

I have always loved Esther. I think it is such a sweet name.


pocketfulofcharm

I actually love Esther too. Orphan kind of ruined it but….


Kaielizaaa

I love Esther!! It was my great grandma’s name & if I have a daughter I kinda wanna name her that & call her Este !


tyedyehippy

Irene!!! 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.


yeesah

Esther is one of my absolute favorite names!


[deleted]

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


punkrockballerinaa

Moira!


OraDr8

Fold in the cheese!


prelifewishing

Fold it in!!!!


ambulanz_driver420

I cannot show you everything. Well can you show me one thing?


Significant_Shoe_17

You do realize the bébé is crying?


[deleted]

Loretta


_The_Seaward

sadly I can only hear this name in Cleveland's voice


library_gremlin_0998

Maxine


Dejayou88

Mavis, Simone


USAF_Retired2017

I have always thought Simone was a beautiful name!


amithetrashpanda

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.


escapegoat19

Most of these names are very popular rn 🤣


Kitchen-General347

Cracking up bc I feel like the same names pop up regardless of the actual question. (I still like to read them though.)


jrjatho

Harriet and Ramona


CF1982lk

I know a college-age Harriet and she's so sweet and pretty and makes me really like the name!


HeyCaptainJack

Ray 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.


SuccessfulHandle196

Not super old but Douglas


VivianDiane

Douglas is my father's name. But Douglas = Richard, Dennis, Kenneth, Martin to me


kyannimal

Zelda was my great great grandma’s middle name, my Grandma’s first name, and is now my daughter’s name 😊


cynicalxsister

My daughter is Zelda. I've never met another one.


Ginger-snaped

Etta. It's a nice change of pace from all the "El" names that are popular right now.


HailToTheQuinn

My niece's nickname is Etta. Her full name is Orletta, named after our grandmother.


cupidslazydart

Ida


Living-Coral

Faye


Naive-Education1820

Already commented Elaine but Elaine Pamela (I’m obsessed, not nicknamed Pam ever) Adelaide Lorelei Cecily Twyla Celeste Cordelia


KoalaFeeder28

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.


Naive-Education1820

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


mousaholic

rhiannon


AppropriateAmount148

Best Fleetwood Mac song!


OhNomastics

Harold Irene Lois Loretta Sally Sandra Vaughn Wendy


I_too_amawoman

I love Harold with the nickname Hal


Tacos-and-Tequila-2

I’m a Sandra and I am definitely old!


HidingWithBigFoot

Thea


Kactuslord

Rosina (Rose-een-ah)


Wrong_Suspect207

Ingrid


Euphoric-Plenty-1603

Judith, 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


katgarbagesack

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


conflictednerd99

Beatrice. That's a name that's going on the list when I have a baby


amithetrashpanda

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.


rayzor4410

i wish welsh names would make a resurgence in wales!! i hate seeing unique cultures erased in favour of the english monoculture


fffadsakfaosylz

Sally, Nancy, Ray, and Roy. Maybe I just want the "y" in its proper place lol


Sensitive_Pepper4590

Wendell Floyd Raymond Roy Kenneth Martha Mavis Thomasin Margery


stooph14

Wilhelmina- Mina for short.


anxnymous926

Eleanor has always sounded so beautiful to me


Chica3

Ummm... Eleanor is most definitely back and has been for a few years.


namastemeanshello

Baby Eleanor’s popping up all over the place. But I think they have more “modern” nicknames like Elle, Ellie, even Nor.


ineffable_my_dear

yep, I know tons of Eleanors from 10-15.


mymy_lovesushi

Wendy


RoyalleBookworm

Adelia Rosemary Pearl Mercy Margaux Sylvia/Sylvie Coral Constance Lillian Cleo Aileen Rosabel Isadora Blanche Lydia Ada Irene Flora Agnes Fern Maude Adeline Xaviera Delta Edmund Jasper Everett Larkin Bram Ernest Thaddeus Elias Jules Clark Merritt Edwin Percival Felix Phineas Silas Jonah Amos Bern Harrison Miles Redmond


mikmik555

A lot of these names are trendy.


objectivelyexhausted

Winifred. Please. Winnie is SO cute


ClickCait

Currently snuggling my 4 month old Winifred, she's Winnie or Little Win for short.


Teacher-Investor

Girls: Wanda Beatrice Frances/Francine Valerie Zelda Boys: Arthur Clifford Francis Philip Raymond


TopService6890

I love Valerie. It was my grandmother’s name.


USAF_Retired2017

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.


Spirited_Beat534

My granddaughter is Beatrice Evelyn.


julia35002

Not super old but Kelly!! Love it for a boy or a girl


Bradatoullie

Shirley, Roy


gwenelope

100% Roy. And similarly: Ray.


IndustryGradeFuckup

Maybe not super old but Lynn and Lee/Leigh as standalone names rather than tacked on suffixes.


darberger

Bruce


djb185

Claudia Claudette Claudine Lenore Wendy Imogen Virginia


ProserpinaGalaxy

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


StormyLlewellyn1

Agnes and Louise


slow4point0

Tabitha, Irene, Nancy (I do know one a baby Nancy though) Helen


Tamihera

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.


otters-hold-hands

Ok hear me out , Joyce


[deleted]

Malcolm. Wonderful Scottish name.


These_Tea_7560

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.


FavoriteLittleTing

Yvette, Maxine, Pamela


Lethifold26

Edward, Frederick, Helen, Dorothy, and Peter. Really solid classics that aren’t back yet but inevitably will be.


PrairieGirlWpg

Clarence


[deleted]

Opal Florian


ShamrocksOnVelcro

I LOVE OPAL. My husband does not. So sad. 😞


[deleted]

[удалено]


Duggarsnarklurker

Susan


Appropriate_Star6734

Arsinoe, Cleopatra, Ptolemy, Seleucus, Procopius, Cassander, Roxalana, and Lysimachus are very cool, I think.


Forsaken_Material

This are actual old names lol


Jade-Balfour

Adelaide, Ruth, Ester, Pearl Edit: my partner says Aloysius :)


Legal_Arm_5927

Constance Or Constanze (German pronunciation)


hungry-mongoose

I like Murray.


USAF_Retired2017

Vivian or Vivienne.


Beginning_Ad_5461

Yvonne


Turbulent-Mind796

Frances, Florence, Edith, Marilyn, Mallory, Martha, Joan/Joanna, Lena/Lana, Raquel, Natasha


deanna6812

I was looking for Florence. I also really like Flora.


Twi_light_Rose

Almina and Keziah ( my great great and 3 great grandmothers).


fridaycat

I love Alice.


VivianDiane

Alice has already made a comeback.


Lady-Kat1969

Amaret. Found that one doing genealogy research.


Slay_kids

elias


cozysapphire

Wendy, Ida and Cedric!


capacioushandbag1

Rosalind, Rosamund, Walter (maybe already back?), Jane, Sally.


Jazzymousee

Verity


Feisty-Run-6806

Edith. I love the nickname “Edie”


Soft-Walrus8255

Warren


kivshay

Doris, Ida, Jean (as a first name, not just a middle!)


[deleted]

Eugene


Snailyleen

Ernest Felicity


innocentvagabonds

I love Minerva and Celeste.


Ramonaclementine

Alma


featherfires

ever since i heard the name paloma i have LOVED it!


Fancy_Ostrich_7281

Sharon


RoonilWazlib49

Hazel. Frances/Francis.


JulsTV

Hazel is ranked #27 for babies born in 2022….


DeeSusie200

Frederick nn Ricky or Freddie


nansi35

Guinevere


[deleted]

Algernon


Naive-Education1820

Elaine!!!!!