Old men's names ripe for revival

Give your little boy an updated classic name

Classic names given new life

Names which used to be more associated with granddads like Archie, Alfie and Stanley now commonplace in the nation’s primary schools.


We take a look at the next generation of names which are now ripe for revival.

Celebrity inspiration 

Famous new dad X Factor star, Simon Cowell named his baby boy after his own father Eric, whilst newsreader, Kate Silverton chose Wilbur inspired by African author, Wilbur Smith and Nick Knowles named his baby boy Eddie after his late father.

Popular old men's names ripe revival 

If you fancy a name which can also be shortened, Sidney (Sid), Wilfred (Wilf), Walter (Walt) are all ‘good old-fashioned’ options ready for a comeback.  

Or how about Edwin, Ernest or Leonard - distinguished choices worthy of any little gentleman.

If you’re looking for something even more unusual you could also try Gerald, Cyril, Edmund or Herbert who all provide a little ‘grandad-chic’.

Bounty's most popular 

  1. Ralph
  2. Victor 
  3. Eric
  4. Sidney
  5. Wilfred
  6. Edwin
  7. Leonard
  8. Ernest
  9. Walter
  10. Percy 

Old men's names ripe for revival