Edgy old-fashioned names ready for a comeback
Old-fashioned names that would have quirky standout.
Thinking back to our grandparents and even great grandparents names could give inspiration for an old but edgy name for a baby today.
Two decades ago old-fashioned names like Archie, Arthur, Stanley, Ruby, Lily and Elsie were unusual but have seen a huge comeback since.
But if you like the idea of an old-fashioned name that won’t be copied in the classroom, take a look at our choice for boys and girls.
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This article was compiled using birth registration data from the Office of National Statistics across earlier decades in the 20th century. It’s possible that the names of your great grandparents appear in these historic baby name rankings and if not, why not do some investigating of your own family tree – going back two, three or four generations can provide some great inspiration for your choice of baby names.
Looking for more traditional name ideas? Take a look to our top 10 retro baby name ideas for boys and girls.