September 6, 2008

Vintage Baby Names



Back then, booze was taboo, flappers flocked the dance floors, Model Ts ruled the roads, women won the vote and gangsters were up to no good. Welcome to the Roaring Twenties! There are so many things this spirited decade in American history gave us. To this day, we're crazy for jazz age music, sleek bobs, Chanel No. 5, even crossword puzzles.

And now, along with debonaire mustaches and cloche hats, we're becoming newly enamored with the names that flappers and their fellas wore proudly in that era. They included jewels, months of the year, flowers, and anything short-and-sweet. Here is a inspiration from the 1910s and 20s. These baby names are brimming with life and personality and are just the right amount of vintage.


Girls

Beatrice

Clara

Daisy

Etta

Evelyn

Georgia

Hazel

Helen

Iris

June

Josephine

Lillian

Lola

Lucille

Marcella

May

Millie

Olive

Pearl

Rita

Ruby

Rose

Sadie

Trixie

Vera

Violet

Vivian

Zelma
Boys

Bruno

Calvin

Charley

Duke

Earl

Felix

Ellis

Franklin

Grady

Harrison

Harvey

Hugh

Irving

Jay

Julian

Josiah

Lawrence

Leo

Levi

Louie

Martin

Max

Oliver

Rocco

Quincy

Sterling

Theodore

Vincent

Like these names, but prefer something a bit more genteel? Try my post on Pioneer Baby Names that are brimming with old-fashioned charm straight from the Victorian era.

13 comments:

  1. Born in 1910, my grandmother's name was Hazel. Good to see it was on the list. I always considered it an odd name. But apparently I was wrong.

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  2. I really like the name Mabel, I'm really considering it when I have a baby girl.

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  3. Mabel is cute, I think it's due for a comeback. :)

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  4. i like both hazel and mabel

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  5. I like the name Hazel, i find it just crazy enough to like. But that's just me, always been a sucker for things that are out-dated.

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  6. wow both of my girls name areon this list Rubi and Vivian.

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  7. We just named our baby Lillian, and we absoultely love it!

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  8. I love vintage names they carry such class. Lillian used to be my favourite name I was suprised that Rose (which is now my favourite name) wasn't featured on the list. The majority of the names on the list are gorgeous.

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  9. I also like the name Theadora for a vintage name.

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  10. Thank for suggesting these nice names. I like Rose it is a common name but its lovely.

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  11. I remember on the show Mad about you.. they names their baby mabel and said it stood for Mothers Always Bring Extra Love! too cute!


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