What’s old is new again, right? So it makes total sense that we’re loving these old-fashioned baby names that are starting to make their way back on the shortlists of soon-to-be parents.
Just as ’90s teens dared to wear flares like their parents did decades before, and Gen Z are wearing chokers and Levi’s like their parents, there has been somewhat of a retro revival in the baby naming stakes.
We aren’t talking about names that sound great on adults but weird on babies (though I am sure there are a few amongst them), we mean the monikers from a bygone era.
They are the names that at first don’t seem to belong to a baby born after 1960 but are so irresistible and classically sweet they’re ready to return.
Here’s 20 of our favourites:
A pretty name, Alice has never really gone completely out of fashion or been top of the pops, thanks probably to the enduring classic, Alice in Wonderland.
Alice has also benefitted in recent times from starting with the letter A – girls’ names beginning with a vowel have been trending upwards in the past couple of years.
A name of German origin meaning ‘noble’, singer Ronan Keating and actor Tina Fey both have daughters named Alice.
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