These vintage baby names could soon make a huge comeback

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  • They were popular 100 years ago

    From the Editors of InStyle 

    If you or anyone you know is expecting a baby, you’ll know that picking out a name can be hard.

    Do you opt for one of the more popular baby names? Or even a gender neutral baby name?

    You want it to be unique, but not so off-the-wall that nobody can spell it. And your son or daughter will literally have it on their birth certificate for life, so you can’t just choose on a whim.

    But don’t worry – the issue may be that you just haven’t stumbled upon the right option yet.

    You’ll know that old-fashioned names – such as Ada, Eva and Alfie – are big ATM. And now it’s been predicted that more vintage classics will enjoy a resurgence in 2018.

    Baby naming website Nameberry has drawn up a list of names that were popular in 1918, and could be about to make a comeback. See if any take your fancy…

    Popular vintage girls’ names

    Agatha
    Alpha
    Althea
    Augusta
    Avis
    Bernadette
    Beryl
    Bessie
    Birdie
    Carmella
    Cleo
    Delia
    Dixie
    Effie
    Etta
    Fay
    Geneva
    Gertie
    Ida
    Inez
    Ione
    Iva
    Lelia
    Loretta
    Lorna
    Lottie
    Louella
    Lucinda
    Lula
    Lulu
    Mamie
    Maude
    Merle
    Minerva
    Minnie
    Muriel
    Myrtle
    Odessa
    Olga
    Opal
    Pauline
    Philomena
    Polly
    Rosalind
    Rosella
    Roxie
    Sibyl
    Theda
    Winifred
    Yolanda

    Popular vintage boys’ names

    Abe
    Alphonse
    Ambrose
    Archie
    Barney
    Benedict
    Booker
    Burl
    Cecil
    Chester
    Claude
    Clement
    Cleveland
    Cornelius
    Dale
    Dewey
    Dorsey
    Doyle
    Dudley
    Edmund
    Ferdinand
    Floyd
    Forest
    Garland
    Grover
    Hiram
    Homer
    Isadore
    Kermit
    Lemuel
    Lowell
    Lucius
    Luther
    Ned
    Noble
    Norris
    Ollie
    Perry
    Pete
    Roscoe
    Rufus
    Sol
    Stuart
    Thaddeus
    Ulysses
    Vito
    Waldo
    Wallace
    Ward
    Wiley

    We don’t know about you, but we can’t wait to meet the next generation of Dudleys and Paulines.

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