Baby names from the early 1900s are having a resurgence, with The Daily Record reporting that names once considered “old lady” or “old gentleman” monikers are becoming increasingly popular.
For girls, this means vintage gems like Ada, Dorothy and Elsie are making a comeback, while for boys, names like Henry, Oliver, Vincent and Edwin are expected to increase in popularity.
Earlier this year, BabyNames.com founder Jennifer Moss said the trend for old-school names isn’t going anywhere, as people are researching their ancestry online and “finding these cool names that sound fresh because they haven’t been heard for so long”.
According to experts at Nameberry, the best vintage names are inspired by literary, biblical and royal sources.
So, if you’re thinking of opting for a classic name for your new arrival, here are 38 boys’ names that your grandad (or great grandad) would be proud of: