We’ve talked a lot about the Glamour Girl celebrity names of Hollywood’s Golden
Age, but how about their Gorgeous Guy
counterparts? With the ladies, it’s mostly their first names, like Ava
, that have been picked up on by baby namers, plus just a couple of surnames, as in Harlow
. For the boys, we’re focusing on last names only—some of which are already being used for babies, others that would make fresh, creative choices.
Marlon Brando was a junior, with a surname that derives from Brandeau, which belonged to one of his German immigrant forebears. Conjuring up the dynamic yet sensitive qualities of the iconic actor, Brando could make a great o-ending homage to an Uncle Brandon.