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.
Harry Lillis Crosby, known as Bing from the age of six, bears an Anglo-Irish name deriving from the Old Norse words meaning cross and farm. With its double musical cred via David of Crosby, Stills and Nash, Crosby has been catching on with baby namers: it entered the Top 1000 in 2011 and this year rose 70 places to Number 670.