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.
Sexy, sleepy-eyed Robert Mitchum was actually born Robert Mitchum, which is an English-Irish name also spelled Mitcham. One of the first anti-heroes, known for his work in film noir, he was known as much for his exploits off-screen as on. Mitchum has some potential as an alternative to Mitchell as a pathway to cool nickname Mitch.
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