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.
He’s been dead for almost ninety years, yet the name Valentino still sounds as romantic as Romeo. Silent screen idol Rudolph Valentino had eight birth names in all and just one of them was Valentina (sic). Valentino was on the pop list in his 1920's heyday, then dropped off to return in 2006. Ricky Martin used it for one of his twins.