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.
Heroic, suave, with a tinge of sadness, British-born Ronald Colman started in the Silent Era, then went on to star in such classics as Lost Horizons and A Tale of Two Cities. Colman is a neglected trade name (“one who burns charcoal”) with the appealing nickname Cole.
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