Old Lady Names

<a href="http://nameberry.com/blog/nameberry-picks-12-best-old-lady-names">Old lady names</a> are cool by virtue of their very disdain for fashion. If you're interested in the baby names on this list, check out our blog on <a href="http://nameberry.com/blog/2009/11/10/old-lady-names-ready-for-the-next-wave/">old lady names</a> for more commentary and ideas.
  • Ida

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    Many vowel names stylish a century ago are coming back, and Ida seems like a possible, logical successor to Ada and Ava.

    A century ago, Ida was considered "sweet as apple cider," and... Read More 

  • Imogen

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    Imogen is a Shakespearean name long fashionable in England, which temporarily lost its way here when spelled and pronounced im-oh-GENE. Pronounced the British way, Imogen is as pretty and classy... Read More 

  • Iris

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    Iris is one of the bouquet of turn-of-the-last-century flower names that is gradually beginning to regain its appeal: it is now at the highest point it has been since 1956.

    Part of this... Read More 

  • Ivy

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    The quirky, offbeat and energetic botanical name Ivy is enjoying a deserved revival, sure to be propelled even higher by its choice by high-profile parents Beyonce and Jay-Z for baby girl Blue... Read More 

  • Josephine

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    With its large measure of class and character and a gently offbeat quality, plus an intriguing number of vivacious nicknames, it's no wonder Josephine is a Nameberry favorite and climbing up the... Read More 

  • Kay

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    Kay, a cigarette-smoking, nightclubbing name of the 1930's, could be ready for a comeback along with cousins May/Mae and Ray/Rae.

    Kay has been out of sight since the mid-eighties, but... Read More 

  • Lavinia

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    Lavinia is a charmingly prim and proper Victorian-sounding name which actually dates back to classical mythology, where it was the name of the wife of the Trojan hero Aeneas, who was considered... Read More 

  • Leonora

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    Its mellifluous sound makes Leonora--which has a rich history and a tie to the popular Leo names-- a keen possibility for revival.

    Leonora has the distinction of being three major opera... Read More 

  • Letitia

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    Letitia is a delicate, once prim and proper sounding name whose staid image has been unbuttoned by numerous phonetic spellings. The original, often used in Spanish-speaking families, would still... Read More 

  • Lucasta

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    Lucasta was invented by seventeenth century poet Richard Lovelace for a collection of poems dedicated to a lover named Lucy, and is familiar through the Eugene O'Neill play and film Anna... Read More 

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