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Old man names like Max and Sam and Henry have been used for babies for so long now that they no longer sound like old man names. But don't worry, there are plenty more where those came from. To qualify as a cool old man name, a name has to feel both classic and slightly moth-eaten, like the perfect vintage suit.
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  • Louis

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    While this classic royal name has yet to catch on, we sense a comeback. Both Louis and Lewis are in Britain's Top 100, and if they don't revive here, all the better for those -- like actors Sandra ... Read More 

  • Martin

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    Martin is one of those names like Arthur and Vincent and George that is in the process of throwing off its balding middle-aged image to start sounding possible again, used in full without the dated... Read More 

  • Milton

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    Once an upper-class British surname conjuring up the epic poetry of John Milton, it then descended to the antics of "Uncle Miltie" Berle, and now has left the stage completely.  Read More 

  • Monty

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    Monty, a name with a World War II feel, is rarely used on its own. But we're hearing rumblings of a comeback and think that Monty, whatever it's short for, is an adorable vintage nickname name of ... Read More 

  • Mortimer

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    Other kids might see a teasible connection to mortician or mortuary.  Read More 

  • Murray

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    Murray, you may be surprised to discover, is a Scottish surname name with a sea-swept meaning, and just could be in the next wave of reevaluated grandpa names. Lisa Kudrow used it as the middle na... Read More 

  • Ralph

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    Ralph has two diametrically different images: there's the suave Ralph Fiennes-type Brit (often pronounced Rafe), and then there's the Jackie Gleason blue-collar, bowling blowhard Ralph Kramden bus ... Read More 

  • Raymond

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    Now that the show has gone into reruns, does anybody still love Raymond? Though it's been long dormant, some parents -- including Jack Nicholson -- are finding its cool component, largely through t... Read More 

  • Seymour

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    Out playing shuffleboard at his condo and not expected back for several generations -- unless it morphs into a girls' name, a la Sydney.  Read More 

  • Sidney

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    A contraction name, Sidney comes from Saint Denis and is related to Dioynsius, the Greek god of fertility and wine, although another theory is that it derived from an Anglo-Saxon place name, meanin... Read More 

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