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Cool Vintage Baby Names

Vintage baby names are very cool these days....and cool vintage names are very Nameberry. So does that mean that all vintage baby names are cool? Not exactly. Here are some of the coolest -- at least by popular agreement -- right now.
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  • Mae

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    Mae, a sweet and springlike old-fashioned name, hadn't been on the national charts in forty years, but finally made it back in 2010. Mae is one of the prettiest middle name options (Eric Clapton ha... Read More 

  • Montgomery

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    This image of this distinguished Anglo-Scottish surname, drawn from the French place name of the ancient castle of Saint Foi de Montgomery, is rapidly shifting from fusty and formal to cool. And ... Read More 

  • Oscar

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    Oscar, a round and jovial choice, is a grandpa name that's fast taking over from such urban trendies as Max and Sam. Actors Hugh Jackman and Gillian Anderson chose Oscar for their sons. In Irish ... Read More 

  • Otto

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    Some truly cutting-edge parent might consider this German classic a so-far-out-it-could-come-back-in name a la Oscar: a nice round palindrome. Like most German names, Otto fell out of favor durin... Read More 

  • Pearl

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    Pearl, like Ruby, has begun to be polished up for a new generation of fashionable children after a century of jewelry box storage. The birthstone for the month of June, Pearl could also make a fres... Read More 

  • Phineas

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    Julia Roberts drew the biblical Phineas into the limelight when she chose it, with the even-more-antique spelling Phinnaeus, for her twin son, now called Finn. Phineas had last been heard from via ... Read More 

  • Roman

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    Roman -- a surprise hit name of recent years -- owes much of its popularity to Cate Blanchett and Debra Messing, who almost simultaneously chose Roman for their sons, as Molly Ringwald did later. I... Read More 

  • Ruby

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    Ruby, vibrant red, sassy and sultry, has definitely outshone the other revived vintage gem names, with its sparkling resume of cultural references. Ruby is an early rock classic -- think the Rolli... Read More 

  • Sebastian

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    Sebastian is an ancient martyr's name turned literary, and "Little Mermaid" hero -- think Sebastian the Crab -- that's entered the Top 70 as a classic-yet-unconventional compatriot for fellow Briti... Read More 

  • Silas

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    Silas, once a folksy-sounding, rural New Testament name associated with George Eliot's Silas Marner , is definitely beginning to be reevaluated, a la similar flavored Caleb and Linus, and becoming ... Read More 

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