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60 Classic Baby Names You Haven’t Thought Of

60 Classic Baby Names You Haven’t Thought Of

by Pamela Redmond Satran

Are you looking for classic baby names but bored by all the usual suspects: Emma and Olivia, William and James?

We have a great source for classic names you probably haven’t considered – at least if you’re American. The birth announcements in the London Telegraph include dozens of baby names that are classic and stylish and also rarely heard outside of Britain.

We pulled 60 unusual classic baby names – 30 for girls and 30 for boys – from a recent crop of birth announcements to feature here. Might one of these be perfect for your non-British baby?

girls

Alma

Antonia

Bethany

Christabel

Claudia

Clemency

Constance

Electra

Elfrida

Henrietta

Honoria

Isadora

Joan

Leonora

Letitia

Lettice

Lorna

Marian

Martha

Millicent

Minna

Ottilie

Peggy

Philippa

Rosamund

Rosanna

Rosemary

Tabitha

Tamsin

Verity

boys

Albert

Alfred

Barnaby

Basil

Bernard

Damon

Dominic

Edmund

Graham

Guy

Hadrien

Hector

Humphrey

Ignatius

Inigo

Kit

Leonard

Lionel

Ludo

Oswald

Percy

Quentin

Rex

Roger

Rupert

Solomon

Stuart

Victor

Wilbur

Wilfred

About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.