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Vintage baby names are back in fashion

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Vintage baby names are back in fashion

Whether you’re expecting a baby girl or boy, choosing a baby name is the biggest decision you’ll make. 

Vintage baby names are growing in popularity, with mums choosing monikers from the early part of the 20th century - picking names from over 100 years ago. 

Here are some of the vintage baby names that Babyblooms predicts will be popular in 2016, and how they can be shortened: 

Vintage boys’ names 

  • Edward  – Ted, Teddy
  • Albert  – Albie, Bertie
  • Stanley – Stan
  • Leonard -Leo, Lennie
  • Francis – Frank
  • Herbert – Herbie

Vintage girls’ names

  • Maud – Maudie
  • Margaret – Maggie
  • Edith – Edie
  • Emily – Emmie
  • Constance – Connie
  • Dorothy – Dot, Dottie
  • Beatrice – Beaty

Use our baby name generator

Top vintage boys’ names from 2014

The Office of National Statistic’s most recent information about popular baby boy names has these vintage names in its top 100 registered names in England: 

  • Arthur - 40th most popular boy’s name of 2014
  • Theodore - 56th most popular boy’s name of 2014
  • Stanley - 60th most popular boy’s name of 2014

Top vintage girls’ names from 2014

The ONS record of registered baby names in England in 2014 included these vintage girls’ names in the top 50: 

  • Evelyn - 31st most popular girl’s name of 2014
  • Elsie - 32nd most popular girl’s name of 2014
  • Eliza - 47th most popular girl’s name of 2014

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