We are surrounded by people naming their babies unusual names, but sometimes you just can't beat tradition. 

 

More than ever, old school, classic baby names are making a serious comeback - and we are here for it. 

 

We're talking names with a regal connotation, or something from Downton Abbey

 

Boys

 

1. Desmond - From an Irish surname which was derived from Deasmhumhain meaning "South Munster."

 

2. Rupert - A compound name composed of the elements hruod (fame) and perht (bright).

 

3. Henry - From the Germanic name Heimirich which meant "home ruler."

 

4. Charles - Common Germanic name element hari meaning "army, warrior."

 

5. William - From the Germanic name Willahelm, which was composed of the elements "will, desire."

 

6. Eli - Means "ascension" in Hebrew. 

 

7. Oliver - A common Medieval name.

 

8. Richard - Means "brave power", derived from Germany. 

 

9. Jasper - Means "treasurer" in Persian.

 

10. Winston - From a surname derived from an English place name.

 

affection, baby, baby girl

 

Girls 

 

1. Mabel - An old Medieval name. 

 

2. Olive - From the English word for the type of tree. 

 

3. Cecilia - Latinate feminine form of the Roman family name Caecilius. 

 

4. Lillian - Probably originally a diminutive of Elizabeth. 

 

5. Amelia - Variant of the name Amalia. 

 

6. Elizabeth - Greek form of the Hebrew name meaning "my God is an oath."

 

7. Cordelia - From Cordeilla, possibly a Celtic name of unknown meaning. 

 

8. Charlotte - French feminine diminutive of Charles. 

 

9. Violet - From the English word violet for the purple flower. 

 

10. Evelyn - From an English surname which was derived from the given name Aveline. 

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