We all know just how hard it is choosing your baby’s name. Even if you’ve had your name chosen since childhood or have to stick with a traditional family one, it’s easy to get sucked into the books and the copious numbers that are readily available.

 

While many people like to choose something unique and different, they still want others to be able to pronounce and spell it!

 

To help mums who are on a baby name quest, we have compiled a list of boys and girls names from way back when that tick all the boxes. There is nothing cuter than sweet 'old lady' and 'old man' names so we've picked the best of the bunch to help your baby name quest. 

 

Girls:

 

1. Adelia – meaning noble

 

2. Anne – meaning grace

 

3. Bonnie – meaning pretty, charming

 

 

4. Clementine – meaning mild or merciful

 

5. Delia – taken from the Greek Goddess Artemis  

 

6. Ebba – meaning strong

 

7. Esther – meaning star

 

8. Florence – meaning to flower, blossom

 

9. Harriet – meaning ruler of the home

 

10. Henrietta – meaning keeper of the hearth

 

11. Ida – meaning labour or work

 

12. Luella – meaning famous elf

 

13. Mabel – meaning beautiful and loving

 

14. Merritt – meaning boundary gate

 

15. Mildred – meaning mild of strength

 

16. Pearl – meaning precious

 

17. Ruth – meaning companion

 

18. Sadie – meaning princess          

 

19. Viola – meaning flower

 

20. Winnie – meaning fair and pure

 

 

Boys:

 

1. Augustus – meaning venerable or majestic

 

2. Albert – meaning intelligent

 

3. Baxter – meaning baker

 

4. Chester – meaning camp

 

 

5. Douglas – meaning dweller of the dark stream

 

6. Earl – meaning nobleman

 

7. Edward – meaning guardian

 

8. Eugene – meaning well born

 

9. Felix – meaning happy

 

10. Gordon – meaning spacious fort

 

11. Louie – meaning famous warrior

 

12. Morris – meaning Moorish

 

13. Norman – meaning from the north

 

14. Richard – meaning ruler, king

 

15. Simeon – meaning he that is heard

 

16. Theodore – meaning God-given

 

17. Vernon – meaning alder tree grower

 

18. Wiley – meaning well-watered meadow

 

19. William – meaning will desire

 

20. Walter – meaning strong fighter

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