20 Hardcore Old-Fashioned Baby Names

So Jack Osbourne and his fiancee, Lisa Stelly, have gone and done the unthinkable for Hollywood: Given their new baby girl a normal name. The name, Pearl, is old-fashioned, tried and true, and eternally pretty.  I have a couple of Aunt Pearls in my family.

In fact, someone in my family (related only by marriage) went and researched our tree back to the 1600s. He unwittingly came up with one heck of a hardcore antique baby name list. When I first saw it, I thought Holy Moses! And, yes, there’s more than one Moses in our family. And, of course, we have our share of cutesy, old-timey but still-popular today names like Jacob and Hannah.

But we also have some major badass, so-antique-you-never-hear-em-anymore names. Names that, if you’re into the trendy, vintage baby name thing, I would DARE you to give one of these your lil ‘un. Be warned: These names could lead to your kid growing up to be a mariner or charwoman.



The world's hardest core antique baby name list:

  1. Isaiah
  2. Ezra
  3. Statina
  4. Hatevil (Yes! Hate… evil. Good to know.)
  5. Mehitable
  6. Ephraim
  7. Lurena
  8. Freeman
  9. Blanchard (Guy's name!)
  10. Zedock
  11. Elbert
  12. Lyda
  13. Jasper (I like this one!)
  14. Huldah
  15. Eldad
  16. Loisia
  17. Minnie (Aww...)
  18. Phebe (Not Phoebe)
  19. Franlin (Not Franklin)
  20. Jeremiah

If any of these old-timey monikers appeal to you and you name your baby one of them, just thank me!

What do you think of these old-time names? Would you give any of them to your baby?


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