21 Baby Names Inspired by the Golden Age of Hollywood

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As tempting as it is to look at the pages of US Weekly for baby names, it might be better to reconsider instead a name that will stand the test of time. For names that are both glamorous and contemporary, the next big trend might be looking to the stars of the Golden Age of Hollywood for inspiration. Remember Cary, Mae, and Natalie? These stars were so big we don't even need to mention their last names. 


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What is the key to the perfect Hollywood baby name? Well we spoke with Laura Wattenberg of BabyNameWizard, who tells us, "In general, parents today are looking for names that still summon up that old-time glamour. Typically that means a name that didn't become super-popular in its day, so it doesn't sound too 'grandma' or 'grandpa' now." Got that? These names are both classics, but still seem fresh. 

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Here are some of the best baby names of Hollywood's Golden Age that we think will make a little one a legend. Or to paraphrase the words of the great Sally Fields on Oscar night, we like them -- We really, really like them! Take a look!

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