Are there babies today born in the U.S. that are given old-fashioned first names?

Are babies today, given names such as Barbara or Dorothy?

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  • 1 month ago
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    I have met younger kids (well, girls, boys names don't really have that stigma) named: Mabel, Estelle, Hazel, Ada, Alice, Beatrice, Claire, Daisy, Eleanor, Elsie, Janie, Evelyn, Grace, Hattie, June, Julia, Katherine, Lillian, Louise, Lucy, Lydia, Mae, Miriam, Nora, Olive, Pearl, Sarah, Stella, Theresa, Vera, Violet, and Willie... which are all listed as "old-fashioned" names. So, yes, parents do use these names and in increasing numbers. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Some old fashioned names are always popular ( Elizabeth, Sarah, Mary, John, Matthew, William,etc) while others are simply considered old. 

    Names such as Jedediah, Esau, Bilhah, Una and many more are rarely seen if at all. 

  • 1 month ago

    You're a complete moronic retard. David, Steven, Michael, John, Elizabeth, Sara, and so on are older than Christ's grampappy.

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  • Snid
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Of course!  Have you not been paying attention?

  • 1 month ago

    I agree with your correspondent 'Matrix13'.

    However, here are some more 'old fashioned' classical names ; - 

    Alexander (M) / Alexandra (F) 

    Hector (M) 

    Helen( F) / Helenus(M) - very rarely used. 

    Cassiopeia (F) 


    Achilles (M) 



    Barbara ; Comes from the word 'Barbarian' , that ismarried to a barbarian. 

    Dorothy ; is Biblical in origin and Biblically it is 'Dorothea'.  Diminutives being Dorcas, Thea. 


  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Let’s hope not Barbara and Dorothy are freaking hideous 

  • 1 month ago

    It's a thing in the UK now to call girls "Lilly" with some various spellings. That's definitely an old lady name.

  • 1 month ago

    Parents have the right to choose because it is a gift to have that choice. In the end of the day it is us who will make our names and not the other way around.

  • 1 month ago

    I have a 14 year old named Rebecca and a 17 year old named Cordelia

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