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A-Z list of baby names inspired by black and white films

Looking for the latest and greatest baby name trends? Well, we are throwing a spanner in the works and throwing it back…black and white film back.

If you’re a lover of black and white films, think Pillow Talk, Some Like it Hot and basically anything starring Paul Newman, then you’re going to gravitate towards these old-fashioned names.

Popsugar parenting compiled this list of baby names from 1920s to the 1960s and we think they’re the new ‘Cruise’ and ‘Ziggy’.

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The A-Z of retro baby names

Girls

A

Adelaide, Alice, Arlene

B

Bernadette, Barbara, Beverly, Bernice, Beatrice, Billie, Bonnie, Betty

C

Carol, Catherine, Clara, Constance

D

Dolores, Dorothy, Doris, Darlene, Dot, Daisy

E

Edith, Evelyn, Eleanor, Edna, Eloise, Ethel, Esther, Elsie, Elaine

F

Frances, Florence

G

Gloria, Geraldine, Gladys, Gertrude, Grace, Gail

H

Hazel, Helen, Hedy

I

Irene, Ida, Ivy

J

Judith, Josephine, Joan, June, Joyce, Jo

K

Katherine, Kate, Kitty

L

Lois, Loretta, Lillian, Louise, Lorraine

M

Margaret, Marilyn, Mabel, Marjorie

N

Norma, Nanette

O

Octavia, Olive, Opal

P

Phyllis, Patsy, Peggy, Penelope, Phoebe, Polly, Posey, Prudence, Priscilla

Q

Queenie, Quinn

R

Ruby, Ruth, Rose, Rhea

S

Sue, Shirley, Sylvia, Sophia, Susan

T

Theresa, Tabitha

U

Ursula

V

Violet, Virginia

W

Wilma, Wanda, Winifred, Willa

These names could become ‘extinct’ by the end of the year!

Boys

A

Alfred, Allen, Arthur, Albert, Alvin, Arnold

B

Bernard, Basil, Benedict, Benjamin

C

Clarence, Carl, Clifford, Charles, Cecil, Clyde

D

Dale, Dennis, Donald

E

Earl, Ernest, Eugene, Elmer, Edwin

F

Francis, Frederic

G

Glenn, Gerald

H

Howard, Henry, Harold, Herbert

I

Irving

J

Jack, James, John, Jeffrey, Jonas

K

Kenneth

L

Lee, Leonard, Lawrence, Louis, Leo, Lloyd, Leon, Lewis

M

Martin, Marvin, Michael, Murphy

N

Norman, Neil, Nathaniel

O

Oscar, Otis, Oliver, Orson, Oswald

P

Paul, Pierce, Peter

Q

Quincey, Quentin

R

Ray, Ronald, Robert, Roger, Roy, Ralph, Russell, Randall

S

Samuel, Stanley

T

Terrence, Theodore

V

Vernon, Victor, Vincent

W

Walter, Wilbur, Wayne, Willie, Warren

Keen for more baby name inspo? Check out these gorgeous Indian baby names.

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Katie Fowler

Katie is a yoga loving writer from Sydney's northern beaches. With a flair for healthy baking you can find her scouring Instagram for the latest take on raw brownies and trolling Pinterest for interior design inspiration!