Baby Names

old lady names

I see so many posts about names like Mabel, Hazel, Ada, etc. Seems like little old lady names are popular now. So why don't we see Hilda, Blanche, Gertrude, or Lois?

Re: old lady names

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    Stylistic and taste differences. Mabel and Hazel both end in an -el sound which is currently popular, and the -a ending for Ada is also popular, plus it can be a nn for names like Adelaide Adeline/Adalyn etc. 

    Conversely, Blanche and Gertrude don't really have any currently popular sounds to them, Lois is maybe perceived more like Karen or Susan, middle age I-want-to-talk-to-the-manager then nice knitting grandma. 

    I like Hilda. I wish more people would consider it. Certainly better than another Makenna or Bailey
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    I have an Evelyn. We love little old lady names. That’s my contribution to this post. 
    Me: 34  DH: 35
    Married 2010
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    BFP 3/10/15 - DD #1 born 11/19
    TTC #2: Oct 2017, BFP 12/19/17, CP 12/22/17
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    I know a little Gertrude and she is darling nn Gertie
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    I know a very young Frances, Elsie, Gladys, Lorna, Louise... Different strokes, I suppose. 
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    My girl is Eloise and it suits her 100%. Would never go back.
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    Agree with above @Bringmemylongswordho

    i like old lady names a lot, but still prefer ones that are more femenine or “pretty”... Blanche just doesn’t sound pretty to me.
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    I do not think any of them are very pretty
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    Blanche is what I do to vegetables, so I don’t find it appealing as a name.  Lois is very ‘meh’ to me, it’s very plain.  But I love Louise.

    Love Gertrude! 

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