Lily. Emily. Violet. Ivy. Evelyn. Grace.
William. George. Thomas. Henry. Charles.
Those are names lifted from the list of most popular baby names of 1900. Oh, and of 2016.
Yep, we sure love reviving baby names. But they’ve got to be old. Really, really old.
It’s not an exact science, but the general rule is that if we’re looking for old-fashioned names for our babies, we don’t want the ones that make us think of our own granny, or our granny’s next-door neighbour, or the crotchety man who used to run the corner store. We want to go further back, to the names we might find on a gravestone or in a family tree.