I don't know why considering Alfred means "wise counselor," but he just doesn't want me to have nice things, I guess. Carlton: Nice. Samuel: This is a fun one. 66. Lemuel: This name always makes me think of lemons for some reason. Marshall (ditto Julius – could go by Mars)
Calvin Ted: If you have this name, you get to share the honor with the great Teddy Roosevelt. If you thought everyone named Otis was just born at 50 years old, I get it. Harold, Alfred, Herman, Edmund, Horace, Gordon, and Arthur I find kinda hideous actually. Martin: Nice one. Basil: This name was famous for an actor who once played Sherlock Holmes. Harvey 87. Can be shortened to Wally, as in "Where's Wally? Sam Linus ), Harvey!, Harold (adore Hal!)
Claude: Perfect for francophiles. In the UK, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent choice of Wilfred is a Top 150 pick, joining other old man names like Reggie, Albert, Stanley, Ralph and Chester near the top of the popularity charts. Robert 23. Harry lol We love it though! Howard (Ward) To qualify as a cool Old Man Name, a name has to feel both classic and slightly moth-eaten, like the perfect vintage cardigan. Boris is actually an old English name. 58. Ellsworth: This name sounds so classy and formal. The sound is too hard and the nicknames aren’t the greatest, Dick and Rick. How else can I sing "Georgie, Porgie, pudding and pie" if I don't have a baby named George? Felix, Levi, Leo, Oscar and Silas are probably the only ones I would consider, though. Pronunciation: s t AE n l ee Origin: EnglishMeaning: stone clearingFamous Namesakes: actor Stanley Tucci, director Stanley Kubrick, kids' book Flat Stanley, the character of Stanley Kowalski in A Streetcar Named DesireGeneral Overview: Can also be a unisex name, President Obama's mother's first name was Stanley. What are your favorite grandpa names for babies? At least they won’t be made fun of?
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If you're looking for a path to Fred, you can go directly to Frederick or take the long way around with the so-out-it's-in-again Alfred. OK, this was my number one baby boy name choice, but as this list probably proves to you, my husband hated it. Arthur is a Celtic, sweet name with tons of royal background. Joshua: Josh is a good nickname for Joshua. This was never more true than when I suggested names for a boy. Aloysius is the... Read More, Amos is a robust biblical name that's being discovered by a new generation of parents in a major way. I LOVE alot of these names: Comments.
Guys, how cute is the name Walter? Some say it is from the words for sea and moor i.e. OK, I just think Stanley is so sweet. Joshua So many of these are either on my list or guilty pleasures. I’m with Caty Beth, I ADORE Grover. I think it's remarkably cute and according to Behind the Name, Malcolm is a popular Scottish name. Read on for our pick of the 20+ best in each category! You don’t see people suggesting Ruth, Margaret, Ada and Gladys for boys, so let’s just cut the insanity. Add in all the sweet nicknames like Bernie, Bern, and even Bear, and it's obviously a first choice. 50. OK, your SO might scoff, but tell them to hear you out. Can be shortened to Vic. I do hope a lot of the baby boomer names stay dormant for a while, especially Richard. Much like its angel namesake, the name Clarence even means "bright," which is just perfect for your little light in your life. 24. Seymour
14. Sebastian I’m not so sure about using old man names for girls though…. 85. My Wilbur goes by his nickname Wilbie. Much like the Frank choice, Francis is a crooner classic your partner will probably hate. Sidney
Lewis: You can’t go wrong with this name. – Can be shortened to Al (Weird Al Yankovic), Alfie, Freddy, Freddie (Freddie Highmore) or Fred (see also Frederick). Tell us below! 77. (Your partner will disagree, ignore them.). Norman Pronunciation: EH d ee Origin: EnglishMeaning: guardian of wealthFamous Namesakes: Funny guys Eddie Murphy and Eddie Izzard, actors Eddie Redmayne and Eddie Cibrian, Pearl Jam's Eddie VedderGeneral Overview: This shortened version can be unisex (girls name comes from Edwina, boys names from Edward, Edgar, Edmund or Edwin). Search Belly Ballot to discover the popularity, meanings, and origins of thousands of names from around the world. Leonard was the middle name of Winston Churchill. It was regularly used in the nineteenth century,... Read More, Abraham is among the most classic baby names that's still widely-used today, popular for its references to both the Bible and American history. On the other hand, to be fair if we say Laurence is okay for a girl than Camille or Dominique (often considered too feminine to English-speaking ears) should be okay for boys as well. 100 Old Man Names That Have Survived Many Generations A lot of old man names have survived many generations as a result of many factors. I could never see any of these becoming even vaguely popular over in the US. 76. Julian: Julian is another variation of Julius, which was once the name of a Roman emperor. Pronunciation: h AH w er d Origin: ScandinavianMeaning: high guardianFamous Namesakes: Controversial talk show host Howard Stern, recluse Howard HughesGeneral Overview: Can be a Howie, like the Backstreet Boy, or if you're really hip, go for Ward. Pronunciation: l AW r uh n s Origin: LatinMeaning: from the ancient Roman town of LaurentumFamous Namesakes: US footballer Lawrence Taylor, Lawrence of Arabia, screenwriter Lawrence KasdanGeneral Overview: A different spelling of Laurence, which boasts actors Laurence Fishburne and Laurence Olivier. Thanks to Nameberry and Babycenter for helping with the meanings. 47. Everett: I love this option. 35 Responses to “Old Man Names Get a New Lease of Life”. Leonard Others tend to go for names with great meanings, be it spiritual, social or inspirational because they understand the impact names have on a child’s development. It's a quintessential "old man" name, but obviously every old man is an adorable baby at some point. 53. I know a male Perry too, and it definitely seems more masculine than feminine to me. Ira 3. You’re a valuable part of nameberry and I’m happy we’re back on solid ground. These are our top contenders for next vintage comeback kid. I always like reading your comments and enjoy chewing over your opinions, even (and sometimes especially) when they’re different from mine. But somehow Melvin is too crusty for a boy? 22. But we think now’s the time to take a fresh look at the full range of old man names out there. Apparently the king favorite means "bear," too, which makes it just as sweet as it is regal. As such, it is an excellent bad boy name. And I mean, a lot. Raymond: Good choice.
12. 89. Dean: Dean is a fairly good old man name.
Stuart It's whimsical, it's happy, it's classic, and it works for a little girl, a young woman, and a happy older lady. Pronunciation: V ER n uh n Origin: FrenchMeaning: alder treeFamous Namesakes: British celebrity Vernon Kay General Overview: The name of Elvis's father, Vernon is also the name Vince Vaughan gave his son and the name of a character in Harry Potter. Like old-fashioned girls’ names, you know that picking old man names for your baby boy is either a love or hate thing as these common old man names will make everyone remember fondly – or not so much – a relative from times gone by.
But it's still pretty cute. 1. 26. 100. Or some say derived from the same word as mortuary, mortal - an association with deathFamous Namesakes: philosopher Mortimer J. Adler, Australian-born artist Mortimer MenpesGeneral Overview: The famous Mickey Mouse could have been named Mortimer after a mouse Walt Disney owned as a child if Walt's wife hadn't talked him out of it. I love Mortimer too! Frank: An easy choice. “Irving” (great meaning, popular origin, but name seems trapped in “crusty” to me); “Marvin” (crusty or cool? Murray I even like those girl suggestions, especially Wallace/Wallis and Claude. I also like Albert, Humphrey, Harvey, Wilfred, Ira, and Clare (common French Canadian older generation name). I definitely don’t consider Ethan an old man’s name b/c I first heard it on young boys. Cranky and wrinkled, your newborn son might look like a grumpy old man, but while a baby with an old fashioned boy name is cute, when he is a teen, will he think it’s cool, funny or awful? Edgar's English and means "wealthy spearman," so if this sounds like a super masculine choice your partner will love, push for it. This was a big choice for me when it came to thinking up son names, but my husband, naturally, nixed it immediately. Pronunciation: h UH m f r ee Origin: GermanMeaning: peaceful warriorFamous Namesakes: actor Humphrey Bogart, TV character Humphrey B BearGeneral Overview: A name given to dukes of England, it also belongs to a character in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park and TV shows Yes, Minister and Death in Paradise. Pronunciation: R OH l uh n d Origin: GermanMeaning: famous throughout the landFamous Namesakes: Tears for Fears singer Roland Orzabal, American journalist Roland Martin, director Roland EmmerichGeneral Overview: The Viking sounding name can be shortened to Rollie or Rollo.
I'm totally imagining this embroidered on a pair of little seersucker overalls, and I don't know why. The name's origin is Latin and it literally means "lucky, successful."
Now I can't stop saying it in a Scottish accent. My ferret was nearly named Marshall. informal an insulting word for an old man, especially one who shows a great sexual interest in women. Same. Leo Edward Taylor: You could probably use this as a girls’ name as well. If you are looking for something not boring but still classic, here's a list of names that have stood the test of time, We look at 64 choices of old boy names, from ones that are now popular - but not as stereotypical as the. of course with some exceptions. August 95. Can also be spelt Rudolf, as in ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, or perhaps you may like Rolf as an alternative. He seriously grimaced with almost every option, so if you're also on the hunt for some "old man" baby names, I can almost guarantee your partner (if they're anything like mine) will hate them. Nameberry is a registered trademark of Nameberry, LLC. Herman: This is a solid option. 43. Alfie, short for Alfred, is the cutest name in the world. The name Albert sweetly means "noble, bright," which is the perfect description for a little guy, but that doesn't mean your SO will love it, too. I agree – Here in the UK I know lots little boys named Harvey and Stanley, as well as Archie, and LOADS of Alfies. Sidney The name has a strong, steadfast connotation with the meaning of "commander of the army," so if you want your little guy to have some boss tendencies, this is the name for him. Plus, it's super unique and fun.
44. Pronunciation: f r EH d er ih k Origin: GermanMeaning: peaceful rulerFamous Namesakes: Prussian King Frederick the Great, Princess Mary of Denmark is married to a Frederik, dancer Fred Astaire is a Frederick, there's a Frederick in Animal FarmGeneral Overview: The short versions, Fred (like actor Fred Savage) or Freddie, are cute. 64. Gordon (so similar to Jordan) 2.