10 old-fashioned baby names that need to make a comeback

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These names aren't just beautiful and meaningful...they're also totally available!

Nowadays, it seems as though parents work harder and harder to give their children unique and beautiful, one-of-a-kind first names. As a result kids are ending up with some pretty unusual names. If you don’t believe me, ask Pilot Inspektor Lee or  Rocket Rodriguez. The intentions of these parents are good, but is the effort they’re exerting really needed? What happened to the more traditional names?

There are generations worth of beautiful names that have seemingly fallen out of relevance. Many of them have been unused for quite some time. I’m here to tell you that they aren’t only available…they’re beautiful and have rich history and meaning.

PureWow.com brought to light some of these amazing “antiquated” names, and we’re gladly sharing them with you in order to inspire expecting parents.

Take a look at some of these outdated names and their meanings and see why we think they’re in desperate need of a comeback:

1. Pearl

Meaning: a reference to pearls of the sea

This name has been neglected for quite sometime, though, it was a fairly common name as far back as the 19th century. It’s a perfect name for parents who are enthusiasts of the sea. The name itself alleged imparts health and wealth.

2. Conrad

Meaning: “Brave Counsel”

This strong and masculine sounding name dates back all the way to 10th century Germanic tribes. The name Conrad has been used by saints, royalty, and intellectuals. In other words, is a great name for your son.


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