Some of these names are from an earlier time; some had a sharp peak in popularity and then fell dramatically, tieing them firmly to a particular era; some may sound “old-fashioned”, but never went out of common use, or in fact are soaring up the popularity charts like you wouldn’t believe. And some, for an undefinable reason, simply sound like old school names.
Originally, I was going to tell you which names were which – but then I decided it would be more fun for you to work that out for yourselves.
Do these blasts from the past make you inwardly cringe, or are you delighted to see them on new babies? Cosy, sturdy, elegant, classics, still cool, going stale, or utterly daggy – you decide!
(Photo shows Ginninderra Public School in the ACT, 1905)