Wow, this thread has become a real treasure chest of old fashioned names! We still haven't made a final decision but I have a lot more ideas now! I will definitely post after the birth and let you all know what we decide on in the end. Thanks to all of you!
I dont know if someone else has already said it, but we loved the name *GUS* for a boy (had a girl ), later I found out I had a great grandfather by the name of Gustav, so it turned out to be a family name anyway . Have fun.
Bonnie (love this one)
Alice (LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!)
Clara (another favorite)
Isadora (did I make that one up?)
Nora (my little one's name! - so obviously I'm partial)
Those are just off the top of my head. I love baby names and when I was a kid I even had a baby names book...I loved reading it to find out all the different names' meanings, and I would create names for characters for my stories and such very carefully.
There is a series of books about three girls from the turn of the century that I used to like a lot when I was in elementary school. Their names were Betsy, Tacy (short for Anastasia) and Tib (short for Thelma). Aren't those all cute names??
My nephew is named Forrest after geat g-pa on both sides of his family (how often does that happen?). Let's see... Robert and Martin are my grandpas' names. Great grandpas were Irvin, Forrest, Harry, and I don't know the other's. (Oops!) Jacob and Joseph were my dh's g-pas. My dad's name is Gerald and FIL is Walter.