50 Old School Baby Names You Could Make Cool Again

Not all baby names are created equal; a lucky handful become indelible classics, whilst plenty – even the hippest of hipster titles – quickly become replaced by the next wave of what’s in, destined to be passè forever.

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The 70s through 90s are especial mines of old school (read:’uncool’) monikers; but taking inspo from these nonetheless memorable decades might just be an ingenious move — a lot of once upon a time chart-toppers have unexpectedly returned to popularity, and if ABBA can make a comeback then why can’t Cheryl, Doris and Roger…right?

Check out the 50 baby names bound to bring on the pop culture nostalgia of your youth – once in the Top Ten, now verging on extinction (will you save ’em?):

Girls

  • Debbie
  • Tammy
  • Debra
  • Shirley
  • Tina
  • Dawn
  • Denise
  • Doris
  • Mildred
  • Tracey
  • Judy
  • Joan
  • Donna
  • Carol
  • Pamela
  • Cheryl
  • Kathy
  • Lori
  • Diane
  • Janet

Boys

  • Harold
  • Gerald
  • Chad
  • Ricky
  • Roger
  • Terry
  • Todd
  • Bruce
  • Gary
  • Rodney
  • Ronald
  • Donald
  • Dennis
  • Jerry
  • Scott
  • Mike
  • Douglas
  • Randy
  • Steve
  • Larry

Via babyology.com