Nursing Home Names

I read on one of my mom’s forums that someone’s friend refers to the recent uprise in vintage names as the “nursing home trend”, and I just thought it was so funny I had to share. Because I am an older first time mom (39), I do have a harder time warming up to many of the vintage names, because I actually know or knew old people with that name in real life. Can anyone else relate?

Totally, when I first heard of a baby [name]Violet[/name] I almost screamed in disbelief but now I love it. However, I do have some pet hates one of which is [name]Mabel[/name].
I love the [name]Alyssa[/name]'s, [name]Nicole[/name]'s and Courtneys out there.
PS I have four grandchildren so those names are all fresh for me.

Oh, I can definitely relate - I’m 42! All of my great-great aunts and uncles lived well into their 90s, so I knew them as my “really old” relatives when I was growing up: [name]Grace[/name], [name]Cordelia[/name], [name]Violet[/name], [name]Calvin[/name], [name]Leo[/name], etc.

This is too funny! I am in my late 30s and grew up with many elderly relatives whose names are all the rage among “vintage” name fans today. As a child, I could not imagine names such as [name]Eloise[/name], [name]Evelyn[/name], [name]Ruby[/name], [name]George[/name] or [name]Alice[/name] [name]EVER[/name] being given to a baby. I actually felt sorry for my beloved Great Aunts bearing such “ugly, old” names. My how times change! I really do love a lot of these names now, and I admire their history and charm.

Yes, my aunts were [name]Violet[/name], [name]Elaine[/name], [name]Ruth[/name], [name]Ruby[/name], [name]Evelyn[/name], [name]Beatrice[/name], [name]Flora[/name], and [name]Grace[/name]. When I was young the only one of those names that sounded elegant to me was [name]Elaine[/name]. Now I love them all.
My Aunt [name]Elaine[/name] had so much style that she could have been elegant no matter what her name was.

I used to work in a nursing home(back in '97) as a physical therapist and here all the sweet little old ladies that I remember:


It is still hard for me to see these choices as fresh because I attach them to older people, but I am definitely sick of the current popular list and looking for something different.

I work in a hopsital, and have worked in nursing homes… heres a combination of elderly names form both workplaces…


I live in a [name]German[/name] settled area of [name]Missouri[/name], so I come across many Germanic old-fashioned names, either in work or in the older generations of my family:

Whilmena ([name]Wilma[/name])

That’s what I think of when I think of nursing home names!

I like this topic so much! Some names from my family

[name]Richard[/name] (3 of these: [name]Richard[/name], [name]Dick[/name], and [name]Rick[/name])
[name]Mary[/name] [name]Ann[/name]