Best Baby Names from Cemetery Gravestones


It's official! Weird Hollywood baby names like Apple and Pilot Inspektor are out, and old-fashioned names like Pearl and Gloria are in. Jack Osbourne and his fiance, Lisa Stelly, chose the first, and Maggie Gyllenhaal and husband Peter Sarsgaard chose the second.

And now there seems to be a trend towards giving girls a traditional boy name. Jessica Simpson just named her newborn daughter Maxwell Drew. And Levi Johnson, father of Sarah Palin's grandchild, is going to name his soon-to-be-born baby girl after a gun: Beretta. Okay, guns aren't male or female, really. But they're kinda mannish to me.

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The world has gone mad. However, if you like the idea of giving your baby girl a boy's name, there's a place you can get some great ideas.

Your local cemetery.

Hey, don't knock it. If you like old-fashioned baby names, you can't get much more vintage than those culled from a bunch of centuries-old headstones. Plus, the names are kind of spooky, too. Take a look at these 30 names we found at the graveyard.

These are all traditional male names, but might they might just work for your little bundle of femaleness too. I mean, if you're into that kind of thing.

1. Augustus

2. Demas

3. Washington

4. DeRobigne

5. Teunis

6. Orison

7. Horace

8. Churchill

9. Alford

10. Simeon

11. Lot

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12. DeWitt

13. Asher

14. Abram

15. Fletcher

16. Anson

17. Mellen

18. Elias

19. Gamaliel

20. Brockholst

21. Caleb

22. Chauncey

23. Ormsby

24. Napoleon

25. Ole

26. Silas

27. Fitz

28. Cleveland

29. Othnial

30. Casper

Would you give any of these to a boy -- or a girl? Have you ever gotten baby name ideas from a graveyard?

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Written by Kiri Blakeley on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

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