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Perhaps some of you can remember a time when Brooklyn, was just a borough, Blue, was just a color, and Ivy just a plant, but now these are the names mothers give their little bundles of joy. Creativity and personal expression is the “in” thing now and everyone wants to think outside of the box when it comes to naming their offspring. Today, mothers want their child’s name to be unique, rather than a repeated family name — or a sign of the times — that’s why the old school names that the grown folks at our family reunions still have are long forgotten. Here are the top old timey female names you can be sure won’t be making any top baby name lists ever again.

Gladys

Being that the original meaning for this name is “uncertain, perhaps countryside,”one thing we can be absolutely certain of is that this country bama name is most likely a little too south of the mason dixon for the refined tastes of most Americans these days.

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