Old Money Names You Might Want to Consider

They always tell you that you don’t realize how many people you dislike until you have to name your baby. Many American parents try to get extra creative by changing the spelling of popular names or creating new weird names that nobody knows how to pronounce or how to spell.

Old money names obviously won’t guarantee that your child will be rich. In a standard definitely, old money names are often passed down through generations like precious heirlooms. They are a testament to the family’s lineage and their place in society to name a child after a grandfather or aunt. These names are a symbol of legacy and this is why the old money names are often labeled as old fashioned.

These names suggest a life of privilege, exclusivity, a good family (often with a history of nobility) and an aspirational path of opportunities for future generations. It makes people named with an old money name as classy, elegant, and ultimately more prone to success.

Ironically, if you take a look at the most successful people all over the world, whether in money or fame sense, they often have these old fashioned names that classify as old money. Have you ever seen an insanely successful Braxxxton, Abcde, Kaysleee, Meadow, Apple, Neveah, or some of these new original names that are banned in most places outside of the US? (Yup, you cannot name your baby using weird spelling, things, names or random places and things that could classify as offensive)

No? I couldn’t find them either and many serious business people automatically associate these names as pretentious, especially abroad. They count as “new money” that won’t pass the test of time. Only in the celebrity industries, original names are getting more popular to add to the shock value, but in most cases these aren’t their real names and they often have very traditional names.

Things to Avoid When Looking for an Old Money Name

The perfect old money name choice is a popular name, but it doesn’t necessarily mean mainstream. As the aesthetic suggests, old money names are old. There are lots of vintage stylish names that survived for centuries and keep coming back for a reason.

There’s a new trend of naming babies after the last names of successful people. This screams new money or wannabe money. It would be impossible for Charles Ponzi, Anna Delvey, or Bernard Madoff to conduct their cons if their names were one of these original new names, as no wealthy families would name their babies like that.

Names associated with actual money like Silver, Golden, Dollar are also pretentious in a traditional sense and mean anything but affluent.

Old Money Girl Names

Abigail

Ada

Agatha

Agnes

Alba

Alexandra

Alicia

Amaryllis

Amelia

Anastasia

Anna

Aurelie

Barbara

Beatrice

Bertha (Roberta)

Camilla

Caroline

Celine

Celeste

Charlotte

Chloe

Claire / Clara

Constance

Cordelia

Cressida

Darby

Daisy

Delphine

Diana

Edith

Elisabeth

Eleanor

Elena

Eugenie

Frances

Genevieve

Gladys

Greta

Helene

Imogen

Ines

Isabelle

Iris

Jacqueline

Jane

Jean

Josephine

Juliette

Judith

Katherine

Lucille

Manon

Marie

Marion

Martha

Margaret

Michelle

Mildred (Millie)

Natalia

Nina

Noelle

Nora

Patricia

Philippa

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Ramona

Rebecca

Rosalie

Rosamund

Ruth

Sarah

Siobhan

Simone

Sophie

Stella

Susanna

Sylvia

Tamsin

Tatiana

Valeria

Vera

Victoria

Old Money Boy Names

Abraham

Albert

Alexander

Alfred

Ansel

August

Alistair

Archibald

Arthur

Beau

Benedict

Benjamin

Bernard

Charles

Christopher

Christian

Colin

Conrad

David

Douglas

Earl

Edmund

Edward

Ernest

Elias

Fitzgerald

Fitzroy

Franklin

Frederick

George

Grant

Guido

Hector

Henry

Hugo / Hugh

Jack

James

Jan / Johannes

John

Joseph

Julian

Lachlan

Laurence

Leopold

Leslie

Lionel

Louis

Ludlow

Marlon

Maximilian

Montgomery

Nicholas

Michael

Oliver

Oscar

Otto

Penn

Phillip

Pierce

Reginald

Richard

Robert

Samuel

Scott

Sebastian

Spencer

Stanley

Stephen

Thaddeus

Theodore

Thomas

Victor

Vergil

Walter

Winston

William

Xavier

Zachary

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