Olde English baby names making a comeback. This craze for unusual medieval-style baby names replaces the current vogue for Edwardian style names which has been popular over the last few years. See the baby names that are looking set for a comeback.
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Meaning: Light Informal version: Alya, Inna It’s pronounced “AH-leena”, and it’s a good name for a girl that loves to move and dance, as at least three of Russia’s most accomplished ballerinas have been named Alina.
The plays of Shakespeare are filled with characters with classic, beautiful and unusual names; names that are steeped in history. There are so many characters in his 37 plays that his work provides great fodder for choosing baby names. We're not just talking about Romeo, Macbeth and Hamlet. We've dug deep and found the most unusual Shakespearean names that we think could be perfect for newborns. Classical, romantic and ethereal. Here's our pick of the best from the bard.