The following article appeared in the Falkirk Herald on Wednesday 24 May, 1939 and the Western Daily Press on Saturday 27 May, 1939 on both their "Feminine Reflections" pages.
Though fashions in children's names change with passing years, it must be admitted that the vogue for Victorian names is, and has been, very popular recently. Apparently, although young mothers are not keen on Victoria, they are delighted with Caroline, Laura and Ann.
Irish blood in the family is a good excuse for such pretty-sounding names as Kathleen and Eileen; for boys, Patrick and Brian.
John is another great favourite. Those parents who have an eye on the future, and who want something important for their offspring are choosing John, if not Roderick, Roger or Kenneth.
THESE ARE UNUSUAL
Hermione and Marda are unusual and worth considering that is if the parents have not decided on Margaret, which always pleases, or Mary or Elizabeth for their baby girl.