Robin Elise Weiss has come up with a useful and charming list of unexpected ways to discover new ideas for baby names. Here is one of her ideas that took me by surprise:
Obituaries & Cemeteries This is a great source of names that are older, lesser known and seldom used. Certainly you’ll find your Johns and Marys, but you’ll also find Imogene, Clara, Henry, and Caleb. Think of this as looking into someone else’s family tree. If you are lucky enough to have a really old cemetery in your neck of the words, try to look for really old headstones with names that you like.