Rillian asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 10 years ago

This or That: Old Hollywood?

This is a list of the first names of famous actresses of the 1920s-1950s.

Out of each pair, which would you choose if you had to choose one?

(In case anyone was curious, I put the actresses' last names in parentheses.)

Marion or Lillian (Davies/Gish)

Clara or Louise (Bow/Brooks)

Greta or Jean (Garbo/Harlow)

Marlene or Fay (Dietrich/Wray)

Bette or Mae (Davis/West)

Miriam or Ava (Hopkins/Gardner)

Claudette/Thelma (Colbert/Todd)

Margaret or Ann (Lindsay/Sothern)

Jeanette or Anita (MacDonald/Page)

Alice or Eleanor (White/Powell)

Norma or Una (Shearer/Merkel)

Sally or Evalyn (Blane/Knapp)

Kay or Constance (Francis/Bennett)

Madge or Glenda (Evans/Farrell)

Virginia or Ruth (Bruce/Chatterton)

Marie or Judy (Marsh/Garland)

Vivien or Lana (Leigh/Turner)

Rita or Joan (Hayworth/Crawford)

Dorothy or Ingrid (Lamour/Bergman)

Ginger or Betty (Rogers/Grable)

Veronica or Lauren (Lake/Bacall)

Katherine or Olivia (Hepburn/de Havilland)

Lucille or Marilyn (Ball/Monroe)

Elizabeth or Grace (Taylor/Kelly)

Audrey or Sophia (Hepburn/Loren)

Natalie or Brigitte (Wood/Bardot)

Jane (Russell) or Kim (Russell/Novak)

Jayne or Diana (Mansfield/Dors)

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  • 10 years ago
    Best Answer

    I LOVE these questions!

    Marion

    Clara

    Fay

    Bette

    Miriam

    Claudette

    Margaret

    Anita

    Alice (love both)

    Una

    Evalyn

    Kay

    Glenda

    Virginia

    Judy

    Lana

    Rita

    Ingrid

    Betty

    Lauren

    Katherine

    Marilyn

    Grace

    Sophia

    Natalie

    Jane

    Jayne

    Favorites: Fay, Ingrid, Jane, Mae, Bette

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Lillian

    Clara

    Jean

    Fay

    Bette

    Miriam

    Claudette

    Margaret

    Anita

    Eleanor

    Norma

    Sally

    Constance

    Madge

    Virginia

    Marie

    Vivien

    Joan

    Ingrid

    Ginger

    Veronica

    Olivia

    Marilyn

    Elizabeth

    Audrey

    Brigitte

    Kim

    Diana

  • 10 years ago

    Lillian

    Louise

    Greta

    Marlene

    Mae

    Ava

    Claudette

    Margaret

    Jeanette

    Alice

    Una

    Evalyn

    Constance

    Madge

    Virginia

    Judy

    Lana

    Joan

    Dorothy

    Ginger

    Lauren

    Olivia

    Lucille

    Elizabeth

    Audrey

    Natalie

    Kim

    Jayne.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Lillian

    Clara

    Greta

    Fay

    Mae

    Ava

    Claudette

    Ann

    Anita

    Eleanor

    Norma

    Evalyn

    Kay

    Glenda

    Ruth

    Marie

    Lana

    Joan

    Dorothy

    Ginger

    Lauren

    Olivia

    Lucille

    Elizabeth

    Sophia

    Natalie

    Jane

    Jayne

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  • Marion or Lillian ~ Lillian

    Clara or Louise ~ Louise

    Greta or Jean ~ Greta

    Marlene or Fay ~ Fay

    Bette or Mae ~ Bette (I love May but I hate Mae)

    Miriam or Ava ~ Ava

    Claudette/Thelma ~ Claudette

    Margaret or Ann ~ Margaret

    Jeanette or Anita ~ Anita

    Alice or Eleanor ~ Eleanor

    Norma or Una ~ Una

    Sally or Evalyn ~ Evalyn

    Kay or Constance ~ Kay

    Madge or Glenda ~ Glenda

    Virginia or Ruth ~ Ruth

    Marie or Judy ~ Marie

    Vivien or Lana ~ Vivien

    Rita or Joan ~ Joan

    Dorothy or Ingrid ~ Dorothy

    Ginger or Betty ~ Betty

    Veronica or Lauren ~ Lauren

    Katherine or Olivia ~ Olivia (I love Catherine but I hate Katherine)

    Lucille or Marilyn ~ Marilyn

    Elizabeth or Grace ~ Elizabeth

    Audrey or Sophia ~ Sophia

    Natalie or Brigitte ~ Natalie

    Jane or Kim ~ Kim

    Jayne or Diana ~ Diana

  • 4 years ago

    Old Hollywood

  • 10 years ago

    Marion or Lillian (Davies/Gish)...............Lillian

    Clara or Louise (Bow/Brooks)................Clara

    Greta or Jean (Garbo/Harlow)................Greta

    Marlene or Fay (Dietrich/Wray)..............Marlene

    Bette or Mae (Davis/West)....................Mae (barely)

    Miriam or Ava (Hopkins/Gardner)...........Ava

    Claudette/Thelma (Colbert/Todd)............Thelma (barely)

    Margaret or Ann (Lindsay/Sothern).........Ann

    Jeanette or Anita (MacDonald/Page).......Anita

    Alice or Eleanor (White/Powell)..............Elaeanor

    Norma or Una (Shearer/Merkel)..............Norma (barely)

    Sally or Evalyn (Blane/Knapp)................Evalyn

    Kay or Constance (Francis/Bennett).......Kay

    Madge or Glenda (Evans/Farrell)............Glenda (barely)

    Virginia or Ruth (Bruce/Chatterton).........Virginia

    Marie or Judy (Marsh/Garland)..............Marie

    Vivien or Lana (Leigh/Turner).................Lana

    Rita or Joan (Hayworth/Crawford)...........Rita

    Dorothy or Ingrid (Lamour/Bergman).......Ingrid

    Ginger or Betty (Rogers/Grable).............Ginger

    Veronica or Lauren (Lake/Bacall)...........Veronica

    Katherine or Olivia (Hepburn/de Havilland)....Katherine

    Lucille or Marilyn (Ball/Monroe)..............Marilyn

    Elizabeth or Grace (Taylor/Kelly)........Tie

    Audrey or Sophia (Hepburn/Loren).......Sophia

    Natalie or Brigitte (Wood/Bardot)..........Natalie

    Jane (Russell) or Kim (Russell/Novak)....Jane

    Jayne or Diana (Mansfield/Dors)...........Jayne

  • Clary
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    Lillian

    Louise

    Greta

    Fay

    Mae

    Miriam (Both are pretty)

    Claudette

    Ann

    Anita

    Alice

    Una (Love it spelled Oona)

    Evalyn (I prefer it spelled Evelyn)

    Constance

    Glenda

    Ruth

    Marie

    Vivien

    Joan

    Ingrid

    Ginger

    Lauren

    Katherine (Such a hard choice! I love both!)

    Lucille

    Grace

    Audrey (Although I would choose Sophie over Audrey)

    Brigitte

    Jane

    Diana

    Oh, and I chose Clara over Louise because my name is Clara, so I would never consider naming my daughter that.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    How cute! It was very cute of you to make this all up!

    Lillian (Lilly)

    Clara (Claire)

    Jean

    Fay, I prefer it as a middle, spelled Faye. :]]

    Bette has always been strangely appealing to me, huh.

    Ava

    Thelma (Tia)

    Ann (Spelled Anne)

    Anita

    Alice

    Una

    Evalyn

    Kay

    Glenda

    Virgina

    Marie- I love this name!

    Lana

    Joan

    Ingrid

    Betty

    Veronica- very classic!

    Katherine (Kate)

    Lucille (Lucy)

    Sophia

    Brigitte

    Jane

    Diana

    Thank you!

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    Audrey or Sophia

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