Old names are returning - I'm English but I have no stats on them - but my cousin recently called his new son " Hugh " which we were all amazed at. A niece called her girls LeahAmi and Mercy Tace - more really old names. To go back years when I was at school I was the only Louise in the school and I'd never heard of any other Louise. Through the years this has become quite a popular name. As for Gertrude this was never used but " Trudie " was out there and used as a proper name in it's own right.