Why old fashioned baby names are back in style?

If you’re a new mom or new dad to be, it’s an exciting and sometimes nerve wracking experience to come up with a name for your baby. As a new parent to be, you may have noticed a change in babyOld Fashioned baby names - unique girl names names in the last couple of years. Old fashioned baby names are in – the new, weird invented names of the last ten years are out. Parents to be are naming their children these older style baby names now more than ever. Let’s take a look at why these old names are finally back in style after spending years on the baby name margins.

Going Back to the Basics with Baby Names

Parents want to keep it simple with their children’s names. Names like Jacob, Mason and William topped the list of the most popular boys’ names last year while Sophia, Isabella and Emma took the top three spots on the list for girls’ names in the United States. Each of these names have fairly traditional spellings, making these names easy to spell and pronounce instead of the more invented names we’ve seen in years past. There’s something to be said for classic simplicity when it comes to baby names.

Baby Names That Honor Family Traditions

It seems like everyone has a Great Aunt Martha or a Great Uncle Henry somewhere back in their family tree. Vintage baby names like Martha or Abigail for your future girl and Theodore or Henry for your future boy are all great examples of names most likely found going back generations in most families. Parents to be are looking for ways to honor their genealogical links and roots while still giving their children names that stand out. These older style names are a perfect way to honor the legacy of your family roots.

What’s in a Baby Name? Nostalgia Value

Old fashioned baby names harken to a simpler time. There’s a lot of nostalgia to be found in naming your little boy Thaddeus or Frederick or your little girl Adelaide or Pearl. Many of these older names have such a great, classic ring to them that it’s easy to see just why they’re so popular right now. It’s been so long since many of these names were commonplace that it makes them stand out from all the other baby names out there right now.

The Age of the Aiden is (Almost) Over

After a decade of -aydens (Jayden, Aiden, Brayden and the like) parents are ready to stop creating their own custom, invented names and stick to names that have withstood the tests of time. Even though Jayden was fourth and Aiden ninth on last year’s list of most popular boys names, the influx of these older fashioned names this year just goes to show everyone that invented names are no longer in vogue.

Old fashioned baby names are a great option for new parents struggling to come up with the right name for their little bundle of joy on the way by helping them keep it simple, honor their family traditions, add a touch of nostalgia and stay away from the pack of invented names of the last few years.

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6 Responses to Why old fashioned baby names are back in style?

  1. Michel lambert says:

    Great post… But I decided to name my future son Michel the III…. My wife is not to happy but it is now a family tradition

  2. Humor News says:

    This is a great blog you have here

    • Analyn says:

      We haven’t had a discussion about this since I found out I was pegrnant….I feel like it might jinx things (am only 8 weeks)! Pre-pregnancy we had conversations about names, but nothing serious. My husband likes very plain and traditional names and I’m open to more unique names. I feel like we’ll start talking about this after I’m 12 weeks and I’m sure we won’t be able to agree on anything : )

      • Jennifer says:

        When you are pregnant and trinyg to decide on something that may possibly define your child’s life, you are extra sensitive to how others respond. I still haven’t gotten over how poorly she reacted. Now everyone that meets Indy says that he has the perfect name and that it totally fits his personality – and I totally agree!Now that we are expecting our second son, we are only telling a few people some of our name possibilities. But, before we tell people, we also tell them that we want them to keep their opinions to themselves. It’s kinda exciting to do is name reveal when he is born, and then (hopefully!) nobody can give us negative feedback on our name choice.

  3. Maira says:

    Megan !This beautiful piece of art is your micarle .. the beginning of a new life! Congratulations! Enjoy each day .. don’t loose a moment of the excitment, joy and happiness of one tiny, tiny beautiful little blessed infant .. she’s a real person already! My wishes for much happiness and good health for the three of you ..I thank Alexandra for keeping me posted on the girls I had learned to love and adore thruout your childhood, and adusthood .. thank you for sharing beautiful Jennifer with me .. God bless you ..A reminder .. Giovanna as you know is better known as Alexandra’s Mama G and until this day AND all the tomorrows she will always be my very special loving Princess, my Alexandra. I do miss her so .. but each night I hold her so dear to me ..I just know you are learning that feeling already, having Jennifer .. each day your love will be more glorious than yesterday .. more greater tomorrow .. how wonderful for all the mysteries of life the tomorrows will bring ..Love you a bunch, Meggan .. always g xoxo

    • Auth says:

      I think we’ll probably share the name with our paetrns/siblings, but not share it to the general population (unless of course its a boy and we’re stuck with Derrick Patrick III). I don’t want to deal with hearing people’s opinions on the name and I really think our name won’t be set in stone until we see the baby anyway. My mom had a totally different name picked out for me and then when I was born with a head of red hair, she changed her mind.

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