63 Antiquated Names That Are Due For A Comeback
Like fashion, names are cyclical and come in and out of fashion. Like dad shoes, grandparent names are soon to come back in a big way. Hello, future baby Agathas!
I dug through the US Social Security Administration’s archives for the top names in the 1880/90s and then checked out some baby name blogs for inspiration. Here are the ones I think you should name your future, hypothetical baby.
(Note: It’s not like these names are extinct or anything. Like, your name could very well be Sherman! This is just a list of names that have fallen off the contemporary top baby name list (the Billboard 100 of names, if you will) and deserve a resurgence.
There is a 0% chance you name your kid this and they don’t become a CEO of something.
Also good: Hewey and Louie.
Now it’ll be funny instead of heart-stoppingly terrifying when you lose track of your little one. Ha ha ha! Ha…?
Like the cookies, your child could spread joy far and wide with this name.
Putting a lot of pressure on the kid with a name like that, but I think they can handle it.
The best Muppet, the only US president to do two non-consecutive terms in office, and your baby.
No one has to know you named your baby after the Cheeto mascot. Just tell them you got the idea from this list.
If people are naming their kids Khaleesi you can totally name yours Kermit. ?
Things you can call your child if you name them Wilbur: Terrific, Radiant, Humble, Some Pig.
Yes, like the Gravity Falls character.
This is my mom’s name so I’m biased. But why wouldn’t you want your own Baby Ruth???
Too many Aprils walking around and not enough Mays.
Remember Skins? Effy was cool. Why aren’t there more Effy/ies?
This is what I want to name my imaginary baby and yet no one will let me! Folks, the baby isn’t even real and my mother is still furious.
A great Animal Crossing character and a great kid, I’d bet.
You know, like the Roman goddess of wisdom? And yes, OK, war too, but focus on the wisdom part.
Call them Winnie! So cute!
Then when they’re old enough, they can read the instant classic book: Where’d You Go Bernadette.
How do you feel about these old school names? Do you agree with me that Fern is a Very Cool name? Did I write this whole thing just to bring legitimacy to my fake child’s name? Feel free to scream at me in the comments.
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