Meet Theodore, Quentin and Dorothy: the ‘new, old’ baby names that are back in style
- Old-fashioned baby names are coming back into fashion, experts say
- Naming consultant Michelle has compiled a huge list of newly popular ‘old names’
- Esther, Aurelia and Dorothy for girls, Theodore, Grover and Quentin for boys
A video revealing popular vintage baby names has gone viral – proving that nicknames from yesteryear are back in style in a big way.
Baby naming consultant Michelle, who posts on Instagram under her business name ‘Grow Little Wildflower’, is delighted that old names are becoming new again.
She shared a video of some of the top ‘new, old’ names for the new year, including Posey for a girl and Walter for a boy.
Baby naming consultant Michelle, who posts on Instagram under her business name ‘Grow Little Wildflower’, is delighted that old names are becoming new again
The video, which has over 170,000 likes, also mentions Aurelia, Effie and Esther as perfect choices for girls.
While Ted, Winston and August were some of her boy highlights.
And if the names on her list don’t resonate, Michelle has other tips for finding the perfect throwback name for your child.
‘Look back through your family history…you might find a name from generations ago that fits your little family so perfectly today,’ she said.
She also asked people to share their own vintage names, in the hope it might inspire parents still looking for ‘the right one’.
“I’m expecting another girl in May, I’ll call her Emmeline,” said one woman.
‘My girls are Daisy and Hattie,’ said the other.
She shared a video of some of the most popular ‘new, old’ names for the new year, including Posey for a girl and Walter for a boy
‘Anyone have a name suggestion for Camille? I’m trying to find an older name, not too common, but not obscure. I love Daphne, but I already know one.’
‘We have ten children. Their names and nicknames are Clyde, Anabel, Willamena (Mena) George, Henry (Hank), Birdy, Ebenezer (Eb), Dorothy (Dot), Frances (Frankie), Walter (Walt),’ added a third.
Some people whose names made the list even commented.
‘I’m Esther, very rare these days but I appreciate my parents thinking about it,’ said another.
‘I am Aurelia. I am so proud to have this name. It is so special and beautiful. Never meet someone with the same name.’
And while many people seemed delighted with the revival, some were very vocal about their hatred of the names.
‘These are sad beige names for sad beige children,’ said one woman.
“I’m sorry, but Archibald?” said the other.
‘Please don’t name your child Dixie,’ chided another.
What are Michelle’s top picks for the newly popular ‘vintage’ names?
Source: Grow Little Wildflower