Old-Fashioned Boys' Names Making a Comeback
What’s very old is really new again.
Preparing for a new baby is stressful and overwhelming and nerve-wracking. Preparing for a new baby is also incredibly uplifting and exciting and emotional. There are so many things to plan for like nursery arranging and decorating, diaper changing, and late-night and early morning feedings. So many moments and things we can just never plan for or expect. This holds true for first-time parents or those welcoming their second, third, or fourth child into the family. So the name should be the fun and easy part, right? Not so fast. Naming is a big deal. Naming is also a lot of pressure. For our girls and our boys. Once you pick that name, your child is stuck with it forever. Well, unless your child is given a nickname in grade school that he can’t seem to shake–ever. (It happens.) In the South, the name we give our children is based on so many factors. For example, our families, our family histories, our regions, our cultures. And somehow our mamas, Mother-in-Laws, and grammies make their way into the naming conversation too. Some parents-to-be prefer to keep the name a secret; others start sharing the name as soon as the gender is known and revealed. For quite some time, the most popular names for boys were trendy, from Asher and Axel to Beckett and Blake. But today we’re noticing a return of the classics. Remember William and Charles and Henry and Harrison? Those timeless names we could always count on are back. They have powerful meanings and strong characters. And that’s exactly how we are raising our Southern sons to be: strong, kind, determined, and resilient. Here are our favorite old-fashioned blasts from the past.