Classic Double Names You’ll Still Hear On Southern Playgrounds Today
Down here, we don’t kid around when it comes to double names. Not only do double names roll off the tongue in a signature Southern drawl as sweet and slow as pouring honey, but double dubbing is often about bridging family names with classic or meaningful ones, which is why we also know to never assume Anna Grace just goes by Anna, or that James Wyatt goes by James. That cardinal rule is permanently etched into the Southern code of etiquette, praise be. And why settle on a single moniker when you can double the love with two? Afterall, it gives Mama something firm and weighty to yell out when you’re in deep trouble. Southerners have come up with some truly noteworthy double name combos throughout history, while other double names have solidified themselves as simply classic, earning spots on plenty of Southern family trees. Here are a few of our favorite classic double names for Southern boys and girls.
Double Names for Girls
While we can't include every adorable double name for girls, we rounded up some popular favorites. Lovely names, such as Anna, Mary, Grace, and Kate, make plenty of appearances; but we'd love to hear your most unique family variations in the comments!
Double Names for Boys
We rounded up some popular double names for boys. Sturdy names, such as John, James, and William, contribute their fair share; but we love the unique names they've been paired with. Share your favorite Southern double names for boys in the comments!