Classic Baby Names From Our Grandparents' Era Deserve To Make A Comeback

Whenever parents-to-be are expecting a new baby arrival, there comes one crucial task — and that is choosing the child's name. It's a feat all in itself.

After all, this new human will be "stuck" with their name for the rest of their life unless they're one of those people who end up legally changing theirs.

So, let me ask you a question:

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How many times you heard a new baby's name and scratched your head in disbelief? That seems to be happening a lot more lately, huh?

Especially now that celebrities are dominating the headlines with their odd baby name choices. When did "North" or "Saint" or "Bear" become a thing?

It's definitely not the kind of trend I'm used to.

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Whatever happened to "classic" baby names? Do you remember those wholesome, pretty, and recognizable names like George, Betty, Abraham, or Ruth?

Now they're considered old-fashioned, and people toss them aside. But I say no, not so fast. They exist for a reason, and it's because they're awesome. Am I alone in thinking that?

Call me crazy, but I think they have that old-school, vintage-chic charm.

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More so than any of those modern names like "Apple" or "Zuma" or "Rumer" or "Sir." I mean, who would name their kid "Sir"? It sounds a little too odd to me, alright?

Apparently, baby names tend to follow hundred-year cycles of popularity.

So once something becomes really popular, it will eventually fall out of favor at some point or another. Then, it will circle back again to become a hot baby name trend.

Let's just hope that isn't the case with those weird baby names like "Banjo," "Cricket," or "Birdie."

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Is it just me, or do they sound like games you can play? Ha, ha! But for a baby name? No, thank you. I much prefer Noah or Jonathan any day of the week.

Would you ever consider naming your kids 'Huckleberry' and "Marmaduke"?

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Yes, those are baby names, too. They're the names of Bear Grylls' kids.

I mean, what? Where does that come from? Marmaduke is a name of a cartoon dog for, crying out loud. I don't know about that one.

One unusual name I do adore is "Keanu."

I think after Keanu Reeves became a star, we all fell in love with his name, huh? Or was it just me?

And of course, because of him, we all know how to pronounce it too. It's a lovely sounding name after all. Isn't it?

So apart from Keanu, I think the so-called, old-fashioned baby names deserve a comeback.

After all, you can never get tired of Noah, Gabriel, or Sebastian. Oh, I love both Gabriel and Sebastian. I always have. If I had boys, I would name them that.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for individuality. All I'm saying is that people should give the vintage names a chance. They might surprise you and fit your kid to a tee. And chances are, your kid won't get teased in school. That's a good thing, isn't it?

There are actually some names at risk of going "extinct"!

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And yes, I'm aware that makes them sound like something from Jurassic Park, but there are many baby names that are set to fade out of existence.

In the UK specifically, names like Kirsty, Jordan, and Shauna were at risk of disappearing altogether. So, if your name is Kirsty, Jordan, or Shauna then you may need to start rallying support for your name!

Some of the most "endangered" boys names were "Mitchel" and "Gary."

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I know that Gary and Mitchel don't have quite the same "star power" or nuance as names like Keanu, but I think they're pretty damn good names! Just look at Gary Sinise, he's called Gary and he's an absolute treasure!

Do you have any favourite names that are going "out of fashion"?

Be sure to fight for the existence of your favourite name, let us never let the classic names out there fizzle out in favour of things like Marmaduke, Effervescent, and anything with a number in it!

Let me hear some of your favourite old school names down below...I've always been partial to Gertrude, but maybe that's just me!

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