‘Eric’ ‘Yes sir’
‘Cecil’ ‘Yes sir’
‘Albert’ ‘Yes sir’
You would think that was a name call at a retirement home or an army drill from back in the 1920s…It’s not! Children near you are acquiring these old fashion names and it appears to be the new craze!
This year, more than 120 million babies will be born on earth. The truth is that names are a part of every culture and that they are of enormous importance both to the people who receive names and to the societies that given them and it can be argued that it marks the child’s identity for the rest of their life, but does what you call your child shape their life for good?
Names have always seemed to follow the trend of out with the old and in with the new but an unexpected occurrence seems to be taking place. Ten years ago when Jacob, Michael, Joshua, Ethan, Matthew, Sam etc were the most popular names for boys and names such as Emily, Emma, Isabella, Olivia, Hannah and Samantha for girls it seemed that inclination was here to stay, but no, now parents are opting for the more ‘out there’ approach when coming to choose the name of their baby. Not only are celebrities calling their children the most random names they can think of, any words under the sun that do not even make sense for example Gwyneth Paltrow calling her child Apple and most recently Victoria Beckham calling her baby girl Harper Seven, now the general public are also becoming more experimental.
The ‘cool granddad’ names are starting to re occur, having a child with a cool granddad name seems to be this season’s accessary and parents are going vintage. Bring back Frank, Sedrick, Albert, Arthur, Gladys, Dot, Beatrice and Ethel, you name it! One assumes that a child has some sort of expectation if they are given a whacky name, they don’t it reflects and says more about the parent.
Old-fashioned names such as Ava and Stanley in addition to Biblical names like Noah and Jacob are returning to popularity, according to a major survey.
William and Catherine or Kate are tipped to be the biggest climbers of 2011 due to the Royal wedding earlier in the year. According to the new research Olivia is the most common baby girls’ name, ahead of Sophie, Lily, Emily and Ruby. Oliver was just ahead of other traditional monikers including Jack, Harry, Charlie and Alfie, according to the survey of 423,000 babies by online parenting club Bounty.com.
Some of the fastest rising names for both sexes are more familiar to older generations, such as Stanley, Ava, Esme and Jude.
What we ask ourselves is will the child be affected by what name they are given by their parents? Is being called Clive, Terrence, or Brian going to affect them in the long run? We don’t know, only time will tell!
Here is a website we really liked that gave us lots of baby name ideas!
Also here is another article featuring the top predicted names for 2012!