Everything old-style, from hipster clothing to restored furniture, captures the eye everywhere you look.
For new parents who run out of ideas on how to name their baby, old-fashioned, even antique baby names rooted in history can be the place to look for the perfect choice.
Throw away fashionable baby names, discard your parents’ names and go straight to your grandparents’ names to seek inspiration.
This new trend for vintage style is not actually nostalgic. It’s rather a quest for authenticity and the need to reevaluate ideas such as quality, endurance, thoroughness.
People who adored vintage and retro style existed before this new frenzy. They will tell you about the quality, the uniqueness and the brilliant details that make them love all things from the past.
Of course, there is the radiant grace and exquisite style of Audrey Hepburn who never went out of fashion.
The popularity of TV series like Mad Men, Game of Thrones or Downton Abbey, the geometric prints on clothes marching on the catwalks and the desire to stand out from the crowd have certainly played a key role to all this trend.
When the time comes and you must find a name for your baby, a vast source of ideas can be found in vintage names.
Looking back in time, you will find endless lists with names from hundreds of years ago. All these old names seem to be new again.
Old-style names made the biggest leaps in the popularity lists published by the Social Security Administration of the U.S. government.
So, if you want to defy and at the same time define the current trends of baby names, choosing a vintage name for your baby girl or baby boy is the best thing you can do.
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