February 5, 2023

A video revealing trendy old baby names has gone viral, proving that nicknames from days gone by are back in style in a big way.

Baby name consultant Michelle, who posts under her trade name ‘Grow Little Wildflower’ on Instagram, is delighted to see old names become new again.

He shared a video featuring some of the top ‘new and old’ names for the new year, including Posey for a girl and Walter for a boy.

Posting under her trade name ‘Grow Little Wildflower’ on Instagram, baby name consultant Michelle is delighted to see old names become new again.

The video, which has over 170,000 likes, also mentions Aurelia, Effie, and Esther as perfect choices for girls.

While Ted, Winston, and August were some of his highlights for the kids.

And if the names on your list don’t resonate, Michelle has other tips for finding the perfect retro baby name.

“Look back at your family history…you might find a name from generations ago that fits so perfectly into your little family today,” she said.

She also asked people to share their own old names, hoping it might inspire parents still searching for “the one.”

‘I’m expecting another girl in May, I’ll call her Emmeline,’ said one woman.

‘My daughters are Daisy and Hattie,’ said another.

He shared a video featuring some of the best 'new and old' names for the new year, including Posey for a girl and Walter for a boy.

He shared a video featuring some of the best ‘new and old’ names for the new year, including Posey for a girl and Walter for a boy.

‘Does anyone have any name suggestions to go with Camille? I’m trying to find an older name, not too common but not obscure. I love Daphne but I already know one.

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‘We have ten children. Their names and nicknames are Clyde, Anabel, Willamena (Mena) George, Henry (Hank), Birdy, Ebenezer (Eb), Dorothy (Dot), Frances (Frankie), Walter (Walt),’ added a third.

Some people whose names were on the list even commented.

“I’m an Esther, very rare these days, but I appreciate the thought my parents put into this,” said another.

I’m Aurelia. Very proud to have this name. It is so special and beautiful. Never meet someone with the same name.

And while many people seemed excited about the revival, some were very vocal in their hatred of the names.

“These are sad beige names for sad beige boys,” said one woman.

I’m sorry, but Archibald? said another.

‘Please don’t name your child Dixie,’ scolded another.

What are Michelle’s top picks for recently popular ‘old’ names?

for girls

aurelio

possess

effie

elsie

edith

Ester

Betty

vivienne

hat

golden

Birdie

Viola

polly

Winnie

clear

Dorothy

Going

Olive

Zelda

adeline

Pot

Genevieve

Hazelnut color

for boys

walter

ted

Winston

August

archibald

Milton

Silas

harris

Wiley

max

stanley

Finnish

Benedict

otto

oliver

Miles

theodore

Quentin

Grover

Ezra

Caspian

Vance

Jasper

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