Think Edward and Rupert are too old-fashioned? Think again! Traditional, historical, and “geeky” names are back and better than ever.
Trendy baby boy names can change at the drop of a hat. The funny thing about name trends is the classic names are often said to be “back in style” when they never really went out of style. Instead, certain classic names peak in popularity from time to time, some more so than others. When this happens, especially in our modern day, we say it is “back in style” or we create new hype about it to further advertise the claim. The same is true for the fashion world. Fabrics, patterns, and styles of the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s often reappear in our stores today, although there have been traces of style elements from those decades found in our clothing for years now.
If you consider yourself a trendsetter and are looking for a baby boy name that is hip and fresh, don’t be so quick to jump on the latest trend just because you hear it is one. After all, the best trends begin with an original idea that is only slightly influenced, if not completely void of influence. Naming your new little prince should be based entirely on your preference or what you think will suit your baby boy. Names like Edward, Jonathan, and Steven are all classic names that have been said to “come back” in recent years, but are still considered less desirable by many baby name trendsetters.
Wonderful baby names for a boy such as these are still popular for other reasons, such as their significance and the role they play in family legacy. The name Edward is a royal name, which has been very popular since the 1800’s. It is an English and Scottish name that means “strong” or “protector of wealth” and has been especially popular since the Twilight craze. Steven is also a traditional English name with a Greek influence. It means “crown” or “victorious” and has fluctuated in popularity since the 1940’s. Variations of the name Jonathan have meant “gift of God” or “given by God” which have been some of the most popular names to date for carrying on a family legacy. Before you deem these older names too geeky or overdone, consider them for your new baby boy. They are actually some of the most traditional names around and have held great significance for many decades now. Maybe they will do the same for you!