Names once thought of as "old lady" or "old gentleman" names are fast becoming popular picks for newborns.
The favourite "old lady chic" name at the moment is Ada, which means "noble" or "of nobility", according to The Bump. It's a girl's name of German origin, derived from Adelaide. It's a hit in Scandinavian countries thanks to its mix of old-world charm and modern vibes.
It is closely followed by Agatha, Agnes, and Alethea. The charming names, which all start with A, are becoming trendy choices for new parents as many "vintage" options are now seen as "cool" again, the Mirror reports.
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Every day, around 385,000 babies are born worldwide, says the UN. This means hundreds of thousands of parents have to choose a name for their little one each day. While some go for modern or celeb-inspired names, others are bringing back old-fashioned names.
However, Baby Centre says that names parents might have snubbed in recent years are now seen as cute. Some parents are naming their babies after family members who have passed away, linking the names to the older generation.
Baby Centre has revealed a list of 115 "traditional girls' names that are making a comeback or might be soon".
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For those expecting a baby boy, there's also a list of "classic old man names". The list features charming names like Abe, Abel, Abraham, and Albert.
The news comes after a baby name has caused a stir online after an expert revealed that it is so rare that less than 10 babies in the US have it.
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Stephanie Coffield shared a video taking a look at some "gorgeous" names that parents could be missing out on. In her video, the baby name consultant who runs her own business called Names with Steph, revealed the first name on her list was Breckette.
Apparently, it was only given to seven boys born last year. She also highlighted the name Cline — given to just six boys in 2022.
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