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If the Hundred-Year Rule – which states that it takes a century for most names to come back into fashion – holds true, then we’re in for some interesting times, judging from the list of 100 Most Popular Names of the 1910s.
A handful of the top names in the decade from 1910 to 1920 are already solidly back in style. These old fashioned baby names include:
CHARLES and CHARLIE
A larger group is, not surprisingly, on the cutting edge of style, supporting the whole Hundred-Year theory by indicating which names we’ll be hearing more of in the decade ahead. The old-fashioned names from the Top 100 in the 1910s that sound fashion-forward today include:
LOUIS and LEWIS
Other choices still seem a bit far out right now, but we predict will become more stylish and feel more acceptable over the next decade, echoing their popularity of a century ago. These include:
Other names it’s just hard to imagine coming back in the foreseeable future….or ever. But we’ve eaten our hat before so we may well see a resurgence of babies with these, uh, not-so-attractive names last popular a hundred years ago.