Are they different??
Are the names you used to liek when you were younger ( if you can remember them) different to what you like or would use now..
So if you remember them..
Old names VS new/now names.. LOL
old names - what you liked about them at the time... & what you like/dislike about them now..
new/now names - what you like about them and why
Hope this is as fun as i thought it would be ..x
Names I liked when I was younger would probably be called trendy now, two that stick at the forefront of my mind are Ruby and Roxy which I like from a very young age. When I was younger I was easily influenced by characters on television programmes that I watched, if I liked the character I would like the name. Nowadays though I have broadern my horizons in terms of names and am starting to like older names, Roberta and Erika being two of my favs at the moment. I was never really interested as boys names as a kid, one name that I was in love with for many years though was Brady - lord knows what I was thinking! :)
Years Old Name Loves:
New Name Loves:
When I was 16, my top two were Audrey & Sebastian.
I still love them both, but Audrey got really popular. Popularity doesn't bother me in itself, but I saw in on peoples' lists with names like Addison, Peyton and Alexa... that's not the vibe I get from Audrey, so that ended up disappointing me.
Sebastian is a name I'd totally use, but I had a family member named Sebastian and things went south with that part of the family (super messy divorce, really messed up stuff going on there), so I just think it'd be a bad call on my part to use it.
My top 2 right now are Edmund & Seraphine. Edmund has been topping my list since I was 8 years old and my grade 3 English teacher read us "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe".
I'm not really sure where Seraphine came from. My art prof mentioned her daughter, Seraphina, last semester and hearing it 'in real life' really struck me. My SO is really pushing for a French name, so that's when Seraphine came to the forefront.
I've been keeping name lists since I was about 5 years old, though, so this is just a super small sampling.
When I was in middle school I loved names like Jorie, Kendra & Sloane; Michael, Travis & Jacob. At that point, I liked girl names that were boyish and kewl and 'unique', and for boys, I liked the names of boys I had crushes on, hahahah.
In my old baby name book that I got when I was probably around twelve or so, there was a place to list your top five names for each sex. This is what I had listed:
Flashforward a couple of decades, and this is what the list would look like now:
So, some differences, but still mostly the same style, I think. And I still really love all the names on the old list, even if they're not my absolute favorites anymore.
Lets see what I remember from my first list when I was about 12......
Pretty trendy, but I still love Benjamin, Sky, Willow & Cadence (if it wasn't so Popular)
My favorites now....
When I was really young (like 7 or 8) I wanted twin girls named Jessica Erin and Alexia Elaine. I got Jessica from The Sweet Valley Twin/High books. Erin is my brother's middle name (Aaron). Alexia I got from the movie Wish Upon a Star which was one of my favorites when I was younger. And I had a friend in the neighborhood named Elaine and I thought that was cool.
A few years later I fell in love with the name Brooklyn. I've kind of grown out of it a bit because a) I hate the negative connotation that comes with it (and most city names), b) I hate that it's technically unisex (ugh Brooklyn on a boy just...no thank you) and c) one of my mom's good friend's sister had a daughter named Brooklyn a few years ago so I couldn't use it anyway as we see each other a lot. I also loved names like Talullah and Lavender. I was really all over the place with girl names. I wasn't really into boy names really. Like someone else said, I loved the names of all my crushes haha. Jase, James, River (after River Phoenix), etc. I also got a lot of names from tv, movies, and books. I still do today.
Now, my naming style is all over the place. I'm still trying to figure out girl names. There are some I love, some I like, but it's mostly a blurry mess of "could I see that on my own child?" It's still confusing. Boy names, however, are a completely different story. I love a lot of boy names! I would describe my style as hipster/trendy with a mix of classic/cool. haha I'm laughing just typing this. But I suppose it's true. I love names like Augustus, Jase, River, Atticus, Isaac, Finnick, Castiel, Aiden, etc. Classic names like James, Alexander, Thomas, Gabriel.
I've always thought I was born in the wrong era, but I guess if old names are in this is the best time for me after all.
I liked Harriet and Vera, but was bored to death by Ann and Jane, which I can now appreciate. Before I loved Spanish names, but lean more towards Scandinavian and Asian names now.
I did have a disproportionate love for "grown up names" which are solidly trends of the 70s and early 80s. I have fallen out of love with them for quite some time.
When I was young , my dolls etc were named things like Crystal , Aurora, Georgina, Thomasina (loved this name) Tabitha (still love this) always really girly and frilly .
My taste now is still feminine , but prob a bit more wearable vintage and less princessy , although Tabitha is still on the list.
(apart from my bub's names:D)
Matilda (was our other option for bub 1)