Cottagecore Baby Names Turn Back the Clock
Cottagecore is a recent aesthetic trend defined by an appreciation for romanticized rural life, according to The New York Times. Hobbies such as bread baking, embroidery, and mushroom foraging are among the wholesome, nostalgic elements of the cottagecore lifestyle.
Cottagecore baby names, too, evoke this bucolic way of life. These vintage names with soft sounds and calming auras easily fit in with the lace-trimmed aesthetics of cottagecore.
If it feels like a name out of Little Women or Pride & Prejudice, or that of a 19th-century child living in the countryside, there’s a good chance it’s a cottagecore baby name. Below, a selection of the most fashionable choices right now, as well as a quiz to discover your cottagecore name.
Cottagecore Names for Girls
Nellie: Cottagecore harks back to the turn of the century, during which Nellie was a Top 100 name. Parents have recently rediscovered Nellie for their daughters, and shorter form Nell is on the rise as well.
Winifred: Slightly offbeat and very endearing, much like the archetypical cottagecore woman.
Cottagecore Names for Boys
Theodore: Theodore is one of the gentlest traditional names for boys, helped along by nonaggressive nicknames Theo and Teddy. However, it’s the more classical full form that speaks most to the cottagecore aesthetic.
So which one of these is your cottagecore name? Take our quiz to find out!
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on October 20th, 2020 at 10:49 am
Oh my gosh–I LOVE this quiz! 😀 So well done. Cottagecore is such a fun, cozy aesthetic, and I love how you applied it to names! (And the fact that Edmund is my #1 boy name makes sense since I love cottagecore haha)
on October 20th, 2020 at 11:25 am
My favorite kind of name AND a quiz! Love it. I got Flora Rosemary <3
on October 20th, 2020 at 11:59 am
Loved this post and the quiz! I got Nellie Matilda — How cute is that? 🙂
on October 20th, 2020 at 12:53 pm
Love the quiz!! I got Flora Rosemary ☺️
on October 20th, 2020 at 1:23 pm
What a fun quiz! I also got Nellie Matilda. This is really making me want to move to a cozy cottage in the woods!
on October 20th, 2020 at 1:27 pm
Cute quiz! I got Clover Jane 🙂
on October 20th, 2020 at 1:27 pm
Haha, this is wonderful! I got Ambrose Lyle.
If I could pick my own, I’d go for Clover Matilda or Amias Jack.
on October 20th, 2020 at 5:18 pm
Love this quiz- want to do heaps more!!!
I got Maisie Eliza – really love it!
on October 20th, 2020 at 7:41 pm
Could also include Heather, Heath, Laurel, Graham, Ida, and Sarah.
on October 20th, 2020 at 10:00 pm
I’m Flora Rosemary!
Cottagecore is such a cute genre – never knew it had a title. I love the commentary on Lyle – it’s one of my son’s names!
on October 20th, 2020 at 10:16 pm
Maisie Eliza! I love this whole post and quiz. Jealous I didn’t get Flora Rosemary, though!
on October 20th, 2020 at 11:56 pm
I’m Flora Rosemary, which is actually a name on my list!
on October 21st, 2020 at 7:52 am
cottagecore sounds like code for British, these are all some of the most common baby names amongst my friends and in my child’s primary school. Also, who doesn’t love breadbaking??? hahah.
on October 21st, 2020 at 10:09 pm
Faye is “twee”? As the mother of a Faye, I find that descriptor rather insulting.
on October 22nd, 2020 at 9:09 am
I got Nellie Matilda. Matilda is lovely, not so fussed on Nellie but Eleanor Matilda would be perfect.
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