Last week we blogged about vintage nicknames for girls; now it’s boy time.
Nicknames are tres chic these days, which is why it makes sense to search for new old sources for fresh examples. Here, choices from a long list of vintage nicknames from 18th and 19th century America from the Connecticut State Library.
Not only are some of the proper names used in Colonial and Victorian times now rarely heard, but the nicknames may be antiquated too.
I’ve left off the predictable choices like Rob for Robert or Jack for John What’s here are either surprising combinations or short forms for still-used names that are in danger of becoming obscure.
Here, some vintage nicknames that will distinguish you from the Jakes, Charlies and Wills currently heard in every pediatrician’s office.