Unfairly Dated Names are names that peaked between 15-60 years ago, but there is no logical reason these names couldn’t work on a baby today. I’m certain the only reason these names aren’t embraced by modern parents is that they are typecast as parent and grandparent names. They are not old enough to recycle. This is unfortunate.
These names may have peaked during a certain decade, but their timeless and sometimes modern attributes make them stand-outs. At one point these names were ahead of the trends, and likely will be again.
This week’s name game is to guess the very first Unfairly Dated Name.
That alone is vague enough to be frustrating so here are some hints:
- This name is currently a popular grandma name.
- But the name has a currently fashionable letter, found in many popular baby names today.
Even if you guess wrong, you could see your submission as a future Unfairly Dated Name. Assuming your submission is not already in our queue, you will be credited, unless you specify that you want to remain anonymous. There are already over 20 names granted the “unfairly dated” status by Upswing Baby Names.
As always, you can enter through the comments, the contact form or email at contact at upswingbabynames dot com. If submitting by contact form or email, please indicate if you wish to remain anonymous should we feature your submission as a future Unfairly Dated Name.
Next Wednesday the answer will be revealed and the following Friday the very first Unfairly Dated Name post will go live. We have a standard Spotlight Name scheduled for this Friday, a Biblical name with some funky soul.