The Latest Adorable Trend In Baby Names For Girls
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Written by Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry
Thank you, Jimmy Fallon, for naming your new daughter Winnie Rose, and proving our point -- which is that we’re into a whole new era of nickname names. These are not like those midcentury Cindys and Mindys and Marcis and Loris, but go further back in time to faded Victorian favorites. It’s a trend that started in the UK, where 10 percent of the current Top 100 girls’ names fit this description, and several of the boys -- Alfie, Archie, Freddie, Ollie -- rank there as well. Here are some of the vintage girls’ nickname names, with their uniquely charming combination of sentiment and sass, which best illustrate the trend.
Tilly, now sitting at Number 90 in the U.K., is short for Matilda, a name that took off after it was chosen for their daughter by Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger. These days the nickname here would more likely be Mattie, but we’re all for bringing back Tilly.
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