On the day time drama One Life to Live, sisters Natalie and Jessica both want to name their sons Asa after their grandfather. They soon agree that the boys will share the same middle name of Asa. If you’re curious; Natalie names her son Liam Asa and Jessica’s son is named Rider Asa. Let’s see how many baby boys are named Liam and Rider this year!
Naming your baby is one of the fun parts of having a baby! This name that you are choosing to label your child with for the rest of his/her life is a very important name. Many couples want to use a beloved family member’s name, but is that name too old fashioned? Probably not!
Even Hollywood stars are going back to the basics with their baby names. Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have named their little girl Faith Margaret (Margaret is after Nicole’s grandmother). John Travolta and Kelly Preston named their son Benjamin. Owen Wilson and Jade Duell have named their son Robert Ford. All beautiful vintage names!
Here are some more vintage names that have stood the test of time:
•Andrew, Charles, Benjamin, Ray, Jack, William
“Father calls me William, sister calls me Will, Mother calls me Willie, but the fellows call me Bill!” - Eugene Field |
Many a great grandparent, or grandparent, is honored to have their grandchild named after them. To know that their name will be carried on for many years is endearing. This honor bestowed upon your child is a way to show him/her how important your family is.
Keep in mind that carrying on a family name should be a blessing, not a curse. Be sure that the name you are choosing is used in a way that your child can be proud of. We all remember hearing our classmate’s full names called out on the first day of class. Be careful that the name your child will be called is something he/she will always be proud of.