We have chosen [name]Alec[/name] as the name for our baby boy due in early Sept. I hate second guessing but my brother said it sounds “kinda like an 80’s name”. Does it? I have never thought that before (it sounds like a strong, classic Scottish name to me) but now I’m wondering if others feel the same as my bro.
What do YOU think? Be honest you won’t hurt my feelings
Actually, I wouldn’t really call [name]Alec[/name] dated OR classic…
To me, dated is [name]Jason[/name], [name]Shane[/name], and the -aydens ten years from now. Especially compared to all the popular trendy names, [name]Alec[/name] feels fresh and underused! Maybe your brother was reminded of [name]Alex[/name] (not dated, but it’s probably the most common nickname for [name]Alexander[/name], which has been popular forever)? Classic is more like [name]Alexander[/name], [name]Henry[/name], [name]James[/name], and [name]William[/name]. [name]Alec[/name] is a bit different, but not classic is perfectly fine! Of course, if you’re talking about classic in [name]Scotland[/name], I really wouldn’t know about their naming trends! Either way, I don’t think that your brother’s opinion matters, I mean, it’s YOUR son to name!
So, basically, I wouldn’t say that I wouldn’t describe [name]Alec[/name] as dated or classic, but it’s definitely a lot closer to classic than dated!
Thanks, everyone, for your replies. I don’t think my brother’s comment would make us change our minds, it just made me uneasy for a minute. I don’t think it sounds dated at all either…I think he’s just messing with me anyway. He knows how much thought I put into this naming process and he was (playfully) giving me a hard time.
[name]Alec[/name] is [name]Alex[/name] misspelled [name]IMO[/name]. I know its a name but its so weird. There was an [name]Alec[/name] on my brothers soccer team and it was so hard and weird saying his name.
I like [name]Alec[/name] much more than [name]Alex[/name]. I just get a completely different mental picture with [name]Alec[/name]…handsome and rugged and Scottish. I know that we’ll be correcting people forever ("it’s [name]Alec[/name] with a “c”)
but that’s okay…we think it’s worth it