new favorites I never liked before

I used to not particularly like these names, or, well, I guess I was just indifferent to them. I’m starting to love some of them though. They seemed boring to me because they seemed to be every boys name when I was growing up (born in 1985). I think they’re sounding fresher to me because I don’t hear a lot of people naming their kids them these days. Here’s what I’m talking about:

[name]Nicholas[/name]- used to hate this, now I’m REALLY loving it
[name]David[/name]- didn’t like it much until I used it for my son’s middle, now I adore it!
[name]Zachary[/name]- something about this I love, not sure what. I love the nn [name]Zooey[/name], i wish it wasn’t so feminine

[name]Nicholas[/name]- I love [name]Nicholas[/name], too, [name]Lyndsay[/name], and the cool thing, is that it’s related to [name]Nick[/name] for you!

[name]David[/name]- [name]David[/name] is an awesome name, and I remember the first time I saw [name]Dashiell[/name] [name]David[/name] [name]Rowe[/name] written out in front of me. It’s beyond stunning! :slight_smile: I hope [name]Dash[/name] is doing well!

[name]Zachary[/name]- This one is still dated to me (but less so than it has been), as I, too, grew up with so many Zacharys!

[name]Nicholas[/name] is one of my very, very favorite names. The nicknames are great, too - [name]Colin[/name], [name]Cole[/name], and [name]Nick[/name]. There is something snappy and also dapper about [name]Nicholas[/name]. Beyond love it!

[name]Nicholas[/name] is definitely on my list, too. Never considered the nickname [name]Colin[/name] though. I’d really love that because I think both [name]Nicholas[/name] and [name]Colin[/name] are adorable, but I think it would’nt sound natural here in Germany to use that nickname.
I think [name]David[/name] and [name]Zachary[/name] are nice too. Maybe it’s that edgy sound of [name]Zachary[/name] that appeals to you, as [name]Zachary[/name] to me sound less flowing then, say, [name]James[/name].

The one classic my other half likes in [name]Nicolas[/name] (no h), I want to like it, and would have named [name]Leo[/name] (or [name]Simon[/name]) [name]Nicolas[/name] but like you, they were born in the late 80’s (1986) So I wrote it off as too popular. it still is, for me, [name]Nicholas[/name], at his least popular on the charts was 204; way back in 1881! He rode in the mid 100’s for a hundred years, only reaching top 50 in 1977. And [name]Nicholas[/name] has never looked back. He’s been top 50 since, and sits at #20 as of 2007. [name]Lovely[/name], but still too popular.

[name]David[/name] is a lovely classic and absolutely perfect in the middle for you! [name]Zachary[/name] bugs me sound wise but [name]Zooey[/name]'s cool and I can only think of one female by the name (and she pronounces it [name]Zoe[/name] (right in her IMDb profile"She pronounces her name “ZOH-ee” (not “zoo-ee”)." ) So I’d be willing to use [name]Zooey[/name] (as zoo-ee) on a boy [name]Zachary[/name]. Anything but [name]Zach[/name] again! But then, I’m the one who keep trying to talk the dear into [name]Magnus[/name], so I can call him [name]Maggie[/name], at least when he’s little!

I think this is a great general idea for a blog. So many of us have names we once loathed and now loved – why is that? and what are they? If you don’t mind, I’d love to write about that next month…