I’ve been thinking about what us Berries call “beyond hipster” names, i.e. ones still thought of as unfashionable by many but may become more so in a few years. Here’s two types of names that seem to fit the bill:
Midcentury names like [name]Nancy[/name] and [name]Susan[/name] (both of which I like); a bit too early to come back for many but would actually be quite distinctive these days. Although applicable to both genders, this would work more for girls since there are fewer boy’s names that were popular in this era and have since plunged in popularity.
For boys, once-masculine names usurped in the past by girls but have since fallen out of fashion on the pink side. Examples are [name]Kelly[/name], [name]Robin[/name], and [name]Shannon[/name]. Although many think that these names would be rough for a boy to handle, since he’d likely be the only one in his class (boy or girl) I think they’re good candidates to try and bring back to the blue side. These names (unlike for example [name]Courtney[/name] and [name]Whitney[/name]) had enough male usage to keep them recognizable as unisex to many people.
With either of these kinds of names, they’d likely stand out in a good way among the Aidens and Emmas yet most people will “recognize” these names.
Anyone agree with me?