Choosing a name for your baby can be a daunting task as you want to make sure that you won’t have any regrets and that your child would also love it.
But one mom was left questioning their decision and revealed that she and her husband picked the name ‘Graham’ for their baby boy.
Taking to Reddit, the parent explained that they have set their hearts on the name and wanted to hear other people’s opinions.
But many Reddit users were quick to leave negative remarks, with one person writing: “I can’t imagine a baby called Graham for this exact reason – It’s a grumpy old man’s name for me. None of the four Grahams I know of are under 60 and none of them are particularly nice people.”
Another said: “Honestly, in the UK it’s kind of an old man’s name. I don’t know anyone under 50 named Graham. I imagine a balding accountant.”
But others find the name adorable, with one person saying: “I think it’s kind of cute. Like a whimsical masculine vibe.”
Someone else said: “I have a two-year-old named Graham. It’s very sweet on him. I’ve heard it more now that I have one of my own. I think it is both soft and masculine.”
According to BabyCentre, there is a resurgence of vintage names for the new generation.
“The comeback is partly due to people’s associations with the names,” BabyCentre stated. “Names that were popular in our parents’ generation are still associated heavily with them.
“This means that we find it hard to imagine a child with those names. But older names are freed from this link and therefore feel more suitable.
“Given the resurgence in popularity of old names, it’s possible that names in the future will also have a cyclic nature. Perhaps one day we will be welcoming grandchildren by the name of John, Anthea, Graham, or Lynn.”
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