What do you think of these four nicknames? Cal, Mac, Kit and Wes.
If you find yourself drawn to them, you’re not alone. While most classic boys’ nicknames are disappearing, these four are at all-time highs and still rising.
What’s their secret?
When you see the four names together they make a natural set, yet their style is hard to pin down. They seem old-fashioned but not linked to any particular era. They’re clearly nicknames, yet they stand easily on their own. If you imagine an Old West saloon, the names will fit in…but the same is true if you imagine a 1920s prep school. They’ve carved out a place at an unlikely genre crossroads:
Judging by the names’ soaring popularity, that’s now a style sweet spot. Are more names in this vein waiting to be discovered? Not many can walk the same style tightrope, but these still-rare options may come close.