Former New Classics (From past Baby Name Wizard Editions)General Name Talk & Names in the News 4 replies 0 likes 506 views
The past 3 versions of the New Classics style (which includes my name on the list) in Baby Name Wizard used to include names that, like the current list, are meant to be as steady new reliables as the book mentions; names that are well-liked and familiar in America.
However, with the change of editions, their styles shifted and have been relocated to naming styles that were best fitting for them, like how Amanda became a ‘70s-‘80s name with a touch of Elegant Antique style and Brendan a Celtic Turn of the 21st Century name. In addition, the old versions of New Classics used to include names that surprisingly made their way there despite having other naming styles outside of New Classics. An example would be the name Sonia for girls which has the Surfer 60’s and ‘70s-‘80s naming style but it was still mentioned as a New Classic surprisingly. Despite this, I thought about showcasing the names that used to be included in all previous versions of New Classics; American favorites that stayed strong for two generations in the past 20 to 30 years they stayed, but the following names; old and existing, along with the new ones in the 4th edition for me, are somewhat resembling of cusper micro-generations: they are too old to sound "Classical" like Dorothea and Eustace, but are too young to sound "Contemporary" like Amberleigh and Brayden, as the book also stated. I enjoyed looking into all the versions of my naming style and seeing all the old names that were the has-beens of the New Classic style as I was making this post.
Below are the New Classics that used to have the title until their naming styles were revised and relocated out of this naming style in the 4th edition.