Growing up, my mom always said she "just knew" the name she had chosen, Caroline, suited me. "You were definitely a Caroline," she says about the moment she first saw me. So, when I became pregnant with my daughter, I just assumed I would have some sort of all-knowing moment about her name. But when faced with the responsibility, I panicked that I would make the wrong choice. Feeling similar about naming your bundle of joy? Don't worry: I've got you covered with some unique baby names that deserve a comeback in 2018.
I have always loved classic baby names, like Charlotte, Mary, Edward, and Henry — all of which we've seen make a comeback over the last several years. But what ever happened to the Clementines, Theodores, Florences, and Ruperts? Turns out, the names are just a few vintage-y names that are waiting to be bestowed upon your soon-to-be little one.
Check out the names below for some inspiration, and consider also picking up a favorite book or watching an old movie to help you discover name possibilities for your kiddo. When it came to naming our daughter, it wasn't until I chilled out and looked back at old journals that I realized "Claire" had been the name of every main character I had named in the many fictional books I have started throughout the years. Clearly, it was a name I loved and, like my mom, when I saw my daughter's face I "just knew" she was a Claire.