The arrival of a new baby is a very exciting and important event. If you happen to have roots in the south, you may want to have a look at some southern baby names. Why these names have a specific tag attached to them, I don’t really know. However, southern names do tend to flow together like molasses on a hot summer day.
A common concept of southern baby names is double names. Names like Billy Jo and Mary Ann are common. Double names, which is mixing two first names together to create a unique name in general, is one way the children feel a sense of uniqueness in their lives. Although most of the time it falls on family traditional values of representing and honoring past family members.
Most southern baby names have an air of royalty as shown by the Southern Gentleman and the Southern Belle. After all, who wouldn’t want their sons to be thought of as a Rhett Butler, or their daughters as a Scarlett O’Hara.
Then, on the other side of the spectrum you have the Redneck names. These southern baby names brought to light by the infamous Jeff Foxworthy, are somewhat humorous. Yet they have been in the South for generations. Names like Cletus and Eustice fall into this category.
Whatever southern baby name you choose to give to your child, whether it be a traditional double family name or a humorous name for the Redneck inside, you should take the time to research the name you like.
There is also a growing presence of modern southern baby names. These tend to be a combination of old southern family names coupled with a more modern name. For example, taking the name Mary, which is a common southern baby name for girls, and combine it with the family name of Hardy, you would have Mary Hardy. This works for the male children too.
Most southern baby names these days are taken from country music or, of course, the southern pastime of Nascar racing. Dale is becoming quite common among boys. Trisha is heard often for females. Southern baby names are all about what the south means to the parents, and how they want their children to feel about it. The South has a well defined moral role towards their family names. You should feel the same when choosing a southern baby name. With that being said, take the time to search around and have some fun mixing names to get a feel for what you would like.
The internet is full of sites that are geared toward naming your child with some of the most common and some uncommon Southern baby names. Look around and you will find one that should fit just right.↑ Back to Top