Are 1930s names prime for revival?
Spend much time on baby name sites, and you’ll hear about the 100-year rule. Generally speaking, it takes about a century for a name to sound fresh and new again.
It’s why we so often like our grandparents’ and great-grandparents’ names, but find our parents’ names a little dated, and our own names downright ordinary. Andrew and Stephanie name their babies Lucy and Clara – choices that might have been appropriate for their grandmas or great-grandmothers, too.
So maybe the best place to find the next wave of stylish girl names is sometime in the year 1929?
Of course, it’s also true that:
- Not every name comes back – some do fade into oblivion.
- We’re still more than a decade away from 2030, the first year that we might expect to hear the 1930s names in full flourish.
- Not every name returns on schedule – some arrive earlier, others languish long past the time you’d expect them to be making it big.
- And, of course, rarely does a name chart only for a few years – most rise and fall over the course of several decades. That means a Top 100 choice in 1935 could be a Top Twenty choice in the 1960s – and thus, need more time out-of-use before it feels ready for revival.
This list looks at some of the Top 100 names from 1935 – smack in the middle of the decade. We’re focusing on the names that have made their comeback – or those that have nearly really went away.
Look for the next installment of the series coming soon – 1930s girl names that might just be ready for revival.
1930s Names: Even Bigger Now
These are the 1930s names that are back in the US Top 100, and even more popular today than in 1935.
2017 US popularity rank in 2017: #46
2012 US popularity rank in 2012: #41
1935 US popularity rank in 1935: #64
There’s style icon Audrey Hepburn, a figure that puts this name in the company of Hollywood glam names like Ava and Mae. It feels gently old-fashioned and nicely nickname-proof. Borrowed-from-the-boys Aubrey ranks slightly ahead of Audrey on the popularity charts, but it’s Audrey that offers up vintage appeal. Read more about Audrey here.
2017 US popularity rank in 2017: #7
2012 US popularity rank in 2012: #19
1935 US popularity rank in 1935: #65
Credit Sex and the City’s Charlotte York for putting this name back on parents’ radar. When the HBO original series debuted in 1998, Charlotte languished in the 300s. Fast-forward to today, factor in a British princess, and Charlotte has become a Top Ten favorite. Read more about Charlotte here.
2017 US popularity rank in 2017: #1
2012 US popularity rank in 2012: #2
1935 US popularity rank in 1935: #89
Strictly speaking, Emma belongs with nineteenth century girl names. But it was still going strong in the 1930s – a reminder that many popular names take decades to rise and fall. With ties to history and literature, Emma’s appeal enduring across the years then, and will almost certainly do the same once again in this generation. Read more about Emma here.
2017 US popularity rank in 2017: #9
2012 US popularity rank in 2012: #27
1935 US popularity rank in 1935: #31
Parents are wild for Ev- names, which everything from lacy Evangeline to modern Everly attracting more attention in recent years. But Evelyn has risen highest, a tailored name at home in the twenty-first century, but with plentiful history to root the name in the past. Read more about Evelyn here.
2017 US popularity rank in 2017: #21
2012 US popularity rank in 2012: #21
1935 US popularity rank in 1935: #83
A virtue name with spiritual overtones, Grace makes a meaningful choice. Grace Kelly lends it some Hollywood glam and makes it royal; Gracie sounds as down-to-earth as any name can be. Like Emma, this name’s heyday was in the 1800s, but it endured into the 1930s, proving this name has staying power. Read more about Grace here.
2017 US popularity rank in 2017: #43
2012 US popularity rank in 2012: #175
1935 US popularity rank in 1935: #92
Ecovintage Hazel has been boosted by celebrity parents and young adult literary heroines. It’s a nature name more traditional than Willow, but less expected than Rose. Once dismissed as too old-fashioned, it feels nicely current for a daughter today. Read more about Hazel here.
2017 US popularity rank in 2017: #27
2012 US popularity rank in 2012: #25
1935 US popularity rank in 1935: #66
The Lil- names come and go. In the 1930s, parents preferred Lillie. Today, it’s the more botanical Lily. But one constant is Lillian, a name used in English for centuries. It’s a nice compromise between the frillier flower names and the more buttoned-down classics. Fun fact: Lillian is an elaboration of Lily, which started out as a pet name for Elizabeth.
1930s Names: Back on Top
2017 popularity rank: #70
2012 popularity rank: #127
1935 popularity rank: #25
Storybook Alice continues to climb. Besides her Wonderland ties, there’s Tina Fey’s daughter, the Twilight character, and the hero of Resident Evil. Rumor had it that Kate picked this name for a Cambridge princess. Once, Alice was a waitress and a wise-cracking housekeeper. Now Alice is fresh, on-trend, and traditional, too. Read more about Alice here.
2017 US popularity rank in 2017: #96
2012 US popularity rank in 2012: #136
1935 US popularity rank in 1935: #81
Sweet and saintly, the star of The Nutcracker, and a nicely pan-European name, Clara’s appeal is clear. It’s nickname-proof, another plus, and both timeless and on-trend. Unlike some of these 1930s names (cough, Charlotte, cough), it’s also not skyrocketing to the very top of the charts, which adds to the name’s appeal. Read more about Clara here.
2017 US popularity rank in 2017: #35
2012 US popularity rank in 2012: #135
1935 US popularity rank in 1935: #48
Strong and maybe a little bit serious, Eleanor feels formal. And yet, it comes with nicknames that can feel downright fanciful. And Eleanor of Aquitaine, the driving force behind the medieval concept of courtly love, lends the name a romantic edge. Read more about Eleanor here.
2017 US popularity rank: #79
2012 US popularity rank: #106
1935 US popularity rank: #41
As colorful as Scarlett, as borrowed from the natural world as River or Skye, Ruby could have been discovered in the year 2000. Instead, it’s been around for ages, never out of the US Top 1000. A bonus? The Rolling Stones and the Kaiser Chefs, Rancid and Kenny Rogers have all recorded songs with Ruby in the title. Read more about Ruby here.
1930s Names: The Staples
Some of these names fit with the category above. Except they’re so classic that it’s tough to peg them to the 1930s – or any decade, for that matter. They’re the evergreen classics
2017 US popularity rank: #53
2012 US popularity rank: #35
1935 US popularity rank: #34
Ann, Anne, and Anna all count as evergreen classics, though the various forms have risen and fallen with the years. Anna strikes me as sweetly vintage. Musical Annie ranked in the Top 100 as an independent name back in 1935, too; today it’s most likely an affectionate form of the more popular Anna.
2017 US popularity rank: #198
2012 US popularity rank: #165
1935 US popularity rank: #42
Spelling can be tricky. At first glance, Catherine has fallen out of use. But it’s simply that today’s parents prefer Katherine-with-a-K, now ranked #105. Nickname-rich, worn by saints and queens, Catherine makes an enduring choice, regardless of spelling. Read more about Catherine here.
2017 US popularity rank: #13
2012 US popularity rank: #10
1935 US popularity rank: #17
Regal and saintly, Elizabeth might be the most enduring of the classic girls’ names. It’s one of the few to hover around the Top 20 pretty much every single year. That makes it evergreen – at home in 1935, 2017, and well beyond. Favored nicknames come and go, but the formal version remains at the top. Read more about Elizabeth here.
2017 US popularity rank: #132
2012 US popularity rank: #176
1935 US popularity rank: #8
As classic as Katherine, as enduring as Eleanor, no question Margaret belongs with the classics. A former Top Ten favorite, the name fell after the 1960s. Today it seems to be in the midst of revival. And yet, I’m not sure any name as consistently used as Margaret could ever be considered truly out of favor. Read more about Margaret here.
2017 US popularity rank: #126
2012 US popularity rank: #121
1935 US popularity rank: #1
Few think of Mary as unusual, but this 1930s chart-topper is the ultimate familiar-but-uncommon choice. Simple, feminine, and strong, Mary hits the mark many parents are after. But after so many decades at #1, we often don’t see it that way. Read more about Mary here.
2017 US popularity rank: #282
2012 US popularity rank: #341
1935 US popularity rank: #43
Jane reads literary – think Austen, for starters – spare, and energetic. Some might dismiss it as common, but you’re far more likely to meet a Grace – or even a Jade. Jane manages to feel old-fashioned and romantic, mid-century modern, and at-home in the twenty-first century – a versatile choice, indeed. Read more about Jane here.
2017 US popularity rank: #62
2012 US popularity rank: #43
1935 US popularity rank: #61
Odds are you know a Sarah (or maybe a Sara) in nearly every age range. It’s Biblical, feminine, and truly timeless. Because it spent over three decades in the US Top Ten, though, it’s easy to miss the name’s staying power. Reviewing the 1930s names data reminds us of Sarah’s classic status. Read more about Sarah here.
Which are your favorite 1930s names? And don’t forget to look for the next installment in this series, when we look at the names that might be next in line for revival.
First published on January 24, 2014, this post was revised substantially and re-posted on March 11, 2019.
I love this list! I have a 6 year old named Rosemary! On our list for a future daughter is Dorothy “Dolly” or just Dolly by itself, Margaret “Maggie”, Sylvie, Bonnie, Lucille, Virginia…also Tabitha, Cordelia, Eveline, Mathilde, Viola…
Dorothy with a nickname Dolly or just Dolly, Margaret, Sylvie, Bonnie, Lucille, Virginia,
I know a little girl named Betty Jane, a friend is pregnant with a baby girl she is naming Pamela Jacqueline, I have a friend with little girls named Shirley and Marilyn
At my Rosy’s school there are is a huge pocket of kids with old fashioned names. There is a Sally, Doris, Gladys, Eunice, Gloria, Lucille, and a little boy named Gerald “Gerry”.
I have a ten-month-old Martha! Here in Seattle where baby naming tends towards the adventurous, I love being a nonconformist-conformist with a practically unused but totally familiar name. Martha is one of those names that sounds better on, imo–I’m drawn to the frilly Latinate names, but I just don’t think I could live with them! To the commenter who was trying to love Martha for family tradition’s sake, to me Martha calls to mind Martha’s Vineyard, the color periwinkle, and sounds fresh, efficient, soft, and vital. I only decided for Martha a week or so before she was born (it won over Josephine or Margaret) but I’ve only grown to love it more. It tends to get raves from tattooed baristas, puzzlement from baby boomers. I’m hoping for future sisters named Grace, Lucinda, Susannah, Judith, Esther, Ruth…and my husband has a soft spot for Dorothy, so we obviously dig the ’30s.
Call me crazy, but I think Mildred has potential… on a boy.
I know I am way late to this party, but I am pregnant with a little girl (older brother is Gabriel “Gabe”)… and I am considering Rose Esther to be her name – nicknamed Rosie. The more I read comments, the more it’s growing on me! Other names we are considering: Sadie, Abigail (Abby) and Isabel (Izzie). Thank you all for your insight! I loved this post and loved all the comments as well.
Oh, Sharon – I *love* the sound of Rose Esther, and Rosie is such a sweet name for a girl! Plus, it’s a classic that everyone recognizes – but a surprisingly small number of parents are actually choosing, which can be so nice in a name.
I have a Rosemary Je@n, age 15, and an Adelaide Lorr@ine, age 11. I love many on this list, too! Beautiful options. I had to laugh, though, to see Doris at the top of the gone for good list – my son, at age 2, inexplicably picked that name for his stuffed monkey. 😀
My almost 3 year old is named Esther. I am hoping it does not become too trendy. No one else in our family has a name that has ever been in the top 1000. Who knew old lady names would be a thing?
What a lovely article! Two of my daughters are names on this list 😉 Josephine and Emma
Mrs.M in MI says
I have to say I love almost all of the names on this list! And yes, that includes Wilma… but that’s the name of a late, beloved friend and the shortened form of a Dutch (my heritage) classic, Wilhelmina.
That’s probably a big part of why I love these names – they remind me of grandmothers, great aunts, and church ladies whom I love (and some of whom are no longer with us). My grandmothers were born in the 1910’s and the 1920’s, but I see both Ann (baptized Anna) and Betty (baptized Elizabeth) were still popular in the 1930’s.
I’m really interested to see everyone’s comments on Martha. There is a family tradition that if I choose to follow it would mean naming my first daughter Martha or a variant of it. I’m having a hard time liking it, I must admit. And my husband is really not sold on it.
I know a teenage Marjorie and a teenage Joyce, which surprised me at first but not so much now. I feel like both could make a comeback with in the next 5 years or so.
Loved this post! Interesting to look at these names on the UK charts and compare them with where they’re listed here – Martha was placed at 77 in 2012, and Rose is just behind her at 78 and they’ve both risen dramatically over the last three years, and I think they’ve still got a long way to go. Nancy is at 124, Lois at 128. Ellen is a lot lower down at 247 but I have been meeting a LOT of little Ellens born in the last few months so it’s absolutely one to watch
Also, I’m starting to really love Dolores! I’ve never met a Dolores of any age, and the long “or” sound is very current – Nora, Eleanor, Cora… along with that, Lola is at 23 in the UK, so Dolores might just have a shot at coming back.
There’s an interesting name story from the book “The Color of Water.” The main character is a Jewish girl named Rachel who grows up in the U.S. South. I think she was born in the 20s.
After she leaves her family in the late 30s or early 40s, she decides that the name Rachel is too ethnic. She decides to change her name to a more mainstream one – Ruth.
Isn’t that interesting? I would never think of Rachel as a “Jewish” name today. Ruth sounds more Jewish or Biblical to me.
Sarah, that’s fascinating! Funny how perceptions change.
My paternal grandmother, born in the ’30s, was a Rachel (Ruchel) for a religious name and Ruth for her English name – she needed something “more American.” Rachel was still very ethnic. Other Ruchels in the family in that time period or a bit earlier became Roses – but the descendants named for them in the 1980s-90s were Rachels again.
Rachel is the most quintessential “generic Jewish girl” name I can think of, though – or some R stand-in that varies by decade.
I don’t know if I made sense before. Not that any given Rachel nowadays has to be Jewish but that about the least surprising of given names for Jewish girls is Rachel?
This is such a fun list. I always wonder why Abigail and Hannah are such popular Biblical names for girls and not Ruth and Esther. I hope Ruth and Esther make a comeback!
I just can’t stop commenting on this post, ha! Sorry Abby. It struck me that several of these names show up in the (mostly Latin@) migrant workers’ elementary school I’ve volunteered with here locally, and we’ve heard the names at library story time and stuff, too. Bernice, Wilma, Juana, Phyllis and Gladys, as well as boys like Harold, Gerald, and Willy (Wilmer). I wonder what that’s about.
That’s a good point, Stefanie – I know one Gladys who is 80-something, and another who is 20-something and Latina. I need to think about how to start digging on this one …
I agree with your pairings for the most part. I adore so many of these names… Alice, Clara, Hazel, Mary, Betty, Frances, Annie, June, Lucille, Bonnie, and Rosemary are all so lovely. I think that Virginia, Sally, Lorraine, Kathleen, Ellen, and Rita might be a bit more ready for revival though – I would definitely consider them!
I think Irene would stand a better chance of mass revival if the traditional three-syllable British pronunciation was revived. Apparently that pronunciation was killed off in Britain when the American song “Goodnight Irene” became big over there. Irene is so bland, and similar to Eileen. I know a 90-something British-born Irene in Australia who still has the 3-syllable pronunciation, and it’s very pretty and rather stylish – think Penelope.
I wonder whether Brenda will ever catch on again – I suppose it’s more ’40s than ’30s, but seeing Wanda on your list put me in mind of it. Wanda also reminds me of another Slavic/Polish-type name, the rather obscure Bronya. I went through a phase of loving Bronya, which I arrived at owing to my love of Bronwen. (I’m well over it now!)
Helen is absolutely beautiful: I can’t understand why anyone would prefer dowdy Ellen to dignified Helen.
I tried to interest a friend looking for a G name in Gloria but she went for Giselle instead.
Andy not Andie says
Nice extensive list. I’m not sure I agree with Betty being ready for revival but you may be onto something (Mad Men is awesome after all 🙂 . I definitely would add Betsy to the “gone for good” list though. My 20 year old cousin announced recently that he was dating a girl named betsy and the room EXPLODED with laughter…even from my elderly great aunts
Weird. I know three Betsys — one is an Elizabeth (age 10), one is a Bettina (age 40ish) and one is just Betsy (age 4) — and none meets uproarious laughter upon introduction.
I know two Betsys in their 30s.
Wanda takes guts in 2014? more so than Mildred, Thelma, or Peggy?
Wanda is for a certain quirky girl (a step father than Wendy) but definitely prefer it over too olden lady names.
i think of the cooky neighbor from Wishbone but also the odd yet redeemed traveler in The Host
This is clearly my decade – I love lots of these! Stand-out faves include Mary, Betty, Joan, Edith, Janet, Marjorie, and Sally.
My mother was Judith and while I wanted to use that as a middle, my husband doesn’t like the /u/ sound (we went with Katherine, another family name). My sister is Ellen, which is a name I’ve always liked – simple and strong. I know a Mary who is almost a year old; I love it on a little one.
Going against the fashion grain, I adore the -is names – Phyllis, Lois, Doris. Would love to see all of these gain over the next few years.
I actually love many of these names… but my husband doesn’t. Gladys and Virginia are in my top ten. I also love Rosemary, and Sylvia.
Just yesterday I was thinking why not Edna! This post has brought Marilyn and Gloria to my attention.
Kara @ The Art of Naming says
Such a great list!! My favorites are Alice, Audrey, Emma, Grace, Louise, June, Lucille, Esther, Lorraine. My great-grandmother was named Thelma but I can’t force myself to like it. My middle name is Yvonne and I’ve always hated it. I think you categorized them very well!
If Winter’s Tale is a big hit when it comes out next month (Colin Farrell, Jennifer Connelly etc) we might just have a few new Beverlys born in the year. It would be interesting to see the numbers. Other than that I think the 1930s is my year when it comes to names, I generally like all the names–even Gladys!
I seem to recall seeing Lois at a surprisingly high ranking the last time I looked at the UK lists. I think it could easily follow on Eloise’s and Iris’s coattails. Very interesting post…I need more time to comb through it!
Just met a 3 year old named Doris Helen and was shocked. Her parents called her Dorie and Dora and she was a little spitfire! The name definitely suited her.
This is definitely the “in” era in my area. We know 3 Esthers, multiple Rubys, Ellens, Helens, Louises, Hazels…I could go on. Can’t say it bothers me! I love all these little little-old-ladies running around.
Zena Eve says
I really hope that Irene remains in her cold position, I love the name, especially Irina, and I’m hoping it’ll stay out of favor for a while. I also adore Esther, Hazel, Mary, Theresa, Silvia, and Jane. Soft spots for names like June, Florence, Ruth, and Ethel also linger.
A few years ago I met a young girl who went by Millie, imagine my surprise when I found out her full name was Mildred. Honestly I think I would have preferred Millicent.
My first comment disappeared, sorry if this is a repeat. I love Beverly! It’s a total guilty pleasure of mine.
Beverly is a total guilty pleasure name for me, as is Bernadette, not on this list but almost of the same era. Oh, how I’d love to be a hipster mom with a little Bev and a little Bernie!
C in DC says
I know little girls named: Ruby, Audrey, Charlotte, Lillian, Clara, Grace, and Hazel; Anna and Katherine; and Rose (Rosie). I think Rose is ready big time for a revival, especially in combination (Rosemary, Rosalind, Annarose, etc.) Theresa was on our short list. I think some of the French endings, like Patrice for Patricia and Paulette for Pauline, might feel fresher. (I still think -ette may be our next -lyn/-ley ending to use.) I think Edna is hopelessly dated and will not come back, and think that Doris/Dolores has more of a chance. My beloved grandmother was Edna, and the closest we came to thinking about using it was rearranged into Neda or Dena for a girl or Dane for a boy. My cousin just named her cat Wanda, so it seems likely that it could come back into vogue for babies in about 20 years, especially since the -nda like name (Linda, Sandra) were just starting to rise in the late 1930s.
Wow, this is a very extensive list! I love Irene but prefer the eye-ree-nee pronunciation, and since I live in the US, that would lead to a lot of correcting. I also like Lillian, Hazel, June, Esther, Janet, Loretta, and Ellen.
Oh, and my brother teaches a young Loretta who uses the nickname “Etta.”
Megan M. says
I kind of like Margie, but maybe that’s because I also really like Marnie.
jennifer r says
to be clear – I totally agree with your groupings… I just can’t figure out why Ellen is move down while everyone is fawning over such similar names.
I think it is probably because Ellen peaked later. She was on her way up in the 1930s, but actually peaked in the 40s/50s/60s – so lots of people probably still think of Ellen as a grandmother name. And we tend to revive great-grandma names … so Ellen will be back, but maybe not quite yet. But I think she’d wear well in 2014 – especially, as you say, with with all the girls named Ella and such.
jennifer r says
There must be something unusual about my associations because we just love the name Ellen for a girl and don’t find it outdated or frumpy at all. But I recognize that others will see it that way for some odd reason – I just can’t figure it out. With Evelyn and Eleanor headed up, and the Ella names spreading like wildfire, I am surprised that Ellen is not being chosen more often. It sounds so smart and sweet to me, a great name for a little girl.
I know a toddler aged Ellen and it wears beautifully! I think that Ellen will continue to be recognized as a classic and the other Ellie names of this era will feel dated.
Shhh, let’s not talk about Rose too much. When we have a daughter, that will be her name. The only good thing is that I live in a rural area very behind the times.
I love so many of the names on this list. I actually like Dolores even though it would be heavy for a child today.
Love, love Kathleen and Theresa. Super sweet with adorable nicknames.
I really do agree with most of those groupings, and having a Sally I don’t want that to be revived just yet anyway!
Over in the UK Martha is a big hit, however, coming in at #77 in 2012. I can see Lois coming back though, and I think both Nancy and Mary are on the rise here.
Is this my decade? I love a lot of these. I have thoughts on so many.
Alice – I love Alice. It feels completely classic to me.
Ruby – Top Ten here in Oz. (I’m a Yank abroad). I know a lot of little Rubys. I prefer Opal, honestly. Or just Rue.
Jane – I love this one, especially with an eccentric/embroidered middle, but my husband vetoed it as “plain” which is, I think, what holds it back most.
Charlotte – Super popular, but I prefer either dated Fern (the connection to me is Charlotte’s Web) or classic and related Caroline.
Lillian – I love this one. My mom is HORRIFIED. 🙂
Hazel – Love this one. Vetoed by the same man who hates Jane. Was a character in a favourite series of sci-fi novels. I love the associations of nature and colour, but a surprising number of people don’t know it’s a kind of tree.
Catherine – It’s Katharine, with two a’s, as in Hepburn, that I love, but Catherine is nice too. Some form of it is always in.
Betty – In my family this was a nickname for Beatrice *not* Elizabeth. I rather like it for that. I can’t convince anyone else of the charms of Beatrice/Beatrix.
Dorothy – Can’t warm to this, but husband just mentioned a fondness for Dot as a NN recently. I prefer flip-form Theodora.
Ruth – I know my sister intends to use this one.
Marie – My husband’s grandmother. Just to confuse things she was an Aussie and it was MA-ree, never ma-REE. We’re going to use an M name to honour it.
Rose – I know only one under 30. Beautiful girl. I like it like I like Jane, as a FN with an eccentric or long flowing middle name. It’s a bit dull in the middle.
Irene – Grandmother’s name. Do love it, husband doesn’t have the connection and only hears that it sounds old. I will probably have to settle for another I name.
Esther – Husband loves this name so much he brought me around on it. I HATE Estelle and Stella, but I don’t mind this tailored Biblical pick. It’s not my favourite Biblical name, but I can’t write it off.
Rosemary – I love this one. Feels so herbal and cleansing.
Martha – I love this. Was the name of the heroine of True Grit, which forever gave it a cowgirl feel to me.
Judith – Love this. I feel like Judy has a rockabilly feel like Betty. And Judith is such a strong Biblical character, paired with a name that’s pretty direct and familiar, especially compared with Yael or Tamar.
Kathleen – I have an inexplicable (none in my family! None in his family! Where did it come from!) fondness for this, and nickname Kay. I picture a slim flapper girl with scandalously bobbed hair, similar to played-by-Myrna-Loy Nora.
Theresa – Sister’s dibsed this. She loves it to bits, always has. For Tess, not Terri!
Marlene – Reminded me of Marceline, which I really like, but grosses a lot of people out.
Dolores, Delores – I like Dolly and Lola, and yes, some part of me admires Dolores, but it feels so Catholic…?
Juanita – I like this a lot, actually. Everyone would think it was extraordinarily random, but I think it’s cute.
Norma and Norman should stay gone, but I rather like Nora.
Willie is a no-go for me but I secretly love Billie, and am generally blasted for it.
These are my favorite era of names. We just had a girl and Rosemary, Hazel, and Virginia were all on the table. She was almost Eliza Ruth, but ultimately we went with Eliza June 🙂 plus my dog is Ruby. I definitely love these names!
What a great name, Kris – love the swingy, retro sound of Eliza June. Congrats!
C in DC says
Eliza Jane was an early name crush of mine. Love your Eliza June pairing.
Thank you! I loved it bc it felt a little vintage, but spunky, and a little southern but classic. I call her by both names because it’s the pairing that made it special to me. But most people end up just calling her Eliza. I hope she chooses to use both of them when she’s older.