Dad Name Trend Is Apparently On The Rise
Men no longer want to be called 'dad'
By Livia Gamble
December 01 2016
With unique baby names on the rise, it makes sense that parents want in on the trend too.
A recent article published in The Daily Beast said a new moniker for dads is trending in the US.
The author of the article says children calling their father Papa peaked around 1870 and over then next one hundred years, it’s popularity declined in favour of dad.
Now, like all good trends, Papa is coming back in style.
“I just think ‘dad’ and ‘mum’ are very Saved by the Bell-ish,” Will Grose, 36, a Brooklyn father of three told the publication.
“I don’t know if my wife and I explicitly made decisions about what we were going to call ourselves,” he added. “Maybe there’s some by proxy indoctrination that happens so that you just end up doing what everyone else is doing.”
Similarly, father to three-year-old daughter Afton Love, Justin Underwood, said dad is “very bland and drab”.
On the other hand, Sydney dad James Stephenson said he likes being called dad. He did, however, call his own grandfather Papi but only because of their Italian heritage.
“Lots of grandparents are choosing weird varieties of nan and pop,” he said, adding, “so why not dads."
What do you think? Is 'Papa' on the rise?