Southern names are part of a long list of attributes that make Southerners, well, Southern. We all know people with nicknames they’ve had their whole lives that have no relation to their real names, people whose first name is their mother’s maiden name, and of course, there are countless double-named people in the South. Southerners are all about tradition, and that’s why many Southerners are named after members near and far on their family trees. Another place Southerners often turn to for inspiration with baby names is the Bible, and many of these one-syllable boy names are from its pages. Although double names are popular in the South, classic one-syllable names will never go out of style. One-syllable baby boy names like Charles and George are forever classics, and there are countless multiple-syllable names that have one-syllable nicknames. Classic boy names like Benjamin, Christopher, and William will always be on name lists. In fact, William is the most popular baby boy name in the South right now. But if a baby boy’s father goes by Benjamin, Christopher, or William, the baby might go by Ben, Chris, Will, or Bill. Many names from the Bible have one-syllable nicknames, like Matt for Matthew, Joe for Joseph, Sam for Samuel, and more. Often, babies will start going by one-syllable names by way of ease. Gus is surely an easier name to say than Augustus, and if a boy is the third of his name, many families will choose to call him Trey or Tripp, which are both classic one-syllable names, too. Although these baby boy names only have one syllable, they don’t lack any personality.