Hipster baby names, they are happening and I am here to bear witness that some of them aren’t so bad.
Look, the last name I acquired at marriage is no walk in the park to spit out so I made sure when each of my three boys came along, that we stuck them with a moniker that was easy to say (one syllable preferred), and even easier to spell. Life is hard enough without having to be the person always having their name butchered by every Starbucks barista or pharmacy tech on the planet, although to be fair, I’m sure Starbucks could butcher just about anything.
At any rate, what people choose to name their babies always fascinates (and often infuriates) me. My hard and fast rubric has always been “Does it sound like it belongs on a college diploma?” Also, “how does it sound when screamed out loud?” This is actually very important because yelling out TUCKER on a crowded playground might make you think twice about going that direction. Maybe you walk on the wild side, what do I know?
I live in Utah which means we have all sorts of weird regional quirks when it comes to baby names. There’s even a Utah Baby Namer website that keeps track of every odd iteration. And then there’s also this, which I love deeply:
God bless us here in the 801…
According to the Social Security Administration the top 10 baby names for 2015 for both boys and girls included the following:
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I can get on board with any of those. Not a repeat vowel or rogue consonant among ’em! Classics.
Although Utah baby names are something to behold, hipsters take it next level which is why I thought you might enjoy this collection of hipster baby names you’ve probably never heard of (but then again maybe you have).
Something fresh, something new, take your pick!
What do you think? Any winners?