Hipster Baby Names
We know all the yuppie names and the striver names and the trash names and the insane names (Pilot Inspektor)
Ben Affleck and wife currently hold the title for Top Hipster Named Baby -- Serafina
Some other hipster baby names -- Jasper, Matilda, Alice, Atticus, Thelonius, Pearl, Violet, Daisy, Lennon.
Others? (don't mention Brooklyn. Those Beckham skanks are off the charts)
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Two neighbor children -- Dashiell and Hesper
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Drew Barrymore named her new kid Olive.
Reese Witherspoon named her new kid Tennessee.
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Jessica Simpson names her baby girl 'Maxwell'.
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My neighbor's youngest is Milo
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Jessica Simpson's sister named her kid Brooklyn.
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[quote] Drew Barrymore named her new kid Olive.
OMG. Did Drew name her baby after the animated character she voiced in "Olive, the Other Reindeer"?
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Julia Roberts named her kids Phinnaeus and Hazel.
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Orson shows up on all the hipster baby name lists
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OMG --- Ashlee simpson: Bronx Mowgli
Talk about mixed messages.
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How about more NY based names: Potterz Field
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Somebody famous just named their kid Cosmo, after Kramer on aseinfeld but I can't remember who it was.
What next, Manya?
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I love it when these morons try to show how deep they are by naming their idiot children after literary figures. The awful name 'Banjo' has become extremely popular with hipster breeders in Australia.
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When someone names their kid "Bridie," I'll be impressed. Bridie (or Bridey) is the ultimate trash nickname for "Brigid."
I know Molly has been around for more than 20 years as a rediscovered retro name. So it doesn't qualify as hipster.
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I know a woman who named her twins, Minneapolis and St Paul. They were born three minutes apart.
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Oh yeah, Ashlee Simpson didn't name her child Brooklyn - she named him Bronx
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Naming your child after a place-Brooklyn, Bronx, Tennessee, Dakota, India etc is very popular among trash. Sadder still if that place is anywhere they'd struggle to find on a map or is from another country they've never visited. Messing with the spelling is the gold standard of trash. Eg Memphis spelled as Memphyss should mean jail time for the parents.
Hipster names are usually for people trying to sound more educated than they are and usually involve naming their children after writers or characters from books. Eg: Byron, Banjo, Scout, Holden
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"Naming your child after a place-Brooklyn, Bronx, Tennessee, Dakota, India etc is very popular among trash."
I beg your pardon. I was a flower girl at Charles and Diana's wedding!
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I know a couple who named their daughter Beresford, Berry for short. They also have another daughter, Honey. Nominative determination means these girls will be strippers.
I hate to think what will happen if they have a boy - Chimmichanga? Jerky? Noodles?
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[quote] I hate to think what will happen if they have a boy - Chimmichanga? Jerky? Noodles?
Cheerios, of course. To go with Honey and Berry.
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Hmmm... Maybe NY neighborhoods and random manes of Rudyard Kipling characters will take off as a real trend.
Ditmars Toomai Spears?
Yonkers Akela Paltrow-Martin
Rockaway Darzee Affleck
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Of the names you mention, Matilda, Alice, Pearl, Violet, and Daisy aren't that unusual, (although Pearl is outdated).
I find Dakota, Shiloh, even Ashlee somewhat annoying.
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[quote]I love it when these morons try to show how deep they are by naming their idiot children after literary figures. The awful name 'Banjo' has become extremely popular with hipster breeders in Australia.
Have you met my son, Toomer?
My college roommate swore she'd name her kid Cornelius Fettucine. She didn't have kids.
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It's not just hipsters. Black Christians name their babies weird names. Try some of these out (they are all real names, I've met them): Queen, Victory, Praise, Judah, Discretion, Love, and Hallelujah. (Thankfully Hallelujah had enough sense to go by Halle).
I understand that they are trying to tie into the Jewish idea that a child is named after what you want it to become, but these kids have to interact in society with that name.
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I love this thread. They're all such great names for future pets. (I already have a Daisy and a Rufus and Matilda.)
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The new thing is semi-ugly old fashioned names as per Princess Eugenie.
Theodora is another example.
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Zooey. All the hipster breeders are infatuated with that dunderhead and that odious name is becoming quite popular.
Names like Plum, Apple, Grapefuit etc so have been excepted in Britain.Especially by that Paltrow chick who only got to where she is by having industry connections and allegedly fellating an obese and extremely ,ugly producer.The one that got the same treatment from Marisa Tomei and Gretchen Mol....
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Gabe comes from 'Gabriel', R27, which is the opposite of modern and hipster.
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I have never understood why so many keystrokes are wasted on this site over what other people decide to name their children. They're not your children. Who gives a fuck.
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Jason Bateman has a daughter named Maple.
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I have a niece named Salem. My gran likes to piss my sister off by calling the baby Marlboro.
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In my office, workers have named their offspring:
Gaspesie (I'm not joking)
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Your grandmother is awesome, R35.
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Nicole Richie named her kid Harlow Winter Kate
Sienna Miller named her daughter Marlowe Ottoline Layng
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R33 especially since they're likely never to be naming children themselves. Maybe this is the problem?
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I don't mind Hazel, Olive or Alice. They are legit old-fashioned names.
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Kristen Bell Is naming her baby girl Lincoln. It seems masculine surnames are the norm for hipster girls.
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This one is classic. And his sister is Theodora "Teddy".
Daddy gave us the last season of the Sally Field Programme. Uncle gave us the screenplay for Nine.
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What's hipster about Jasper or Alice? Those names were around for years.
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Well.. a celebrity in Hollywood named her child Wednesday and the next baby will be named Monday.. what are these women thinking picking shit names like that?
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Wonder if Melvin and Lester will make a comeback..for girls.
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Jasper? I think of some old coot sitting on a porch in Cow's Ass Arkansas, swigging from a little brown jug.
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In elementary school, all the boys were named Scott and all the girls, Barbara.
In college, all the boys were named Nathan and all the girls, Sarah.
In my early career, all the boys were named Brad, and all the girls, Holly.
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Alice, Pearl and Daisy sound like old lady names to me.
[R39] -- in a former life, I knew a hipster couple from Brooklyn, who named their daughter Callandra; in day-to-day life she was known as Callie.
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It bears repeating, your grandmother is hilarious R35.
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Thanks R37,R51. We think so too.
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Calamine Ipecac Taylor III, future Whiteness Studies scholar
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Years ago, I cringed at the the thought of a kid saying to her friend, "I don't know whether we're having Thanksgiving with Grandma Dawn or Grandma Tiffany this year?"
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If you're going to use an old fashioned Irish/Anglo name, why does it have to be the name of a housemaid (Hazel/Olive/Alice) and not something like Constance or Violet?
All abominable, but still.
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r32 I am well aware Gabe is derived from Gabriel my point was his name is NOT Gabriel just Gabe Shalom
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There's no point, R56. That's a normal, common name, dear.
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Demi Moore wins this thread with her daughters, Rumer, Scout and Tallulah
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I'm in my twenties, R56. When you're done punctuating and formatting your posts, you can hiss along to your Beatles records in the dark.
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My oldest sister named her kid Dakota. But she did it in 1990, WAY before hipsters ruined everything.
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Some of these names are actually quite old ... Milo dates back to Roman times.
Coriander? That poor child.
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r27 Orla a hipster name? It's an Irish name (sort of means "golden one")Anyway it's very ordinary here, has been for generations. Surprised it even has any profile at all in the States, maybe it's down to Orla Kiely.
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No doubt young Coriander goes by Cori.
Milo is kind of a hot name, if you're into geeks and dorks.
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I know lot's of kids in college who listen to The Beatles & Stones, they wouldn't be caught dead listening to Beyonce.
Back to names: I like Martha, Olive, Georgia, Elizabeth and Mary way better than Tiffany, Ashlee (or Ashley), Shiloh and Dakota. They just sound pretentious.
There was a kid in my 6th grade class named Wendy with a twin brother named Peter. They're ok names but the parents named them that because they liked Peter Pan .... I'm not kidding.
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I'm also in my twenties, and I think the Beatles suck. Yeah, I said it. Beatles worship is the height of Baby Boomer-ism.
More terrible hipster names! These are great.
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I knew a black lady that named her twins, Brilliance and Esteem.
I became a racist because of that.
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Gwen Stefani named her dumb kids Kingston and Zuma.
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Read this thread. Then read the Why don't I have any friends thread.
You'll have your answer.
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Zuma? Like the PopCap game? How delicious.
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I met baby Aquafina the other day.
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Or like Jacob Zuma, the fun-on-a-bun South African president/wingnut who says owning a dog is un-African. So far quiet on the question of cats re: patriotism...
If you name your kid Zuma you deserve every bit of scorn that will be heaped upon your fuckwitted head.
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So what you're saying is instead of naming him or her after a state she named the kid after the building John Lennon lived in.
That's even lamer.
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Orla? What an ugly name. I've heard Celtic names that are much nicer. It sounds like a weird variant of Olga, which is ugly enough.
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Esme, Harper, Aloyesius, Haven, Moe, Rex, Tex, Brutus, Cleo.
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The worst thing is weird spellings of normal names. A relative just named her daughter Eedie. Edie is a perfectly nice name, though it brings to mind dead Warhol starlets. Add the extra "e" and it's just trashy.
I worked with a pretentious black woman whose name was Jeanette, but she insisted that we pronounced it dzuh-nay.
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Violet is a lovely name, you nasty, evil R55!
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My grandmother always wondered what it would be like to be 80 and be called Judy.
We kind of eased into it and it doesn't seem as strange as it did when she said it.
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R80, I forgot about Eydie. I adore her. But don't you agree that Eedie looks fucking stupid?
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[quote] What's hipster about Jasper or Alice? Those names were around for years.
That's the point.
Hipster names are retro. Hipster names are vintage. Hipster names can be made up names, place names or grandma/grandpa names.
Sophie, Sadie, Zelda, Lily, Rose, Daisy, Violet, Pearl, Alice, Flora, Matilda, Hazel are retro hipster names.
Jasper, Hugo, Orson, Oscar, Levi, Levon, Ike, Gus, Rafe are retro hipster names.
Sort-of made up names, offbeat names and place names: Shiloh, Lexi, Jamaica, Cash, Trixie, Fifi, Destry, Memphis Eve, Moxie Crimefighter are also hipster names
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I remember when a nurse came into the unit and said of the current crop of new residents, "He's finally here. I've met a Dr Jamie. And he has lots of curly hair. Wonder if he'll still be Jamie when he's bald or if he'll change his name to James?"
About 10 years later I did meet a Jamie who changed his name to James.
Now my brother has a cat named James.
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I knew twins named Jamie and James, both males.
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I wonder if names like Robert or William will be retro cool.
Walter is retro cool.
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Another thread proving that DL eldergays don't understand what hipster means.
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Names are names and they hold no more significance about the namer then they did in 1700.
As much as you might want to capture current trends as a sign of your superior taste/vision, you fail.
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Retro-chic names 10-20 years ago: Max, Sam, Zak, Zeke, Noah, Seamus, Molly, Jake, Zoe, Polly, Sophia.
I worked with an idiot office manager who named her son Maximus after Russell Crow in "Gladiator."
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A boy in my son's class was named Isaac by his parents because they thought it was such a noble biblical name. The kids at school nicknamed him Izzy and he refuses to answer to anything else.
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[quote]Walter is retro cool.
My cat's name is Walter.
Many of these are great cat names.
People? Not so much.
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Esme is an old fashioned name.
I imagine after The Hour there may be some Hectors - which I rather like.
When I was babysitting in the 60s a trendy popular girl's name for baby girls was Courtney - especially "Courtney Keene" for some reason.
[quote] Ah you do realize Bronx is a person's last name.
Um, there was no one named Bronx. It was Bronck.
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If you're good-looking and hung, you could be called Bosworth Rattletrap and you'd get play. Nothing inspires forbearance like dudes wanting to suck your wang.
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[quote]Um, there was no one named Bronx. It was Bronck
Dumbass that was ONE spelling of the guy's name. Spelling was not standardized back then. This is why even cities like Pittsburgh was spelled Pittsburg just as often.
Jefferson would write his own name with one "F" quite often. People didn't care much about standardized spelling till literacy caught on in the late 1800s.
And anyway, there are still a lot of people with the last name of Bronx.
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[quote]If you're good-looking and hung, you could be called Bosworth Rattletrap and you'd get play. Nothing inspires forbearance like dudes wanting to suck your wang.
Yes, it's quite easy to tell if a three-hour old baby will be both good looking AND hung in 18 years.
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My mom worked with a bartender once who named his kid Django after the great jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. He was very impressed that she knew who that was. The kid would be about 35 now - I wonder what he thinks of the name now!
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It was just an observation about how physical attractiveness trumps something like a silly name, R96. Who said anything about predicting your child's future?
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McBongo just announced the name of his third kid - Livingston.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||12/29/2012|
I can't imagine why someone would name their baby, as R11 has suggested, "Potters Field."
Since it's a name for where poor, indigent people buried their DEAD babies in unmarked graves.
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I can't believe a Russian woman named her kid Pooty Poot!
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I can't imagine anyone naming their kid something as random as Bronx Mowgli, so obviously Potters Field was a joke based on the stupid place names of hipster/celebrity children. But this being Datalounge. joke posts must be explained in detail to the Autisto-Burgers.
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Lulu, Vivian, Cisco, Osgood, Cosima, Ireland.
I knew a girl named LaRae and she wasn't even from the south. She was a tall Yankee with a heavy New England accent. I loved her name because it was so incongruous.
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r103, I've always liked Vivian. To me it always sounded so chic.
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[quote]I know lot's of kids in college
Stay in school, r66.
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Griffin, Westerman, Ioda, Joan, Doris, Agnes
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Name her Ethel and just get it on over with.
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[quote]t's not just hipsters. Black Christians name their babies weird names. Try some of these out (they are all real names, I've met them): Queen, Victory, Praise, Judah, Discretion, Love, and Hallelujah. (Thankfully Hallelujah had enough sense to go by Halle).
I remember back during his "Purple Rain" days, Prince had two doves named Destiny and Divinity. I thought, at the time, those were very pretty, original names. Now, two out of every three black girls under 30 is named Destiny.
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[quote]Prince had two doves named Destiny and Divinity
Did they cry?
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Brace yourselves for the flood of baby 'Bella's, 'Swan's, 'Cullen's, and 'Hermione's.
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Isabella is already the most popular girl name, R111. And Jacob the most popular boy. Edward is probably up there somewhere too.
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R99, Livingston for a girl?
I read his newborn is a girl.
Odd name for a girl.
It's similar to Jessica Simpson naming her baby girl Maxwell.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||12/30/2012|
Older brother and his wife aren't hipsters, but they chose a totally hipster name. My nephew is named Braxton.
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I'd rather be a hipster than retarded
|by Anonymous||reply 115||12/30/2012|
Um, okay. Why all the animosity, r115?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||12/30/2012|
Brayden/Braden, Jayden, Nevaeh (heaven spelled backwards). I can't stand 'Jethro' - makes me think of a toothless hillbilly.
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Cousin has daughter they named Mandalyn (Amanda and Lynn mashup). I call her "Little Baby Banjo".
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[quote]Older brother and his wife aren't hipsters, but they chose a totally hipster name. My nephew is named Braxton.
That's not hipster. That's white trash.
[quote] R117 Is a racist
No. I think you mean bigot.
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If DL had a "Like" button, I'd like r111
|by Anonymous||reply 121||12/30/2012|
A lot of these hipster names don't bother me, as long as they're in reason. At least it's something different. If I meet one more person named "Mike", I'm going to lose my mind.
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From the local paper in upstate NY:
Ayden Richard Alan
None of these are typos. Now I want to start reading these on a weekly basis just for the laughs.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||12/30/2012|
A lot of the currently hip names for girls -- Vivian, Emma and Olive, for example -- were the names of my very elderly aunts. The names of 1910 are roaring back into popularity. I'm waiting for Mildred and Thelma.
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My friends named their son Andrew.
Andrew S.C. Howell
Andrew Spartacus Caligula Howell.
No - they had never shown the slightest interest in Roman History before (or since)
The baptism was an absolute hoot for their non-Christian friends...
|by Anonymous||reply 125||12/30/2012|
What are yuppie names? Maybe I'm too young but don't know any.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||12/30/2012|
How about some acceptable non-stripper, non-pornie, non-soap opera, non-hipster, non-yuppie names? Not names everyone will like necessarily, just names that aren't stupid.
How hard could it be? We may find out.
For my own never-to-be-born children: Douglas, Matthew, Anthony, Eric, Stephen, Gregory, James, William, Mark. Susan, Elizabeth, Michelle, Amanda, Katherine, Karen, Julia, Patricia. Also, surnames from other branches of the family as long as they're not outlandish.
Feel free to add non-stupid ethnic names.
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R129 ethnic name Barack... Actually I'd name my lid that I do love Obama
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Wow, [r125], you just reminded me- I have 2 acquaintances (one in the states, one over the pond) that named their boys SPARTACUS. They are not hipsters, but the complete opposite-total nerds.
Then I have a friend (also non-hipster) who named their kid Starla.....ugghhh...
I for one, am glad that "Eleanor" is making a comeback.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||12/30/2012|
[quote] r111 - Brace yourselves for the flood of baby 'Bella's, 'Swan's, 'Cullen's, and 'Hermione's.
As long as they know the difference between a plural and a possessive, I'm ok with that.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||12/30/2012|
I have an Aunt Bella, my sister was named Isabelle after her, I have an Aunt Belle on the other side of the family, Uncle Edward, an Uncle Moses (really) and one of my grandmothers was named Isadora. Not hipster, just old fashioned family names that seem to be making a comeback. I know that Moses hated his name with a vengeance and when he was young insisted that he be called James.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||12/30/2012|
I don't consider names like "Olive" or "Pearl" to be hipster.
They are more old school style.
I actually like those names, as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 134||12/30/2012|
All those Twilight names are Mormon based. For crazy names, they take the cake...Bella's kid is something like Reezemee.
Link to some Mormon baby names:
|by Anonymous||reply 135||12/30/2012|
r132; those were single quotation marks. "Bella"s "Swan"s "Cullen"s and "Hermione"s. Better?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||12/30/2012|
My boyfriend has a student named Lipstick.
What do I win?
|by Anonymous||reply 137||12/30/2012|
Fudgy, Sundance, Kipper, Hobnob, Rumplestiltskin
|by Anonymous||reply 138||12/30/2012|
I have a friend who named her son HIV.
The poor kid is doomed.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||12/30/2012|
Maybe Hortense and Bertha will come back along with Elmer and Chester.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||01/01/2013|
Phoenix, Tennessee, Memphis, Mars...
|by Anonymous||reply 142||01/02/2013|
Girls: Lux, Mila, Collins, Keller, Sutton, Rainey, Lennon, Delaney, Tanis, Marlowe, Harper.
Boys: Leo, Holden, Kahl, Rory, Jonah, Canaan, Zane.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||01/06/2013|
naming your kids after food is wrong:
what's next pickle, bread and soy?
|by Anonymous||reply 144||03/13/2014|
Echo Park is populated by tiny 50's mechanics and diner waitresses:
Dex Tex Dax Mack Buck
Maisie Birdy Merle Dixie Ruby Gertie
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