when holiday specials were really special–a much-anticipated, much-loved holiday event? When Christmas
without How the Grinch Stole Christmas
and A Charlie Brown Christmas
? Well, times may have changed, but the names from those mostly animated old shows still can evoke some nostalgic memories, and some newer ones are creating future memories of their own.
name trends for 2015 signal an increasingly adventurous spirit in baby naming, with more meaningful and colorful words becoming names, new gender twists and the tapping of fresh international and pop-culture sources. Here, our predictions for the 15 hottest trends for 2015.
Biggest big picture trend: Defining Names
Why give your child a mere name when you can call him something that creates a clear and powerful identity? Our major forward-looking trend for 2015 is word names that make big statements. These may be grand names such as Titan or Royal, both recent choices of celebrities. They might be new virtue names such as Saint or Noble or badass names such as Breaker and Rowdy and Rogue. Defining names can also be nature names such as the stylish River or Sage, or cool kid names like Buzz or Lazer. These names define your child to the world -- or at least tell the world how you’d like them to be defined.
What’s the connection between Lena Dunham
’s tattoos and several of today’s most fashionable baby names? Dunham
famously has Eloise
of the storybook Plaza tattooed on her shoulder, and Eloise
also happens to be one of today’s fastest-rising baby names, leaping up nearly 600 places since it reentered the Top 1000 list in 2009. And the link is not just coincidence and is not limited to the charming Eloise
: Many parents today are turning to their favorite childhood storybook characters for inspiration of both the baby name and tattoo variety.
Our focus today is on fictional characters in children’s books, though some older characters’ names in stories beloved by teens are finding favor too: Holden in Catcher in the Rye, for example, and Juliet in Romeo & Juliet.
The charming characters inspiring the names of an increasing number of babies include:
, Thanksgiving dinner…it’s such a sensual delight—the visual appeal of the glistening turkey and array of veggies, the sweet and pungent aromas produced by all the herbs and spices, the taste of the sumptuous desserts. So this year, we salute the holiday table and all the goodies it presents.