Everyone’s always asked us what the cool baby names are.
Which is a much harder question to answer than it would first seem, as we discovered when we wrote our book Cool Names for Babies.
By cool baby names, do you mean names that sound cool, as in new, trendy, of-the-moment? You know, names like Tenley and Bodhi, Indigo and Indiana.
Or do you mean which names are considered cool by cool people? And which people are cool anyway — celebrities, fashion stars, hipsters, your friends? These might include Blue Ivy and Justice Jay.
Or maybe cool names are those that completely ignore the concept of cool — they’re so cool they don’t even care if they’re uncool! I’m thinking of names like Alfred, Agatha, and Steve.
But more important than how the world defines cool baby names, how do YOU define the concept? Do you think cool names are names that are unusual or vintage names that have long been forgotten, names with personal meaning or those that are truly unique?
How would you define cool baby names, and which are your favorite cool names?