Category: baby name Sylvie
Nine names per week over 51 weeks equals 459 names.Â Theyâ€™re classic, theyâ€™re quirky, and sometimes theyâ€™re downright strange.Â But when I sat down to review a yearâ€™s worth of Nameberry posts, I realized that most of them are actually pretty wearable.
Very few of them repeat â€“ something that surprised me, as it so often seems that a name is suddenly everywhere all at once.Â Some garnered lots of positive comments while others went completely unnoticed.
My favorite comment?Â â€śNo, donâ€™t mention THAT name.Â Itâ€™s the top of our list!â€ťÂ As I scrolled through the posts, there were more than a few groans of disappointment.
The best names, though,Â aren’tÂ necessarily the ones that will be racing up the popularity charts.Â Iâ€™m most attracted to the ones that seem novel â€“ unlikely to catch on, but probably part of a bigger change in how we think about names.
This week in baby name news, an actor named his second daughter after a tree. One movie brought an invented name to the English-speaking world by way of Japan. Another film started out in the imagination of a New Jersey-born novelist, took the audience to Paris, circa 1931, boosting a name that is popular throughout modern-day Europe. And an English pop star debuted a high-fashion handbag named in honor of a daughter named after a rather high-minded novel.
For every name that is clearly tied to a culture of origin â€“ Maeve or Svetlana or Hiroshi â€“ there is a growing pool that feels like fair game for parents from any background. This weekâ€™s names fit that mold, mostly because it is almost impossible to make them fit any one specific category. Theyâ€™re global, eclectic, and stylish â€“ just like the names that many of us are seeking for our children today.
Many of them are also shape-shifters. Is Sylvie a nature-name, a next-wave vintage appellation, or a nod to French heritage? How about Jed â€“ is he a Biblical boy or a little wrangler? The answer is frequently yes, yes, and yes for these nine baby names in the news: