Coincidentally or not, many dancers have names that aptly project an image of lightness and grace. And this cuts across many disciplines of dance, from toe to tap, and across generations as well. As with all artistic children, we have to wonder how much influence the parents who chose their creative baby names had on their offspring’s vocations. Is it serendipitous that ballerina Allegra Kent
was given a name that projects such a quintessentially dancer-like image? But hold on–before we jump to conclusions, you’ll see that half of the dancers shown chose their own terpsichorean names.
Here are the Nameberry Picks of best dancers’ names.
Want to give your baby a name that truly telegraphs a sense of style? One
way is by going directly to the world of high fashion: representing several different cultures, the names of many twentieth century fashion design icons prove to be exceptionally distinctive, diverse, creative and inspirational. Here are the Nameberry picks of best designer names:
A few months ago, we asked you wonderful berries how you would choose to reflect your professional backgrounds in the names you give your children. Your answers were so fresh and inspiring, we decided to transform them into a slideshow. Including a range of occupation from architects to urban planners, dentists to artists, here are your most creative ideas plus a few of our own —from Miro to Gable
, Tesla to Deemer and beyond — by Hannah Tenison
This week for her Nameberry 9, Appellation Mountain‘Abby Sandel seeks out and finds creative baby names that are on the safe side of unusual.
We endlessly dissect outlandish names. There are the wacky celebrity choices that make headlines in the mainstream press, and the footnotes at the end of articles announcing Mason and Emma the most popular names in Montana, but a handful of babies named Banana or Marvelous. Heck, we’re still talking about Blue Ivy, and probably will be until she heads off to middle school.
And yet much of the time parents still gravitate towards the more popular choices. How many times have you heard: “We wanted something unusual, but we just kept coming back to Ava.” It takes an awful lot of daring to choose a name that is completely out of the mainstream.
This week’s list is packed with possibilities that are just a little bit different – not shocking departures from the mainstream, but neither are they currently in the US Top 100 – or even the top 1000.