When I think of summer baby names, here’s what sticks in my mind: a poster of Kelly Slater spotted in an Ocean City surf shop. I was there to stock up on sunscreen, but found myself wondering about those fearless athletes who travel the globe in search of the endless summer.
Baby names inspired by surfing stars make for a surprisingly eclectic group, but the common thread is an edgy kind of energy. While many summer baby names are laid back and relaxed, this list is daring.
Here are my picks for the most vibrant, interesting appellations to ever hang ten.
Gidget – Sally Field’s bubbly television character from the 1960s was based on a series of novels by Frederick Kohner. Kohner’s daughter Kathy surfed with the boys and earned the nickname Gidget, just like the fictional version.