Category: musicians names
More people are coming to nameberry these days in search of cool middle names to use on Facebook. The whole give-yourself-a-new-middle-name thing started on Facebook way back in 2008, when supporters of Barack Obama took his middle name Hussein.
Next up: Facebookers began adopting the middle name Equality, to show their support for marriage equality.
Of course, adopting new cool middle names on Facebook is not all altruism.Â On a more self-serving level, they can keep snoopy relatives, school administrators, and would-be employers from finding you and your potentially-embarrassing party pictures.
Self-namers in search of a cool cover can check out nameberryâ€™s list of Cool Middle Names. Short and spunky, these names work best for girls. Among the best choices:
Thereâ€™s something undeniably cool and, well, jazzy, about the names of jazz musicians.Â Take the ultimate example, the personification of cool –Miles Davis– who imparted a silky, seductive veneer to his name, as Quincy Jones didÂ to his.
The inimitable Ella Fitzgerald gave hers a jazzy edge long before Ella was anywhere near the pop lists.Â Names like Ray and Roy, Cecil and Percy and Dexter all take on an appealing funkiness and rise to another level when looked at in the context of jazz.
Jazz immortalsâ€™ surnames are another possiblity,asÂ chosen by a few celebsâ€”model Helena Christensen called her sonÂ Mingus, and Woody Allen usedÂ Bechet, the name of one of his musical heroes, Sidney Bechet.
Here, some of the jazziest choices:
- ABBEY Lincoln
- ALBERTA Hunter
- ANITA Oâ€™Day
- BESSIE Smith
- BLOSSOM Dearie
- CARMEN McRae
- CASSANDRA Wilson
- CLEA Bradford
- CLEO Laine
- DAKOTA Staton
- DELLA Reese
- DINAH Washington