Badass Baby Names

Badass baby names carry a macho image yet break with male traditions. These names suggest the kind of guy that rides a motorcycle and sings in a rock band, that can chop a cord of wood but would never wear a suit and tie. The badass baby names, most of them for boys, include:
  • Ace

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    No longer tied to the hapless Ace Ventura, this jaunty, high-flying nickname name is starting to take flight among celebrity and other parents, with its countless positive references to doing well... Read More 

  • Ax

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  • Axel

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    Axel is the perfect heavy metal rock name, thanks to Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose (born William). Axel is a popular Scandinavian form of the Biblical Absalom, who was a son of King David, and is the... Read More 

  • Beretta

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    A Beretta is a gun, so named because of the Italian firearms manufacturer that makes it. And now Beretta is also a badass baby name, used in the middle for daughter Breeze by Bristol Palin baby... Read More 

  • Blade

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    One of the new crop of boys' names that manage to be unconventional and macho at the same time -- though Blade verges on the threatening. Read More 

  • Blaze

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    A hot name, but more in the stripper sense. Read More 

  • Breaker

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    One of the aggressive new boys' names, ala Tracker and Heller, that have become fashionable among parents who are courting trouble.Read More 

  • Buck

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    Comedian Roseanne Barr chose this for her son...which seems in character. In the 18th century it was used to describe a dashing, fashionable dressed man.Read More 

  • Buster

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    An old-fashioned nickname in the Bud/Buzz/Biff mold; this one's kind of belligerent. Michelle Hicks and Jonny Lee Miller moved outside the box when they used it for their son--given the safer... Read More 

  • Butch

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    Old-school nickname ala Spike and Babe that's favored by some hipster parents.Read More 

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