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Blue Jean Baby Names Provide Comfort

March 16, 2020 Pamela Redmond
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Blue jean baby names are comfy and cozy, perhaps the perfect response to these crazy times. Down-to-earth and easy to wear, these blue jean names are popular but not trendy, attractive but never showy. With these names, you register the person first and the name second….or maybe fifth.

I’ve often thought that names were like clothes: coming into and going out of style, some choices enduring through the ages while others are momentary trends, everywhere for a season and then sinking from sight.

Some names are like magnificent couture ballgowns — gorgeous, luxurious, distinctive, dramatic, but a bit grand for everyday use. This may be the factor that keeps parents from choosing names like Raffaela and Orlando, Atticus and Anastasia, lovely as they may be.

The blue jean names, on the other hand, feel comfortable and natural for everyday life. They’re friendly and down-to-earth, classic without being formal or stuffy.

Not every popular or classic name qualifies as a blue jean name. Sophia, Isabella, and Olivia are far too florid, for instance, while Mason and Liam are too de la mode. Many stylish nickname-names slip into the blue jean class, yet Bella and Jace seem overly trendy to me — blue jean names, maybe, but with orange rivets and fancy stitching.

And being classic or basic doesn’t automatically give a name that blue jean quality: Mary, George, Catherine, and John are all a bit too formal and old-fashioned to be blue jean.

And how about Blue, Jean, Levi, Denim, Lee? Ironically enough, I don’t think any of them make the grade.

Here, my nominations for Blue Jean Baby Names:

Blue Jean Girl Names

Addie

Alice

Amy

Annie

Betty

Callie

Charlie

Claire

Cora

Daisy

Ella

Ellie

Elsie

Emily

Emma

Evie

Frankie

Hannah

Harper

Hattie

Jane

Jenny

Jessie

Josie

June

Kate

Laura

Leah

Lucy

Mabel

Maggie

Maddie

Maisie

Molly

Nell

Nora

Oakley

Riley

Rosie

Sadie

Sally

Sarah

Sophie

Thea

Willa

Blue Jean Boy Names

Abel

Adam

Alex

Andy

Ben

Brady

Caleb

Charlie

Cody

Daniel

David

Dax

Drew

Eli

Finn

Frank

Gabe

Grady

Gus

Hank

Henry

Jack

Jake

Joe

Johnny

Jonah

Josh

Jude

Levi

Luke

Mac

Matthew

Max

Nate

Nick

Oscar

Owen

Pete

River

Rory

Sam

Sawyer

Shane

Silas

Tom

Walt

Wes

Will

Wyatt

Zack

What are your favorite blue jean baby names? What names would you add?

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show of the same name.

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