As the authors of, literally, the book on Cool Names, you’d think we’d know everything there is to know about cool baby names.
But the definition of cool is so fluid and so subjective, it’s difficult to point to one name, or one group of names, and proclaim it as universally cool.
Yet sometimes, you know cool when you see it. I was reading about the British actor Damian Lewis the other day — the redheaded hunk on Homeland — and noticed (of course) that the names of his children with fellow actor Helen McCrory are Manon and Gulliver.
Huh, I thought. Now THOSE are cool names. Undeniably quirky, but cool.
But to me, when it comes to names, old and foreign are prime ingredients of cool. And as for disgusting, some people also fail to see the virtues of oysters and martinis.
What other names embody this quirky kind of cool?
Here’s a start:
What names would you add to the quirky and cool list?