Father’s Day Names: Mabel, Maple and Maxine

Last month we gave a Nameberry shout-out to the moms of best-named babies in the past year, so how could we not do the same thing for the dads on Father’s Day? Again, we were looking for names with a real sense of style, a spark of originality, an eye for vintage treasure—and in one case even some playful gender-bending.

Pearl Clementine

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Jack Osbourne’s pick is definitely a double-header Nameberry fave. Pearl is one of the newly polished up gem names that was also chosen by Maya Rudolph and used by several other celebs as a middle name. Clementine is stylish but still relatively rare-- Ethan Hawke’s little Indiana has a big sister named Clementine.

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8 Responses to “Father’s Day Names: Mabel, Maple and Maxine”

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afmastro Says:

June 15th, 2012 at 5:20 am

You know I don’t like Sebastian, I find it pretentious, but I’m beginning to warm to Bastian on its own.

Reeny Says:

June 15th, 2012 at 9:26 am

Bastien is the name we have picked for our son due beginning of September. We’ve loved the name for years and now we’re going to be heading down the path of celebrity territory (which I hate). I like the name too much to avoid it now but it’s still not the nicest timing for a fussy namer such as me!

Maple Sylvie is an awfully sweet name.

Poppy528 Says:

June 15th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

That pic of Bruce Willis is so incredibly endearing. Very cute babies and (mostly) very cute names.

ksheja Says:

June 15th, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I really like some of these namdes (Adeline, Amelie) and most of them are fine, but I really don’t like Arlo on a girl at all.

browneyedcutie Says:

June 16th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

All the names are awesome and the pics of all the babies are cute. i especially love the pic of little Boone McCoy in the guitar case! so cute!

encore Says:

June 17th, 2012 at 1:12 pm

I like the picture in the guitar case as well! defintely not a fan of Bastian…

OliviaSarah Says:

June 17th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I’ve actually heard of a couple of baby girls named India Rose.

MissusAytch Says:

January 11th, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Idk why it bugs us when names we’ve loved like FOREVAH become popular. I’ve loved Bastian since I was a kid and everybody always told me it was weird. Now it’s going all starbaby. However, while all my “odd” faves of old like Zosia, Winter, and Freya may be getting some use now, odds are they’re never going to get as worn-out as Jessica, Emily, or Isabella. I am, however, a little worried about Luna. It’s climbin’ them charts…

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