Has the Pandemic Changed Your Choice of Baby Names?
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we go about pretty much everything, from school to socializing. Has it also changed the way we name our babies?
At the beginning of the pandemic, we talked to expectant parents who told us COVID-19 was influencing the way they thought about baby names. Names such as Cove and Coco were being abandoned in favor of those with positive, significant meanings such as “courage” and “sunshine.”
Alanna and Keith Shore initially loved many C names, including Coco and Calvin, but crossed them off their list for their resemblance to the words COVID and corona. They welcomed twins named Nico Gianna and Jasper Graham in May.
Evelyn and Mikey Wong chose the meaningful name Colette Ming-An for their daughter, born in July. Colette means “people of victory,” and Ming-An means “clear and bright peace,” which resonated with the couple as a symbol of strength. “Our hope is that we never forget these tumultuous times during which she was born, that they make us better people and set the course for her,” Evelyn told us.
Now that we’ve been living with COVID for the better part of a year, we decided it was time to ask: Has the pandemic affected your choice of baby names? Let us know in our survey below.
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