Fashion Runways Set Hottest New Name Trends
High fashion baby names: they’re the naming equivalent of crochet crop tops or big, bushy brows. Exciting, edgy… and appealing enough to hit the mainstream sooner than you might think.
And since it’s Fashion Week season, we’re bringing you our twist on the very hottest trends to watch out for in 2020 and beyond.
We’ve looked to the top trends from the “Big Four” Fashion Weeks (that’s New York, London, Milan and Paris, for the uninitiated) and picked out six key styles that are set to go from catwalk to kindergarten class lists everywhere before the decade is out.
Choose one of these stylish names now, and you’re sure to be a trendsetter — but don’t say we didn’t warn you!
If there’s one word that defines the past few years, it’s sustainability. Greta Thunberg has shot to international fame, and climate activism has well and truly entered the cultural and political mainstream.
Here’s a selection of the coolest:
Yes, feminism is no longer just for girls! (And neither are these fabulous feminist names for boys).
#MeToo was something of a turning point for popular feminism — and now even Dior is flashing giant neon signs reading “Patriarchy Kills Love” and “When Women Strike The World Stops” over their latest catwalk show.
Here are some of the most iconic:
And the move towards gender-neutrality isn’t just evident in the pronouns we’re using and the clothes we’re wearing, but in our baby names, too. The number of babies given truly unisex names (those with no more than a 35/65 gender split) is up well over 50% compared to a decade ago.
Check out our unisex names homepage for the best popular, unique and truly gender-neutral choices. Here are some of our favorites:
4. Punk and Rebellion
But who says the prevailing spirit of anti-establishmentarianism needs a specific label? (Well, people who don’t want to have to spell that, for a start!)
Punk has been one of the major trends of the season — and there’s a punk-inspired baby name style to suit everyone. From badass names with rebellious meanings, to steampunk baby names, to punky princess names, here are some of the best:
5. Glitz and Glamour
It’s a given with haute couture really, isn’t it? Old-school glitz and glamour never goes out of style — and the same goes for baby names, too.
These choices feel gloriously glamorous, but not gaudy:
And when it comes to storybook baby names, where better to look for inspiration than to actual storybooks? The best thing about baby names from children’s books is that they come with so much character and personal meaning already built in. There’s no going wrong with a name you’ve loved since you were six years old!
Here’s a selection of our favorites:
Which are your favorite high fashion baby names? Which is your favorite single trend? Let us know below!
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