Names a la Mode: Fashion icon names

Want to give your baby a name that truly telegraphs a sense of style?  One way is by going directly to the world of high fashion: representing several different cultures, the names of many twentieth century fashion design icons prove to be exceptionally distinctive, diverse, creative and inspirational.  Here are the Nameberry picks of best designer names:

Coco Chanel

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Born Gabrielle in 1883, but known to the world as Coco, Chanel was the iconic grande dame of high fashion, inventing the little black dress, the tweed suit and the quilted handbag, blending elegance with comfort and simplicity. Coco is one of the lively repeated-syllable nickname names that have started to catch on, especially since it was chosen by Courtney Cox and David Arquette in 2004.

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8 Responses to “Names a la Mode: Fashion icon names”

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Bridie Says:

August 17th, 2012 at 5:09 am

I find Paco irresistible! But I really liked the inclusion of Thierry; I’ve been thinking about using it as a middle name to honour my dad, Terence.

aunt_ning Says:

August 17th, 2012 at 6:50 am

I love the names Paco and Kenzo, but much more as nick names then full names. Like a boy named Kenneth and called Kenzo, or Patrick called Paco! Although Paco was one of my nephew Jasons many nicknames when he was little.

Also, I totally want that dress on image 3!

chilly9296 Says:

August 17th, 2012 at 7:33 am

Surprised not to see Vivienne Westwood, Elsa Schiaparelli or Betsey Johnson.

Taz Says:

August 17th, 2012 at 8:50 am

I love fashion, but I’m not really loving any of these names.

Onyi3000 Says:

August 17th, 2012 at 12:31 pm

Love Coco Chanel, but I’m planning on using her birth name Gabrielle , which I love as much as I love her for it French flare and femininity, instead of Coco, although I might opt for the latter as a nickname.

skizzo Says:

August 17th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I like Kenzo a lot, and Kenzie, for a boy. Totally handsome.

Magpie Says:

August 17th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Just gotta add a correction- Rei is pronounced like Ray not reh-ee.

starophie Says:

August 18th, 2012 at 3:45 am

love zandra rhodes – the person, not the name. and i went to school with a boy named hardy…but his last name was cox. so, um…definitely think twice about your last name before giving your son the name hardy (this comes from much experience).

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