NAMES OF THE NEW WEST
Names from television and movie Westerns sometimes got a lot more adventurous than Josh and Jesse.In fact, Westerns are responsible for reviving scores of antiquated classics that might otherwise have disappeared completely, along with introducing unconventional animal and word names as firsts.Some Western character names from the classic shows and movies of the 50s and 60s that sound fresh and new, if a bit quirky, today:
The newest Western names draw heavily on the place itself, or on Western-themed words.Some choices that have been used in the post-Bonanza world:
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on March 24th, 2009 at 1:01 pm
I love the names Denver and Ryder for a boy, and Sierra for a girl.
Arizona reminds me of Grey’s Anatomy, the spunky pediatrics doctor. Ha ha so that one is ruled out for me.
But Denver was on my favorites for a while, as a middle name to Charles, but it sounded so old-school. So, I’ve been trying to come up with a more modern first name to pair with Denver.
Ryder is also on my favorites, again, as a middle name. I paired it with Jackson and I think it sounds cool. I love Ryder for some reason! Ha ha it’s great.
Sierra was also on my favorites for a little while as a middle name (weird why that happens with these kind of names), for Evelyn Sierra Mae. But yeah, I think Sierra is very pretty!
Dakota is kind of annoying to me… I don’t know why, but it just is. And Canyon is strange too.
But other than those, I love these names. Ha ha
on March 24th, 2009 at 7:24 pm
I also forgot to say I love the name Austin. Lol
on March 24th, 2009 at 7:33 pm
I have enjoyed these Western blogs – the kind of names that we like are kind of country sounding so this was very interesting!
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on October 26th, 2009 at 1:06 am
Canyon Edward ……
on June 27th, 2010 at 8:06 am
My cousins have named their boys Colton(Colt) and Remington. Also I know a Chance and a Lance, Justin, and Logan, Clayton (Clay).
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