Sundance Catalog Names
At this time of year, catalogs flood the house every day – the poor mail deliverer! – only to be promptly thrown into the recycling bin.
One of the few exceptions is the Sundance Catalog. It’s not as if I ever order anything from there, though if my husband is reading this, he should know that I’d be very happy to find any of their earrings under the Christmas tree.
It’s more the image and the lifestyle that attract me, at least for the length of time it takes to eat a peanut butter sandwich. Relaxed yet chic, feminine as well as outdoorsy, the Sundance Catalog depicts the kind of woman I’d be if only I spent my time rambling around a ranch rather than typing on a sofa.
What does any of this have to do with baby names? As usual, everything, as the Sundance Catalog includes lots of girls’ names and also nature names that are in keeping with its cosmopolitan Western bourgeois bohemian aesthetic.
Here, for example, are some of the girls’ names Sundance uses for blouses, boots, and bracelets — but that might work just as well for your own little cosmopolitan cowgirl:
And here are some nature and other word names found in its pages that convey the Sundance aesthetic:
Do you ever find name inspiration, or just entertainment, in catalogs, Sundance or other?
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on December 5th, 2013 at 5:26 am
I was just browsing names on child car seat patterns. Ellis, Waverly, Avery, Capri, Finnely. Just proves you can find name inspiration anywhere!
on December 5th, 2013 at 8:39 am
I’m an optician, and once in a while, I come across a line of glasses where the frames all have great names. My favorite recently is the Dea frames for women – Annie, Basia, Bibiana, Eula, Goldie, Ilaria, Mabel, Nora, Oona… Normally I get excited to try on the new styles when we get a new line, in this case I was drooling over the names.
on December 5th, 2013 at 9:20 am
I don’t look at catalogs at all so I don’t get inspiration there 😛 But I loved some of these:
Devi — as a nickname
Patience — I used this one as a boys middle in my book
Angel — Me!
Clarity — with nn Clare
Frost — boy though
Reverie — boy or girl
Snow — boy or girl
Solstice — middle for boy or girl
Stardust — middle and it’s awesome for a boy or girl (recently had Star on my middles for a boy)
Twilight — middle for boy or girl
Winter — for boy or girl
And Sundance. I like Sundance as a middle too 😛
on December 5th, 2013 at 9:51 am
I’ve been wedding and bridesmaid dress shopping lately, and one of my favorite designers uses girls’ names for bridal gowns and name-worthy nature words for bridesmaids dresses:
A few of the more standout dress names:
Bridal Gowns: Tilda, Honor, Rosamund, Joss, Jude, Georgianne, Talulah, Imogen, Greta, Pilar, Muna, Naya, Antonia, Salma, Amile, Odette, Billie, Ingrid, Nina, Elsa, Anouk
Bridesmaids Dresses: Willow, Ash, Heather, Hazel, Clove, Ginger, Fern, Lilac, Myrtle, Marigold, Sage, Camellia, Posey, Dahlia, Freesia
on December 5th, 2013 at 10:30 am
I love Western inspired names! Sage belongs on the Sundance list. I’m having a baby in a few weeks and we’re naming her Sage Winter. She’ll be joining her sister Iris and brother Wyatt.
on December 5th, 2013 at 2:16 pm
Arie the intimates company by American Eagle names all of their bras which I’ve always found to be hilarious and quite adorable. All of the bras have a different style and color type with different fits for every body. These names range from 1980’s ultra-popular to present day popular picks.
Abigail – Lovely name, I would most likely use as a middle name. It does have a precious nickname Abbie
Audrey – One of my absoulte favorite picks due to starlite Audrey Hepburn
Blakely – A cutesy choice, a name I could see joining sister Emerson
Bridget – An Irish name that I have grown to love after years of it’s use in Bridget Jones’ Diary and St. Bridget of Ireland
Brooke – To me, this name has become very dated. It seems that the only women who hold this name were born in the 1980s.. Let’s save it for a middle name
Drew – I’m all for unisex names and Drew Barrymore has always sported this name well!
Ella – Too popular for me, I’d rather go for close cousin Ellora
Emma – Once again, too popular. Though, for the majority of my life it was my favroite name!
Hailey – I think this name has seen its days and won’t be due back for a return
Hannah – Gorgeous name that is in the same boat with Ella and Emma, let’s go with Hannan instead
Harper – More and more babies are getting graced with this literary name and I love it! It’s now dominating as a female name
Holly – I love this name, it’s very seasonal! My family has a very close family friend names Holly-Kate, she adores her name.
Jacklyn – I’m not too crazy about this name because I go to high school with someone named Jaclyn and she’s definitely not my favorite person.
Jennifer – Jennifer has had her reigned and now she’s lost her thrown.
Katie – My name is Kathryn and if you called me Katie I would not be a happy camper!
Lexi – There is a very scandlous girl at my school named Lexi and it seems more like a name for a provocative woman
Lindsey – Lindsey Lohan left a bad taste in my mouth towards this name.
Maddie – I used to love this name, but not there are too many little girls sporting it for my taste.
Mia – Such an elegant name with ties to brilliant actress and activist Mia Farrow
Paige – This name has an usual beauty to it and would make for a brilliant middle name
Reese – Just as with Drew, Reese Witherspoon has rocked this name and made very wearable for a female
Scarlet – This name is beatuiful but would rather use it as a middle name
Sofie – I prefer Sophie, but nonetheless it’s a fantastic name!
on December 5th, 2013 at 2:40 pm
Jeans and bras tend to have good girl names.
on December 5th, 2013 at 4:08 pm
Over the last year, I’ve really discovered the rarely-heard, old-time fashion and beauty of Lillian and I’ve always liked Paige.
From the list, these really caught my eye:
Joplin (this seems more masculine to me tho)
I don’t know if I like them individually, but as a pairing or sibset – awesome! ie, Britta Joplin or Devi Freya or Britta Devi, etc.
And how often do you hear the name Kelsey? Few and far between, right? I have a good friend whose daughter AND daughter-in-law’s name are BOTH Kelsey… how did that happen?? One they call Kel and the other Kelse – so confusing!
@ TeresaWood – Congratulations!! Sage Winter surly does go with this collection of names and what a beauty with siblings Iris and Wyatt!
@ mountains_and_miro – I found that alot too. Looking for a bridesmaid dress for my friend’s wedding, I found Margaux and Faviana for the first time. And my bridal gown was a Jasmine 🙂
@ really91 – I know what you mean! My time working as a tech in an eye doctor’s office proved the same!
on December 5th, 2013 at 4:09 pm
on December 5th, 2013 at 4:25 pm
My favorites from this list were Beatrice, Grace, Lillian, and Luna. I liked other names but these were my top four. I was browsing through a magazine at the store and I saw the name Allora and thought it was a unique name.
on December 5th, 2013 at 5:59 pm
So many gorgeous choices!!
on December 5th, 2013 at 8:48 pm
I always pay close attention to the names of clothing and such, in catalogs and online!
The Sundance list definitely evokes a certain feel! I like it!
I especially like Anneslee, Josephine, Luna, Ever, Frost, and Indigo!
on December 5th, 2013 at 10:00 pm
I can’t believe my surname is on that list! Camino!!! I’ve never seen it on any baby name websites ever!
It means ‘road’ or ‘path’ in Spanish. I’ve never met anyone else with this surname either! 🙂
on December 5th, 2013 at 11:03 pm
This is a wonderful and unexpected source of inspiration! very beautiful names 🙂
on December 8th, 2013 at 1:51 pm
@Iwillpraise… I know so many Kelseys it makes my head hurt! We always have to add some kind of identifier when referring to one of them: “Tyler’s Kelsey” or “blonde Kelsey” or “little Kelsey”. Apparently it was an uber-popular choice in the 80’s in my area!
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