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Sundance Catalog Names

Sundance Catalog Names

by Pamela Redmond Satran

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:

[column1]AdoniaAlessandra
Anabel
Anika
AnnaleeAnnesleyArabella
Ava
Beatrice
Britta
Devi
Eva
Fiona
Freya
Grace[/column1][column2]Greta
Isabella
Joplin
Josephine
Juliette
Kelsey
Lillian
Luna
Madeline
Maire
Paige
Patience
Sienna
Tessa
Vanessa[/column2]

And here are some nature and other word names found in its pages that convey the Sundance aesthetic:

[column1]Allegro
Angel
BirchCaminoClarity
Ever
Frost
Indigo
Midnight
Pacifica[/column1][column2]Paisley
Reverie
Serenity
Snow
SolsticeStardustSunsetTwilightVelvet
Winter[/column2]

Do you ever find name inspiration, or just entertainment, in catalogs, Sundance or other?

About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten groundbreaking books on names, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its sequel, Older. She has three new books in the works.