Urban Prairie Names
Urban Prairie is the hottest fashion trend, according to a recent article in The New York Times, typified by high-necked, ruffled, flowered dresses appropriate for, perhaps, watering sunflowers in the garden of your Brooklyn brownstone. One of the designers profiled in the piece was Katherine Kleveland of the line Doen, whose children are named Prairie, Wilder, and Shepard.
Those names are pretty on-the-nose as examples of Urban Prairie style translated to baby names, but we’ve got some other ideas of names that fit this major new trend.
Urban Prairie names are both sophisticated and innocent, country and city, traditional and edgy, plain yet fancy. Some names already rising in popularity could be counted as Urban Prairie: Cora and Elsie, Sawyer and Linus. But most Urban Prairie names are still so far out they’re very very in, like the 27 choices here.
If you want to see even more possibilities, check out this longer list of Urban Prairie Baby Names. What names would you add?
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on September 15th, 2018 at 2:16 pm
Brilliant names. Love Alma, Amos, Fern, Ida, Mabel and Roscoe.
on September 15th, 2018 at 3:58 pm
Hiram and Mabel are the names for me.
on September 15th, 2018 at 5:24 pm
Nell and Verity have been GPs of mine for a couple of years; Pearl and Ransom, more recently.
on September 15th, 2018 at 7:30 pm
As someone from Kansas, I will never understand the appeal of Prairie as a name. The prairie has gotta be one of the most boring geographical features on the planet.
on September 15th, 2018 at 8:40 pm
Mercy, Ruth, Clementine, Jeremiah, Samuel, Caleb, Tess, Abe, Martha.
on September 15th, 2018 at 9:36 pm
I can see Sayer begin to rise in popularity soon… it’s very similar to Sawyer and has the same feel as a lot of currently trendy boy names, like Oliver and Atticus! I also think Nell and Pearl are very cute!
on September 16th, 2018 at 4:55 am
This is a new genera of names for me. My great aunts were named Fern and Myrtle. As a child I thought those were strange names but they fit in here. I like Suzannah’s suggestions too, especially Jeremiah that’s my son’s name.
on September 16th, 2018 at 10:35 am
Roscoe is probably my all-time favorite name. I also adore Pearl, Birdie, Nell, and Mabel.
on September 16th, 2018 at 11:46 am
Barney, Bess, Fern and Nell are lovely!
on September 16th, 2018 at 6:38 pm
So many great names on this list. My daughters are Nell and Fern. I guess I now know what my naming style is!
on September 17th, 2018 at 8:34 am
Most of these names are not my style, but I do like Mabel and Pearl. Barney will always be a purple dinosaur to me.
on September 18th, 2018 at 3:02 pm
I adore Nell and wonder if it can stand alone particularly in a family where the other kids have more traditions full names.
on September 19th, 2018 at 2:09 am
I have a baby cousin named Jethro! His nickname is Jett and he’s the cutest! I think it’s the cutest name and has the coolest nickname, so I hope it grows more in popularity 🙂
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