Urban Prairie Names

Urban Prairie is the hottest new style on the fashion runways, and one that translates perfectly to baby names. These names are a little bit city and a little bit country, sophisticated yet artless, traditional yet edgy, so far out they're very very in.

  • Alma

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    Alma is a somewhat solemn, soulful name that had a burst of popularity a century ago, then faded into the flowered wallpaper, and is now finding its footing once more.

    In addition to... Read More 

  • Amos

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    Amos has been shunned since the 1930s due to its association with racially stereotyped characters on the radio and TV show Amos 'n' Andy, but we think it's time to move beyond that dated... Read More 

  • Barney

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    The name Barney is hot among hip Londoners and it has been above the Top 500 in the UK since 2012. You can see why - it's got a friendly happy sound and a lovely meaning and is more easily worn... Read More 

  • Bess

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    Although she declared her independence as far back as the reign of Elizabeth I--Good Queen Bess, Bess now sounds less passé than Beth or Betsy. Read More 

  • Birdie

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Birdie was until recently a middle-aged Ladies' Club member wearing a bird-decorated hat --but now it's just the kind of vintage nickname (think Hattie, Josie, Mamie, Millie) that's coming back... Read More 

  • Blanche

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    Blanche, which originated as a nickname for a pale blonde and then became associated with the notion of purity, was in style a century ago, ranking in the double digits until 1920. She then had to... Read More 

  • Bly

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The surname of enterprising journalist Nellie Bly and poet Robert Bly makes a simple, modern, and upbeat sounding choice for either a boy or a girl.Read More 

  • Calico

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A word name with fashionable o-ending that has associations with both the homespun fabric and the mottled cat. Alice Cooper named his daughter Calico decades ago.Read More 

  • Chester

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Chester is a comfortable, little-used teddy-bear of a name that suddenly sounds both quirky and cuddly.

    Chester was a Top 100 name from the 1880s to 1929, gradually fading till it... Read More 

  • Clara

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Long relegated to an Olde World backwater, the European-flavored Clara has been speeding up the charts on sleeker sister Claire's coattails for the past few decades. Now, many would say the... Read More 

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