Feb
05

Small tweaks ‘coolify’ common names

Posted in Name my baby
by Lorain County Moms

nameberry.com

Perhaps you’ve picked out a name you thought was new and different, only to find you were inadvertently following the trends. Or you’ve been “saving” a favorite name so long that, now that you finally have a chance to use it, it’s no longer as fresh as it was when you picked it.

The solution? Tweak that name.

With our very first book, “Beyond Jennifer & Jason,” we began suggesting ways that parents could update, respin, and coolify (yeah, that’s a word we made up) the names they might be considering.

Don’t get us wrong: Many of these names are pretty cool already. Cool and beautiful and interesting and all those good things. But still, there’s sometimes a way to ratchet them up a notch or two, and that’s what we’ve done here.

Girls

Instead of ………………..Consider

  • AMELIA………………….AMALIA
  • CLEMENTINE…………CLEMENCY
  • ELOISE…………………..LOUISE
  • ESME……………………..ISMAY
  • GEORGIA……………….GEORGIANA
  • IRIS……………………….ISIS
  • ISABELLA………………ISADORA
  • ISLA………………………AILSA
  • LEAH…………………….LEITH
  • MARIAH……………….SARIAH
  • NORA……………………NOA
  • PHOEBE……………….PERSEPHONE
  • ROWEN………………..ROWENA
  • SADIE…………………..SADA
  • SARAH…………………SEREN
  • SOPHIA……………….SONIA

Boys

Instead of…………….Consider

  • AIDEN………………..ALDEN
  • BENJAMIN…………BENNETT
  • CONOR………………CONALL
  • ELIJAH………………ELIHU
  • GRAYSON…………..GRAY
  • HUDSON……………JUDSON
  • JACOB……………….HAMISH
  • LANDON……………LAND
  • LEO……………………LEON
  • LUCAS……………….LUCIUS
  • MAX………………….MACK
  • NOAH……………….NOAM (the new number 1 name in Israel, used for girls as well as boys)
  • OSCAR………………OSWALD
  • REED………………..REEVE
  • SAM………………….SEM

Nameberry (http://nameberry.com) is a baby-naming site produced by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, co-authors of 10 bestselling baby name guides, including the newest, “Beyond Ave and Aiden: The Enlightened Guide to Naming Your Baby.”

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