Skip to comments.2010's Hot Boy Baby Name Trend
Posted on 11/10/2010 6:06:04 PM PST by ransomnote
Rejecting the top names of the past century, more and more parents are choosing gender-neutral boys' names. SNIP
When sportswriter Peter Richmond, author of Badasses, was expecting his first son 25 years ago, he didnt want to name him Tom, after his father, or Burgess, after his grandfather, and he certainly didnt want to name the poor kid after himself.
Instead, Richmond and his wife wanted to give their son a name that was unmistakably male yet broke rank with all the masculine names that came before it. Robert, William, and John have dominated boy-baby naming since statisticians began keeping track. SNIP
Naming your kid Hunter or Breaker is like saying *expletive* you to the world that invented feminism, said Richmond. Its a desperate cry to hold onto an archaic and useless form of masculinity, whereas naming your kid Robert III after your grandfather who invented the flyswatter and bought the house in Newport is a very different kind of holding onto an outmoded form of masculinity.
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At a guess, I bet a lot of single moms are behind these. Take ‘Cullen’ for example. Is anyone who names their kid ‘Cullen’ even out of their teens yet?
I think Chlamydia is a beautiful name for a girl.
All my girlfriends leave me.
All great golden retriever names! I need to save that list for my next litter! :)
Achmed, shmooee, chico, chooch..............
Decades ago we had a few popular names that crossed genders, always felt bad for the guys:
Dana, Terry, Kim etc.
“Why excerpt the key fact?!
Their choice: Maxfield.”
Because it sounds like the name of a grocery store?
You know, for all their strenuous beliefs about men, I don’t think the name they chose really does all they want it to do. I assume that by the time he’s 5 he’ll answer to Max. In 4th grade when he is found to be clumsy, the other kids will call him Maxwell Smart after the recent movie remake of a dufus. In high school, he’ll start a garage band an name it Max-I-AM after himself (and Will_I_AM). He’ll have a screen name online like ‘Maximum Damage’.
Only you spelled “stupidest” correctly... :)
I vote for “Ignatia: after Saint Ignatius.
I wanted to imbue my sons with feminist values..”
And their father has what to say about that exactly?
Oh he’s not allowed to say anything unless I tell him to.
I was always partial to Be-Bop and Bo-Bo.
The cause of this trend is clear. More women are bearing children without benefit of a formal husband. There is no check on the self-indulgences that take place with those who use idiotic “alternate spellings” for their daughters so she can be “one of a kind” (with a name nobody can spell).
Normally, it is the husbands who will say no son of mine is gonna be called “Jayden.” Regarding the oddball Palin naming conventions, that has much (I believe) to do with Native culture being broader in their selection of names from time immemorial, so they get a waiver.
I want Hannibal or Damion, my wife doesn’t seem to pleased.
Schuyler and Kenton....you’re just asking for your kid to get tormented.
"I was in labor for 23 hours."
Name him Glans.