8 Very Unusual And Fashionably Inspired Baby Names
British researchers unveiled a list of the 20 most unusual baby names of the past decade today. The list, which includes only names that have been given to less than 15 children in the past ten years, includes names like Heaven, Stone, Puppy and Ice.
But what we found most interesting were the names inspired by fashion: Denim, Diesel and Armani clock in at numbers 10, 11 and 12, respectively. And in an era when the culture of fashion touches our lives more and more each day, we knew there had to be a few that are more common.
Paisley: It’s a pattern! Although every one of the girls we know named Paisley has never actually worn paisley for fear of having to hear, “Paisley’s wearing Paisley” as she comes down the street.
Chanel: It takes a lot of gumption for girls to live up to the mantle of the great Coco Chanel, so parents thinking of bestowing their little girl with this name beware. We will say, of course, that Chanel Iman‘s parents, the Robinsons, got it right.
Zara: Our apologies to Zara Phillips, twelfth in line to the British throne, but whenever we hear the word Zara we always think of the Spanish megabrand. Can you blame us? We walk past one on our way to work every day.
Satine: Remember Nicole Kidman‘s character in Moulin Rouge, named for her satiny smooth voice? Apparently she wasn’t the only person ever to be named Satine — actress Jacinda Barrett dubbed her little girl Satine in 2007.
Cotton: In research for this story, we found an article lamenting that no one names their child Cotton anymore. (Warning: Only, like, the first six grafs of the story are relevant to anything.) We’re not gonna lie — we’re sad about that, too. Cotton is an interesting, non-foolish-sounding, uncommon name, and we quite like the ring of it. Hey, Emily Blunt — Cotton Krasinsky sounds like a cool name. Just think about it.
[Via The Daily Mail]