The recent trend in baby names is to go for edgy monikers. We’ve all heard of the name Blue or Ocean, but what about something a little more unique like Riptide? If you’re looking for inspiration, here are 7 tips to mastering edgy boy names that we at BabyCenter think will be perfect!
Tip #: One
Write something great! First and foremost, you need to have a good idea for an edgy name before you can write about it. Once you come up with the perfect moniker, all that’s left is some research into its meaning to make it unique. Isn’t this way more fun than naming our children after words found in their baby book or your favorite movie?
Tip #: Two
-Naming on a budget doesn’t mean you’re limited to boring names like William and Emily anymore. You could pick from any of these modern monikers which are low cost but high impact such as Cillian (which means “little warrior”) or Rainer (“lover”). And if we take $20,00 as the starting point for a new baby, you could come up with some really cool names including these:
-Inigo (meaning “my little hero”)
-Everett (“true descendant of Odin”)
-Viggo (a variation of name Vidar) meaning “battle” or “warrior”.
Benedictus is also an appropriate and inexpensive choice. It means blessed. Benedict’s day falls on January 16th which would be a great time to celebrate your child’s first birthday! Yay! 🙂
Tip #: Three
Be unique without being too obscure. If you’ve been looking at naming websites in order to find something truly original that nobody else will have, then please stop right
*Tip # __: Don’t be afraid to use names that are a little more out there. You don’t want your son’s name to have the same meaning as “Boring Joe.” Your child will thank you for it later on in life.
– Tip # __: Avoid using too many trendy designer styles, like clothes or shoes. It’ll just make them seem dated and out of touch with what they’re really about. The same can also go for naming their pet after celebrities such as Taylor Swift or Beyoncé—it might sound cute now, but who knows how this could affect them when they grow up?
– Tip # __: Consider staying away from punny names which is where the joke relies on a word play or a similarity in pronunciation.
– Tip # __: Stay away from trendy, popular names of the moment. Sure it may be catchy and clever now but what about in 20 years? In this day and age where celebrities are giving their children ridiculous names such as Apple, Blue Ivy, North West, etc., it’s wise to stay clear of these kinds of monikers that are often mocked for sounding too silly.
*Tip #__: Name your son after someone who you really look up to—someone with integrity and values like Martin Luther King Jr., Leonardo DiCaprio, Albert Einstein (okay maybe not him) etc.. This person can serve as an inspiration during moments when your child is making wrong decisions or is feeling down.
*Tip #__: If your child’s name starts with “S” and they’re a girl, you can change the pronunciation of it to make it sound more masculine (i.e.: Sarah becomes “Sar-uh”).
* Tip # __: When in doubt, go for short names that are easy to pronounce because most people have these types of names so there won’t be any confusion about what their name is when they meet new friends at school or on the playground. Names like Matt, Brian, Johnnie etc.. work well as nicknames too!
A few things parents should consider before naming their son something offbeat include whether this will be a name that will hold up to other boys in the class, whether it has any negative associations (i.e.: Joe and Joey are two different names but both mean “God’s gift.”), and what they want their son’s future nickname to be.
*Tip #__: A fun way to come up with cool boy names is by looking at celebrities who have baby sons or daughters! Who wouldn’t love being called Jubilee Jolie-Pitt? Or Jackson Elle Richie? Just make sure your child likes their name before you give them one of these celebrity monikers.
So there you go, some of my best tips for picking edgy boy names like Jayden, Dominic, Blake, or Rowan.
Tip #__: A fun way to come up with cool boy names is by looking at celebrities who have baby sons or daughters! Who wouldn’t love being called Jubilee Jolie-Pitt? Or Jackson Elle Richie? Just make sure your child likes their name before you give them one of these celebrity monikers.
So there you go, some of my best tips for picking edgy boy names like Jayden, Dominic, Blake, or Rowan. If I were naming a new son today (or god forbid if I had just given birth yesterday), the first half dozen boys’ names that would pop into my head are Cameron, Liam, and Jaxon as well as Bennett, Ethan, and Mason.
It’s all about finding a balance between edgy and traditional when it comes to picking out the perfect moniker for your little guy (or girl) so that they stand apart from everyone else in the room but can still go places without feeling self conscious. So find some inspiration online (like this blog post!) and then work on combining those letters into something truly memorable.
Number of Words: 81
Sentences count: 13
One in five boys is given an edgy name.
Rather than fearing the consequences, embrace it! Here are seven tips to mastering these names:
Tip #01 – Make sure your baby’s initials spell out something cool and trendy like “J+M” or “L+G”. In fact, some popular examples of this trend include Jude Law (full name Sir David Jason Moses) and Liam Gallagher. See? The possibilities are endless!
Tip #02 – Consider making a nickname for him that will be more down his alley instead of Nicky as he enters middle school. He might prefer Nate if Nicholas isn’t cutting it anymore. What about Levi when Landon doesn’t seem so appealing anymore?
Tip #03 – Give your son a name that is more descriptive of his personality like Maximus or Leonardo. This will go over really well with the other kids at school and make it easier for them to know what he prefers when they are asked on the playground!
Tip #04 – Start thinking about how you want him to grow up by giving him an edgy name now, before decisions have been made for him. If you’re going to call someone “Liam” as in Liam Payne, then don’t be surprised if he becomes fashionable later on in life. And this goes not just for boys but girls too: As Time’s article pointed out from 2009, actress Emma Stone was born Emily Jean Stone-same initials, just different spelling. Tip #05 – Start with a letter that has the same sound as one they already have in their name to give them a sense of familiarity and comfort (e.g., Ryan becomes Arron). This is called an “Inar” or blending names. A little trick: If you’re looking for something really edgy, try picking two letters from your last name-they won’t know what’s coming! Tip #06 – Consider giving your son a middle initial like Rhett Bledsoe so he can leave his old self behind when he graduates high school or college. It will also make it easier if people want him to be on Facebook because now there are no duplicate profiles since