Have you ever wondered why its okay for some words to be names and not for others? Daisy is okay, but Bluebell isn’t. Summer is fine, but no to Spring. April, May, June, and August are acceptable, but absolutely not to February or October. Animal names are okay like Robin or Wren, but Bear or Cougar, are you crazy? No way to food names, except for Olive and Clementine, and maybe some spices like Basil or Sage.
My rules (yes, I have my own set of baby name rules) for using word names are the following . . .
1. The word must be positive. No naming babies things like Hate, Idiot, Bad, Trouble and so on. (No, I haven’t seen any of those.)
2. Don’t be cute. No Stormy Sea Waters. No True Angel. No Sincere Leigh. (Yes, I have seen all of those.)
3. Only one word name per child. If Alicia Silverstone had named her son, Bear Christopher or Bear Alexander, I don’t think she would have gotten nearly as much flack as she did. Bear Blu sounds like a Care Bear.
Of course, there are those parents out there, who think no name, no word is off limits, and that is what makes things interesting. It’s why I love to search birth announcements, because you never know what you are going to find. And although, I don’t love all their choices, I appreciate their boldness.
Denim Jaide (g)
Famous (boy) *No middle name given.
Honey Billie Jean
Mystery Lane (girl)
Queen Fauntrie Allie
Rebel Faith: They have faith that she won’t be a Rebel.
Sailor Rain: She better love the water.
Sassy Alex: *Careful what you wish for.
September Autumn *These parents have a love of all things Fall.
SunDash Kills Big Buffalo
Sugar-Magnolia Sunshine *Super sweet name.
* What is your favorite word name? Or craziest word name you’ve ever heard.