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Dictionary definition of Cool baby names - Important info!
Cool - Excellent, first-rate, imperturbable, informal and casual are all definitions of cool. The term 'cool' is a development from a usage meaning “excellent, superlative,” first recorded in written English in the early 1930s. Jazz musicians who used the term are responsible for its popularization during the 1940s. As a slang word it has stayed current (and cool) far longer than most such words. Other similar slang expressions include capital, hot, groovy, hip, crazy, far-out, rad, and wicked - these are no longer perceived as 'cool' but as old-fashioned and out-dated. A similar fate could well apply when choosing a name that is currently viewed as cool!
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The Reasons why more people are looking for Cool Baby Names
There is a definite trend towards people choosing Cool Baby Names. People searching for Cool Baby Names are looking for a name that has been used by a celebrity and has therefore become highly fashionable. The problem with this choice of baby name is that the name (or celebrity concerned) falls from popularity and the name is forever associated with a specific era. A question that should be addressed is "Will the cool name of today continue to be cool in thirty years time?". Any name that is the height of fashion and come top in the popularity stakes is likely to go out of fashion within fifteen years.
The pitfalls of choosing Cool Baby Names
The definition of the word cool can be taken as a warning when choosing a Cool Baby Name.
- Remember that you are taking full responsibility for creating an important factor in your baby's identity.
- Selecting a name from the category of 'Cool Baby Names ' runs the risk of being faddish and associated with a particular period in time or a particular person.
- A cool baby name must be suitable throughout all of life phases ( "A Name isn't just for a birthday - it's for life!").
- Consider the phases and our life cycle starting with baby - toddler - school child - teenager - young adults - parents - middle age - retirement and old age.
- Will the cool baby's name that you have chosen suit a pensioner as well as a baby?
- Will the schoolchild be teased mercilessly?
- And what will your baby think of your choice? Will they be happy to be forever associated with a particular era or celebrity?
Cool Baby Names - Convey a person's identity
Society is much less formal than it used to be. We use First names more often than surnames now and first names have become increasingly important in terms of a person's identity. Unusual spellings are becoming totally acceptable in our society - just think about the unusual and cool names that are being used by bands and companies! The emergence of the Internet and Mobile phones has lead to the creation and total acceptance of new spellings which have given us a whole new modern dictionary! This very website allows people to search for cool baby names.
The choice is yours!
We hope that we have presented a balanced view of the pleasure and the pitfalls of Cool Baby Names. To assist you further we have developed a Name Evaluator - an essential aid when considering Cool Baby Names and it might be helpful to look at our section on Unique Baby Names and Celebrity Baby names.
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Ursula Andress/Harry Hamlin
Prince Andrew/Sarah Ferguson
Princess Anne/Mark Phillips
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Kim Basinger/Alec Baldwin
Annette Bening/Warren Beatty
Tony Blair/Cherie Blair
David Bowie (singer)/Angela Barnett
Marlon Brando (actor)
Bobby Brown/Whitney Houston
Melanie Brown (Scary Spice)/Jimmy Gulzar
Gabriel Byrne/Ellen Barkin
Brandon Thomas, Dylan Jagger
Beatrice Elizabeth Mary, Eugenie Victoria Helena
Kathlyn Elizabeth Bening , Benjamin , Isabel
D’Andrea (son, Danny), Daegal, Joanna, Antonia
Euan, Nicky, Kathryn, Leo
Isa, Holly, Taryn
Zowie Duncan Heywood /Joey
Rebecca, Simon Tehotu, Tarita Cheyenne, Christian Devi, Miko, Maya, Ninna Priscilla
Casey, Dylan, Emily, Jordan, Ezekiel
Isabelle, Jessica, Hayley Rose
Jennifer, Andrea, Sarah
Deanna, Terry, Daryl, Venisha, Yamma
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