Earthy, Nature-Inspired, Hippie Baby Names
Original and Unique Baby Names
While I'm sure it's not everybody's cup of tea, I for one love those cute, earthy baby names. All the Sarahs, Megans, Michaels, and Pauls get old. You can only hear a name so many times before it becomes anything but "noble" or "dignified" to your ears. I wince at the unoriginality of most babies' names these days: Jacob, Ethan, Ava, and Isabella are all lovely—don’t get me wrong—but does the world really need another kid with these names? Let them have a well deserved rest, please.
Why not give your munchkin a one-of-a-kind name? Below, you'll find many ideas to inspire you.
One word of caution to soon-to-be mums and dads: Beware of the kre8tive spellings; it'll make you cringe down the road. Kaylee, Hallileigh, Ayden, Bryson, Maddysen: Stop. Skin crawl.
Original, Earthy, Nature-Oriented Baby Names for Boys and Girls A-E
Aja (Pronounced Asia)
Bear (So cute. I love this.)
Hippie, Earthy, Original Baby Names for Boys and Girls: F-J
Earthy, New, Original Baby Names for Girls and Boys: K-O
Leija (means "kite" in Finnish)
Oshen (Ocean or Oshyn)
Original, Nature-Inspired Baby Names for Girls and Boys: P-T
Ryvre (Interesting spelling of River.)
TigerLilly (It's pushing it.)
Unique, New, Unconventional Baby Names: U-Z
Why Choose a Conventional Baby Name?
Hopefully, this list will steer you away from naming your baby something dull and devoid of personality. I don't know about you, but personally I am grateful the name John has been on a steep decline (although John still ranks #27 on the names charts—how unfortunate).
Beware of going in the other direction and choosing the name Maddyson or Ayden. Remember: skin crawl.
Baby Name Combinations: Sweet, Simple, and Sophisticated
Here's a few combinations that I think are cute, simple, and sophisticated at the same time:
- Mitchell Elias
- Mitchell Drew
- Fleur Adelisa
- Indi Sage
- Benji Issac
- Jules Leon
- Joanie Rose
- Joanie Drake
- Bandit Lee
- Jace Landon
- Oshen Bleu (I know, I know, but I love this name!)
- Nova Leigh (I actually prefer Nova Star, but you can imagine the teasing that would go on with a name like that.)
- Naomi Harlow
- Sailor Anne (Reminds me of an outlaw name.)
When choosing an unusual first name (Sailor, Bandit, Nova), it's best to pair it with a strong middle name to give the first name more stability; that's not always the case, though: Oshen Bleu.