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20 Creative Baby Names That Make Us Want to Go for Another

Baby names! Everyone has an opinion about them, which is why many couples keep “theirs” under wraps. But the indecision is real and sometimes nine months is just not enough time. We got you. While the Social Security Admin has a list of the most popular (the Emmas, the Olivias, the James) and those that are rising in popularity (from Aries to Zev), one that stands out from the crowd or feels more personal and meaningful takes a little creativity.


Here are gems we handpicked from Nameberry, including its Top Baby Names for 2020, inspired by nature, art, and travel — three of our favorite ways to get creative and one we really, really miss!

NATURE-INSPIRED

Ansel – for you nature photographers out there, but also one of Brit’s faves!

Clover – a charming name for your little good luck charm

Eden – the ultimate garden and also a sweet nickname in Edie

Juniper – another one with nickname potential (hello Juni) and also inspo for so many recipes

Poppy – bright and happy, this name will always remind us of California’s orange-y blooms

Rosemary – according to Newberry, Rosemary means “dew of the sea” because the plants thrived near the coast. Beach babes!

Soleil – the French word for sun is also a très chic name

Willow – the names mean “graceful” and we like the ring to it

ART-INSPIRED

Bronte – literary names are a wise choice (Morrison, anyone?)

Eames – for architecture fans

Hawthorne – if you really loved The Scarlet Letter

Hugo – as in Victor…

Indie/Indigo – the color to rival all other colors IMO

Joni – “I wish I had a river so long. I would teach my feet to fly. Oh, I wish I had a river I could skate away on. I made my baby cry.” You won’t with this name!

Miro — for fans of the Spanish painter/sculptor/ceramicist

Welles — as in Orson, which is also a name we’re into

TRAVEL-INSPIRED

Anais – a sweet French name rising through the ranks

Atlas – a bold unisex name to inspire your future traveler

Caspian – inspired by the world’s largest lake/sea or C.S. Lewis’s Prince Caspian

Lumi – means “snow” in Finnish for you winter babies

What do you think? What are some of your faves? Share with us @BritandCo! BTW, congrats!