Always on the hunt for beautiful, unique baby names? This list of names taken from surnames is for you!
Attention baby name lovers – here’s a trend in adorable baby names that you will want to get on board with. Welcome to the wonderful world of awesomely adorable surname baby names.
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect baby name then you’ve probably gone through the most popular names, the hipster names, the wacky names, the vintage names and pretty much every other name trend under the sun. But have you thought about using a surname as your child’s given name?
Hear us out.
One of the good things about considering a surname for your little one is that it can commemorate your history, if, of course, your family happens to have a cute surname in the family tree. Some mums may choose to name their child after their maiden name to ensure they get a bit of both families.
Of course, the downside to naming your child a surname if she is female is the very slight possibility that she may marry someone with the same surname as her first name. Kennedy Smith then becomes Kennedy Kennedy if she chooses to take her partner’s name in marriage.
Of course, not every surname makes for a good first name. But here are the ones that certainly do!
Adorable surname names for baby boys
Sweet surname names for baby girls
Surnames that can be used for either gender
Oddly enough, a lot of the surnames that are now making the round for cute contenders for first names are former American presidents. Lincoln (Abe), Kennedy (John F), Nixon (Richard), Reagan (Ronald), and Carter (Jimmy) have all donned the title of President. Whatever you do, don’t name your child after Bush!
Music also comes into play with Cassidy bringing connotations of David Cassidy, Lennon honouring the legendary John Lennon and Hendrix evoking the irreplaceable Jimi Hendrix. Marley (Bob Marley), Cash (Johnny Cash), Tyler (Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler), and Presley (Elvis Presley) also make the list. You can check out our favourite music-inspired baby names here.
Celebrities of the 60s, 70s and 80s also seem to inspire names including Monroe (Marilyn Monroe), Lennox (Annie Lennox), Harlow (Jean Harlow) and Davis (Sammy Davis Jr). There are a few famous names in sport that also make the list including Nash (Steve Nash) and Brady (Tom Brady).
These are only a few of the super sweet surnames that pass as first names. Share with us your favourite – we’d love to expand the list!
This article originally appeared on Babyology.
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