If your life is defined by peculiar, particular, niche interests and a general sense of apathy it might be difficult to find a baby name to feel enthusiastic about. But never fear, hipster parents-to-be, Miek Bruno and Kerry Sparks have written the ultimate guide to unique and ironic baby names, “Hello, My Name Is Pabst: Baby Names for Nonconformist, Indie, Geeky, DIY, Hipster and Alterna-Parents of Every Kind.” The book is hilarious (and is available on pre-order), but in spite of its comedic quality, it also somehow manages to function as a legitimate resource for creative baby names. Here are some of the names that I liked best, in 25 handy categories like “Names that will grow into a moustache” and “Names for your future expat.” Enjoy! (But not too much.)
Names That Fit Into Skinny Jeans 1 of 25Slim, Nylon, Legs, Slender, Pimm, Demi, Pru, Vertical, Cy, Meh.
Photo credit: Flickr user Jasper Gregory
Names That’ll Look Good on a Food Truck 2 of 25Hazel, Clementine, Currant, Giacomo, Wooly, Britzel, NOMNOM.
Photo credit: Flickr user ilovememphis
Your Future Fixie Owner 3 of 25Trek, Raleigh, Marin, Prix, Pedal, Sprocket, Chrome.
Photo credit: Flickr user DAV.es
Steampunk Babies 4 of 25Philomena, Voltaire, Bertram, Jessamine, Minerva, Bickersteth, Higgs, Flux, Luminiferous.
Photo credit: Flickr user F1GGO
Raise a Glass 5 of 25Colt, Jack Daniel, Remy, Miller, Stella, Bud, Olive, Cherry, Hennessey, Tanq, Smash, Buttery Nipple.
Photo credit: Flickr user jodigreen
Children of the Prairie 6 of 25Elmer, Dakota, Willa, Nell, Claxton, Ketty, Harriet, Grove, Sioux, Typhoid, Buffalo, Trapper, Cholera.
Photo credit: Flickr user USFWS Mountain Prairie
Vintage Flea Market Finds 7 of 25Dime, Tag, Picker, Buckle, Patch, Knob, Flea, Cassette.
Photo credit: Flickr user xbettyx
Gluten-Free Vegan Names 8 of 25Basil, Thyme, Sage, Saffron, Mint, Dill, Clove, Maize, Caraway, Persimmon, Cardoon, Tempeh, Ghandi, Kemble, Ornish.
Photo credit: Flickr user slightlypale
Sideshow Creatures 9 of 25Petunia, Chick, Marietta, Pip, Zoltan, Phroso, Wallenda, Cleve, Lizardio, Ringmaster, Barbella, Scott.
Photo credit: Flickr user lumierefl
Neighborhood Names 10 of 25Bonus points if you know the cities! Prospect, Greenwood, BQE, Barton, Saxon, SXSW, Pontiac, Woodward, Eggleston, Odessa, Echo, Tulane, Ravenna, Hayward.
Photo credit: Flickr user jason rust
Punk Progeny 11 of 25Iggy, DeeDee, Sid, Nancy, Spike, Gutter, Anarchy, Stud, Strangler, Fury, Misfit, Buzzcock, Slam, Zine, Loogie.
Photo credit: Flickr user Tess Aquarium
Rockabye, Rockabilly Baby 12 of 25Doris, Billie, Vic, Alice, Hank, Buck, Wanda, Lyle, Roscoe, Royce, Merle, Ranger, Slicker, Dust, Pony.
Photo credit: Flickr user Perdidoenlared Control+C
Names for Nihilists 13 of 25Zilch, Zero, Nada, Null, Void, Moot, Dada, Pointless.
Photo credit: Flickr user OUTSIDE147JP
Names That Kick Ass on the Roller Derby Track 14 of 25Elbow, Diva, Renegade, Jam, Reno, Guard, Block, Kyller.
Photo credit: Flickr user nocklebeast
Easy to Assemble IKEA Names 15 of 25Egby, Barby, Ingo, Norbo, Salmi, Torsby, Hulda, Hessum, Dragor, Havbro, Gilda, Gislev, Gronska, Janso, Billy.
Photo credit: IKEA
For Little Hippies 16 of 25Chickpea, Granola, Beanbag, Bandana, Analog, Organic, Wormhole, Couscous.
Photo credit: Flickr user ~dolldreamer~
For Your Future Architecht 17 of 25Mies, Gehry, Renzo, Loos, Arch, MOMA, Flatiron, Empire.
Photo credit: Flickr user kwc
Mad Scientists 18 of 25Zinc, Copper, Mercury, Tin, Boson, Neutron, Baryon, X-Ray, Gamma, Beaker, Bunson, Vega, Solar, Comet, Andromeda, Mars.
Photo credit: Flickr user gadl
Names to Scrawl on a Bathroom Wall 19 of 25Banksy, Blu, Shepard, Swoon, Krylon, Borf, Knitta, Toof, Cyclops, Ethos, Muck, Newfie, Kilroy, Tats, D*Face, Earsnot, Neckface, Ces.
Photo credit: Flickr user ToGa Wanderings
Graphic Designers 20 of 25Helvetica, Pixel, Courier, Arial, Mac, Adobe, Bitmap, Vector.
Photo credit: Flickr user Alki1
Caffeine Junkies 21 of 25Lottie, Tall, Foam, Mocha, Crumb, Wi-Fi, Roast, Perc.
Photo credit: Flickr user Aldo van Zeeland
Half-Pipe Names for Your Half-Pint 22 of 25Hawk, McKay, Theeve, Crate, Trucks, Vert, Kickflip, Edge, Thrash.
Photo credit: Flickr user Dustin Diaz
Names to Occupy Wall Street 23 of 25Protest, Zuccotti, Banner, Noam, Rosa, Che, Gloria, Malcolm, Liberty, Freedom, Revival, Fawkes, Revolution, Solidarity, Facebook.
Photo credit: Flickr user DoctorTongs
Names Grown in the Dirt 24 of 25Loam, Peat, Arbor, Bale, Spade, Neem, Herb, Hedge, Lawn, Fern, Climber, Plough, Shovel, Tractor, Bog.
Photo credit: Flickr user jessicareeder
Smokin’ Hot Names 25 of 25Ember, Coal, Clover, Morris, Virginia, Blaze, Newport, Marlboro, Viceroy, Slim, Bic, Gauloises, Charcoal, Drag, Flint, Shag, Flame, Pyro, Reef, Tabak, Smolder, Cancer.
Photo credit: Flickr user sludgegulper
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