Phew, choosing a baby name can be an overwhelming task.
After all, there are just so many things to consider! For example, what if your kid hates his name? What if you absentmindedly pick a name that can be transformed into a cruel nickname — that prompts his peers to make fun of him? What if other people simply don’t like it?
Despite these hurdles, I believe if you and your partner love a name, you should go for it.
Although I’m almost positive we’re set on a name for our latest little one, I still enjoy browsing new ideas. I’m particularly big on unique names, and I can often draw inspiration from unexpected places — say, from cocktails, for instance.
Believe it or not, from liquor and Champagne, to wine and beer, there are tons of drinks you can make into a fun, quirky or otherwise trendy name for your little one! Don’t get the association just yet? Wait until you get a taste of the roundup I’ve got in store.
Here are 18 cocktail-inspired names for your little boy or girl!
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If you're looking for a fun, quirky name for your new bundle of joy, just check out one of these 18 ideas — all inspired by cocktails!
Cristal 2 of 19
A famous Champagne brand and a slight twist on the more commonly spelled "Crystal," Cristal packs a bunch of flair and can make for a trendy name for your little girl.
Cristal's popularity peaked in the 1990s, when 130 out of 1 million babies were given this name, according to The Baby Name Wizard.
Jim 3 of 19
Inspired by the liquor brand Jim Beam, this name can provide a classic choice for your baby boy! Not a fan of the one-syllable moniker? Name him James, and call him Jim for short.
The name's popularity has waned in recent years, according to BabyCenter. Now's just the time for a comeback.
Jack 4 of 19
Inspired by the classic liquor brand Jack Daniels, this common moniker is sure to suit your sweet little boy.
Jack ranks 6th most popular among baby boy names for 2013, according to BabyCenter.
Daniel 5 of 19
The other half of Jack Daniels, this is another boy's name that's classic, sweet, and perfect as is. Avoid those farfetched titles popular among celebs, and stick with something simple.
Daniel was the 11th most popular boy name in 2012, and its popularity seems to be declining, according to BabyCenter.
Grey 6 of 19
If you're looking for a unique name and love a glass of Grey Goose, why not name your bundle of joy after this brand? It can be used for a boy or a girl, and with the popularity of the novel Fifty Shades of Grey, your babe may be in high demand.
Hennessy 7 of 19
Like a good, classic cognac? Why not name your little guy after one? It'd be a perfect fit for girls or boys.
Believe it or not, 25 babies have been given this name so far this year, according to BabyCenter.
Molson 8 of 19
Molson is sure to make for a strong name for your little one. It also happens to be inspired by the beer Molson Canadian — another reason to love the moniker! (Can you tell I'm Canadian?) Molson is also a traditional last name for people, and that's a good trend I love to see.
For more last names that make great names, check out Disney Baby.
Skyy 9 of 19
If you're a big fan of the hipster names that are close to nature, this one is a great choice. Turns out, it can also be inspired by the popular vodka brand Skyy. I think it would also make a great unisex name if you're thinking about it for a girl!
According to BabyCenter, this boy name is not too popular — meaning it's not as unique as some parents may think!
Dom 10 of 19
Inspired by the world-famous champagne Dom PÃ©rignon, this name is short but sweet. Why not name your little one Dominick and call him Dom for short? Genius.
Dominick has been ranked at #496 in 2012 by Baby Names World.
Caesar 11 of 19
Who doesn't love the Caesar cocktail once in a while? Not only is it a historical name of a powerful leader and, well, the name of a scrumptious, very popular salad, but it is also a good choice for your modern baby boy. (There's always the very popular dog trainer Cesar Millan to look up to as well!)
If you want your son to grow up to be a famous baseball player, he would be in good company, according to Baby Name Facts.
Margarita 12 of 19
On a hot summer day, there's nothing better than a cold glass of the world-class Mexican cocktail margarita. It also happens to be a great girl name and if you're a big fan of the cocktail! With summer en route or already here, it's the perfect fit for your little gal.
Margarita ranked at #948 among the U.S population in 2006, according to BabyCenter.
Sherry 13 of 19
A fortified wine but also a great name for your baby girl, Sherry is a feminine, classic name that'd be a perfect fit for your little girl.
The moniker's popularity peaked in 1962, when it sat at the #42 spot for most popular girls names, according to Baby Names.
Chardonnay 14 of 19
A nice glass of chardonnay can make any day brighter — so why not spread the light and name your baby girl after the drink?
Fifty babies were given this name in 1996, according to BabyCenter.
Vin 15 of 19
If you're looking for French-inspired names and also happen to be a big fan of wine, Vin (which is French for wine) can make a simple yet outstanding name choice. Like the name Vincent? Pick it, and call your little guy Vin for short. Clever, no?
Jameson 16 of 19
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Gibson 18 of 19
Another name that sounds more like a last name but makes a perfect first name for a boy is Gibson. Not only does it work if you're a big Mel Gibson fan, but if you love the taste of the Gibson brand of whiskey, this would be a strong choice.
BabyCenter reports that according to the U.S. Government Social Security Administration, the name Gibson is ranked at #853 in 2013 with about 123 babies given this name.
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