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Too cool names

Found in a HarperCollins paperback Cool Names for Babies (2007 reprinted from Mother & Baby magazine) a list of names that are 'too cool' - in fact it's the last chapter. Have added a few..

What makes a name too cool? Trying so hard that coolness is its main, and maybe its only, merit. Being so aggressively hip that poor little Kool willl bend under the expectations of grooviness created by his name… the line of what constitutes too cool a name seems to get redrawn every day [but] these choices will probably be on the wrong side of it for a long time to come..

ARMANI
BABE
BRANDY
BREEZE
BUCK
CALIFORNIA
CHARDONNAY
CHEYENNE
Henri Cartier Bresson 1954
CONGO
CROCKETTB
DESIREE
DUKE
FREE
HARLEY
KEROUAC
KOOL
MAVERICK
MINGUS
PORSCHE
PRINCE
RAMBO
RIBENA
RIDER
SCORPIO
SINBAD
SUGAR
TALON
THOR
TIGER
VICE
VULCAN
WILD
YOGI
ZAPPA

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One thought on “Too cool names

  1. Marianne Z

    I've got the book so I worked out that you added Kerouac, Mingus, Yogi, Zappa, Chardonnay and Ribena. Mingus would get confused with 'minger' and as for Ribena!!! Great blog, keep it going please.

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