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Baby Name Trend: Statement Names

Brave. Forever. Promise.... Danger? These new wave baby names are bold, ambitious and definitely make a statement. Just when we think we've heard it all, we come across a name announcement, and notice a name we'd not thought of or seen before.


A Bold New Wave of Baby Names for the 21st Century

The trend we are noticing we'll call "statement names." Some are adjectives, like a call to action or a philosophy for baby to live by. A mantra, perhaps. Others are virtuous, parents-to-be gifting their child a moniker of positivity. Another noticing in this new wave of naming is the repeated reference to light.

Call to Action Names 

Rise 
Dream
Gravity
Coast
Rush
Journey
Riot
Vigor
Danger
Rebellion
Prophecy
Brave
Titan
Rock
Reverie
Forever
Nirvana
Vice

Virtuous Names

Soul
Truth
Honor
Justice
Noble
Promise
Peace
Glory

Names of Light

Golden 
Blaze
Glow
Beacon
Shine


This collection with three themes emerging, seems to encompass a trend in naming. These statement names are bold, while not outrageous. We are thinking that in naming lately some parents-to-be are looking for both meaning and originality, so they take a risk by finding something meaningful but look for an alternative to give it a twist. 

What statement name catches your eye?
What would you add to the list? Comments appreciated!




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