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mamablondie33 Mon 15-Feb-21 22:23:25

I keep seeing references to names being ‘hipster’ on here so just out of curiosity what would you say are hipster names of 2020/21?

It seems I’m quite partial to a hipster name judging by some of the comments on MNgrin. So would be helpful for ideas too!

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LivLavender Mon 15-Feb-21 22:31:35

Atticus and Juniper

zigaziga Mon 15-Feb-21 22:32:55

Fox
Seth

Juno
Nova

wanderedlonelyasacloud Mon 15-Feb-21 22:37:58

I find that if you look at the top 100 Australian baby name lists they often have what are considered "hipster names" over here smile

Some names in the Aus top 100 in 2020 for boys are Felix, Fletcher, Ari, Hunter, Archer,

For girls Riley, Peyton, Indiana,

I find that they can be ahead of the curve with popular names, for example Arlo seemed to become popular over there before it peaked over here.

Limpshade Mon 15-Feb-21 22:53:35

5 out of the 10 babies in my local baby group (hipster area) were called either Beau or Bowie grin

TatianaBis Mon 15-Feb-21 22:55:14

Please tell me all the Beaus were boys?

Kottbullar Mon 15-Feb-21 23:02:05

For boys
Axl
Stellan
Rowan
Jules
Quinlan
Lionel
Cormac
Max
Conrad
Zeus
Henrick
Guy
Sixten
Clement
Magnus
Ned
Phoenix
Woody
Ike

For girls
Calliope
Wilma
Marnie
Lark
Margot
Enid
Wren
Iris
Maude
Una
Goldie
Ebba
Cosima
Minna
Holiday
Agnes
Romy
Alba
Eira
Willa

VenusClapTrap Mon 15-Feb-21 23:08:30

Jean
Jane
John

Limpshade Tue 16-Feb-21 00:41:56

@TatianaBis one of the Beaus was a girl (but spelt Bo)

TatianaBis Tue 16-Feb-21 00:43:17

Bo is ok.

grassisjeweled Tue 16-Feb-21 00:45:56

OK is Bo

You know she'll get Peep though

manicinsomniac Tue 16-Feb-21 00:59:56

I'm not 100% on what a hipster is (a cool, young, city parent?) but I'm thinking names likes:

Arlo, Atticus, Asher, Benedict, Brodie, Christian, Cole, Django, Dexter, Elliot, Ezra, Flynn, Gray, Harley, Heath, Ivan, Ivor, Joachim, Jago, Jasper, Jesse, Kit, Kester, Logan, Milo, Monty, Nico, Nate, Otis, Orson, Oakley, Pippin, Perry, Quentin, Rory, Rafferty, Rupert, Seth, Sidney, Titus, Tristan, Ullyses, Vinnie, Wilf, Xavier, Zeke, Zebedee

Astrid, Aphra, Amaya, Arwen, Alba, Bronte, Blake, Cleo, Coco, Cassidy, Calypson, Calliope, Delphi, Dulcie, Devon, Eden, Effie, Etta, Enya, Fallon, Fenella, Giselle, Genesis, Greta, Honor, Honey, Hebe, Iris, Ida, Ivy, Ingrid, Jacinta, Jocelyn, Juniper, Kiki, London, Leonie, Lorelai, Lena, Lara, Mika, Marnie, Mabel, Nova, Nyla, Noelle, Ottilie, Olive, Piper, Pippi, Quinn, Remi, Romy, Rivkah, Robyn, Romilly, Ramona, Saffron, Sasha, Sadie, Saskia, Taryn, Tess, Una, Verity, Veda, Vashti, Wren, Xanthe, Zeryn, Zia, Zipporah

bridgetreilly Tue 16-Feb-21 01:01:52

Anything that isn't actually a name.

Forest
Apple
Mango
Parsley
North
Bark
Fox
Wave
Flame
Bodhi Zen Clinic

Bluesername Tue 16-Feb-21 01:04:35

Trendy names which everyone thinks is a real find until they realise there are 15 others within a 50 foot radius.

manicinsomniac Tue 16-Feb-21 01:30:51

Trendy names which everyone thinks is a real find until they realise there are 15 others within a 50 foot radius

Ah, ok. An astonishing number of parents seem to make this mistake with very common names. I'm a Rebecca. My parents swear blind they thought it was 'pretty and uncommon'. I was born in the 80s ...

I have 2 friends who both called their children Amelia in the last 8 years and said they didn't know any others at the time! Same with an Olivia.

I have nothing against popular names. They're usually popular for a reason. But don't people look at lists?!

zigaziga Tue 16-Feb-21 07:15:30

Limpshade

5 out of the 10 babies in my local baby group (hipster area) were called either Beau or Bowie grin

Oh my gosh, yes to Beau (or Bo?!). I once met a hipster on the central line (the most hipster of tube lines?) who had a son called Beau.

Whatsyourflava Tue 16-Feb-21 08:08:15

@manicinsomniac your parents probably didn't have access to any lists - they weren't produced like that in the 80s so theyd have no idea with Rebecca

babynamelover Tue 16-Feb-21 08:11:59

To me hipster is not popular but less mainstream and like someone mentioned less name like so herbs, animals, nature or word related. But maybe I'm thinking hippy haha.

I guess the true definition is something on the edge or the beginning of being cool ahead of the pack right?

abitfunny Tue 16-Feb-21 08:17:00

I don’t see Beau as a hipster name at all. I’m originally from Essex and a lot of the glam TOWIE type mums there have boys called Beau.

Hipster names to me are earthy, nature inspired or surfer style. Names like Arlo, River, Juniper, Saxon, Atticus, Cosmo, Bodhi, Fern, Zen, I could go on.

I like most of the above though. I’d rather have a son called Beau than a William for example. It’s just down to personal preference.

StopTouchingYourFairyGarden Tue 16-Feb-21 08:23:51

Quite a lot of the names on the long lists I see as quite classic? At least they were on our list and I am very, very uncool.

For me I think it's more cool, edgy names or unusual nature names. Or the ultimate in hipster is named after a 'cool' musician. So Bowie, Joni, Zeppelin, Hendrix. Something like that.

babynamelover Tue 16-Feb-21 08:38:45

NZ 2020
Rising in popularity names

Maeve, Margot, Olive, Quinn, Harlow, Billie & Aurora

Oakley, Nikau, Louis, Quinn, River, Luka, Bodhi & Flynn

NEW 2020

Maeve, Margot, Rosie, Delilah & Iris.
Oakley, River, Manaia & Ari.

Not sure which of those you would classify as hipster?

Girls all have a very soft sound to them whilst boys are heavily nature based/hippy feel.

mamablondie33 Tue 16-Feb-21 10:40:49

@babynamelover my daughters name is among them! Currently ttc again and rather than post ‘what goes with...’ I think the hipster thing is more helpful. I just seem to be drawn to these types of names.

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BallsToYouSue Tue 16-Feb-21 10:48:34

Fergus
Ziggy
Monty
Ezra

Juno
Luna
Jean

LolaSmiles Tue 16-Feb-21 10:52:02

I always thought hipster was someone trying to be cool and edgy for the sake of appearing different from everyone else. That would make hipster baby names the names that are about the parent expressing how quirky they are.

BallsToYouSue Tue 16-Feb-21 10:55:08

No the word hipster isn't always pejorative actually @LolaSmiles smile. In London, it is used in a gentle way to describe a sub group of people. A bit like emo or goth. Sometimes it is taken as a compliment as well.

I think what you are describing is maybe "try hard".

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