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What's happened to the 'real' Hippy names?

(50 Posts)
filigreebet Tue 28-Oct-08 02:01:20

I still hear people describing names like Willow, Summer, Autumn etc as hippy...but I think they are now too mainstream and popular (or becoming popular) to be defined this way.
Others I predict destined for popularity and no longer hippy or boho: Meadow, Winter.
I'd be interested to hear other views on this.

GinghamRibbon Tue 28-Oct-08 04:05:24

Your child has to live with their name, and if they have political aspirations, Willow Smith, doesn't do it for me. Sorry grin

BroccoliSpears Tue 28-Oct-08 07:13:36

My little girl had a "real" hippy name .

Podrick Tue 28-Oct-08 07:16:35

What are the real hippy names?


ClaudiaSchiffer Tue 28-Oct-08 07:26:01


Bong Water

Moon Unit



Podrick Tue 28-Oct-08 07:26:52


compo Tue 28-Oct-08 07:27:01

hippy name list

compo Tue 28-Oct-08 07:27:39

I'm going to have twins called Revelation and Revolution
Rev 1 and Rev 2 for short
doesn't mater what sex


Podrick Tue 28-Oct-08 07:29:40

omg my dd has one of the names on the list!

ClaudiaSchiffer Tue 28-Oct-08 07:31:35


Mooncup (ha grin)




etc etc

ClaudiaSchiffer Tue 28-Oct-08 07:32:51

HAve you called her Bongwater Podrick?

Lovely name.

UpJacobscreek Tue 28-Oct-08 07:33:54

3 of my dd's names are on that list blush.

compo Tue 28-Oct-08 07:34:49

some on the list are quite mainstream though aren't they, like Heather, Grace etc

compo Tue 28-Oct-08 07:36:06

(would get mistaken for Cappucino)

UpJacobscreek Tue 28-Oct-08 07:36:55

Yes well I always thought my dd's names were normal Alice ,Hannah and Lucy ,Maybe I was a hippy in a past life grin.

BandofMothers Tue 28-Oct-08 07:37:01

How are Christian and Matthew hippy names, more like Bible names really aren't they??

compo Tue 28-Oct-08 07:38:15

tis the joy of google, brings up any kind of crap website grin

thesockmonsterofdoom Tue 28-Oct-08 07:40:14

Is Understanding a boys or a girls name?

UpJacobscreek Tue 28-Oct-08 07:42:42

Tis my next childs name sockmonster wink.

LavenderTea Tue 28-Oct-08 07:59:02

Just checked the hippy list out. grin

PMSL So how do you pronounce "Augie". Surely that is a sick name for a child?? Or is it for those Mothers who are questioning paternity?? wink

ilovemyflipflops Tue 28-Oct-08 08:01:16

I love the way the site says the names are for either your baby or for your new identity, so i've decided to become a real hippy, i'm either going to be called Snowphish or Feelfree from now on grin was considering Dude but think it's getting a a bit common.. can't wait to tell my partner when he gets home.

filz Tue 28-Oct-08 08:03:56

gosh my three are called


how uncanny

NomDePlume Tue 28-Oct-08 08:06:38

shock @ Lolita !

According that site I have a hippy name. I am, quite possibly, the least hippy-ish person in the whole World, nay UNIVERSE

frazzledoldbag34 Tue 28-Oct-08 08:35:08

I think I'm going to call my next child Burgundy - regardless of its sex. How fabulous. Might add in Topaz as the middle name to make it 'superhippy' .
Lots of names on that list just aren't hippy at all are they?
Sebastian, Chloe and Mandy to name but three? (or am I clueless?)
However, I've always thought 'Floaty Dip-Dye Kaftan' has a nice ring to it..........

frazzledoldbag34 Tue 28-Oct-08 08:36:55

By the way, I think 'Wind' is a super name. grin

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