Making up on-trend names

I was amusing myself this morning by trying to invent names that sound like trendy, of-the-moment names.  (Because I'm in the US, that's what trends I am thinking of, but obviously your local trends are more than welcome.)

Sometimes I ended up full circle at an extant name!  Lik, starting from Max and Pax, I got "Bax", which leads to "Baxter", which sounds really up-to-date and I'm curious to see if it takes off soon (though I'd personally expect it on a dog?)


Anyway, here are some of the ones I came up with:

from Max: Dax, Zax

from flower names like Lily, Rose, Violet: Abelia, Aster (actually, I would not be surprised if this is in use as a name), Tiarella



October 7, 2012 5:54 PM

For a boy, Dayson could be a cross between a place name (Dayton) and a trendy -son name like Mason. Actually, any of the -den names could be crossed with the -son names to form Brayson, Zayson, Cason, etc.

For girls, anything that ends in -bella, -ella, or -yn would work.


By ozy
January 13, 2013 12:32 PM

Astor/Aster is a name, though the only one I really know of is the daughter Astor on Dexter.

Also probably in-use, but I would think Grayden would appeal to a lot of people looking for a different take on Grayson/Caden popularity. 

Everton maybe, combo of the rise in names that start with Eme/Eve and the place-name feel of "ton" This would start out on boys and inevitably pull over to girls named Evertyn.

July 10, 2018 11:06 AM

This challenge was much harder to complete than I thought it would be, but here is what I came up with.

Forestina - Fememinizing Forest

Madibelle or Bellason - Madison + Isabella/Isabelle

Josiely - Josie + Ashley

Rayden - Ray + Caden