Hipster or Hickster?

May 31st, 2011

Atticus and Clementine made the great migration.  Loretta and Otis went from fogey to hipster in the blink of an eye when chosen by Sarah Jessica Parker and Tobey Maguire.  This, my friends, is a trend to watch.

As we dive further and further into the quest for an unusual, yet legitimate name for our child, the questions pop up:  how unusual is too unusual?  Is it on the right side of the line for a comeback?

I see this all the time in my line of work.  Dad has fallen for Cletus and wants to convince mom that it still holds its Ancient Greek clout.  Mom wants to resurrect great-grandmother Beulah‘s name for their first child.  It’s only a slight permutation from Bella, right?

So lets take this to a vote.  Onto what side of the line do these fall?  Are they cool and funky, or cruel and unusual?  For yourself, does location and the culture come into play when choosing a name?


From YOUR vantage point, are these HIPSTER or HICKSTER?

Girls

Alma

Bernadette

Beulah

Dinah

Edna

Ethel

Eunice

Henrietta

Inez

Jemima

Lenore

Mavis

Myrtle

Viola

Winona

Boys

Barnabas

Casper

Chester

Cyril

Grover

Homer

Jarvis

Jethro

Leland

Myron

Rex

Roscoe

Rufus

Waylon

Zeke