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All the best hipster baby names that you've probably never heard of.
|Alice||Staging a comeback after many years on the down swing, where Lewis Caroll meets Arlo Guthrie.||Alastair||A shout out to Alastair Cook, or some even more obscure reference?|
|Ariadne||Works best if you claim not to have seen Inception.||Ambrose||A civil war era name that is so obscure that it no longer cracks the top 1000 - but it should!|
|Athena||The Greek goddess of wisdom and second hand clothing stores.||Archer||An opportunity to drop Rex Stout and Ross MacDonald references.|
|Delilah||The Venn diagram of where the Bible meets indie band The Plain White T's is rich hipster territory.||Atticus||To Kill a Mockingbird, or any literary book most people read in high school, is great hipster name inspiration.|
|Eudora||Here's an opportunity to name your daughter after both a poet and an email reader.||Dante||Extra points if you know who Dante Alighieri was.|
|Florence||Retro name with indie band cred thanks to "Florence and the Machine".||Desmond||Name your child after David Hume using an obscure TV reference and the transitive property.|
|Hazel||It's like a really obscure eye color.||Hugo||A good opportunity to mention that while you haven't seen the movie, the book was quite good.|
|India||Why give your child a place name for somewhere nearby? Show people you're thinking about the whole world.||Irving||The progressive verb tense ending implies active thought.|
|Margot||If it sounds French, that's because it is French.||Jude||The Venn diagram of where the Bible meets the Beatles is rich hipster territory.|
|Olive||Back on the charts after a long absence, ripe for a generation unfamiliar with Popeye.||Leonard||Name your son after a conductor or that dude on Big Bang Theory. Be mysterious about which one.|
|Penelope||Unlikely trendy name: cracked the top 1000 in 2001 after a long absence, and now ranked #169 as of 2011.||Marco||Names ending in "O" scream "hipster" (or at least text it in all caps).|
|Prudence||For extra credit, claim that your choice has nothing to do with the Beatles song.||Orson||A name for authors and directors, last appeared in the top 1000 names in 1901.|
|Scout||To Kill a Mockingbird, or any literary book most people read in high school, is great hipster name inspiration.||Roman||"You named your son after Roman Polanski?" "No, I named my son after... the Romans."|
|Stella||A streetcar named... something, something.||Theo||Theo Huxtable: hipster? That's a really obscure question.|
|Viola||The Venn diagram of where classical music instruments meets Shakespeare is rich hipster territory.||Xavier||Nothing is less mainstream than starting a name with an X.|
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