Baby names is an ever-expanding category—but not all words always work as names.
Recently, popular naming website Nameberry came across a thread on Twitter that asked which words would make the best baby names if they didn’t already have a prior meaning. People suggested names ranging from Omlette to Insomnia to Catastrophe. Curious, Nameberry started investigating if any of the words had actually been used as names—and they had. Nameberry looked through the data for 2018 and found some surprising words that five or more sets of parents had used as names for their kids. Below, some of the most surprising ones.
Surprising Word Names
Alias – given to 44 baby boys Arson/Arsen – given to 32 baby boys Awesome – given to nine baby boys Boss – given to 16 baby boys Captain – given to 33 baby boys Chief – given to 18 baby boys Cypher – given to 11 baby boys Czarina – given to eight baby…