Home Décor–Inspired Baby Names for Your Budding Creative
Baby names are all fun and games until you actually have to choose one. While the process of deliberation is entertaining, making that final decision is tough. You could opt for something cute and quirky that sounds sweet when they're young, but how will it hold up when they're adults navigating the professional world? Will it even matter?
But before things get serious and you have to nail down the perfect moniker for your precious protégé, we have a few suggestions to put on the table. Since you clicked through to this story, we know you're an interior fanatic like we are, so we guarantee you'll enjoy this roundup of home décor–inspired names. While it might come across as tongue-and-cheek at first, we're actually pretty serious. Because who wouldn't want to name their baby Carrara?
When it comes to classic furniture, Eames pieces are at the top of our lust lists. The creative husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames are renowned for their sophisticated and functional designs. With global respect and adoration among interior fans around the world, this would make a great name for your budding creative.
Who doesn't dream of owning the classic Arne Jacobsen Egg chair? It's been on our wish list for years, but unfortunately, the price tag for a 1958 original is a little out of our budget range. That said, we certainly wouldn't mind our little mini-mes being charged with the history that comes with this iconic designer name. It sounds so cool, too.
Just like copper, chrome is another surface metal that puts a sparkle in our eye. We get giddy over pretty shiny things; in fact, anything that's plated in chrome gets a prized spot in our homes. It's the perfect combination of classy and cool.
Children see the world in Technicolor, so why not name them after their colourful interpretation? This is a much cooler version (at least we think so) of the popular Hugh, enriched with meaning and vivid tone.
There's something to love about every era, but the Art Deco period holds a special place in our hearts. It's glamorous yet eclectic, with rich colors and bold geometric patterns. The architecture from this time is still highly lauded by the design community. Both Art and Deco individually would be striking names for any child, but the latter is edgy and oh so cool.
Lucite is a striking name for any girl or boy, clearly, but more importantly, it sounds super cute when shortened to Luci. This might seem trivial, but most kids will receive some form of nickname during their school years, so you might as well rule out any damaging name abbreviations now. Besides that, we love how Lucite sounds just as much as how we love the look of it. Have you seen the latest Lucite cribs? They definitely rank high on the cool factor.
If you want to master that effortless high/low look, vintage furniture is key. The pieces add an artful aesthetic and a timeless appeal with their historic look and feel. But the patina is where the true inspiration lives. There's something impossibly cool about an accent chair with years of wear, thanks to all those good times from the days of yore packed into one piece. It sparks our imagination and begs so many questions. Give your child the same memories with a name that embodies so much history.
Midcentury modern is our weakness, and Milo Baughman is our addiction. From the classic cube chair to the stylish swivel lounge, his iconic designs will never go out of style. So give your child the gift of long-lasting appeal. Liv Tyler did when she named her first son Milo, and we all know she has great taste.
While we don't like to play favorites, when it comes to Cararra, there really is no substitute—although we could be convinced to swap it for this trend. It adds luxe factor to any space from the kitchen to the bathroom; in fact, we'd go as far to say that just about everything looks good in marble. Now we wait patiently for a hip-hop baby named Carrara.
If you need to add ambient lighting to a lackluster space, the humble wall sconce is your hardware of choice. They introduce visual interest to bland walls and reinvigorate rooms with their sweet and soft glow. Your child will light up your life and the world with this stylish moniker.
Perhaps one of the most influential architects in American history, John Lautner's homes were more akin to iconic works of art. His progressive engineering and space-age flair added an element of surprise and drama to each home design, earning him the reputation as Hollywood's favorite architect. We couldn't think of a better name to give your inventive infant.
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Would you consider any of the home decor-inspired names for your newborn?