Tips for choosing a name :
Here are some questions I asked myself when picking names for my children. You can rank them in order of priority for your family because not all of them will be as important as others.
- Do you want to use a family name or initial?
- Does it have a nice meaning to it?
- Does it have meaning to us or our family?
- Are there nicknames for this name that we want to use or avoid?
- Is it too popular?
- Is it too unique?
- Does the name sound well with your last name?
- Are there any negative associations you have with it?
- What will his initials be?
- What will that name sound like when they’re an adult or professional?
Badass Girl Names:
The name may mean ‘angel’, but its most famous bearer Angelina Jolie is anything but. This feisty actor epitomized the bad girl by declaring her love for knives and wearing blood around her neck. Today, Angelina Jolie is an iconic actor and a humanitarian. This moniker is also shared by Angelina Grimke Weld, the abolitionist who fought for the women’s right.
This Hebrew name can mean ‘ghost,’ ‘night monster’, or ‘storm goddess,’ depending on the translation. As per Jewish folklore, Lilith was Adam’s first wife, but was banished from Garden of Eden, when she refused to make herself subservient to Adam. The name is not every popular within the religious communities, but has blossomed through the pop culture as a name full of independence and strength.
This name evokes not just the Ivy League elitism, but also high-stakes revenge schemes. This name was personified perfectly by Blair Waldorf, the “Gossip Girls” evil queen. With her icy stare and flawless hairs, Blair Waldorf commanded both adoration and attention wherever she went. And Blair can be used for baby boys as well.
The name Lola brings to mind a sly temptress who does not like following rules. Both Jean Harlow and Marlene Dietrich played the roles of saucy Lolas in “Bombshell” and “The Blue Angel” respectively. And how can anyone forget the catchy chorus “L-O-L-A”? This name is a favorite in Hollywood right now.
Aella was the fierce Amazon warrior notorious for wielding a double-edged sword in Greek mythology. This beautiful name means ‘whirlwind.’ We’re not quite sure about its pronunciation. Perhaps our Greek readers could help us with it.
Ruby is one of the coolest badass baby girl names, especially when you consider the power of the bad girl, Ruby Rose in “Orange is the New Black,” who is a DJ, model, and a recording artist.
The Irish name Aiden has become quite popular in the recent years, probably because of its meaning ‘little and fiery’. The name is inspired from Aodh, the Celtic god of the sun, but there are similar versions of it found in some cultures, for instance, Aydin, which is a Turkish name, meaning ‘enlightened.’
The name Luna is as powerful as the celestial object it is named after. Luna means ‘moon,’ which is not just a beautiful celestial object, but also controls the tides. This moniker shines as brightly as the moon enlightening the dark world. Plus, the Greek goddess of the Moon, Artemis was also a badass.
Amelia Bloomer, the women’s rights activist is best known for advocating for the less restrictive women’s clothing in the 19th century. She is also considered the first of the feminists. The name also brings to mind the aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.
Shabina is a beautiful Arabic name and means ‘eye of the storm’, which is just, well, badass. In nature, the eye of the storm is the region of calm weather in the center of hurricane, cyclone and tropical storm. If you go with the metaphorical sense, don’t we all want to be the eye of the storm in life?