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 Boy Names:
If you want a hardcore badass name for your kid, look no further than Darby. Darby Crash was the famous front man for the punk rock band, “The Germs”. The name means ‘deer town,’ relatively peaceful, isn’t it?
Tough as nails and hard as the rock, Rocco is the guy who commands respect wherever he goes. It might sound big mature for a baby, but he will eventually grow into it. This name caught the fancy of Madonna and Guy Ritchie as well, and they named their son Rocco.
When it comes to honoring the badass James Dean, you could just go with his last name Dean, which means ‘having lived near a valley’. This moniker conjures up images of a young boy with slicked-back hair riding motorcycle at midnight.
Ryder is another super badass name for you to consider. It sounds like it belongs to a race car driver, even though it means ‘messenger’. The name tripled in popularity after Kate Hudson gave this name to her first-born baby.
Maddox is out and out badass. Not just because of the trendy ‘x’ ending, but also because it has a super cool association. The famous celebrity Angelina Jolie chose his name for her first children, which brought this moniker to mainstream. Since then, there has no going back for this name. Earlier, Maddox was an obscure Welsh family name, related to Madoc, meaning ‘fortunate’.
Axel is a Scandinavian form of the Biblical Absalom, the son of King David. This super cool and badass moniker is associated with the “Guns n Roses” front man Axl Rose. Interestingly enough, the meaning of Axl is ‘father of peace’, which is in a way opposite of badass. But it still sounds pretty great. You can use Ax as the nickname. It is very edgy and sounds cool.
The name Blade may sound a bit irregular, as it is smooth and macho at the same. Some parents may find it a bit threatening though. And we have a superhero of this name as well. The superhero Blade is immune to the bites and hypnosis of the supernatural vampires. He lacks the powers and abilities of a superhero and relies on his skill and determination.
Ranger is an occupational baby boy name, meaning ‘forest guardian’. The name Ranger sounds much better than Danger. It has a western, cow boyish feel to it.
Breaker is an aggressive baby boy name on the lines of Heller and Tracker. This robust name has become a hip amongst parents who have issues with the law.
Dagger is a sharp and edgy name that some parents may arm their child to prepare them for a war in the cruel world. While it sounds badass, there are also a plenty of reasons not to name your child Dagger.
This moniker has some mixed connotations. Some people find it more fitting as the name for a dog. But it’s also a strong name with notable associations, Like Elvis King and Dr. Martin Luther King. The moniker entered the popularity list in the year 2006 at the 898th spot. Today, it’s under 200.
The power name Cassius owes its fame to the professional boxer and cultural icon, Muhammad Ali, who was born Cassius Marcellus Clay. The moniker was also chosen by actor Balthazar Getty and singer Bobby Brown for their son. With such namesakes, it’s no surprise that Cassius has become so popular over the years.
Lowell is usually considered a last name as a first name for boys and means ‘young wolf’. The popularity of this name hit its peak in the 1930s, when it was in the top 150. Since then, there haven’t been many takers of this name, which in a way is good for your baby. He would stumble into another Lowell in his school.
Yes, we know that Alfred is a bit mature and old school for a baby, but it has a very positive meaning of ‘sage and wise’. This name holds the combined power of whimsy and intelligence; traits that parents want in their children. This name comes from the Old English name Aelfraed and means ‘elf counsel’. Plus, it has cute nickname possibilities in Freddy and Alfie.
Damon, the tougher and edgier version of Damian implies stoic strength. It is perfectly embodied by the anti-hero vampire Damon Salvatore in “The Vampire Diaries”. In the classical mythology, Damon was the symbol of true friendship. He risked his life to save his friend Pythias from execution.
This old Russian baby name, meaning ‘to fight’, is gaining popularity in Europe. The only issue is that you could be setting your son for a job in skull cracking; if you bestow the name on your child, (we hope you know about the Boris tattoo skull reference’.
Ace is no longer tied to the weak and hapless Ace Ventura. From acing an examination to an ace up the sleeve, this moniker sounds bad to the bone even after having so many positive connotations. Jessica Simpson, Jennie Finch, Natalie Appleton and Tom Dumont, all have little Aces. The meaning of Ace is ‘one, unity’.
Puma is a large cat, just like a mountain lion or a cougar. This strong hunter, like most of its cousins, easily to its environment. Just like its bearer, even the name means ‘strength’ and that’s what makes it badass. This jaunty name has taken a flight not just among the celebs, but also other parents.
Here’s an instance of word turned into a name. Rocket is a badass name, meaning ‘jet propelled’. The famous hip-hop star Pharrell Williams also named his son Rocket. He quoted that his wife randomly chose the name from the lyrics of Pharrell’s favorite musicians.
Wyatt is relaxed, yet a highly respectable name. It is an English baby boy name meaning ‘guide, wood, or wide’. It’s most badass bearer is Wyatt Earp, the wild west hero and badass frontier officer. It’s currently in 39th spot, the highest it has ever reached. Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn were the first of celebs to use Wyatt for their son.