All the cool generations love to push the envelope, but do they take things too far with cutting-edge baby names? According to Cafe Mom, millennial parents are passing over time-honored classics like Anne and Elizabeth in favor of more avant-garde monikers, making them baby names your mother-in-law will hate. But trust, you have this millennial's blessing for going ahead with them anyway. After all, you've got to be you — and grandma will get over it.
Let's face it, millennials are awesome. How could they not be, when their interests include technology, self-driving cars, affirmative consent, and stay-at-home fatherhood? So really, it should come as no surprise that they've got a few boundary-pushing baby names up their sleeves, too. Parents are naming their babies after Instagram filters like Lux, reported Time, while Business Insider noted that Ikea furniture makes great inspiration for a baby name. In pursuit of names that truly make an impression, parents are also looking to fantasy television hits like Game of Thrones and Greek and Roman mythology, reported Today's Parent.
But whatever their inspiration, one thing is for sure: millennial baby names are getting more unique by the hour. This generation values distinctiveness over popularity, and fewer parents are satisfied with plain old Jessica and Michael. So bring on baby Khaleesi and Tyrion — but good luck breaking the news to your mother-in-law.