There's just something about music that can transport you instantly to a different state of mind. A throwback song brings back a vivid memory of your first love and a tune on the radio lets images of your first heartbreak flash before your mind's eye. Music can also be the perfect cherry on top for a celebration and it can be something that serves as a lasting bond between you and a loved one, no matter how far away you are from each other. So, if you're expecting, why not consider a beautiful baby name inspired by current song lyrics?
Using a verse from a song that has special significance to you as the basis for your munchkin's moniker is a wonderful and meaningful way to create a unique link between you and your little one. Having a musically inspired name will also make for a great story once your son or daughter grows up.
If you're still on the fence and having trouble narrowing down the endless options during the decision process of naming your baby-to-be, pop in your favorite CD or find your favorite station on Pandora, and let music be your guide. Check out these baby names inspired by some of today's song lyrics.
This bittersweet melody from Ruth B has a touching line, "Peter Pan, that's what they call me. I promise that you'll never be lonely." A twist on the classic Neverland tale, this song has such depth. Peter means "stone or rock" in Greek and sounds like a strong, stable name for your future son.
A thumping anthem about a woman who stands up for herself, "Church Bells" from Carrie Underwood says, "It's gonna be alright, just listen to those church bells ringing." From the French for "handsome, good-looking," Bells could be a unique name for either a boy or a girl.
A dreamy little diddy from The Lumineers, "Ophelia" is a song about young love with the verse, "Oh, Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love." Ophelia means "helper" in Greek. Perhaps your future daughter will be an activist or philanthropist.
There hasn't been as big of a musical phenomenon as Hamilton. An incredible performance from a diverse and talented cast, the number "Alexander Hamilton," has the inspirational line, "My name is Alexander Hamilton and there’s a million things I haven’t done. But just you wait, just you wait!" Hamilton means "crooked hill" in Olde English and was taken from a town of the same name in England. A name with historical roots, Hamilton is primarily a boy's name, but can be unisex, too.
This summer's dance hit, "Can't Stop The Feeling," from Justin Timberlake features the optimistic verse, "I got that sunshine in my pocket. Got that good soul in my feet." How can you not feel good after hearing that? Inspired by the sunshine, the name Sunny means "cheerful," and is unisex.
Somewhere between music, visual performance, and a work of art, Beyoncé's album Lemonade has taken the world by storm. Inspired by the fruit in the title, Rēmana (pronounced Ree-mana) is the Maori word for lemon.
This powerful song from Meghan Trainor instantly shuts down haters and empowers bodily autonomy. A word your child will probably learn sooner than later, "No," is said so many times in this song it's downright catchy. Jo, which means "no" in Albanian. Jo, as a name, means "God is gracious" in both French and Latin. This can be for both boys and girls.
Another catchy dance song is "Cake By The Ocean" from DNCE. Though you'll likely have to explain the lyric, "I'll be Diddy and you'll be Naomi," to your child one day, it's still a sweet song to remind you of fun times. Meaning "pleasantness" in Hebrew, Naomi is a classic choice for any gal.
A song that captures the wildness of younger years, Troye Sivan's song "Youth" has some dizzy imagery in its lyrics, "And the stars exploding, we'll be fireproof. My youth, my youth is yours. Trippin' on skies, sippin' waterfalls." The name Sky comes from the Old Norse word for "cloud." A unisex and unique option for your little option.
Alessia Cara's "Wild Things" is all about embracing your authentic self regardless of society's expectations. The line, "Find your grace, don't you hide your face, and let it shine," completely embodies the positive message. Grace was a "virtue name" invented by the Puritans in the 17th century and wasn't used as a moniker before their creation.