Hippie Baby Names for a Boy or Girl
We are pleased to see hippie baby names making a comeback! These names are reminiscent of the flower power days of the 1960s and 1970s when peace wasn't just a word; it was a lifestyle of bohemians protesting the Vietnam war. Perhaps the worries of global warming and protests of the wars in the Middle East are bringing back the Flower Power culture of the 1960s.
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The 60s and 70s were all about not trusting the establishment or its decisions regarding the unpopular Vietnam War. Are you getting a profound sense of deja vu?
Many of our parents were wearing peace signs, love beads, long hair and previously unheard of baby names were running amuck!
Isn't it intriguing how civil unrest has an effect on so many aspects of everyday life and for the sake of this article; baby naming patterns. Many children born during that time have distinctive names.
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Do you know a guy named Groove or Groovy? If you do, I'll bet he's about forty years old give or take a few years!
Hippie Baby Names Beginning with A
- Breezy (Breeze)
- Desert Flower
- Dolphin Nickname: Dolly
- Sky or Skye
- Zana Meaning Fairy
- Zdena (pronounced Stena) Nickname Z
Even if the fact that he is pushing forty isn't a tip that he was born around the Summer of Love, he was probably born somewhere within the time frame where the ideals of peace, love and understanding and the bohemian lifestyle was really rocking strong! Groovy became a new vocabulary word and one of many cool baby names that popped up at around the same time.
When the outlook appears dim and there's no real light on the horizon, new
parents begin to reach for light hearted, fun and non-conformist baby names.
Tradition or religion had no place in generating bohemian baby names. You will find many of the nature names on our list were as well as those with spiritual attributes that
might have a hand in making the world a better place. Then again, who can say where Frank and Gail got the cool baby names of Dweezil or Moon Unit.
Hippies are big fans of freedom and naming their kids in unusual ways is just
one of the ways they exercise this right. Conventional names are kicked to the
curb and those crazy flower children go to work to outdo their pals. They entered the competition with one of a kind mystical and even philosophical words and maybe they forgot that they would use that word to call their kids to dinner. Not to mention these unique baby names were destined for use on college diplomas and job resumes!
It is quite interesting and yet not surprising that lots of hippie baby names are unisex or
gender neutral. A boy might be called Sky and a hippie baby girl
might be Bravery depending on the beliefs of the parent doing the choosing. If we didn’t know Dweezil was Frank’s son, who could say whether that particular hippy baby name is feminine or masculine?
The seam between the eras of hippy culture and flower power is virtually invisible. It's difficult to tell when one ended and the other began or if they are one and the same. However, the changes in baby naming patterns were slightly more obvious. During the hey day of the hippies
rejection of everything that represented the establishment was almost as
popular as psychedelic drugs hence the hippie baby names that were hard to
spell. Lots of philosophical sounding hippie baby names came from various religions practicing forms of spiritual enlightenment. These are your hippie baby names like Dharma and Chakra.
While those are certainly cool baby names and I'm sure they've worn well over
the passage of time, my personal favorites that were popular hippie baby names
were of the "feel good" variety such as:
One flower power family that we know had three little baby bohemians whose
hippie baby names all began with "S" and went like this:
STORMY (the oldest) SUMMER (the middle girl) and SKY (the baby boy)
You must admit those hippies had a lot of things right. They made some
excellent and unique points about society, the environment and even family
values. Even if you weren't completely on board with the free love train of
thought, you have to admit those hippie baby names were really cool and often
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