Or maybe you just want a name that has an athletic, sporty sound to it.
After all, athleticism is something we associate with confidence, success, and let’s face it – cool factor.
Naming your child after an admired athlete is an obvious place to start:
• Nolan, Peyton, or Lance for a boy, or
• Serena, Mia, or Maria for a girl.
For a twist, you could use a favorite athlete’s last name as a first name, like Beckham or Brady.
Names that are consonant-heavy rather than vowel-heavy tend to sound more athletic.
Consider the difference between Brock or Zak versus Laura or Joshua.
• Ending a girl name with a consonant instead of the common “a” or “ie/y/e girl name endings may sound more sporty as well: Devin or Quinn.
I’m totally smitten with “crossover” or boyish names used for girls:
• Garrett, Morgan, Sam, Ryan, or Alex.
They project confident, laid back, and cool.
Many of the great qualities we ascribe to athletes!
Short names can sound strong and sporty.
• Finn, Brooks, or Ann.
Having the same first and last initial can give a jocky sound:
• Jenny Johnson or Wayne Wilson or even Chella Choy (picture above).
Using a first and middle initial as a name works well:
• Peter James abbreviated to P.J. or
• Elizabeth Jade abbreviated to E.J. or, well...
• Justin Timberlake abbreviated to J.T.
Names that exude motion, sport, or size built in:
• Archer. Ace. Maximilian.
Some names just have that sporty sound.
• Killian and Connor have a jocky sound to them,
• as do Nikki and Payton.
• Reid (my son’s name – I’m biased)
• Sam (Samantha)
Did you want a name that sounded sporty? What’d you go with?
Happy Baby Naming!