Category Archives: Strong Willed Baby Names


Funk-tastic Baby Names

That’s right, we said it! Parents who are not afraid to think outside of the box for naming their child are few and far between. Here is a list of “funk-tastic” baby names, brought to you by the We hope you enjoy and as we always say, inspiration for choosing a name can come from just about anywhere!


Blaze (Latin/American): Form of Blaise, meaning “a fiery man”

[Parents: Before jumping to conclusions and automatically crossing this off of your list of possibilities—consider this name paired with the middle name Alexander: Blaze Alexander. Not only does it sound masculine, it is also very powerful and strong.]

Jax (English): Form of Jackson, meaning “the son of Jack of John”
Levi (Hebrew): We are united as one; in the Bible, one of Jacob’s sons
Zander (Slavic): Helper and defender of mankind


Aspen (English): From the Aspen tree
Gwendolyn (Welsh): One who is fair; of the white ring
Harlie (English): Form of Harley, meaning “from the meadow of the Hares”
Tullia (Irish): One who is peaceful


A Name to Remember

On September 12th, 2011, a day after the ten year memorial of September 11th, 2001, the thoughts and memories seem just as clear today as they were over a decade ago. With threats of terror on the rise, the strong and vigorous individuals affected by the catastrophic events seem to have a different take on such occurrences happening again. Today, on September 12th, 2011 at 10:00am the place once known as “ground zero” and “the pit” opened to the public, shedding new light on a once saddened scene. People from all over the world are flocking to the newly renovated area which once housed the twin towers to see the breath taking memorial of the 3,000 people lost that day. The serene reflecting pools are now a place of rejuvenation rather than sorrow.

If you are expecting a child within the month of September, the occurrences of 9/11 do not have to put a downfall on your festivities. Rather, they should be celebrated as a time of rebirth and the turn of a new era where we, as a nation, make decisions together and love unconditionally. Here are a few names that you might take interest in, denoting that your child is strong willed and powerful.


Aaron (Hebrew): One who is exalted; from the mountain of strength

Geoffrey (English): Form of Jeffrey, meaning “a man of peace”

Nicholas (Greek): Of the victorious people

William (German): The determined protector


Avariella (American): A woman of great strength

Bridget (Irish): A strong and protective woman; in mythology, goddess of fire, wisdom, and poetry

Faith (English): Having a belief and trust in God

Mila (Slavic): One who is hardworking and industrious