Looking for baby name inspiration? Look no further than the decade of Facebook, The Office and Crocs – the noughties.
Trying to choose a name for your baby means a lot of choice, but it doesn’t have to be difficult – especially since the last decade, from 2000, could turn out to be an amazing source of inspiration.
If one of your biggest guilty pleasures is a Jim Carrey movie, think Ace Ventura, Liar Liar and Dumb & Dumber why not name your baby after him? Jim, Jimmy or James – there’s lots of variations on this traditional name. You can’t go wrong.
Trying to come up with an unusual name for your baby? Look no further than Hollywood superstar, and Oscar winner Charlize Theron. It’s a beautiful name that your baby won’t be sharing with many of her friends.
If you’ve got visions of your little one growing up to be a creative, if not a little quirky, genius then naming him after Oscar-winning director Quentin Tarantino is the best start. Perhaps hold fire on showing him the films for now, though.
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If there was a time when you could always be found sipping on cosmopolitans and running around in the latest fashion a la Sex And The City’s Carrie Bradshaw, we think naming your daughter after this unlucky in love columnist will be the ultimate tribute.
After winning three gold medals in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, as well as demolishing a few world records along the way, Usain Bolt became the face of athletics across the world. If you want your little boy to be as fast as lightning you know who to name him after.
Julia Roberts’ Oscar-winning performance as Erin Brokovich kicked off the noughties in 2000. And there’s no better way to pay homage to such a talented actress than to name your baby after her.
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Lost was one of the biggest shows of the noughties, and its larger-than-life character Hugo ‘Hurley’ Reyes was (almost) everyone’s favourite. We think taking baby name inspiration from this cult classic will guarantee a lovely name for your little boy.
Naming your baby after one of our favourite double gold-medal winning Olympians Kelly Holmes could mean you’ll be spending a few chilly Saturday mornings wrapped up at the track supporting your little sports star.
Captain Jack Sparrow was one of the most iconic film characters of the noughties – so, we think you’ll earn serious cool mum points when your little boy finds out he’s named after the man who played him, Johnny Depp.
Has trying to come up with a name you love for your baby left you crying a river? (Sorry…) Well, the search could be over if you take inspiration from pop icon Justin Timberlake. Let’s just hope he doesn’t try and emulate those bleached blonde curls from the N*SYNC days.
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