June 13, 2005

Pottery Barn Kids Kids Names

I know people who've outfitted their entire nurseries in one fell swoop at Pottery Barn Kids. My sister-in-law, meanwhile, was just noticing the kids names used in monograms in the Summer 2005 PBK catalog that she was flipping through, and it sounds like one interesting barometer of baby naming trends. Or two, actually; as I was typing these in, I also noticed that a lot of Pottery Barn Kids products use kids names as well. So if you're so inclined, when someone asks where your kid's name came from, you can announce proudly, "We got it at Pottery Barn!"







boys - monograms boys - products girls - monograms girls - products
Andy
Anthony
Bradley
Brandon
Cal
Chad
Cole
Connor
Daniel
David
Drew
Harrison
Jason
Kyle
Matthew
Moran
Noah
Patrick
Timothy
Will
Aiden
Anderson
Ashby
Berkeley
Bradley
Brandon
Cameron
Conner
Cortland
Devon
Dylan
Ethan
Kendall
Logan
Ottoman
Payton
Riley
Stanton
Tate
Taylor
Thomas
Aimee
Andrea
Audrey
Bebe
Beth
Cathy
Cecilia
Erin
Heidi
Kendall
Lilly
Lisa
Molly
Natalie
Nicole
Sandy
Sophia
Sophie
Zoe
Allie
Allison
Amanda
Anna
Annabelle
Ava
Avery
Blossom
Carolina
Dana
Elise
Hailey
Kasey
Lauren
Madeline
Madison
Sabrina
Taylor

18 Comments

Ottoman? When did furniture become an acceptable name? "This is my boy, Armoire..."

While searching for a girl's name a while back, I came across
this list
of names. Among them is Credenza- check it out for yourself. Somewhere out there is a Credenza Julia (lastname). Perhaps this naming was the genesis of furniture naming.

Happily, our family remains free of furniture names, as my husband's Y chromosome came thru, and we were able to welcome Roman to the family several months ago. Too bad this name is now in high Hollywood rotation- it was chosen prior to its ascendance to honor hubby's father, not Debra Messing or Cate Blanchett. Sigh...

Pottery Barn Kids gives me the hives. But it's perfect for people that have never developed any sense of self. Of course, my kid's name is on the list...

Ottoman? Hoping for a short, fat boy?

It was a joke, but I figured, "hey, you could call him Otto for short." And fat.

only a moran would name their kid ottoman

You know, if you're shopping for baby names in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog, anything could happen.

Ottoman Moran does have a nice ring to it, though.

It could be that Pottery Barn is just exposing the new trend of naming kids after famous historical empires. I think I'll name my next child Holy Roman George-Miller.

Ming! Get away from that vase!

Sorry, had to be done.

But hey, maybe naming a child after an empire is the next step in giving him/her a "strong" name. I'm all for naming kids after the Dynasties.

Wasn't Otto-man the bus driver on the Simpsons? :)

Pottery Barn Kids' catalog is a great place to get ideas for a kid's room, but no way am I going to shell out the money for their half-assedly constructed stuff. I'll go out and get antiques and refinish them myself, and make something longer lasting and with more meaning.

Whoo-hoo!! Emma's fallen out of favor with Pottery Barn!!

About time. At least Pottery Barn didn't include some of the more egregious examples of phonetic abuse like "Myckynzyiee." (Swear to God!)

I'm just imagining the Three Stooges skit when you tell your continental friends that you named your baby girl "Bebe".

"What is her name?" "Bebe" "Yes... but her name?" "Bebe" "I know, but what. is. her. name?"

Emma may have fallen out of favor with Pottery Barn, but she'll still be one of 18 Emmas in her kindergarden class!

How timely... Our daughter (born this past wednesday) was named straight out of PB's 2005 catalog (albeit with a different spelling, but the idea came directly from the name of the Madeline furniture line) and I'm not ashamed to admit it!

What I want to know is if anyone got their child's name from an IKEA furniture line...

congratulations, Ryan, and however you find your way to a name you like. Plus, it's a great book.

Now as for IKEA...

I actually work there, all those names are either buyers or buyers kids. Usually their kids, then after the photo shoot...

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