Monday, September 17, 2007

Bob Dylan Baby Names

Last week, I was talking to a co-worker about potential names for their second child. On the list was both Sara and Lily. Combined with the fact that their son's name is Dylan, I noticed a trend...Dylanesque baby names.

Sara was the name of Dylan's first wife and Lily is prominent in the
Blood On the Tracks classic "Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts". So, that got me thinking of what other atypical names would be available if you wanted to keep a Dylan theme to your kid's names.

Girls
Marie
Angelina
Corrina
Delia
Hazel
Sadie
Isis
Maggie
Rosemary
Peggy Day
Jane
Silvio
Suze
Hattie
Ramona
Johanna

Boys
Hollis
Davey
Willie
Catfish
Rueben
Joey
Woody
Homer
Percy
Quinn
Frankie Lee
Montgomery

I actually proposed Isis to my wife as a name for one of our kids. However, within a split second, she came back with, "It's a child, not a dog." I'm not sure what she meant by that but it was pretty funny.

If anyone can think of any that I've missed, let me know.

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30 comments:

Syd said...

Good post.

No room for a lil Hurricane?

Maybe not.

I pitched Deanna as a name for our daughter (Nick Cave song/slight Deanna Durbin obsession). That pitch also failed, just not as amusingly.

yankunian said...

Heh heh... um, my stepdaughter's middle name ain't Isis for nothing. And we're planning on having another one, so this list could come in very handy indeed.

Flatlander said...

I put Rueben on the list but, you're right, if you really wanted to be bold, you could just go with "Hurricane".

Yankunian, I'm glad to hear Isis has made it into the universe of names. I think Peggy Day would be a good choice for the #2.

Bruno said...

My suggestion:
Louise (and her lover so entwined).

My question:
Is Silvio a male name in U.S. ?

Anonymous said...

Well, for the boys list, there's also Judas (as in Judas Priest), though I suspect that wouldn't be a popular choice, and, of course, Bob.

Anonymous said...

for a girl

Bobby

Anonymous said...

Magdalena -- Romance in Durango.

Guy Davis said...

Those are some good names. My parents gave me Dylan as a middle-name as they were also big fans of Bob Dylan.

The name Dylan itself is still pretty popular these days:
http://www.babynamemap.com/map/search?gender=MALE&search_name=Dylan

Anonymous said...

Silvio is a mans name.

Anonymous said...

What about the obvious "Jack" or the only slightly less obvious "Blue?"

Flatlander said...

Good catch on Silvio. I'll add the other suggestions and correct Silvio tonight. Thanks for the tips.

Anonymous said...

Rita Mae
Nettie
Juarez

Anonymous said...

My children's names are
Rylan
Clara
Johanna

Seem's like Renaldo should be on the list above also

Anonymous said...

52 Girls' names from Dylan Songs.

Alicia
Angelina
Anita
Annie
Bertha
Bette
Brigitte
Camille
Carmela
Cinderella
Corrina
Crystal
Denise
Desdemona
Erica
Geraldine
Hattie
Hazel
Isis
Jacqueline
Jane
Johanna
Juliet
Lily
Lou
Louise
Lucy
Madonna
Maggie
Marie
Mary
Mary Jane
Mary Lou
Melinda
Nettie
Ophelia
Patty
Peggy
Ramona
Ramona
Rita
Rita May
Rose Marie
Rosemary
Ruthie
Sadie
Sally
Samantha
Sara
Sophia
Suze
Valerie

Anonymous said...

elias,that was dylan's name in the movie pat garett and billy the kid

jay said...

Wow, all the Dylan freaks really came out of the woodworks for this one...myself included :)

How about Blind Boy Grunt?

Kimberly said...

If your gonna have a girl and your looking for a Dylan connection, just pick any womans name on the planet. I'm sure he probably has kids in every state (and every country). How bout' Casanova or Don Juan if it's a boy......

Anonymous said...

Oh, how could have anyone forgotten Magdalena from Romance in Durango!?!?!? One of my faves!

Anonymous said...

I wanted to give our daughter the middle name "Absolutely Sweet Marie", but it was quickly denied with laughter.

http://everysongsaboutagirl.com said...

Here is a list of all of Bob Dylan's songs that mention ladies names.

http://everysongsaboutagirl.com/bob-dylan-girls-women-names-songs-lyrics.html

Barry Wooc said...

Thanks for the info, we were going with Johanna, and looking for a middle name, looks like Marie might get the nod

Jenell said...

I pitched Deanna as a name for our daughter (Nick Cave song/slight Deanna Durbin obsession). That pitch also failed, just not as amusingly.If your gonna have a girl and your looking for a Dylan connection, just pick any womans name on the planet. I'm sure he probably has kids in every state (and every country).

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Brad Ross Photography said...

Great List. I had twin girls and one was given the middle name Isis. I tried for it to be a first name but that did not work out so well.

I pitched for a boy Durango but got the same "it's kid not a dog" response as you :)

Anonymous said...

ahhha wow; gayest page ever !

Omri said...
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Omri said...

Estelle

"you can give it to Estelle"
Up to me

Omri!

Anonymous said...

There's this famous musician in my city, he called his first daughter Johanna and the second daughter Isis and admitted that he named them after Visions of johanna nd Isis ;) cool guy, wish my parents had been so creative!

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Anonymous said...

Jane (Queen Jane Apporiximately)
Sara

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