So, you’re a Christian (let’s say your name is something like Rebekah or Matthew). But you’re also pretty dang hip (for example, you have two middle names or all your names start with the letter “M”). AND, to top it all off, you’re having a baby! (Did you know that? No? Oh. Well, maybe you’re not. Are you sure though? Yes? Okay, I hear you, but it’s always good to be prepared.) So, without further ado, here are some baby names ideas that are super hip and will also really up your Christ cred (Biblical references included!).

Shiphrah
Midwife who disobeyed Pharaoh’s order to kill all Hebrew baby boys. #badass

Bathsheba
If you want your daughter to tempt powerful men lean in.

Methuselah
If you want your kid to have a shot at being Chris Traeger.

Orpah
“So your name is Oprah?”
“No. It’s Orpah because my parents hate me.”

Matthan
He was the great-grandfather of Jesus. Also the celebrity couple name of Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane. #Matthan4Eva

Zebulun
This one definitely sounds like a made-up planet name from some sci-fi movie. You know, like the planet Circulon from Stepsister From Planet Weird. DCOM names (Disney Channel Original Movies. If you did not know that acronym, you are not hip enough to name your child Zebulun) are definitely all the rage right now, like Zenon or Kalabar, but Zebulun has a nice “Jesus is my Lord and savior” twist to it.

Samaritan
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” – Abraham Lincoln, OH (Original Hipster)

Barnabas
+10 Christian points and +1000 Calvin points.

Lucius
Is your child named after Malfoy, musicians, or that random dude who got a shoutout in Romans? I think the answer is pretty obvious.

Jesus
#micdrop

Catherine Kramer

Catherine Kramer (’14) has a degree in English and works in publishing. Her continued existence is made possible by grace, warm hugs, and iced chai lattes.

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