Baby Names of 2023


2023 is almost halfway done, and with the halfway point of a new year comes this year’s hottest baby names, including… *drumroll please* CAR THEMED NAMES!

Have you ever heard someone say “Oh, I just love my car so much, I think I’ll name my child after it?” No? Well, neither have I, but apparently, it’s becoming a thing.

Yup, you read that right. Parents are now naming their babies car themed names. It’s not just any old luxury car though, we’re talking cars like Toyota and Honda. Sure, maybe you love a car brand so much you just HAVE to name your kid after it, but parents have begun to get more and more creative with names like Windshield-Wiper and Gasoline. I mean, I get it… who am I kidding, I don’t get it at all. 

I can just imagine kids playing on the playground. “Hey Diesel! Can I play with your ball?” “No way, Windshield already called dibs.” And can you imagine the confusion when little Aston Martin meets his classmate Ashton (perfectly normal who probably has normal parents)? “Wait, which one of us are they calling?”

I’m not sure what’s driving this trend (haha get it?), but maybe it’s because parents want their child to have a name that’s unique and stands out from the crowd. Or maybe they just really love their car and want to pay tribute to it in the form of a human being. Either way, I think it’s safe to say that naming your child after a car is a little bit ridiculous.

Let’s not forget about the potential for these kids when they get older. Scenario: Mercedes is applying for a job. She wants to work at Honda as a saleswoman. “No. We can’t hire someone with a name like yours.” Future = ruined. 

Maybe think twice about giving your kid a car themed name. There are plenty of other ways to show your love for the ever-growing automotive industry that don’t involve naming your child after it. Just don’t be surprised if little Ferrari gets mistaken for a car at the next family gathering.