February 7, 2009

Western Baby Names for Cowboys & Cowgirls

western baby names for cowboys and cowgirlsLiving in the West has done a lot for my inner cowgirl. I love watching rodeos, and from the moment I attended one of the local competitions, I knew I'd have to write about the wonderfully western names I heard. After all, what could be a better place for western baby-name inspiration than a rodeo?

Yes—these are real cowboy and cowgirl names! My sources for this list include riders of the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association, the Wyoming Rodeo Association, and the Pro Bull Riders, Inc, as well one or two of my own ideas.

Cowgirls

Andie

Belle

Casey

Cassidy

Chelsea

Cheyenne

Dakota

Dallas

Darcy

Ginger

Jessie

Kashley

LeAnne

Lexi (Alexis)

Mary Jo

Morgan

Paisley

Riley

Ryan

Sierra

Tamalynn

Tandy

Taylor

Wynonna

Cowboys

Austin

Bo

Boone

Britt

Chance

Chase

Clint

Cody

Darnell

Flint

Hardy

Jarrett

Jesse

Justin

Lance

Ridge

T.J.

Tanner

Travis

Tripp

Troy

Wiley

Wyatt

Zane



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10 comments:

  1. This is great, very interesting. I will refer my writing friends to this blog (it may help with character names).
    Thanks!
    Heidi
    www.heidimthomas.com

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  2. Thank you! Good luck with your novel. :)

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  3. you just added me to twitter - and i checked out your site! FUN! I'm 17 weeks pregnant with our second - and we have NO idea what we're going to name our child. We'll find out next month if it's a boy or girl. Maybe we'll just ask the twitter audience for great names.

    I'll keep checking back!

    jessica - Live Beautiful
    http://ToLiveBeautiful.blogspot.com

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  4. Thanks so much Jessica! Good luck with your decision, I hope you have fun browsing the site. You might like this post on how to spark ideas for names.

    BTW, I like your blog a lot too. :)

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  5. Denim is a good western name that is for either boy or girl.

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  6. Names are not just names; they play a role in providing the bearer personality and confidence.

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  7. Nice baby name list. Thanks for the sharing.

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  8. I like these for girls
    Mae, Hillary, Miley, and Tori
    And for guys
    Riley, Dustin, and Troy or Ty.

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  9. I loe cowboy/cowgirl sounding names so I named my son Colt and my daughters Dallas and Ellie. If the next baby is a boy we plan to use Wiley which is a name that goes back several generations with my family.

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  10. I think that the best names for cowboy kids are names like Ranch, Colt, Rodeo, Storm, Buck, Aspen, Oakley, etc.

    I named my son Honor, so he'd have a name to live up to. He has, and loves his name. Great for a boy or a girl. Can be western-y sounding, but isn't necessarily.

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