Baby names

simonjudd's picture

Hi everyone,

Bit of fun here. My wife and I are expecting our first baby in September and are looking at names so I wondered what names of typefaces would work for a baby too?

Any suggestions welcome and please include a link or example of the font too :-)

J Weltin's picture

If it’s a boy, Finnegan!

Best of luck to the new family!

andrijtype's picture

if it's a girl, Oksana!

but please not Comic Sans ))

all the best!

TylerEldredge's picture

Another vote for Finnegan!

dsb's picture

How about typeface names that aren't already traditional first names:
Bello
Merlo

Congratulations!

agisaak's picture

I.T.C. Arecibo Too

Si_Daniels's picture

Galliard or Lobster

1985's picture

Grotesque No. 9

JoergGustafs's picture

^ … would definitely be a better choice than Akzidenz Grotesk ;P

Edit:
I had a similar discussion with a (father-to-be) friend of mine and we found out there are some fonts that are definitely NOT suitable for baby names:
besides Akzidenz Grotesk, we came up with ITC Machine, VAG rounded, Fatface, …

Seriously though, here are my suggestions:

M:
Arno http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/arno/
Trajan http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/trajan/

F:
Joanna http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/joanna/
Flora http://new.myfonts.com/fonts/adobe/joanna/
(Gerard Unger named Flora after his daughter, it would be fun to ‘turn the tables’!)

My best wishes to you and your family!

agisaak's picture

If they they turn out to be twins, I'd go with Curlz and Bluntz.

André

dezcom's picture

Congratulations! Hope everyone ends up healthy and happy!

John Hudson's picture

I dare you to call your daughter Helvetica.

dezcom's picture

Cry Modern--or was that Craw? ;-)

JoergGustafs's picture

Why not a typeface designer’s name, like John (Baskerville), William (Caslon), Matthew (Carter), Gerard (Unger), Adrian (Frutiger), Edward (Johnston), Eric (not necessarily Gill), … ?

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