50 Baby Names Inspired by the 2012 Games

olympic baby namesTonight's the Opening Ceremonies for the 2012 Olympics, so you know what that means: Baby names! No, it doesn't really mean baby names, but why not drum up a list in honor of all the little babies who'll be born during, or around, this year's games?

Here are 50 Olympic-inspired baby names. USA! USA!

Phelps

London

Summer

Olympia

Or just "Pia"

Goldie

Bronze

Sylvie

Sylvia

Blue (as in Red, White, and Blue, not as in "Ivy")

Bar (as in uneven bars, not "Refaeli")

America

John (a man named John has represented the United States in the Olympics 134 times!)

Sarah (there are 8 women named "Sarah" on the USA team)

Jake (... and 5 "Jakes")

Ryan (as in Lochte)

Jordyn (as in Wieber)

McKayla (as in Maroney)

Gabrielle (as in Douglas)

Natalie (as in Coughlin)

Claressa (as in Shields)

Nadia (as in Comaneci -- old school)

Berlin

Track

Medal

Archer

Apollo

Zeus

Athena

Demeter

Champion (Champ)

Javelin

Torch

Love (tennis)

Duncan (as in "dunk" basketball, bleh -- maybe that one's a stretch)

Leo (as in "leotard" -- alright, this is just getting crazy)

Victory

Victor

Coach

Star

Anthem

Captain

Sport

Ringo (Rings)

Wynn

Bela (as in Bela Karolyi, Mary Lou Retton's coach)

Gainer

Ralph (Lauren)

Some countries participating that would make for a good name (or middle name):

India

Kenya

Any other names you can think of?

 

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