How completely amazing and cool are the women of the US women’s soccer team? On Sunday, July 7th, they won the World Cup. They’re amazing athletes, an incredible example of the power of teamwork, and are just generally great role models for our kids to look up to. Who better to name a baby after than one of these remarkable women, who embody grace under pressure and who are not only choosing to be known for their remarkable international athletic prowess, but who are also on the front lines of several important social issues.
The team has been drawing attention lately for its push for gender equality in the workplace, after suing the US Soccer Federation for equal pay and to be treated equally to the men’s national team. They’re also a great example in the way they support their LGBTQ team members, with a lesbian coach, captain, and several lesbian teammates.
These women are not the only source of inspiration for great baby names! Consider other sports inspo, such as colleges and sports stadiums, which may appeal to those who love basketball, football, or their alma mater’s teams. Modern parents on the cutting edge might want to think about names that are ahead of the trends, or names that are trending internationally but not in the US. For those who are into being cool above all else, take a look at hipster baby names to help figure out a name for the little one.
We think that naming a baby after any of these inspirational women on the USWNT would be a great way to honor the women who have made such an impressive name for themselves, and would also build in a great role model for a kid. These women are hard-working, goal-driven, supportive of each other, and bravely taking a stance on issues they believe in. We really can’t think of any qualities we would want our kids to emulate more than these.