John Hughes movies are full of heartwarming storylines and memorable characters. Whether the movie tells the story of a young kid who gets left behind on Christmas and turns his house into a series of booby-traps for some criminals, or a teenage girl whose family and friends forget her birthday, these stories are enduring.
When you're looking for some inspiration about baby names, looking to pop culture is a great idea. Thinking about some of your favorite movies, the stories that you love watching over and over again, could help you find the perfect name for your little girl or boy. Read on to find out 10 baby names for fans of John Hughes movies.
A list about baby names for John Hughes fans just has to include the name Molly. The actress Molly Ringwald was said to be the writer/director/producer's muse and she appeared in many of his films as the main character.
Molly is a great name for a baby girl as it's short, sweet, and can also be spelled "Mollie" which is something different. According to Nameberry, "Molly originated as a diminutive of Mary, spawning from medieval variations Malle and Molle. Molly has been used as a stand-alone pet form of Mary since the Middle Ages."
The main character of Home Alone is the cheeky, clever, and spirited Kevin McCallister. He may only be eight years old but he's got the intelligent and wits of someone much older. Although many children would be totally distraught at their families leaving them behind at Christmas, Kevin thinks that it's the best thing ever.
If you're searching for a baby boy name, why not use Kevin? It's simple to spell, simple to say, and it's perfect if you're a fan of John Hughes movies who loves watching this holiday film every December.
Molly Ringwald's Pretty In Pink is Andie, a high school girl who would never want to fit in and be popular, so she doesn't mind that people think that she's a little strange. This movie may be a love story where she falls in love with a popular guy, but ultimately, it's also got the message of loving yourself and staying true to who you are.
You could name your baby girl Andie and spell it this way, which is very cool. You could also call your baby boy Andy with a "y" and that would be awesome, too. Andie is original and confident so this would be a great name to pick.
The Breakfast Club is perhaps the most famous movie that John Hughes ever made. The story of teens who are stuck in weekend detention together and have to talk to one another, even though they're from different social groups, is so powerful.
You could name your baby girl Claire after the character that Molly Ringwald plays. Like the rest of the characters, she realizes that she's been judging other people before getting to know them, and she starts becoming more compassionate and understanding. That's an amazing message.
The Breakfast Club features many interesting characters, including John Bender, played by Judd Nelson.
John is definitely a classic and traditional name so that will sound great to some parents-to-be. It's a very popular name: according to Babble, "Since 1880, John has spent many years ranked #1 in the U.S. and is one of the top 5 boys names in the U.S. for the last 100 years."
One of the lesser-known John Hughes movies is definitely Some Kind Of Wonderful and it deserves to be discussed as much as his other work. Keith (Eric Stoltz) is one of the main characters and the movie is about his quest to make a girl from the It crowd fall in love with him. His best friend, Watts (Mary Stuart Masterson), is always there for him.
You could name your baby boy Keith and take inspiration from this heartwarming John Hughes movie. Keith isn't a name that you hear all the time and it's got a cool vibe.
You could name your baby girl Amanda, based on the Some Kind Of Wonderful character. According to Nameberry, "The name Amanda is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning 'she must be loved.'" That's so cool to hear since Amanda is the main love interest in this movie.
You could also call your little girl Mandy, so this name opens up some nickname possibilities.
Macaulay Culkin may be famous for his role as the main character in Home Alone and he also appeared in another beloved John Hughes movie, Uncle Buck. He played Miles, a kid who is looked after by his silly and wonderful uncle, Buck Russell (John Candy) when his parents go on a last-minute trip.
Miles is a great baby boy name and a great decision if you're a big fan of the movies that John Hughes made. You can share the story of how you came up with the name, which will be really interesting.
Cameron Frye is the best pal of Ferris in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, another famous John Hughes film. Cameron is an amazing pick for a baby name since you could name a boy or girl after this character. It definitely works either way.
Nameberry says that the meaning of Cameron is "crooked nose" which is adorable. It was the most trendy and popular back in the '90s, according to the publication.
John Hughes movies are known for their love stories and Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) is the main love interest in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. She and Ferris are in a relationship and spend the day hanging out together when they skip school.
Sloane is such a cool name and it's definitely not picked often enough. This name works for boys and girls but it's easy to say that it seems the chicest and most interesting for a girl. If you're coming up with baby names and love John Hughes movies, these 10 names seem like perfect ideas.