The Sochi Winter Olympics are in full swing. And is it just us or have you been noticing all of the amazingly original names the Olympians competing in this year’s events have? It got us thinking (of course) about baby names! Here are just a few of our favorites not only from this year’s roster of Olympians but also from Winter Olympics past. We’re curious if any of these names will start showing up on more birth certificates in the months to come. Might you be playing with a little Torin or Lolo in the snow next winter?
Sugar – You just might not be able to find a more perfect (or cute) name for a winter athlete or your new bundle of joy, than Sugar.
Anders – With a Nordic inspired name like Anders, you’d expect this baby to be amazing at snowsports.
Lolo – Not only is Lolo one of the more fun names featured in this year’s roster of athletes, the Olympian herself is just one of a handful who has competed in both the summer (track and field) and winter (bobsled) Olympics.
Tucker –Tucker is adorable as a baby name, but it is also the moniker of someone brave enough to conquer the luge, a sport where athletes hit speeds of nearly 90 mph.
Javier – If this beautiful name sounds exotic it’s because it belongs to a Spanish figure skater.
Bode - While most know this name as the famous US alpine skier, what you might not know is that Bode is actual his middle name. His first name is Samuel. Both are great names for a new baby boy.
Aja – This name, pronounced Asia, automatically conjures up an images of adventure (think bobsledding down a curvy track).
Torin – Torin is the name of not one but two different athletes in this year’s Sochi Olympics. One is competing in cross-country skiing and one in freeskiing.
Notable Winter Olympians of the Past
We’re guessing you can not only guess the last names of these famous past Olympians, but the sport they won their metals in.
Kristi Dorothy Brian Bonnie Shaun Apolo Picabo
What's your favorite Olympic inspired baby name?