This is hysterical. Lacking inspiration (particuarly for boys names) I picked up yet another baby name book. Cool Names for Babies, by the same authors as the Beyond Jennifer and Jason books. Anyway, so I'm browsing, and I come to this chapter called "Sophia: Bobo Cool Names" which includes the following descrition:
"There is a certain segment of the upwardly mobile yet politically correct population so cleverly known as bobos--Borgeois Bohemians, in the parlance of David Brooks' book Bobos in Paradise. Bobos like distinctive things but abhor ostentation; they have good taste but disdain convention; they appreciate the classics but like them with a modern twist. Most but not all of the names they favor are to the left of the most popular list, but far to the right of most choices in this book. You'll see them on the rosters of upscale nursery schools, hear them in the playgrounds of affluent neighborhoods, and you may like them yourself. And why not? They're good names, classics as well as cool, embodying style along with history. The only problem is that you may hear them far more than you want to in the years to come."
So, it goes on to list about 25 names for girls and boys each, and there's BOTH Calvin and Ezra! Along with ALL our other top name choices. I got done reading the list aloud, and Calvin came in from the other room saying, "those are all the names of my friends!"
We are so NOT cool. Sigh.