31 Baby Names Inspired by the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics

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The Opening Ceremonies for the Sochi Olympic Games is tonight (set them DVRs, mamas!) and all we can think about is the baby names! From the biggest Olympic hopefuls and the most up-and-coming athletes to the most inspiring Olympians at the Games, here are the 31 coolest names to inspire your own picks.

Amanda Kessel – inspired by the American women’s ice hockey star.

Anastasia Bucsis – inspired by the Canadian speed skater, who is one of only six openly gay competitors at the Sochi Games.

Ashley Wagner – inspired by the American women’s figure skater.

Barbara Jezeršek – inspired by the Slovenian cross-country skier, who is one of only six openly gay competitors appearing at the Sochi Games.

Belle Brockhoff – inspired by the Australian snowboarder, who is one of only six openly gay competitors appearing at the Sochi Games.

Brian -- inspired by the US delegate opened to the Sochi Games by President Obama. Brian is an openly gay individual who is also an Olympian; he won gold in 1988 Winter Olympics.

Charlie White — inspired by the men’s figure skater who’s already won two world championships and six national championships with his skating partner, Mercyl Davis.

Cheryl Maas — inspired by the Dutch snowboarder, who is one of only six openly gay competitors at the Sochi Games.

David Wise – inspired by the American freetyle skier, who’ll be competing in the half-pipe.

Gracie Gold — inspired by the American women’s figure skater.

Heather Richardson — inspired by the American speedskater.

Ireen Wüst — inspired by the Dutch speed skater, who is one of only six openly gay competitors appearing at the Sochi Games.

Jamie Anderson — inspired by the American women’s snowboarder, who’ll be competing in the slopestyle event.

Jason Brown — inspired by the American men’s figure skater.

Javier Fernandez — inspired by the Spanish men’s figure skater.

Kelly Clark — inspired by the American snowboarder.

Kikkan Randall – inspired by the American cross-country skier.

Lindsey Jacobellis — inspired by the American snowboarder, who’ll be competing in the snowboard cross event.

Lolo Jones — inspired by the American women’s bobsled team. Lolo is also famous because she’s just one of 10 Olympians to compete at both the summer and winter Games.

Maddie Bowman – inspired by the American freestyle skier, who’ll be competing in the half-pipe event.  

Mark McMorris — inspired by the Canadian slopestyle snowboarder.

Mikaela Shiffrin – inspired by the American women’s skier.

Mercyl Davis – inspired by the women’s figure skater who’s already won two world championships and six national championships with her skating partner, Charlie White.

Nick Goepper – inspired by the 19-year-old American men’s freestyle skiing slopestyle competitor.

Noelle Pikus-Pace — inspired by the American women’s skeleton.

Patrick Chan – inspired by the Canadian figure skater.

Patrick Kane – inspired by the American men’s hockey player.

Sanne van Kerkhof — inspired by the Dutch short track speed skater, who is one of only six openly gay competitors competing at the Sochi Games.

Sarah Hendrickson — inspired by the American women’s ski jumper. She took home the 2013 world championship in ski jumping.

Shaun White — inspired by the American and Olympic men’s snowboard heartthrob. He’s known as the “Flying Tomato.”

Steven Holcomb – inspired by the American men’s bobsled team.

Ted Ligety — inspired by the American men’s skier.

Would you pick an Olympic-inspired baby name?

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