Choosing a baby name from the 2000s sends a strong message! They embrace that recent but historical time of equal parts excitement and fear at what might be lurking around the corner—and, of course, the fact that the millennium change didn’t directly affect the planet's population. Whether you were a Y2K bug believer or just want to party like it’s 1999, a popular baby girl, boy, or gender-neutral name from the 2000s will ensure that baby’s heart beats in time with every Destiny’s Child anthem.
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What were the most popular bands of the 2000s?
The early 2000s was a time of genre exploration and expansion, from punk and R'n'B to rock’n’roll and rap—and who could forget all the boy bands? Plenty of bands before the turn of the century had already been making big names for themselves, like Linkin Park, Blink 182, Destiny’s Child, Weezer, Boyz II Men, and so, so many more. But along came the changing of the millennium, and so, too, came new groups to be loved for decades—while still never forgetting those 90s classics, of course! From girl power groups like Girls Aloud and The Cheetah Girls to some alternative choices like The Killers and The Strokes to the full embrace of punk and emo with Good Charlotte and Evanescence, the 2000s musicians and fans were constantly in their feelings.
Is Y2K fashion coming back?
You betcha! Fashion moves in cycles; it’s like the composers of old’s themes and variations. Just like the 80s trends of chunky tennis shoes and colorful windbreakers returned, so too are the low-rise jeans and butterfly hairclips. Fashion trends tend to return when the new generation is old enough to bring back what they’re nostalgic for. So buckle up; it’s time to dust off the velour tracksuits. But don’t worry, not all the trends are coming back, so don’t pick up the tweezers just yet.