Say My Name: Nine Awesome Takes On the Classic ID Bracelet

When I was a little kid, I was obsessed with a small silver medical ID bracelet my grandmother constantly wore. Engraved with her name, address and ridiculously long list of allergies, it was the most stylish example of self-identification I'd ever seen. Years later, I'm still majorly into the look and symbolism of the humble chain-link ID bracelet—and nowadays, there are tons of cool modern options to choose from.

Click through to shop some of my favorites on the market, from beaded bracelets that spell out our favorite acronyms to a hospital-inspired stunner (not an oxymoron, as it happens) to a punky pierced option. Oh na na, what's your name?

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In a season packed with punk references, why not go for an option that's pierced to perfection?
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Swap out your name for your favorite phrase!
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Delightfully oversized—just the way we like it.
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Mixed metals: sort of like jewelry's answer to the patchwork trend.
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"My name? Jacobs. Marc Jacobs."


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Shimmering stones and a dangling cone make for one dressed-up take on the ID bauble.
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If you love Giles & Brother's engravable railroad spike cuffs, you'll flip for this heavier, heftier hoofed version.
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Even if you're the picture of good health, you'll never want to take this hospital-inspired bracelet off your wrist.
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Ann Dexter-Jones' ID bracelets are an editor fave—and with unique insets like wood and precious stones, it isn't hard to see why.