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The Most Outrageous Baby Names of 2012

Even more than the names at the top of the Most Popular list, outrageous names can define our times, becoming the most memorable symbols of important passages and events. As well as sources of head-shaking wonder.Here, Nameberry’s picks for the 12 most outrageous names of 2012


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Everything other parents can do when it comes to naming their babies, celebrities can do better – and bigger and wilder and more outrageously. And so now that ordinary Americans are following the lead of British royalty and giving their babies not one but two middle names, movie star Uma Thurman – who’s got a pretty out-there name of her own – and her businessman boyfriend Arpad Busson gave their daughter four middle names in addition to her first name and hyphenated surname, adding up to a total of seven names. Or wait, make that eight, since the little girl is to be known by yet another appellation, Luna.

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