C or K -- Your Choice

The C and K spellings have become interchangeable for many baby names. Here, a selection of boy names that work with either spelling.
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  • Cade

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    Strong, ultramasculine, and modern, Cade shot up the popularity lists--it's been as high as Number 201-- along with cousins Caden and Cale. Like Scarlett, Rhett, Ashley, Melanie and Beau, it was wo... Read More 

  • Caden

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    Caden is a key member of the rhyming contingent that dates all the similar sounding Cadens, Jadens, Braedons, and Aidans as part of a millennial megatrend.  Read More 

  • Caelean

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  • Cai

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  • Cale

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    This up-and-coming single-syllable name has one drawback: it sounds like the green, leafy vegetable.  Read More 

  • Caleb

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    Caleb is an attractive Old Testament name, one that is now following in hot pursuit of Jacob and Noah as a leading biblical boy's name. It has been in the Top 40 since 2000, now ranking at Number 3... Read More 

  • Callen

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    Callen is a unisex Gaelic name growing in popularity here--it jumped onto the Top 1000 in 2010 and has risen more than 100 points, to Number 592. Its newfound trendiness is possibly related to the... Read More 

  • Camden

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    Camden is a surprise hit, entering the Top 100 for the first time in 2013, probably as a result of some star baby cred: it has been chosen by no less than four celebrity parents since 2012. Camden... Read More 

  • Cameron

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    Cameron Diaz almost single-handedly transported this sophisticated Scottish male surname into the girls' camp, where it has had a rapid rise to popularity -- though it's never caught up with the bo... Read More 

  • Carl

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    This no-nonsense German variation of Charles is strong and still well used, but lacks much sensitivity or subtlety; the Latin forms have far more energy.  Read More 

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