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.
  • Carlsen

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    Good way to honor Scandinavian roots, or an ancestor named Carl or Charles. Read More 

  • Carson

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    Carson is an androgynous executive-type name, with a dash of the Wild West via the legendary Missouri frontiersman Kit Carson. Dating back to when it was the name of Nancy Drew's Dad, Carson is... Read More 

  • Carsten

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    A little bit Carson, a little bit Austin, a little bit muddled. Read More 

  • Casey

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    Casey is a name with a big wide grin, Irish, friendly, and open, and associated with several American folk heroes--Casey Jones, the engine driver of the Cannonball Express who gave his life to... Read More 

  • Caspar

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    After half a century, this otherwise feasible name has at last started to lose its link to the friendly ghost; it certainly didn't scare model Claudia Schiffer, who chose it for her son, as did... Read More 

  • Cato

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    Cato conjures up images of ancient Roman statesmen and southern antebellum retainers; it could have revival potential, with its 'O' ending and the current interest in the names of Greek and Roman... Read More 

  • Christian

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    Christian had been firmly planted in the Top 25 since 1996, not far below the stalwart Christopher, and is still, at Number 43, quite popular. Once considered overly pious, Christian is now seen... Read More 

  • Christopher

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    Christopher is an evergreen classic that dropped from Top 25 status in 2013, in spite of its appealingly strong, sincere, straightforward image, combined with a softer, more modern sound than,... Read More 

  • Cian

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    A handsome Irish boys' name, very popular in that country, but in the US this traditional spelling might cause pronunciation problems. Still, whether Cian or Kian, it's simple and straightforward... Read More 

  • Clay

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    Clay is a rich, earthy one-syllable name with a southern-inflected handsome-rogue image, featured on soap operas and reality TV, whose numbers have dropped over the past few years, but could make... Read More 

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