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Baby boy name you love but fear is overused? Here are some possible substitutes.
  • Eamon

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    This Irish name pronounced ay-mon was popularized in the U.S. by early president of the independent republic Eamon de Valera (birth name George), who was born in the United States to an Irish... Read More 

  • Edmund

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    The sophisticated Edmund and its nearly-identical French twin Edmond are coming out of mothballs now that Edward, inspired by Twilight, is once again a hot name.

    Edmund has had... Read More 

  • Eduardo

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    A stalwart of Latin nomenclature that could work just as well for Anglos. Read More 

  • Edward

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    Unlike perennials William, John and James, Edward is a classic that moves in and out of fashion. This royal Anglo-Saxon standard has benefited in recent years from the popularity of the hot hero... Read More 

  • Elliot

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    Elliot (which boasts several spellings depending upon how many 'l's or 't's you want to use) is a winner -- it has the ideal quality of being neither too common nor weirdly unique. Elliot had a... Read More 

  • Francis

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    Since this was the name chosen by the current Roman Catholic pope, Francis has come into the spotlight.

    The name, which was in the Top 10 at the turn of the last century, has been... Read More 

  • Frederic

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    Dropping the final "k" of Frederick definitely makes it more user friendly. Either way, this is a strong classic to consider if you're not afraid of a little dusty residue.Read More 

  • George

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Iconoclasts though we may be, we like Fred, we like Frank, and we like George, which was among the Top 10 from 1830 to 1950, when the number of little Georges started to decline. Solid, strong,... Read More 

  • Henry

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Henry, after hovering around the latter half of the Top 100 for 35 years, is now at its highest point since World War II. Its stylishness has increased substantially to the point where in upmarket... Read More 

  • Hugh

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Patrician to the core, Hugh was firmly in the Top 100 until 1903. Now it's used very quietly, though the name is still in the Top 1000.

    Hugh has always been particularly prevalent... Read More 

  • Julian

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Julian is a rising star, having overcome the somewhat pale, aesthetic image it projected in the past and become a solid, handsome, recommended choice, and now solidly in the Top 50. ... Read More 

  • Louis

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    While this classic royal name has yet to catch on, we sense an imminent comeback. Both Louis and Lewis are in Britain's Top 100, and if they don't revive here, all the better for those -- like... Read More 

  • Patrick

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Patrick, long tied to a hyper-Irish image, is enjoying something of a renaissance as a stylish classic, as it has long been considered in England. Along with such choices as Charles and George,... Read More 

  • Timothy

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    A second-tier classic, the New Testament Timothy moves in and out of fashion more than John and James. But though it peaked in the 1960s, many modern parents -- almost 3,000 last year -- still... Read More 

  • Ward

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Until recently Ward was, like Wally, a Cleaver name, but today's parents are seeing it as a cooler nickname for Edward than Eddie, and are also beginning to use it on its own. Read More 

  • William

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    William has been among the most enduring of classics. It currently stands at a solid Number 5, exactly where it was the previous two years, chosen by almost 17,000 American parents as being... Read More 

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