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

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    Aiden has been a spectacular name success story--especially if all its various spellings were to be added together. Aiden cracked the Top 10 in 2010 and remained there until 2013, when it dropped t... 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 

  • Carden

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    Highly unusual but stylish-sounding occupational name, with a pleasant association with gardens.  Read More 

  • Corbin

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    Corbin, the name of the castle where the Holy Grail was said to be hidden, came to the fore in the 1980s via actor Corbin Bernsen when he was the high profile star of LA Law , but its use is only n... Read More 

  • Egan

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    Egan's likeness to the word eager gives this Irish surname a ready-to-please, effervescent energy, and it would make an appropriate substitute for the overused Aidan. This popular Irish surname or... Read More 

  • Emmett

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    Emmett, honest and sincere, laid-back and creative, is on the rise as a male cognate of the megapopular Emma and Emily, not to mention being a character in the popular Twilight series (Like Cullen,... Read More 

  • Hadden

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    Rarely heard Hayden alternative -- though, mark our words, you'll spend your life correcting everyone's pronunciation and spelling.  Read More 

  • Hayden

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    Hayden -- a formerly obscure name that's risen to huge popularity -- has dipped in this year's ratings. Though Hayden is among the most distinctive of the bunch, it gets lost in the crowd of Jaiden... Read More 

  • Hayward

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    Possible Hayden alternative.  Read More 

  • Holden

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    Holden is a classic case of a name that jumped out of a book and onto birth certificates--though it took quite a while. Parents who loved J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye are flocking to the... Read More 

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