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

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    Hudson has risen quickly up the charts after emerging at the bottom of the list in 1995, now at Number 80 and climbing.

    , Hudson has gotten a boost as a prominent surname over the... Read More 

  • Kiefer

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    Kiefer is a strong occupational surname associated with "24" star Kiefer Sutherland, but one that could well join the other 'er' surnames currently in favor.

    Kiefer Sutherland, the son... Read More 

  • Lander

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    Possibility in the Landon vein. Read More 

  • Mason

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    Mason has become mega-popular, hitting the Number 2 spot in 2011, by far the highest its ever been on the Social Security list, and still in the Top 5 at Number 3.

    Mason is an... Read More 

  • Nathan

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    Nathan is an Old Testament name that's been steadily on the upswing for forty years and is now at Number 38. Strong, solid, and attractive, Nathan was chosen for his son by Jon Stewart. It's a... Read More 

  • Preston

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    Britney Spears put this old-fashioned surname name back on the map when she chose it as her son Sean's middle name, which the family uses as his first.

    One of the most popular names of... Read More 

  • Slade

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    Evoking the image of a shady glen, Slade could make a distinctive middle name. It entered the Top 1000 in 2007, and has been seen as a character name on the TV show "Smallville." It's also a name... Read More 

  • Slater

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    Slater has a more genial, friendly feel than most trade names. Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance used it for one of their twins.

    On the nineties TV show Saved by the Bell,... Read More 

  • Wade

    Gender: M Love Dislike

    Wade has never been outside the US Top 1000 for boys - there's a reason for that. It has a clean spelling, fresh sound and is neither too trendy (unlike Kade or Cade) or too old-school (like... Read More 

  • Walker

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    Walker is both a Waspy surname name—as in the W in George W. Bush—but it also has a gentle ambling quality and a creative connection to such greats as writer Walker Percy and photographer Walker... Read More 

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