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  • Nikos

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    Attractive, approachable, and more striking Nick alternative.  Read More 

  • Niven

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    Excellent candidate for use as an undiscovered surname name.  Read More 

  • Noam

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    Noam is an underused modern Hebrew name with any number of attractive attributes attached to its meaning; it doesn't have the biblical weight of Noah, but could make a more distinctive alternative ... Read More 

  • Patrick

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    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, Pat... Read More 

  • Plato

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    The name of one of the greatest Western philosophers is often used as a first name in its land of origin, Greece, and would make a really interesting, thought-provoking choice here. It is remembere... Read More 

  • Spencer

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    Spencer is a name that has everything: it's both distinguished sounding and accessible, dignified but Spencer Tracy-like friendly. Picked by several celebrities (a couple of times even for a girl)... Read More 

  • Theo

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    Many modern parents use Theo as the short form for Theodore rather than the dated Ted--including some celebs, such as Dallas Bryce Howard-- but others bypass the Grandpa name Theodore entirely and ... Read More 

  • Thomas

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    Thomas has been one of the most commonly used classic baby names in both England and the U.S., and is still given to almost seven thousand American boys each year. From the original apostle and sev... 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 still appreciate its familiarity and l... Read More 

  • Tobias

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    Tobias is one of a number of s-ending boys' names that are riding a wave of popularity, now at the midpoint of the Social Security list and poised to rise. With its Old Testament-Dickensian feel, ... Read More 

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