Mineral & Metal Baby Boy Names

Mineral and metal baby boy names are hard-edged choices that impart a new brand of masculinity.
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  • 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 a... Read More 

  • Coal

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    This recently coined respelling of Cole darkens its image.  Read More 

  • Cobalt

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    Even among the range of blue names on the current baby naming palette -- Blue itself, Azure, Cerulean, Teal, Aqua, Cyan, Indigo -- Cobalt remains the most unusual, not to mention the most masculine. Read More 

  • Emery

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    Emery is one of the newly popular Em- names, and has great potential, though right now for girls more than boys: it did jump more than 100 pink places in 2009, a year after Angie Harmon and Jason S... Read More 

  • Flint

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    Flint is one of the new macho names on the rise today, part old-school tough guy, part rebel. You won't find a tougher, steelier-sounding name; it's part of a genre on the rise along with cousins ... Read More 

  • Granite

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    There's a whole quarry of rocky names parents are now considering: Slate, Flint, etc. , but this one is particularly hard-edged and problematic.  Read More 

  • Jet

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    This super-charged variation of Jett is on the rise -- along with the unlikely newcomer Jetson. Read More 

  • Mercury

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    Adventurous parents are starting to look back to names of ancient gods like Mercury, Zeus, and Apollo. This one is also a planet and a metallic element, and has a friendly nickname, Merc. The Roma... Read More 

  • Mica

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    Mica is not the same name -- though it sounds the same -- as Micah, but the h makes it feel more masculine. Read More 

  • Quartz

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    This may be a bit quirky to make it as a name, especially in first place. If you love it, you might try it in the middle. Read More 

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