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Clunky but Cool Names for Boys

Cool names for boys come in all shapes and flavors. There are some baby names that, like thick black-rimmed glasses and heavy oxfords, are so uncool they're cool. Here are some clunky but cool baby names for boys.
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  • Frederick

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    Frederick, and friendlier nickname Fred, seemed almost to have disappeared, leaving just the memory of Freds past such as Astaire, Mr. Rogers and Flintsone, but today's parents are beginning to rec... Read More 

  • Harvey

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    Hard as it may be for many American parents to believe, this Norman name is enjoying a big style revival in England--it's in the Top 50 there--along with similar choices like Stanley and Arthur. An... Read More 

  • Hiram

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    Hiram is the kind of forgotten biblical name that adventurous parents who wish to move beyond David and Daniel are beginning to reconsider--even though it has bits of its old stiff-collared image c... Read More 

  • Homer

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    Homer is a name that has traveled from the ancient Greek scribe of the great classical epics to Bart Simpson's doltish dad -- and has also become the surprise hot celebrity pick of such parents as ... Read More 

  • Horatio

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    Like Horace, Horatio is a variation on the Latin Horatius, but its Shakespearean and optimistic Horatio Alger pedigree makes it an attractive up-and-comer, especially with its cool final o. A moder... Read More 

  • Hugo

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    Hugo, the Latin form of Hugh, has more heft and energy than the original-- and of course we love names that end (or begin, for that matter) with an o. This one is especially appealing because it's ... Read More 

  • Humphrey

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    Humphrey is an old name that might have faded completely were it not for that Bogie flair. A royal name in Britain, where it's used somewhat more frequently, Humphrey might just have some life beyo... Read More 

  • Isidore

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    Isabel and Isadora are back: could it now be time for a more widespread revival of Isidore? A common ancient Greek name belonging to several saints--including Saint Isidore the Ploughman, patron s... Read More 

  • Jethro

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    Jethro, though the biblical father-in-law of Moses, has suffered for a long time from a Beverly Hillbilly image, but some really adventurous parents might consider updating and urbanizing it and tr... Read More 

  • Julius

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    Immortal through its association with the ancient Caesar (it was his clan name), Julius may still lag behind Julian, but is definitely starting to make a comeback, and in fact feels more cutting ed... Read More 

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