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Coolator for Boys' Names

Cool boys' names can sometimes be made from less-than-cool ones. With a bit of ingenuity you can ramp up a name you like to a similar one that's cooler, or tone it down if you want to go in a quieter direction. Here are some examples:
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  • Hank

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    Hank is a midcentury guy nickname (which actually dates back to the seventeenth century) of the Al/Hal/Dick school, which has been on recess from the playground for decades. Now it's just beginnin... Read More 

  • Ivan

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    One of the few Russian boys' names to become fully accepted into the American naming pool, though some might find it a bit heavy-booted, Ivan is now at a very respectable Number 137 on the populari... Read More 

  • Jeff

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    The ultimate dad name.  Read More 

  • Jimmy

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    Every other little kid's name in 1957 but few Jameses are called Jimmy today; they're more often James or Jamie. Read More 

  • John

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    John reigned as the most popular of all boys' Christian names for four hundred years, from the time the first Crusaders carried it back to Britain until the 1950s, at which point American baby name... Read More 

  • Ken

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    Permanently wed to Barbie.  Read More 

  • Kenneth

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    Kenneth may have lost much of its luster now, but Kenneth has had its moments of glory. The first king of Scotland was Kenneth, and Sir Kenneth, a Christian crusader, was the hero of the Sir Walter... Read More 

  • Lee

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    A name that has a bit of a shouldn't-I-be-a-middle-name sound, though still in use as a first for both genders.  Read More 

  • Manny

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    He can get it for you wholesale.  Read More 

  • Mike

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    Unlike Jake or Sam, few parents put Mike on the birth certificate.  Read More 

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