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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  • Craig

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    Craig is a single-syllable baby-boomer name, still common in its native Scotland, but most modern Americans would prefer something like Kyle. It's drawing closer and closer to the uncharted waters... Read More 

  • Crispin

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    Crispin, which was introduced into the mainstream by actor Crispin Glover and which means "curly-haired" in Latin, has an image very much like its first syllable: crisp, autumnal, and colorful. ... Read More 

  • Cruz

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    For a single-syllable Latino surname, this new popular kid on the block packs a lot of energy and charm. Victoria and David Beckham named their third son Cruz, following Brooklyn and Romeo, and... Read More 

  • Darius

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    Darius is a historic name via Emperor Darius the Great, a key figure in ancient Persian history, and several other Persian kings. His name today has an appealingly artistic image, which might well... Read More 

  • Darryl

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  • Dashiell

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    Dashiell, though missing from many other name sources, is among the hottest new names, chosen by such celebs as Cate Blanchett and author Helen (Bridget Jones) Fielding. With its great... Read More 

  • Dennis

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    Although it has come to sound Irish, Dennis is actually of French derivation (St. Denis is the patron saint of France) and harks back even further to Dionysius, the Greek god of wine and... Read More 

  • Dennison

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    A case in which the son is now more attractive than the father. There have been Colonial settlers surnamed Dennison on this side of the Atlantic since 1623. Read More 

  • Denver

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    Before there was Aspen, Denver was the Colorado city name of choice, and we could see it resurfacing as a stylish two-syllable boys' name with its trendy -er ending. Its decade of greatest use was... Read More 

  • Eddie

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    Most parents today call their Edwards Edward and, like Frasier's dad, save Eddie for their pooches. Read More 

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