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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  • Monroe

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    Monroe is a presidential name with a lot more muscle for a girl than a boy. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon chose it for their twin daughter, honoring Marilyn Monroe. Carey's use of Monroe as a gir... Read More 

  • Monty

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    Monty, a name with a World War II feel, is rarely used on its own. But we're hearing rumblings of a comeback and think that Monty, whatever it's short for, is an adorable vintage nickname name of ... Read More 

  • Raymond

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    Now that the show has gone into reruns, does anybody still love Raymond? Though it's been long dormant, some parents -- including Jack Nicholson -- are finding its cool component, largely through t... Read More 

  • Ronald

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    To many people, Ronald is off playing shuffleboard with Donald, though others have brought it to the current ranking of Number 403. In the Top 10 in the late 30s through the mid-40s, the name came ... Read More 

  • Scott

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    A cool, windswept, surfer babe-magnet in 1965, a nice dad -- or even granddad today.  Read More 

  • Wayne

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    When Marion Michael Morrison became John Wayne around 1930, his last name took on an air of cowboy cool that lasted about thirty years, but by now it's strictly a dad or even granddad name.  Read More 

  • Wilfred

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    Wilfred is one of those Old Man Names that still sounds fusty in the US but is fashionable in the UK. It comes with readymade short forms Will or Fred and might make an adventurous alternative to ... Read More 

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