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The Exoticizer

Make your favorite baby names more international by exoticizing them. The examples here show how to put an exotic spin on classic baby names.
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  • Alexander

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    Alexander has been in the Top 25 since 1991, and is still at a high Number 9. The noble Alexander has led to the popularity of so many spin-offs, such as Alex, Zander, Xan and Zan--not to mention ... Read More 

  • Andrew

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    Andrew is among the most appealing classic boys' names, with more character and charm than James or John, and a host of Andrew-inspired nicknames: Andy makes it friendlier, Drew adds to its sophist... Read More 

  • Anna

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    Anna has become the dominant form of the Ann family, having been firmly in the Top 25 for years and only slipping in the past couple years. Anna offers a touch of the exotic and a bit more style th... Read More 

  • Christopher

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    Christopher is an evergreen classic which continued its drop from Top 10 status this year, in spite of its appealingly strong, sincere, straightforward image, combined with a softer, more modern so... Read More 

  • Claire

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    Claire, luminous, simple, and strong, with a barely distinguishable French accent, is one of those special names that is familiar yet distinctive, feminine but not frilly, combining historical dept... Read More 

  • Elizabeth

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    Elizabeth, one of the premiere classic girls' names, is just inside the Top 10, even though there are actually fewer babies getting the name these days. Elizabeth has so much going for it -- rich h... Read More 

  • Ellen

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    Fading fast, in favor of Ella, Eleanor, Ellie, Elle, and even Elena.  Read More 

  • Emily

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    Emily may have dropped somewhat in the current standings, but it was the most popular name for over a decade because it appeals as a girls' name on many levels: Emily is feminine, classic, simple, ... Read More 

  • Fiona

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    Fiona entered the American consciousness with the opening of the 1954 Broadway musical Brigadoon , but didn't come onto the U.S. popularity list until 1990, and it's only in the last two years that... Read More 

  • Francis

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    Now that this is the name that has been chosen by the current Roman Catholic pope, Francis has come into the spotlight. In fact, this name, which was in the Top 10 at the turn of the last century,... Read More 

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