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The coolest place names are those that are undiscovered. Some place names can be used for boys, but most of the cool place names work best for baby girls. Here are some choices on (and off) the map.
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  • Sonora

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    Sonora may be a more unusual and melodic choice than Sierra, but this Mexican state name may sound too much like Senora to work as a name.  Read More 

  • Sydney

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    The Sydney spelling most popular for girls: it's in the Top 50 on the female side. Cool for a girl, still nerdy for a guy. Read More 

  • Tahiti

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    One of the most evocative geographical possibilities, conjuring up swaying palms and the brilliant palette of Gauguin.  Read More 

  • Tangier

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    Exotic, unexplored Moroccan place-name, conjuring up images of camels and palm trees and domed minarets.  Read More 

  • Trinidad

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    Rhythmic name with both religious and geographical ties, commonly heard in Latin countries.  Read More 

  • Umbria

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    Umbria is a lovely, virtually unused, Italian name,reflecting the beautiful rolling hills of the area's countryside. And since it's right next door to Tuscany, in which Siena resides, maybe Umbria... Read More 

  • Valencia

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    This lovely orange-scented Spanish place-name would make an inventive namesake for an Aunt Valerie. Last on the popularity list in 1994, Valencia reached a high of Number 633 in 1969-70. The Medi... Read More 

  • Venice

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    This name of one of the most romantic cities in the world could easily find its way onto an American baby girl's birth certificate.  Read More 

  • Verona

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    Verona is a scenic place-name with the added attraction of a Shakespearean connection, as in Two Gentlemen of ....  Read More 

  • Vienna

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    Vienna is one of the most promising of the newly discovered European place-names, with a particularly pleasant sound, evoking elegant images of the Blue Danube, of castles and cafes, sweets and sa... Read More 

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