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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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  • Bronx

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    Rockers Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz put a new baby name on the map when they chose this downscale New York borough name for their son. The Bronx, the place, was named for early Dutch settler Jon... Read More 

  • Cairo

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    Exotic place-name possibility with upbeat o ending.  Read More 

  • Calais

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    Undiscovered name of picturesque northern French port.  Read More 

  • Caledonia

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    Caledonia is a rhythmic and exotic place-name used by singer Shawn Colvin for her daughter.  Read More 

  • Caspian

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    One of the most romantic of appellations, as well as being a geographical name of the large salty sea between Asia and Europe that probably inspired C.S. Lewis to use it for the name of the hero of... Read More 

  • Catalina

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    This name of a touristed island in sight of Los Angeles makes an attractive and newly stylish variation on the classic Catherine or overused Caitlin. Santa Catalina of Siena was, along with Saint... Read More 

  • Cathay

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    A perfect example of what a difference a single letter can make. Add an 'a' to the ho-hum CATHY and you have the exotic old name for China, often used by such poets as Edna St. Vincent Millay and ... Read More 

  • Cayman

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    This name's connection to the Caribbean Cayman Islands gives it a nice resortish feel, while still feeling like an in-tune-with-style boy's name.  Read More 

  • Ceylon

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    Lovely, exotic, tea-scented possibility undiscovered by baby namers.  Read More 

  • Charleston

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    Lovers of the languid South Carolina city might be attracted to this rich-sounding name. Could make an interesting update on Charles -- and can certainly work for a girl too. Actor Joey Lawrence ... Read More 

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