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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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  • Iberia

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    Iberia, the name of the Spanish-Portuguese peninsula, makes an exotic, unusual first name.  Read More 

  • Indiana

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    Indiana is one of those place-names (think Camden and Trenton) that sounds cooler than the place that inspired it. Indiana, as in (male) movie adventurer Jones, may have a rhythmic sound, but as a ... Read More 

  • Indio

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    This name of a California desert town, used by Deborah Falconer and Robert Downey, Jr. for their son, makes a much livelier and more individual--not to mention more masculine-- improvisation on the... Read More 

  • Ireland

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    Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin put Ireland on the map when they chose it as a first for their daughter, saying that geographic names were a family tradition. Few have followed their lead. Other Iris... Read More 

  • Italia

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    Authentic, exotic, melodic place-name for the adventurous, chosen by rapper LL Cool J for his daughter.  Read More 

  • Jakarta

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    Jakarta, the name of the capital and largest city of Indonesia, is located on the island of JAVA. Both Jakarta and Java could make interesting and unusual choices for a girl. Read More 

  • Java

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    A name with something for everyone: for romantics, it's a beautiful Indonesian island; for teckies, it's a computer programming language. Read More 

  • Jersey

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    An established feminine place-name that sounds more appealing when you attach it to the British Isles than to the Garden State.  Read More 

  • Kingston

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    Chosen for their first son by musical couple Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale, this Jamaican place and elegant British surname also boasts the more regal yet user-friendly short form, King. Kingst... Read More 

  • Kyoto

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    Japanese city name not yet on the map for babies, but why not? Read More 

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