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Baby Names All Your Friends Will Think Are Cool

There are certain cool baby names all but guaranteed to charm and impress your friends. Just don't let it influence you unduly.
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  • Ash

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    Ash has Southern charm plus the arboreal-nature appeal. Plus your little boy will prize Ash as the name of the hero of the "Pokemon" cartoons. Ash can also be a dashing short form of Asher, Ashton,... Read More 

  • Asia

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    This still attractive and exotic place-name was one of the first to gain popularity, though it now probably owes some of its favor to its similarity to Aisha. Asia ranked as high as Number 195 on t... Read More 

  • Beckett

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    Beckett is one of the big baby name hits of the decade. A handsome name with an attractively brisk sound, and rich in literary associations via major Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, it is especia... Read More 

  • Booker

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    Booker would make for a very cool name, for writers, reformers, R & B fans and those wanting to pay tribute to Booker T. Washington. Booker T. Washington, born in slavery, became a dominant figure... Read More 

  • Bronwyn

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    One of the loveliest of the Welsh names, striking the perfect balance between being familiar and unusual. In Wales, the female spelling is always Bronwen, but Americans usually see a "y" as adding... Read More 

  • Cameron

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    Cameron Diaz almost single-handedly transported this sophisticated Scottish male surname into the girls' camp, where it has had a rapid rise to popularity -- though it's never caught up with the bo... Read More 

  • Cormac

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    Both offbeat and upbeat, this evocative traditional Irish name that runs through Celtic mythology is known here via award-winning novelist Cormac McCarthy (born Charles). The author's adopted name ... Read More 

  • Cruz

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    For a single-syllable Latino surname, this new popular kid on the block packs a lot of energy and charm. Victoria and David Beckham named their third son Cruz, following Brooklyn and Romeo, and it... Read More 

  • Dashiell

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    Dashiell, though missing from many other name sources, is among the hottest new names, chosen by such celebs as Cate Blanchett and author Helen ( Bridget Jones ) Fielding. With its great dash and p... Read More 

  • Delaney

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    Delaney has been a popular Irish surname name for a couple of decades, projecting buoyant enthusiasm plus a feminine feel.  Read More 

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