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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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  • Lola

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    A hot starbaby name -- chosen by Kelly Ripa, Chris Rock, Lisa Bonet, Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen, Carnie Wilson, and Annie Lennox, and used as the nickname of Madonna's Lourdes -- Lola manage... Read More 

  • Maisie

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    Maisie, a hundred-year-old favorite, is in perfect tune with today. Spelled Maisy in a popular children's book series, Maisie is rising in tandem with cousin Daisy. While Maisie might be short for ... Read More 

  • Matteo

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    This attractively energetic Italian version of the classic Matthew is primed to move further and further into mainstream American nomenclature; in terms of popularity, it has moved to Number 77, wh... Read More 

  • Miles

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    Miles, which took on a permanent veneer of cool thanks to jazz great Miles Davis, is a confident and polished name that has been appreciated in particular by celebrity baby namers, including Elisab... Read More 

  • Nico

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    Nico is one of the great nickname names, full of charm, energy and sex appeal--a neo Nick. It has risen 95 places in the past year, one of the ten highest risers on the boys' list in 2011. Nico is... Read More 

  • Paloma

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    Paloma is vibrant and ruby-lipped a la jewelry designer Paloma Picasso, but also suggesting peace, as symbolized by the dove: Paloma is a highly recommended striking but soft name. Salma Hayak use... Read More 

  • Rowan

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    Rowan -- a strong surname and nature name (it's a tree with red berries)-- is deservedly growing in popularity. Some scholars identify Rowan as originally a girl's name, related to Rowena and Rhonw... Read More 

  • Sam

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    Sam is a hot nickname name...for girls. Yes, some parents — among them Tiger Woods and Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen — are cutting straight to the simple, unfussy unisex Sam, bypassing the post... Read More 

  • Sasha

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    Sasha, largely male in Russia--and also spelled Sascha and Sacha--is an energetic name that has really taken off for girls here, chosen by Jerry Seinfeld (using the alternate Sascha spelling) and o... Read More 

  • Siena

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    Siena is a soft and delicate Tuscan town name given a big fashion boost by lovely young actress/gossip column staple Sienna Miller. A real up-and-comer.  Read More 

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