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Movie character names may be the only names cooler than the names of the stars that play them. In fact, with the exception of Jack, which has long seemed to be the name of the male character in every other movie and TV adventure show, characters' names veer from the unusual to the outlandish. A few, such as Trinity from The Matrix, jumped right onto the popularity charts.

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  • Elmo

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    Elmo, like fellow Sesame Street characters Kermit and Grover, has a hard time being taken seriously. (It isn't easy being red either.) But Elmo also calls to mind the image of St. Elmo's fire--the... Read More 

  • Emira

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    Emira is one of those pan-exotic names that feels pleasant enough but seems so unrooted to any one culture that it might as well be made up. Read More 

  • Ethne

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    Ethne is one of the many Irish Gaelic names whose spelling and pronunciation -- it's en-ya -- will prove endlessly confusing to English speakers. Read More 

  • Evanna

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    Evanna is the name of a Harry Potter actress who pronounces it ee-vah-na. This might be considered yet another international feminine form of the many variations of John; Ivana, Giovanna, and even ... Read More 

  • Fairchild

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    Only if it's a family name, and even then, better in the middle.  Read More 

  • Flint

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    Flint is one of the new macho names on the rise today, part old-school tough guy, part rebel. You won't find a tougher, steelier-sounding name; it's part of a genre on the rise along with cousins ... Read More 

  • Flor

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    Attractive Spanish name heard in the movie Spanglish. Roll that final r. Or say it the French way: Fleur. Read More 

  • Gray

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    The girls have Violet and Scarlet and Ruby and Rose, but for the boys there's a much more limited palette of color names. Gray (or Grey), is one exception, which could make for a soft and evocative... Read More 

  • Green

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    Middle name possibility for a nature-loving family -- Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke used it for their son's middle name.  Read More 

  • Hansel

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    Those "Where's Gretel?" jokes will get old pretty fast. Read More 

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