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Coolest Baby Names That Aren't Really Names

The coolest baby names sometimes aren't names at all. There are an uncountable number of words turned cool baby names, beyond the scope of any one source. The only limits are your reference books, your imagination, and your taste. Here are some of the coolest and most evocative of the group.
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  • Cameo

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    This evocative term for a stone or shell carved in relief could make a striking first name for a girl, though she would have a starring role in her story, rather than a cameo.  Read More 

  • Cedar

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    Cedar is, like Ash, Oak, Pine and Ebony, one of the new tree/wood names that parents are starting to consider; this one is particularly aromatic. In the Bible the cedar is mentioned in Psalm 92:12... Read More 

  • Christmas

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    Christmas is a day name long and quietly used. Prettier and more modern than Noel or Noelle.  Read More 

  • Cricket

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    Nickname name from the era of Father Knows Best , though we can see it making something of a comeback, a la Clover and Pippa. Especially since it has recently been chosen by Busy Philipps. Read More 

  • Curry

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    Spicy but a touch girlish.  Read More 

  • December

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    Cooler than April, May, or June, but also a tad icy.  Read More 

  • Doe

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    Doe is a soft and gentle-eyed middle name possibility and, like Fawn, one of the few animal names open to girls. The Ballad of Baby Doe is a modern American opera based on the story of Elizabeth ... Read More 

  • Dove

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    Subtle but clear unisex way to signal peace, especially in middle place.  Read More 

  • Dream

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    Singular and serene noun name that's been used by a couple of celebs.  Read More 

  • Dune

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    Sibling of Beach and Ocean.  Read More 

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