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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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  • Early

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    A word that's been used, very infrequently, as a name for hundreds of years. Interesting sound and meaning.  Read More 

  • Easter

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    Easter has been used as a name for several hundred years, as part of the day-naming tradition; now, this rarely heard holiday celebration name would make a novel choice for a springtime baby. Bac... Read More 

  • Echo

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    Echo, the pretty, resonant name of a legendary nymph, was the heroine of Joss Whedon's sci-fi series Dollhouse . Nick Hexum, of the band 311, named his daughter Echo Love. In the Greek myth, Echo ... Read More 

  • Fable

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    Inventive name for the child of a writer.  Read More 

  • Field

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    More unusual than Forest or Forrest, Field is a nature name that is simple, evocative, and fresh--sort of the male equivalent of Meadow. Field and Fields are both relatively common surnames, noted... Read More 

  • Free

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    In the 1970s, actors Barbara Hershey and David Carradine gave this name to their son...who later changed it to Tom.  Read More 

  • Frost

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    Long heard as a last name, as in venerable poet Robert, U.K. talk show host David, British actress Sadie and old Jack Frost, the personification of cold winter weather, Frost has suddenly entered t... Read More 

  • Glade

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    Shady, leafy nature-boy name.  Read More 

  • Grove

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    Fresh, evocative choice.  Read More 

  • Haven

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    Haven is a recently invented safe-harbor name that appeals to an increasing number of parents who don't want to voyage quite as far as Heaven. Its choice by Jessica Alba for her second daughter h... Read More 

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