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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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  • Holiday

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    Free and fun name if you don't want to be pinned down to Noelle, Pasqua, or Valentine.  Read More 

  • Isle

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    Isla is newly popular, no why not Isle? Read More 

  • Jet

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    This super-charged variation of Jett is on the rise -- along with the unlikely newcomer Jetson. Read More 

  • Jonquil

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    Jonquil is an unusual flower name that is less outlandish than Daffodil and less common than Daisy. It just might appeal to parents seeking a singular botanical option. Unlike most flower names, ... Read More 

  • Juniper

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    Juniper is a fresh-feeling nature name — it's a small evergreen shrub — with lots of energy. A new favorite of fashionable parents, Juniper joins such other tree and shrub names as Hazel, Acacia, a... Read More 

  • Land

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    One of the simplest, most down-to-earth yet evocative of the word names, which could work — especially as a middle. Read More 

  • Lark

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    Lark is getting some new and well-deserved attention as a post-Robin and Raven bird name. Although it was first recorded as a name in the 1830's, it has never appeared on the Social Security list. ... Read More 

  • Maize

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    Would be more appealing if so many similar names -- Maisie, Maeve, May -- weren't even better. And then there's the corn connection. Read More 

  • Monday

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    Not most people's favorite day, but a pretty name.  Read More 

  • Moon

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    The original oddball celebrity baby name, via Frank Zappa's daughter Moon Unit, who claims she's always liked it.  Read More 

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