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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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  • Season

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    A generic possibility if you don't want to specify Spring or Summer.  Read More 

  • Snow

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    There's definitely a cold front of names moving in, with Summer, Spring and Autumn giving way to Winter--plus North, January, Frost--and Snow. This name feels brisk, fresh, pure, evocative -- and ... Read More 

  • Story

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    A new unisex word name with a lot of charm, especially appropriate for the child of writers. Jenna Elfman called her son Story Elias.  Read More 

  • Tate

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    A strong single-syllable surname with a joyful meaning, Tate is finding a place on more and more birth certificates. It's now at Number 391, having hovered in the Top 400 range for the past five ye... Read More 

  • Topaz

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    As a name, Topaz is sophisticated and sultry; as a golden gem, it's said to have healing and energizing properties and also to bring good luck-- and being the birthstone for November could make it ... Read More 

  • Truth

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    True has become an accepted first and middle name; Truth makes an even stronger statement. Read More 

  • Tuesday

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    When actress Susan Ker Weld changed her name to Tuesday, she opened up a whole calendar of possibilities. This was decades before the arrival of Sunday Rose Urban. Read More 

  • Wren

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    Wren, a lilting songbird name, could be the next Robin, and makes a particularly pleasing middle name choice, as does her newly discovered cousin Lark. This petite bird was regarded in Ireland as ... Read More 

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