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Some parents attempt to come up with a cool name by inventing one of their own. They may alter a too-ordinary name, vary a spelling or a pronunciation, or cobble together several euphonic but previously unrelated syllables. We have heard of a few such invented baby names that may hold some appeal -- a short list follows.
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  • Alivia

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    While Alivia may not have achieved the megapopularity of its mother name, it's firmly in the Top 200 which means there are an awful lot of little girls with this same-but-different name. Alivia co... Read More 

  • Brayden

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    One in the currently modish aden family of boys' names beginning to be used for girls as well as boys.  Read More 

  • Brienna

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    An amalgam of Brianna and Sienna that doesn't quite work. Read More 

  • Brogan

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    Brogan is a cheerful Irish surname that would fit right in with the Logans and Br-starting names now trendy for boys. It's been on the pop list for the past three years, though it's sliding again.... Read More 

  • Bryson

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    A surname name that can transition to first, sitting just outside the Top 100. Read More 

  • Calton

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    The kind of hybrid name -- it sounds like a blend of the popular Caleb and Colton -- that could catch on despite its lack of pedigree.  Read More 

  • Cason

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    Rhymes with the popular Jason, Mason, and Brayson, which is Cason's entire raison d'etre. Kasen is a variation which should be even further down on your list.  Read More 

  • Chasen

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    Once strictly a surname--Chasen's was an old Hollywood hangout--it's now catching on as a first name, both as an elaboration of the popular CHASE, and in following the pattern of popular two-syllab... Read More 

  • Christia

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    Christia is a rare Chris name that doesn't add much to the mix. We'd prefer lengthening Christia to Christiana or shortening it to Christa. Read More 

  • Garren

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    Though it's a new name, sounds almost as dated as GARY and DARREN. Read More 

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