Invented Baby Names

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 near the Top 200 which means there are an awful lot of little girls with this same-but-different name. Alivia combine... 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--it entered the Top 1000 in 1980 and is now sitting not far outside the Top 100 at Number 118. Actress NeNe Leakes chose it for her son.. 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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