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Too-Cool Baby Names

Maybe you can't be too rich or too thin, but if you're a baby name, it just may be possible to be too cool. While the line of what constitutes a too-cool baby name seems to get redrawn every day, these choices will probably be on the wrong side of it for a long time to come:
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  • Babe

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    You can call your baby "babe," but don't name her that.  Read More 

  • Banjo

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    When actress Rachel Griffiths chose this highly unusual name for her son, many assumed it was a bizarre invention. But a noted Australian poet (Griffiths is an Aussie) is known by this name.  Read More 

  • Bluebell

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    Bluebell is one flower name that is used very quietly. Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell joined her former Spice Sisters in creative baby-naming with this adventurous -- some might say outlandish -- c... Read More 

  • Buck

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    Comedian Roseanne Barr chose this for her son...which seems in character. In the 18th century it was used to describe a dashing, fashionable dressed man. Read More 

  • Buster

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    An old-fashioned nickname in the Bud/Buzz/Biff mold; this one's kind of belligerent. Michelle Hicks and Jonny Lee Miller moved outside the box when they used it for their son--given the safer middl... Read More 

  • California

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    The sidekick in a John Wayne western.  Read More 

  • Congo

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    One place name that should stay undiscovered. Read More 

  • Cougar

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    Several animal names, from Fox to Wolf and even to Tiger, ccan work, but Cougar should stay in its cage. Even John Mellencamp has dropped it. Read More 

  • Count

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    Nobility names like Duke and Count seem to be forming a minitrend: actor Danny Bonaduce named his son Count Dante Jean-Michel Valentino. Beat that. Or wait: don't.  Read More 

  • Countess

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    Yes, there are lots of kids out there named Princess, Duke, Earl, and King -- but you don't necessarily want yours to be one of them. Read More 

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