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:
  • Maverick

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    At the rate it's growing, Maverick soon won't seem like such a maverick anymore -- it's already at Number 184 for 2015. Heard first in a 1950s James Garner western TV series, and then as the Tom... Read More 

  • Messiah

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    A handful of years ago, a judge in Tennessee ruled that parents could not name their son Messiah, "because there's only one." That decision was overturned, and in fact in a recent year, about 1500... Read More 

  • Pluto

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    The Roman god of the underworld, the former ninth planet, a cartoon dog...but not a baby. Read More 

  • Porsche

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    The Shakespearean Portia may be a real name, but Porsche is now and forever a car, not a little girl.Read More 

  • Power

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    Power is one of the new crop -- Justice, Liberty, Peace -- of strong, clear-cut, declarative choices, though this one carries more assertiveness than virtue. Read More 

  • Prince

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    Prince rose to its highest ranking in a century in 2015, and the tragic death of its most famous bearer in April 2016 could propel it even higher next year. The Purple Rain legend isn't... Read More 

  • Princess

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    Part of the trendlet for formerly canine royal names; this is one a little girl might love -- up till the age of eight. Read More 

  • Racer

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    New, fast, cool, and chosen by director Robert Rodriguez, whose other sons are Rebel, Rocket, and Rogue, all somewhat risky options. Read More 

  • Rambo

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    No one could seriously consider choosing this cartoonishly macho name for a real live child.Read More 

  • Rebel

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    Asking for trouble. Read More 

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