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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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  • Maverick

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    At the rate it's growing, Maverick soon won't seem like such a maverick anymore. Heard first in a 1950s James Garner western TV series, and then as the Tom Cruise character in Top Gun , Maverick sy... Read More 

  • Messiah

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    For parents who have high expectations for their son. 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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    The singer once again known as Prince at one time had sole dominion over this name, but then Michael Jackson chose it for not one but two of his sons. Royal names such as King and Prince, once tho... 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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