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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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  • Rebop

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    Chosen by one musician, Todd Rundgren, for his son, but unlikely to be emulated by others.  Read More 

  • Reignbow

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    So Rainbow wasn't weird enough for you? Read More 

  • Rocket

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    Starbaby name that might prove too supercharged for real life.  Read More 

  • Rogue

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    Now that names like Cannon and Gunner, fit for comic book heroes, are rising up, Rogue may fit right in. Read More 

  • Satchel

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    First Woody Allen, then Spike Lee named their children to honor the great early black pitcher, Leroy "Satchel" Paige. A bit luggage-related for non-celebrity use, however.  Read More 

  • Scorpio

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    Of all the astrological names —think Leo, Aries, Gemini— Scorpio probably has the most dramatically potent presence, which could prove something of a burden to a young boy. In the soap opera Gene... Read More 

  • Sinbad

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    When comedian David Atkins adopted this Arabian Nights-type name, it became almost feasible, but could lead to tough times in the schoolyard.  Read More 

  • Speck

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    Not only did rocker John Mellencamp name his son Speck, but he appended the middle name Wildhorse to it.  Read More 

  • Sugar

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    You can call your daughter Sugar, but only as a term of endearment. Her real name has to be something, almost anything, else. Read More 

  • Talon

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    Despite its somewhat menacing meaning, this name has been chosen by hundreds of parents over the past few years, probably due to the appeal of its trendy on ending.  Read More 

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