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The hipster baby names most often heard around Brooklyn and Santa Monica, Austin and Madison these days (though we can't resist pointing out that the names Brooklyn, Monica, Austin and Madison are nowhere among them)include:

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  • Dexter

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    The jazzy, ultra-cool Dexter, like most names wih xs, has a lot of energy and sex appeal. Over the years, it's been attached to a number of diverse real and fictional personalities--C. K. Dexter H... Read More 

  • Dixie

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    A saucy showgirl, wisecracking waitress kind of name, Dixie can also be considered a place name, although it won't be found on any map, being a generic term for the whole American South (coming fro... Read More 

  • Duke

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    While John Wayne and Duke Ellington are worthy role models, this name sounds like a too-flimsy diminutive. Only someone like Diane Keaton could get away with using it for her son.  Read More 

  • Edie

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    Edie is part of the Evie-Ellie et al family of cute and friendly short forms that sometimes stand on its own. Briefly popular in the 1960's, it could well be due for rediscovery. Several Ediths ha... Read More 

  • Elvis

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    When the King was alive, and for years afterwards, few people (except Declan McManus who became Elvis Costello) dared use his singular name, but now it's very much up for grabs. The name Elvis is... Read More 

  • Flora

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    Flora, the name of the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, who enjoyed eternal youth, is one of the gently old-fashioned girls' flower names we think is due for a comeback--alongside cousins Cora ... Read More 

  • Frances

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    Frances, a soft and gentle classic, last popular a hundred years ago, seems to be on the cusp of a possible revival, along with other such neglected quiet and serious names. It's been chosen in re... Read More 

  • Frank

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    A Top 10 name from the 1880s until the 1920s, Frank has fallen from favor but still has a certain warm, friendly real-guy grandpa flavor that could come back into style, like other such choices as ... Read More 

  • Gulliver

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    Gulliver is an obscure Gaelic surname known almost solely through its literary Travels until actor Gary Oldman used it for his son, instantly transforming it into a lively option. British actors Da... Read More 

  • Gus

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    Gus is a homey grandpa nickname name that can work as a short form for any of the above or stand on its own as a cutting-edge replacement for Max and Jake--though it dropped off the Top 1000 in 197... Read More 

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