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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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  • Hazel

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    When Julia Roberts named one of her twins Hazel in 2004, there was a great public outcry against "another one of those nutty celebrity names." But we didn't see why. Now that the old Hazel the Maid... Read More 

  • Homer

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    Homer is a name that has traveled from the ancient Greek scribe of the great classical epics to Bart Simpson's doltish dad -- and has also become the surprise hot celebrity pick of such parents as ... Read More 

  • Hopper

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    Sean and Robin Wright Penn chose this name for their son to honor their friend Dennis Hopper; others might associate it with the painter Edward. Couldn't be more spirited. Read More 

  • Hudson

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    Hudson has risen quickly up the charts after emerging at the bottom of the list in 1995, now at Number 87 and climbing. , Hudson has gotten a boost as a prominent surname over the years, from expl... Read More 

  • Hugo

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    Hugo, the Latin form of Hugh, has more heft and energy than the original-- and of course we love names that end (or begin, for that matter) with an o. This one is especially appealing because it's ... Read More 

  • Ike

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    Ike, once the quirky one-person nickname of President Dwight Eisenhower, has morphed into a cool kid nickname of the early 21st century. The rise of Isaac and the stylishness of short down-to-eart... Read More 

  • India

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    India is one of the first and still one of the loveliest place-names: exotic, euphonious and long stylish in England. It's gaining quite a bit of popularity in the US as well -- it was one of the f... Read More 

  • Ione

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    This unusual Greek flower and color name has gained considerable recent attention via actress Ione Skye, who is the daughter of sixties folksinger Donovan. Ione was one of the fifty sea nymphs--Ne... Read More 

  • Iris

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    Iris is one of the bouquet of turn-of-the-last-century flower names that is gradually beginning to regain its appeal: it is now at the highest point it has been since 1956. Part of this is due to ... Read More 

  • Ivy

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    The quirky, offbeat and energetic botanical name Ivy is enjoying a deserved revival, sure to be propelled even higher by its choice by high-profile recent parents Beyonce and Jay-Z for baby girl Bl... Read More 

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