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Baby boy name you love but fear is overused? Here are some possible substitutes.
  • Archer

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    Archer is an Anglo-Saxon surname that feels more modern than most because of its on-target occupational and Hunger Games associations. And it's a nice way to bypass the clunky Archibald... Read More 

  • Carter

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    Carter has been popular for almost two decades, but only in the past year has it broken into the Top 30, leaving the other upscale occupational surname names behind. Having hot characters named... Read More 

  • Cheever

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    Cheever has a nice, cheery sound, literary ties to novelist and short writer John Cheever and also, sideways, to the Edward Arlington Robinson narrative poem "Miniver Cheevy," as well as a... Read More 

  • Cheney

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    Strong, solid surname name; might be seen to reflect your political leanings. Read More 

  • Decker

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    Brawny name chosen for his son by rocker Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue. Read More 

  • Gardener

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    Gardener is surely one of the most pleasant and evocative of the occupational options, calling up images of green grass and budding blooms. The name can also be spelled without the first... Read More 

  • Hunter

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    Hunter, currently at Number 40--slightly since last year-- is one of the leaders of a distinctive band of boys' names that combines macho imagery (Hunter, Austin, Harley) with a softened... Read More 

  • Logan

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    Logan is a a bright and cheerful Scottish surname that originated from a place of that name in Ayrshire. Logan has been climbing steadily since the mid-70s; it was in the Top 20 from 2006 to... Read More 

  • Miller

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    Miller is an up-and-coming choice in the stylish occupational genre, chosen by Stella McCartney, Melissa Etheridge, and by Tea Leoni and David Duchovny.

    Though relatively rare as a... Read More 

  • Palmer

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    Palmer is a name that derives from the fact that pilgrims often carried palms, thus the double meaning. It's a fresher sounding twist on such upper-crusty surname names as Porter and Parker. Read More 

  • Parker

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    One of the first generation of surname names, along with Porter and Morgan, Parker's still one of the most appealing and remains firmly in the Top 75. The association with Charlie Parker gives... Read More 

  • Paxton

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    Paxton stands out from a lot of other two-syllable surname names for two reasons: the dynamic letter X in the middle, and its admirable peace association, providing the great nickname Pax. ... Read More 

  • Pierce

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    Actor Pierce Brosnan brings a strong helping of charm to this name.Read More 

  • Preston

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    Britney Spears put this old-fashioned surname name back on the map when she chose it as her son Sean's middle name, which the family uses as his first.

    One of the most popular names of... Read More 

  • Sawyer

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    Sawyer is a surname with a more relaxed and friendly feel than many others, and is one of the hottest occupational names right now, with the Nameberry seal of approval. Sawyer is becoming... Read More 

  • Slater

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    Slater has a more genial, friendly feel than most trade names. Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance used it for one of their twins.

    On the nineties TV show Saved by the Bell,... Read More 

  • Truman

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    Truman, an upstanding presidential name that radiates an aura of integrity and moral truth, values any parent would want for her child, seems definitely headed for a revival.

    Also... Read More 

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