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  • 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 to get to t... Read More 

  • Carter

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    Carter has been popular for almost two decades, but only now has it broken into the Top 40, leaving all the other upscale occupational surname names behind. Having hot characters named Carter on b... 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 sublimin... 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 ' e', as i... Read More 

  • Hunter

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    Hunter, currently at Number 45, is one of the leaders of a distinctive band of boys' names that combines macho imagery (Hunter, Austin, Harley) with a softened masculinity. Hunter was for years att... 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 2011,... 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 first name, Mi... 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 

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