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

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    Beau suggests someone devilishly handsome, with a large measure of southern charm--a nice image to bestow on your boy. Often solely a nickname in the past, it's now standing firmly on its... Read More 

  • Brody

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    The energetic Brody is a perfect example of when bad meanings happen to good names. Brody, now more common than Brady, has been in the Top 100 for the past seven years, now at Number 92. An... Read More 

  • Canyon

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    Canyon is a quasi-unique name evocative of natural splendor and the old Steve Canyon comic-strip heroism, making it an intriguing new word-name possibility.

    Similar but less word-like:... Read More 

  • Casey

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    Casey is a name with a big wide grin, Irish, friendly, and open, and associated with several American folk heroes--Casey Jones, the engine driver of the Cannonball Express who gave his life to... Read More 

  • Clay

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    Clay is a rich, earthy one-syllable name with a southern-inflected handsome-rogue image, featured on soap operas and reality TV, whose numbers have dropped over the past few years, but could make... Read More 

  • Clint

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    As flinty and steely as Mr. Read More 

  • Cody

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    In the early 1990s, Cody was in the Top 25 in the USA; but it has been in a sharp decline since then, nowadays ranking at 220. It retains a greater degree of popularity in the UK, however. Read More 

  • Colby

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    Colby Donaldson on Survivor made this a cool name in the early 2000s. It has lost some of its star power since then, slipping to Number 428 last year.Read More 

  • Cole

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    Cole -- a short name that embodies a lot of richness and depth -- has long been associated with the great songwriter Cole Porter. Currently, Cole, which has been on a roll since the mid-90s, is... Read More 

  • Crosby

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    Crosby is an attractively laid-back Irish surname with retro musical associations to Bing and Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and with a jaunty air. Crosby Braverman is currently the name of a character... Read More 

  • Hardy

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    Hardy is a spirited and durable un-Germanic German surname that is starting to be used in this country.

    British fashion designer Hardy Amies (born Edwin) is its best known bearer, and... Read More 

  • Hogan

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    Logan came from nowhere in the past few decades to break the Top 25, and Hogan is a good bet to follow, now that "Hogan's Heroes" has faded from memory. Read More 

  • Kit

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    Nickname occasionally used on its own, has a bit of a western twang thanks to Kit Carson. Actress Jodie Foster used it for her son. Also used as a female pet form of KATHERINE.Read More 

  • Luke

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    Luke is a cool-yet-strong New Testament name, with a relaxed cowboy feel, which has been on the rise since the advent of Luke Skywalker.

    The most famous bearer of the name is the... Read More 

  • Ryder

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    Ryder, one of the current favorite er-ending boys' names, has been in the spotlight since Kate Hudson and her rocker husband Chris Robinson chose it for their son in 2004; it has jumped nearly... Read More 

  • Toby

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    This jaunty unisex nickname name has recently been given a shot of testosterone via actor Tobey Maguire and the gruff, erudite character on West Wing.Read More 

  • Wyatt

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    Wyatt has been hot, which is to say cool, for several years now. With its easy Wyatt Earpish cowboy charm, it's relaxed but still highly respectable.

    Wyatt got one of it first modern... Read More 

  • Wylie

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    Wylie is a friendly, nonchalant rodeo name with an almost irresistible charm; parents may pick up on its pleasant similarity to the more popular, unisex Riley. Although more masculine, we see... Read More 

  • Zane

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    Western novelist Zane (born Pearl!) Grey made this name famous. Now, it's in tune with the style of our times, retaining that appealing cowboy image.

    Zane Grey was the great-grandson... Read More 

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