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The new crop of Country Music Baby Names aren't quite as down-home as they used to be. They've shaken off the hayseed image and would be equally at home in New Jersey as Nashville. The names of country music stars inspiring parents as baby names today include:
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  • Montgomery

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    This image of this distinguished Anglo-Scottish surname, drawn from the French place name of the ancient castle of Saint Foi de Montgomery, is rapidly shifting from fusty and formal to cool. And ... Read More 

  • Paisley

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    For a name related to a Scottish town, a richly patterned Indian fabric, and a country singer named Brad, Paisley has been a remarkable success story. She entered the Top 1000 in 2006, and now rank... Read More 

  • Patsy

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    Sassy, spunky name used for the mostly Irish jump-roping pigtailed girls of the thirties and forties -- and some Irish and Italian boys as well.  Read More 

  • Porter

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    A quintessential yuppie name, one of the many P surnames to catch on in the early 1990s.  Read More 

  • Ralph

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    Ralph has two diametrically different images: there's the suave Ralph Fiennes-type Brit (often pronounced Rafe), and then there's the Jackie Gleason blue-collar, bowling blowhard Ralph Kramden bus ... Read More 

  • Randy

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    Ever since Austin Powers enlightened Americans that "randy" meant "horny," it's been hard to take this name seriously.  Read More 

  • Reba

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    Tied to country singer/sitcom star Reba McEntire.  Read More 

  • Rory

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    This spirited Gaelic classic, which became popular in Ireland via the illustrious twelfth century king Rory O'Connor, makes a highly energetic choice, now used for either sex. Rory's gender split i... Read More 

  • Roy

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    We've seen Ray regain his cool, but could this country/cowboy name epitomized by Roys Rogers (born Leonard Slye), Acuff, and Clark, do the same? Roy came into use in the late nineteenth century, p... Read More 

  • Shania

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    This obscure Native-American name owes its very life to country singer Shania Twain, who dropped her original name, Eileen, for it.  Read More 

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