Short Baby Names

Sometimes -- when your last name is long and elaborate, when you simply believe in simplicity -- what you want most from baby names is that they be short. Sweet, maybe; mono-syllabic, possibly. But the most important quality: short. Here are some baby names that fit the bill.
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  • Bas

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    Bas is a fashionable name in its own right in the Netherlands, where it's been in the Top 10. Used throughout Europe, it may have a future here as a straightforward-but-charming nickname name. Ba... Read More 

  • Bay

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    One of the most usable of the pleasant, newly adopted nature/water names (like Lake and Ocean), especially in middle position. There was a character named Bay Kennish on the show Switched at Birt... Read More 

  • Bea

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    Bea is a former old lady name that's cute again as a short form -- and is now beginning to stand on its own. Bee is a variation that, like Bea, can work as a diminutive for any name that starts wit... Read More 

  • Ben

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    Ben, the diminutive of Benjamin or Benedict, can easily stand on its own as a simple, strong, nice-guy choice, though it's somewhat attenuated. Ben is this generation's Bob or Bill.  Read More 

  • Bix

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    Bix is a cool and jazzy nickname name, thanks to that final x. It's largely associated with the legendary and influential cornet player (and inspiration for the novel Young Man With a Horn ), Bix... Read More 

  • Bo

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    A popular name in Denmark, in this country Beau would have more substance.  Read More 

  • Cal

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    A homey sitting-by-the fire-type nickname name.  Read More 

  • Cia

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    What's Cia short for? Cynthia or most any other C -name. Stylish in its sleek Mia-Nia minimalist feel, but may remind some of the Central Intelligence Agency.  Read More 

  • Cy

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    Where Sam, Max, and Gus may be leading us.  Read More 

  • Dan

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    Often stands alone in Israel, but rarely here.  Read More 

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