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Cool Guy Names

Many of us name babies based on who we want them to grow up to be, and all of these names nudge your son toward cool guy status. These are the names of the guys who are good-looking but not pretty, tough but also tender, bad boys but in the best possible way. If this is your prime criteria for a name, forget name style (though many of these are stylish) and focus on names that convey the cool guy image.
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  • 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 seve... Read More 

  • Shane

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    Shane ambled into the picture via the 1953 movie, adding a cowboy twist to its Irish essence; it's still strong and seems to be making something of a comeback, now at Number 257. It's even more po... Read More 

  • Ty

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    As Tyler has begun to recede, a number of parents, including the Wayne Gretzkys, have cut straight to the livelier short form.  Read More 

  • West

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    West is the most fashionable of what you might call the direction names, with North and East (or Easton and Easter) coming up behind, and South not yet on the map. Country singer Randy Houser name... 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 pushes when P... 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 of Ebenezer ... Read More 

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