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Exotic Lite Baby Names

Maybe you want an exotic name for your baby....but not too exotic. Something international, yet recognizable to most Americans. Your category? Could be the Exotic Lite baby names here, from a range of cultures.
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  • Orlando

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    Orlando, the ornate Italianate twist on the dated Roland, with a literary heritage stretching back to Shakespeare and before, has appealing book-ended o's, and is open to combination with almost an... Read More 

  • Paloma

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    Paloma is vibrant and ruby-lipped a la jewelry designer Paloma Picasso, but also suggesting peace, as symbolized by the dove: Paloma is a highly recommended striking but soft name. Salma Hayak use... Read More 

  • Raoul

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    Raoul, with its unique three-vowel middle, rolls off the tongue in an appealing way. French painter Raoul Dufy is a worthy artistic namesake. Raul is the Spanish form.  Read More 

  • Saskia

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    From the first time we saw the name Saskia attached to a portrait of Rembrandt's wife (her full name was Saakje van Uylenburgh, but she was always called Saskia), we have found it utterly charming ... Read More 

  • Seamus

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    Parents who have tired of Sean are now contemplating Seamus, the Irish form of James, which has a lot more substance and verve. One of the name's most famous bearers is the 1995 Nobel Prize-winnin... Read More 

  • Soren

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    This gentle Danish name, soft and sensitive, still has more masculine punch than the dated Loren. It's most closely identified with the nineteenth century philosopher Soren Kierkegaard, but there h... Read More 

  • Tamsin

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    Tamsin is an offbeat name occasionally heard in Britain and just waiting to be discovered here. U.K. actress Tamsin Greig is a star of the show Episodes , Tamsin Olivier is the daughter of Joan Plo... Read More 

  • Tariq

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    A strong and confident name growing in popularity, in numerous spellings.  Read More 

  • Tatiana

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    Tatiana, long popular in Russia and starting to catch on here, is a delicate, balletic name that carries a touch of the exotic. Fresher than other Russian choices such as Natasha and Sasha, Tatiana... Read More 

  • Teo

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