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Oscar is the grouchy old man name that rose from the ashes to become a recent stylish favorite. But now many parents who a handful of years ago might have chosen Oscar feel they need to look further abroad. If you like Oscar, you might love one of these other, more adventurous baby names.
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  • Monroe

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    Monroe is a presidential old man name without the fashion power of Jackson, Truman, Tyler, and Taylor. But since Mariah Carey chose it for her newborn twin daughter, Monroe may have a chance of co... Read More 

  • Morris

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    Morris is as quiet and comfortable as a Morris chair, and has the same vintage feel. Once a Top 100 name in the early 1900s, Morris fell completely off the roster in 1995, probably due to lingering... Read More 

  • Omar

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    Omar has a perfect mix of exoticism and familiarity, with the additional plus of a strong, open initial O. Commonly used among Muslim families, Omar was long associated with twelfth century Persian... Read More 

  • Osgood

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    This name seems to foresee a future CFO. Not a bad thing. Osgood Perkins is the name of both the father and son of actor Anthony. Oz is the enlivening nickname.  Read More 

  • Osias

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    Osias has a Latinate and biblical feel without making an appearance in the Bible. The related Ozias, on the other hand, is a form of Uzziah, found in the Greek and Latin Old Testament, and could ma... Read More 

  • Osiris

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    Name of Egyptian mythology god-king who died and was reborn every year.  Read More 

  • Ossian

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    Ossian, or Osian, from the Old Irish name Oisin, was the son of Finn in Irish legend that was transformed into a Scottish hero in the Ossianic poems of James Macpherson in the eighteenth century--w... Read More 

  • Oswald

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    It was already a weak choice for more than a century before it was tainted by the association with Lee Harvey Oswald in the sixties.  Read More 

  • Otis

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    Otis has a double image: it's cool and bluesy a la Otis Redding, but also an upscale, high-society name of the past. Otis has real appeal for parents attracted to its catchy O initial and combinat... Read More 

  • Otto

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    Some truly cutting-edge parent might consider this German classic a so-far-out-it-could-come-back-in name a la Oscar: a nice round palindrome. Like most German names, Otto fell out of favor durin... Read More 

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