Baby Names Sure to Shock Grandma

Okay, so Grandma probably thinks you should name the baby Helen, after her. But even if she's more open-minded than that, the following baby names will probably render her speechless -- which may be the effect you're after.
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  • Ace

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    No longer tied to the hapless Ace Ventura, this jaunty, high-flying nickname name is starting to take flight among celebrity and other parents, with its nothing but positive references to doing wel... Read More 

  • Adecyn

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    As soon as a name becomes mega-popular, parents start to look for spelling variations to set their child apart. This is one of the less graceful ones. Read More 

  • Annistyn

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    What can we say? It's a phonetic spelling of a TV star's surname, it's a fancification of the name Ann/Annie with the trendy 'yn' ending attached. What can we say but please don't? Read More 

  • Bandit

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    We hesitate to call Bandit an occupational name, any more than Rogue or Vandal are occupational names, yet its use by one of the bandmembers of My Chemical Romance (for his daughter: we're not even... Read More 

  • Brycin

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    Slightly awkward girl's version of a straightforward male name. Read More 

  • Capri

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    Yes, it's a beautiful Italian isola, but to most people it might sound like a pants-length. Read More 

  • Clor

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    Cloris is bad enough without shortening. Consider FLOR instead, a beautiful Spanish name. Read More 

  • Colt

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    Colt is the kind of unconventionally macho name that is so trendy right now, because of or despite its association with horses and guns. Colt rose about a whopping 200 places in popularity over th... Read More 

  • Cyder

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    Somehow a "y" got stuck in a glass of apple juice. Read More 

  • Explorer

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    A bold word name choice for the intrepid baby namer who hopes her son will face the world with a sense of discovery.  Read More 

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