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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  • Golden

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    Like Silver, Golden is a shimmering metallic color name, almost too dazzling for an ordinary girl.  Read More 

  • Grande

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    For your Starbucks order, not your baby. Read More 

  • Jantzen

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    Jansen is an intriguing way to honor an ancestral John; Jantzen is a brand of swimwear. Read More 

  • Kodiak

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    It's a bear, it's a camera--think (at least) twice before you bestow it on your child. Read More 

  • Legend

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    Legend joins cousins Story and Fable in the baby name pantheon. Legend entered the Top 1000 this year for the first time, and we're wondering if it had anything to do with popular singer John Lege... Read More 

  • Lucida

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    Pretty, delicate and crystal clear, with the readymade nickname of Lucy. Read More 

  • Macen

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    Rather than going with a yooneek spelling like Macen (or Maysen or Masyn), we'd suggest sticking with the original Mason, as Kelsey Grammer did for his daughter. Read More 

  • Merrigan

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    A merry surname cousin of Kerrigan, could make a lively choice for a happy little girl. Read More 

  • Raiden

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    The name of the Japanese god of thunder makes an assertive choice, very much at home in the Western world. Because of the name's similarity to popular baby names Aiden and Jayden, most people will... Read More 

  • Rocket

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    Starbaby name that might prove too supercharged for real life.  Read More 

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