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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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  • Ryo

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    A simple, importable Japanese name that is used for both males and females and carries a multitude of meanings depending on which character is used to denote it. While most westerners pronounced i... Read More 

  • Snow

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    There's definitely a cold front of names moving in, with Summer, Spring and Autumn giving way to Winter--plus North, January, Frost--and Snow. This name feels brisk, fresh, pure, evocative -- and ... Read More 

  • Tequila

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    Mexican national drink, not to be served as a name to a baby. Read More 

  • Tycen

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    Since girls have already coopted Tyson (singer Nenah Cherry's daughter, for one), no need to go to these lengths to feminize it. Read More 

  • Vegas

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    Viva Vegas? What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? We think not. Maybe Vega, the name of an actual heavenly star? Read More 

  • Whizdom

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    Configuration coined by troubled former NBA star Jayson Williams for his daughter.  Read More 

  • Xen

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    Xen and Zen--both pronounced the same way--are two hip new options. Among the celebrity set, Corey Feldman has a Xen and Tisha Campbell Martin's son is Zen. Read More 

  • Zeus

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    The supreme Olympian god represents a mighty image for a little fella to live up to, but more and more parents are beginning to consider it seriously. The Roman equivalent Jupiter has also come do... Read More 

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