On a recent tour through Nameberry’s mysterious inner vault — think of it as a vast industrial basement jammed with gears and pipes, or maybe the endless stacks of a big city library, except instead of chemicals or books, it’s full of names — I came across a lot of baby names that were attracting some attention, but not enough to make our popularity lists.
Names that fit in with Nameberry style, but aren’t getting suggested on the forums or in our own blogs the way that favorites such as Beatrice and Charlotte, Jasper and Finn are. That are attractive, distinctive, fashionable, unusual, yet are simply a bit quieter than their brothers and sisters who are getting noticed.
A lot of these names would make excellent and original substitutes for more obvious choices. In a new spin on our trademark If you like X, you’ll love Y format, here are some more surprising options to fill in for current favorites: