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Category: Unusual Baby Names

We all know that the official popularity rankings don’t tell us everything there is to know about how popular our favorite baby names really are…

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By Clare Green

This week’s news includes dramatic word names, on-trend starbaby arrivals, and new popularity lists from the US, Canada and beyond.

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Science Fiction Baby Names

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Their love of science fiction and fantasy literature has inspired two great names. Let’s help them choose something with just as much magic for their third child!

Claire and Kyle write:

We’re expecting our third baby and having a great deal of difficulty picking a name.

We have a literary theme going with our kids: Ender Grey and Lyra Yvaine. We hope to continue the tradition by also naming this one after strong literary figures from science fiction and fantasy.  It’s no secret that we prefer unusual names, and we also want everyone in the family to have a unique first initial.

Our surname is unusual, and starts with an S, so names that end with an ‘s’ or ‘x’ sound don’t work.

Names we’ve considered include: Doyle (family name) Xavier, nickname Dex, but my husband doesn’t like Doyle or Xavier on their own. I love Arietta/Arrietty, but he only likes the nickname Ari. Names I like but he does not: Odette, Maeve, Rue, Taran, Thorin, Gawain. Names he likes, but I’m not on board: Ione, Ryker.

Are there any names that you or the nameberry community can think of that might fit the bill?

The Name Sage replies:

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New Year Baby Name News

By Clare Green

This week’s news includes the first baby names of 2019, new babies for Taylor Hanson and Ricky Martin, and the top names in states, towns and newspapers.

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By Clare Green

This week’s news includes a huge stockingful of Christmas babies, hot new data from Canada and Australia, and the best names for hockey sticks.

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