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Cute Baby Names

Cute Baby Names

We all love to oooh and awwww over cute baby names, but when is cuteness a prime criteria in choosing a name?

When naming a pet, sometimes. Or suggesting cute baby names you love to your best friend. But when naming your own baby? Cute may be a drawback, unless the cute name is a nickname for something more serious that can go on the job application.

And that’s certainly one way to reclaim the cute in baby names — choose a buttoned-up name like Eleanor with a cute nickname like Ellie or Nell. Another way is to see cute as an all-around good thing and embrace it by choosing a name that’s cute out of the gate.

Over in the lists section, we’ve got collections of cute baby names for girls and cute baby names for boys. For further inspiration, here’s a selection of cute baby names today:

About the Author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. and Baby Name DNA. The coauthor of ten bestselling baby name books, Redmond is an internationally-recognized name expert, quoted and published widely in such media outlets as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The Today Show,, CNN, and the BBC. Redmond is also a New York Times bestselling novelist whose books include Younger, the basis for the hit television show, and its new sequel, Older.