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Geek Chic Names for Boys

December 7, 2016 Pamela Redmond
geek chic baby names

By Pamela Satran

Geek is chic, at least when it comes to boys’ names. Looking at classic boys’ names that lie below the Top 1000, a lot of them are sweetly geeky. These are not the obvious Cool Guy names like Nico and Shane; instead, they’re the names of the computer nerds who go on to make a billion dollars and help save the world.

Depending on your taste, some of these names (hi, Marmaduke! hi, Hyman!) may be too geeky for you. Others, like Edmond or Van or Wallace, may strike you as downright suave.

But there may be some names for boys here that seem to reach the perfect balance between geek and chic.

What do you think? Too geeky? Too self-consciously hip? And which are just right?

About the author

Pamela Redmond

Pamela Redmond is the cocreator and CEO of Nameberry. 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.

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