Word Names: Names with real meaning

Not since the Virtue Names of the Puritans have so many new words morphed into names. In recent years we’ve seen everything from the ridiculous (Peanut, Pirate) to the sublime (Serenity, Dream), and lately there’s been a rush of new weather, seasonal, and directional names. What’s next? Here are a few possibilities.


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Cameo combines a strong sound with the nostalgic delicacy of Great-Grandma’s beautifully carved Victorian brooch. Sharing the nickname Cam with the unisex Cameron, as well as Camille, Camilla and Camellia, Cameo could be used for a girl or boy.

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