C or K -- Your Choice

The C and K spellings have become interchangeable for many baby names. Here, a selection of boy names that work with either spelling.

  • Cade

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    Strong, ultramasculine, and modern, Cade shot up the popularity lists around the millenium—it was as high as Number 201 in 2001—along with cousins Caden and Cale, but has been in decline since.... Read More 

  • Caden

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    Caden is a key member of the rhyming contingent that dates all the similar sounding Cadens, Jadens, Braedons, and Aidans as part of a millennial megatrend. Read More 

  • Caelean

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  • Cai

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  • Cale

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This up-and-coming single-syllable name has a few famous bearers, including baseballer Cale Iorg and Canadian hip-hop musician Cale Sampson. Sounding like Kale, this name also has a crunchy,... Read More 

  • Caleb

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    Caleb is an attractive Old Testament name that has been in the US Top 100 for nearly three decades now.

    In the Old Testament Caleb is one one of only two ancient Israelites (Joshua was... Read More 

  • Callen

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    Callen is a unisex Gaelic name growing in popularity here. Its newfound trendiness is possibly related to the Chris O'Donnell character on "NCIS: Los Angeles", known only as G. Callen. Jazz... Read More 

  • Camden

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    Camden is a surprise hit, probably as a result of some star baby cred: it has been chosen by no less than four celebrity parents since 2012. Camden is a Jersey Boy name, along with equally popular... Read More 

  • Cameron

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Cameron Diaz almost single-handedly transported this sophisticated Scottish male surname into the girls' camp, where it has had a rapid rise to popularity -- though it's never caught up with the... Read More 

  • Carl

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    This no-nonsense German variation of Charles is strong and still well used, but lacks much sensitivity or subtlety; the Latin forms have far more energy. Read More 

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