Coolator for Boys' Names

Cool boys' names can sometimes be made from less-than-cool ones. With a bit of ingenuity you can ramp up a name you like to a similar one that's cooler, or tone it down if you want to go in a quieter direction. Here are some examples:

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  • Wayne

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    When Marion Michael Morrison became John Wayne around 1930, his last name took on an air of cowboy cool that lasted about thirty years, but by now it's strictly a dad or granddad name.Read More 

  • Wilfred

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    Wilfred is one of those Old Man Names that still sounds fusty in the US but is fashionable in the UK. It comes with readymade short forms Will or Fred and might make an adventurous alternative to... Read More 

  • Will

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    Will has definitely replaced Bill, not only as a nickname for William but as a stand-alone name as well, partly thanks to England's Prince William, also known as Wills.

    Will has a nice... Read More 

  • Willem

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    Common in Holland, the appealing Willem (as in de Kooning and Dafoe) makes William fresh and distinctive.Read More 

  • Willem

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    Common in Holland, the appealing Willem (as in de Kooning and Dafoe) makes William fresh and distinctive.Read More 

  • William

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    William has been among the most enduring of classics. It's among the most popular boys' names, as American parents see it as being ideally conservative yet contemporary. For 400 years, William has... Read More 

  • Zane

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    Western novelist Zane (born Pearl!) Grey made this name famous. Now, it's in tune with the style of our times, retaining that appealing cowboy image.

    Zane Grey was the great-grandson... Read More 

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