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Coolest Baby Names That Aren't Really Names

  • Boheme

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    "Girls Gone Child" blogger Rebecca Woolf made Boheme a first name when she gave it to one of her twin daughters. La Boheme -- "The Bohemian" -- is a Puccini opera that was transmogrified into the... Read More 

  • Bravery

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    This one's cutting right to the chase, but with such names as Justice and Peace on the rise, why not? And we guarantee your seven-year-old son will love it, though your 17-year-old, maybe not so... Read More 

  • Breaker

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    One of the aggressive new boys' names, ala Tracker and Heller, that have become fashionable among parents who are courting trouble.Read More 

  • Cabot

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    Cabot is an attractive English surname associated with the daring early Italian-born British explorer known as John Cabot; his birth name was Giovanni Caboto. Read More 

  • Cadence

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    The musical word name Cadence, seemed to come out of nowhere to zoom up the charts; it rose over 700 spots between 2002 and 2004, and showed up in the Top 200 in 2007. It's gone down in the Read More 

  • Cameo

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    This evocative term for a stone or shell carved in relief could make a striking first name for a girl, though she would have a starring role in her story, rather than a cameo. Read More 

  • Canyon

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    Canyon is a unique baby name evocative of natural splendor and the old Steve Canyon comic-strip heroism, making it an intriguing new... Read More 

  • Cedar

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    Cedar is, like Ash, Oak, Pine and Ebony, one of the new tree/wood names that parents are starting to consider; this one is particularly aromatic.

    In the Bible the cedar is mentioned in... Read More 

  • Christmas

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    Christmas is a day name long and quietly used as a name for babies born at Christmas. Prettier and more modern than Noel or Noelle. Read More 

  • Crew

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    Crew is yet another word name that was added to the baby name lexicon when this one was chosen by The Young and the Restless star Joshua Morrow for his son. It debuted on the Top 1000 in... Read More 

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