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Coolest Baby Names That Aren't Really Names

  • Journey

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    One of the new word names, appealing to parents attracted to the idea of a spiritual -- or even an actual -- voyage. The Journee spelling is also being used. Unisex alert: Jenna Jameson used... Read More 

  • Juniper

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    Juniper is a fresh-feeling nature name -- it's a small evergreen shrub -- with lots of energy. A new favorite of fashionable parents, Juniper joins such other tree and shrub names as Hazel,... Read More 

  • Land

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    One of the simplest, most down-to-earth yet evocative of the word names, which could work — especially as a middle.Read More 

  • Lark

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    Lark is getting some new and well-deserved attention as a post-Robin and Raven bird name. Although it was first recorded as a name in the 1830's, it has never appeared on the Social Security list.... Read More 

  • Legend

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    Legend joins cousins Story, Saga and Fable in the baby name pantheon of narrative words. Unlike Story and Fable, however, Legend comes with additional weight, being used for fame ("living... Read More 

  • Maize

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    Would be more appealing if so many similar names -- Maisie, Maeve, May -- weren't even better. And then there's the corn connection.Read More 

  • Monday

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    Not most people's favorite day, but a pretty name. Read More 

  • Moon

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    The original oddball celebrity baby name, via Frank Zappa's daughter Moon Unit, who claims she's always liked it. Read More 

  • Navy

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    Singer Nivea used this unusual color/seafaring name for her daughter, but it has possibilities for a boy too.Read More 

  • North

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    A lot of attention was drawn to this name when Kim Kardashian and Kanye West announced it as the name of their baby daughter, making it instantly unisex.

    North is a word name that's... Read More 

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