Invented Baby Names

Some parents attempt to come up with a cool name by inventing one of their own. They may alter a too-ordinary name, vary a spelling or a pronunciation, or cobble together several euphonic but previously unrelated syllables. We have heard of a few such invented baby names that may hold some appeal -- a short list follows.

  • Alivia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    While Alivia may not have achieved the megapopularity of its mother name, it's still a widely used choice. Alivia combines the trendiness of A names with the trendiness of Olivia to create a... Read More 

  • Brayden

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    One in the currently modish aden family of boys' names beginning to be used for girls as well as boys. The name Brayden was given to 15 baby girls in... Read More 

  • Brienna

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    An amalgam of Brianna and Sienna that doesn't quite work.Read More 

  • Bryson

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    A surname name that can transition to first -- it entered the Top 1000 in 1980 and is now firmly in the Top 100. Actress NeNe Leakes chose it for her son. R&B singer Bryson Tiller's popularity may... Read More 

  • Calton

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    The kind of hybrid name -- it sounds like a blend of the popular Caleb and Colton -- that could catch on despite its lack of pedigree. Read More 

  • Cason

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Cason's entire raison d'etre: It's a rhyming variation on the popular Jason, Mason and Brayson. Casen, Kasen and Kason also have crept into the Top 1000 in recent years.Read More 

  • Chasen

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Once strictly a surname--Chasen's was an old Hollywood hangout--it's now catching on as a first name, both as an elaboration of the popular CHASE, and in following the pattern of popular... Read More 

  • Christia

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Christia is a rare Chris name that doesn't add much to the mix. We'd prefer lengthening Christia to Christiana or shortening it to Christa.Read More 

  • Garren

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Though it's a new name, sounds almost as dated as GARY and DARREN.Read More 

  • Greyson

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Greyson and Grayson, nephews of Jason, are both on the fast track. Gray/Grey makes a nice nickname.Read More 

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