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.

  • Jaxon

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Jaxon has been mostly climbing in popularity since it entered the Top 1000 in 1997, proving the point that many parents have decided to rev up the cool factor of Jackson and give it this... Read More 

  • Jaya

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This exotic name of a Buddhist goddess, a possible alternative to the trendy Maya, was chosen for their daughter by Laura Dern and Ben Harper. Read More 

  • Kierra

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Adding an extra 'R' to Keira makes it rhyme with Sierra, but Kierra doesn't really improve on either originals.Read More 

  • Kiranda

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    A really inventive invented name, with a little of this and a little of that. Has a somewhat rhythmic African feel. Read More 

  • Kyler

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    A favorite among younger parents, this is one of the names that rose to the surface when Tyler and Kyle started to sink. Read More 

  • Samanda

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    This smoosh between Samantha and Amanda might be in for some 'salamander' teasing.Read More 

  • Tacy

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Looks very much like it lost its first initial.Read More 

  • Taden

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    One of the newer and fresher-sounding members of the Braeden, Jaden, Caden clan. Read More 

  • Tayla

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Tayla is a hybrid name, ala Sayla and Mikayla. Recipe for sudden -- if brief -- new name success: take two of the trendiest choices, Taylor and Kayla, stir, and voila...Tayla, which made it onto... Read More 

  • Teagan

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Teagan is a cousin of trendy names Reagan and Keagan now given to girls about six times as often as boys. As an Irish name, it's a diminutive of the original Tadhg. Teagan may also be a variation... Read More 

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