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Rustic Baby Names

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  • Eartha

    Used by the Puritans, and, three hundred years later, by Eartha Kitt's parents, it sounds dated and dry. Read More 

  • Flint

    Flint is one of the new macho names on the rise today, part old-school tough guy, part rebel. You won't find a tougher, steelier-sounding name; it's part of a genre on the rise along with cousins... Read More 

  • Forest

    The Forest variation of Forrest, used by actor Whitaker, nudges the meaning more toward the woods and away from the woodsman.Read More 

  • Frost

    Long heard as a last name, as in venerable poet Robert, U.K. talk show host David, British actress Sadie and old Jack Frost, Frost has suddenly entered the scene as a possible first, along with... Read More 

  • Granger

    If you're seeking a solid last-name-first occupational name with a warm, friendly sound, one that's not overused, this could be it.

    Granger is much better known as a surname--think... Read More 

  • Hal

    Could Hal be the Jack, Max, or Gus of the future? It just might happen in the new nickname environment. Hank Azaria put it on his son's birth certificate.

    Hal is a venerable nickname... Read More 

  • Hank

    Hank is a midcentury guy nickname (which actually dates back to the seventeenth century) of the Al/Hal/Dick school, which has been on recess from the playground for decades. Now it's just... Read More 

  • Harlan

    Pleasant but uninspired surname name somewhat connected to writers Ellison and Coben. After three decades off the US Top 1000, it reentered in 2013, maybe because it's an unusual example of the... Read More 

  • Hattie

    In the USA, Hattie is one of those nicknames that is now more popular than its parent name, Harriet. In England, however, Harriet is still by far more popular than Hattie, while in Australia,... Read More 

  • Hazel

    Hazel is a name applied from the English word hazel, referring to the hazelnut tree. The word was derived from the Old English hæsel of the same meaning. Historically, a wand of hazel... Read More 

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