Baby Names Sure to Shock Grandma

The unusual and unique baby names on your list are likely to shock Grandma, especially since she probably thinks you should name the baby Helen, after her. But even if she's more open-minded than that, the following rare baby names will probably render her speechless -- which may be the effect you're after.

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  • Ace

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    No longer tied to the hapless Ace Ventura, this jaunty, high-flying nickname name is starting to take flight among celebrity and other parents, with its countless positive references to doing well... Read More 

  • Adecyn

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    As soon as a name becomes mega-popular, parents start to look for spelling variations to set their child apart. This is one of the less graceful ones.Read More 

  • Annistyn

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    What can we say? It's a phonetic spelling of a TV star's surname, it's a fancification of the name Ann/Annie with the trendy 'yn' ending attached. What can we say but please don't?Read More 

  • Bandit

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    We hesitate to call Bandit an occupational name, any more than Rogue or Vandal are occupational names, yet its use by one of the bandmembers of My Chemical Romance (for his daughter: we're not... Read More 

  • Brycin

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Slightly awkward girl's version of a straightforward male name.Read More 

  • Capri

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Yes, it's a beautiful Italian isola, but to most people it might sound like a pants-length.Read More 

  • Clor

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Cloris is bad enough without shortening. Consider FLOR instead, a beautiful Spanish name.Read More 

  • Colt

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    Colt is the kind of unconventionally macho name that is so trendy right now, because of or in spite of its association with horses and guns.

    Samuel Colt was the inventor and... Read More 

  • Cyder

    Gender: F LoveDislike

    Somehow a "y" got stuck in a glass of apple juice.Read More 

  • Explorer

    Gender: M LoveDislike

    A bold word name choice for the intrepid baby namer who hopes her son will face the world with a sense of discovery. Read More 

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