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24 Baby Names You'll Wish You Thought Of

by Michele Zipp on January 6, 2013 at 9:30 AM

baby with sunglassesChoosing a baby name is tough stuff. And just when you think you found the perfect name that won't be too popular, along comes a Kardashian or Tina Fey who gives her kid the same name you gave yours. That's what happened to me with my Penelope. It made me cringe because the very reason I chose the name was because it wasn't popular. I'm a Michele and grew up knowing 83,647 other Micheles or Michelles and I didn't want that to happen to my daughter.

If you're looking for a name that you won't hear of anywhere, something a little more rare, then this list is for you. Check out these uncommon baby names, perfect for your unique little one.

Girl Names

  1. Holiday
  2. Pepper
  3. Beatrice
  4. Glynnis
  5. Marta
  6. Opal
  7. Blanche
  8. Lovie
  9. Ginny
  10. Birdie
  11. Mazzy
  12. Vita

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 Boy Names

  1. Duncan
  2. Mishka
  3. Orson
  4. Harlan
  5. Kelso
  6. Loveland
  7. Judd
  8. Hans
  9. Dash
  10. Cormac
  11. Greyson
  12. Clancy

Which name is your favorite?


 Image via Pink Sherbert Photography/Flickr


  • Heath...


    January 6, 2013 at 9:36 AM
    Im sorry but those are all horrible names.

    And btw, I named my daughter Michelle. It's a beautiful name and it shouldn't matter how many people share it. ;)
  • Phoen...


    January 6, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Most of those names are horrible.

    My son's name is Phoenix Grayson, and the new baby's name will be Jasper. I'm just fine with my baby name choices.

  • MrsClark
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    January 6, 2013 at 10:02 AM
    @PhoenixsMommy, love the name! I named my daughter Phoenix Grey! Lol. Great minds think alike. As far as the names on the list, I'm not a huge fan of the girl's names. The boys list isn't too bad tho.
  • kelli...


    January 6, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    I have a Jasper!  It's a great name.

  • Ang9403


    January 6, 2013 at 10:11 AM
    Those are terrible names
  • RMT1995


    January 6, 2013 at 10:19 AM
    I wouldn't consider any of those names.
  • sstri...


    January 6, 2013 at 10:22 AM
    I wouldn't use any of those lol
  • ruby_...


    January 6, 2013 at 10:28 AM
    Nope. I dislike them all.
  • Craft...


    January 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

    These are terrible names. Terrible. 

  • britn...


    January 6, 2013 at 10:57 AM
    Looks like it's unanimous, those names aren't good! A few of them might work for middle names tho..
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