28 Unusual Baby Names That Need to Make a Comeback

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sleeping babyNameberry's made a list of the top 14 under-the-radar names for both boys and girls that they believe are poised to make a comeback. Most of the names you've heard before, but let's just say you probably don't know anyone with them. None of the 28 names are in the top 1,000 nationally, but the trend toward more original names might see them break into the popular categories pretty soon.

See what you think:

14 unusual baby boy names:

  1. Abner
  2. Augustine
  3. Cormac
  4. Cornelius
  5. Denver
  6. Ephraim
  7. Ford
  8. Gordon
  9. Guy
  10. Magnus
  11. Milton
  12. Nigel
  13. Otis
  14. Simeon

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14 unusual baby girl names:

  1. Antonia
  2. Aurelia
  3. Clemintine
  4. Cordelia
  5. Harriet
  6. India
  7. Louisa
  8. Lucinda
  9. Mabel
  10. Marcella
  11. Margo
  12. Marion
  13. Mercy
  14. Susannah

As one of five Lindsays in my fourth grade class, I support an original name. Not, like, crazy names, though. Baby Hashtag does not have my vote, is all I'm saying. But these 28 names are names, you know, and good ones at that.

Obviously, I can't be trusted. Not only am I bringing childhood issues to the table (I sustained whiplash turning my head around every time "my" name was called in elementary school), but the two men in my life, Durward and Zebulon, also make great cases for original names. So does Matilda Ledger.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go ice m'neck.

Do you think any of these 28 names should make a comeback?


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April... AprilJune

I support original names :) My girls are named Josephine and Lucy. I think they will be the only ones in their class with their name!

Ally Swarrow

I think they're all terrible

fleur... fleurdelys3110

I love Cordelia, but I don't think I could ever name my daughter that. I think Camilla is a beautiful alternative to it and I plan to use it.

worki... workingmama86

I know a guy named Denver... I find it odd. But hey...it is what it is! lol 

Idrea... Idreamofwires

I have a very old-fashioned name, and have met exactly one person (who was over 90) with the same name.  I hated it growing up because I was always bullied for it, so I went with top 10 names for both my kids.  I feel sorry for kids with unusual names.

black... blackeyeblues

I am proud to see my sons name "Abner" is number one on the list. I have been in love with the name ever since I first heard it and have never met another.

nonmember avatar frieda

Antonia is sweet, Magnus, but most of those names are bananas. Hell, banana is a better name than Guy!

xiolxuo xiolxuo

This is so funny.. My guinea pigs names are Magnus and Milton. Lol!

alask... alaskalove

Antonia is my name! But I pronouce it different, Ant-ta-nee-a instead of Ant-toe-nee-a. It's a good name! 

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