From Posy to Cleo: Overlooked Baby Names We Love

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Ronnie Koenig on Aug 20, 2010 at 10:56AM

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a Ronnie Koenig on Aug 20, 2010 at 11:00AM

What it is: The British Invasion is happening yet again, except this time its with baby names, not The Beatles. (Think: Emily and Robert.) All these baby names are spoken for, yes? Not so! Consider giving your child a hip, obscure Old English name. For boys, Laura Wattenberg, author of The Baby Name Wizard (Amazon, $12.99), likes Ramsey, which means “Raven’s island.” For girls, Marigold is a cute option that also comes with a great nickname -- Goldie.

More Overlooked Old English Names:
Calder, Fern, Ellery.

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