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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Overlooked Baby Names We Love

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a Ronnie Koenig on Aug 20, 2010 at 10:59AM

You already know the trendy baby names -- the Finns, Honors and Coopers and you can also rattle off well-loved names like Jacob, Emily and Michael that routinely earn a spot on the Social Security Administration’s annual most popular list. But what if you’re looking for a baby a name that’s fresh but not bizarre, classy but not boring? Are there any good ones left? Absolutely! -- inspiration for cool but overlooked names is everywhere. Need help getting your creative juices flowing? Check out our picks for adorable but underused baby names.

Divine Names

What it is: We already know that celestial and deity names like Stella and Mars are on trend this year, but there are some awe-inspiring divine that aren't on everyone's list yet. Pamela Redmond Satran, co-author of Beyond Ava and Aiden: The Enlightened Guide to Naming Your Baby (Amazon, $12.95), suggests Adlai for a boy, which means “God is just.” For a girl consider Joely, which means “God is the Lord.”

More Overlooked Divine Names:
Tobin, Ivana, Cassian.

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