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Popular ~ Unique ~ Daring



Alternatives to the top baby names are all the rage. Coming up with unique twists to the traditional favorites has namers swooning over new possibilities. Inspired by this YouTube video from the lovely SJ Strum, who does a baby name video every Monday, we take a look at some baby name alts. SJ took popular baby names and gave some unique and daring alternatives:


The idea inspired many in the naming community and soon we were seeing it all over instagram done by popular namers like @monikermaven, who posted this in early May:

The Top Baby Names of 2017 was followed by countless articles, tweets and YouTube videos breaking down the data. Liam ousted Noah for the top spot on the boy's list while Emma held on to number one on the girly side. New to the naming community, we were simply excited to explore the SSA database and search tools. We didn't even know this website existed during the first few months of our naming adventure!

Now we share our ideas for a Popular ~ Unique ~ Daring collection. We will use the top five names from both the boy and girl lists. These alternatives to the top names are inspired by our work over the last few months. Pinterest is a lovely spot to find inspiration. We create pins for our baby name videos and recently we designed boards for names we find from other Pinterest "namers" that we enjoy.

Here is our Popular ~ Unique ~ Daring Collection:
Liam ~ Loen ~ Lex
Noah ~ Cohen ~ Zoah
William ~ Weylon ~ Willix 
James ~ Jones ~ Izaiahs
Logan ~ Lawson ~ Legend

Emma ~ Eloisa ~ Ette
Olivia ~ Vienna ~ Laylia
Ava ~ Jovienne ~ Vida
Isabella ~ Marcella ~ Noella 
Sophia ~ Samara ~ Cassia


Feel free to share a Popular ~ Unique ~ Daring Trio in the comments section!

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