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BEST OF "Baby Names I Love But...."

The tag "Baby Names I Love But...." has YouTubers sharing lists of baby names they won't use, might use, will use and even describing how they chose the names they did use.  As we've mentioned, the discovery of a name we've never heard is one of the best things about joining the naming community. As we enjoyed watching these baby name videos, we collected the BEST OF "Baby Names I Love But...."


September and Tuesday

Hannah Carter shared these gems. Both "time" inspired, and certainly unique. We see August all the time, sitting in the Top 200 for boys. Why not September? Both of these brilliant picks currently sit outside the Top 1000.

Charley, Evan and Billie

These gender neutral names come from Brye Ashley, who admits loving "little boy" names for little girls. Very on trend, as we know there are more girls being named versions of  'Charlie' these days than boys.

Suede, Lynwood and McConaughey

Isabella Sainz gave us three names we'd truly never heard before. We were fascinated to learn that Lynwood is a family name~ so cool! And yes, Matthew McConaughey is the inspiration behind this one.

Harris

Sarah - This Mama Life brings us this surname to use first. We checked it with the SSA stats and found that it just once cracked the Top 1000 rising to 969 in 2016. Harrison is a huge hit, so we could totally see this gem making a big move!

Augustine

What a regal alt to the rising August! Tiffany Brito suggested this distinguished little boy's name and we are intrigued. It seems quite masculine and fresh, but with a classic feel. Auggie, Gus, Tino... clever nn possibilities here.

Nyle and Callahan

Kelsey Simo  provided another name we'd not before considered. Nyle is short and smooth, and not so common, falling outside of the Top 1000. It fits with the one-syllable trend we are seeing for boys. She also had a very special naming story to wrap her inspirational video, check out her thoughts on a name for baby Cal.

Audie 

This name for a baby girl was mentioned Kailyn Cash, and yes, she acknowledged that it was like the car, but her pronunciation and emphasis on spelling it with an -ie ending made it sound like quite a sweet little name.

Wesson, Bradlee and Cronan  

FeliciaNicholle truly brings unique names to another level! Wesson was discussed with Smith, of course, and someone in the comments actually knew twins with that name pair. As for Bradlee, it would be for a little girl. How sweet! Glad she got back to us on the spelling of her "Cronan." So many uncommon names in her collection, we'd definitely tune in for another edition!

Let us know! Tell us all about your "Baby Names I Love But...." 

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