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Choosing a Truly Unique Baby Name

One morning after just tuning in to the Today show we heard that the next segment was going to be "Up and Coming Baby Names of the Year." Having recently named The Pie, I was interested. I'd only heard Isla on the sweet actress Isla Fisher and was sure that we'd nailed it. Something delicate, unique enough, and at that time we weren't hearing it around at all.  Looking into it now, the name Isla was not even in the Top 1000 names until 2008 and sure enough, as the morning show segment informed us, it rose rapidly in popularity jumping from 623 to 345 in just a year. To our delight, Isla has yet to crack the top 100 in the U.S. but we are seeing and hearing it more often.
 As self-declared "namers" we've scrolled the endless lists, organized names into categories, and revel in the noticing of a name never heard before. Here are our top tips for choosing a truly unique baby name.

Don't pick a name for your little girl that ends in "a" …