You pored over baby name books and websites like it was your full time job and went ten rounds with your spouse before you agreed on...the perfect name! And then your oh-so-helpful friend suggests you check out its popularity on a site like Baby Wizard and you learn that indeed everyone thinks it's the perfect name! Maybe you need the perfect, cool, uncommon baby name.
Baby name expert (and author of Beyond Ava & Aiden) Pamela Redmond Satran used several baby naming tools (like Nameberry and the Social Security database) to come up with her list of 100 names (50 girl and 50 boy) that she considers attractive, contemporary but also rare.
Here are some of her picks. Uncommon - yes. Cool? What do you think?
Girls names: Circe, Finola, Ione, Lux, and Tulip
Boys names: Brick, Inigo, Orson, Rufus and Stellan
Find all 100 names and read Satran's article, "100 Cool, Uncommon Baby Names" on The Daily Beast.
Can't get enough on baby names? Check out these earlier posts:
• You Can't Call It "It"
• 10 Ways To Avoid Hipster Baby Names
• Hippest, Hottest and Most Happenin' Baby Names of 2010
• Hottest Baby Name Trends of 2010
• Baby Names and Bullying
• The Great Baby Naming Dilemma
• What's In A Name: Bad Baby Names
(Image from Dallas' Vintage Modern Mix Nursery Tour)