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Some interesting and unusual ‘B’ names. What is your favorite ‘B’ name?
BARDO: The Tibetan word meaning “intermediate state”. Sandra Bullock used this a middle name for her son, Louis.
BERNADETTE: The -et/ette ending is big right now with Juliet, Scarlet, & Violet making their way to the top of the charts. Can Bernadette be far behind? Bernadette Peters makes for a lovely namesake.
BERYL: My grandmother’s middle name. I think it is lovely, but it is a rare sighting.
BLUE: A color name that has been used as a first name for both girls and boys, but mostly I see it used as a middle name.
BRAM: A nickname for Abraham, but also used on its own. It brings to mind Dracula’ writer Bram Stoker.
BREESE: A friend of mine named her baby girl this last year. It was her grandmother’s maiden name. It pronounced to rhyme with Reese , not Breeze.
BRESLIN: A last name used as first that has a a hint of Hollywood flavor. You have probably heard of actress Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and her older brother, Spencer. Interesting enough, it was used 8 times last year by both sexes.
BRIAR: Disney princess Sleeping Beauty makes me think of this name as feminine, but more boys were given this name in 2010 (172 boys to 70 girls).
BRIDGE: A new word name being used, but most people will think it is a nickname for Bridger or Bridget.
BRIO: For all you music fans out there. I’ve only come across one, a baby boy, but I think it could be used as a girl’s name too.