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EERO & MOXIE (City Kids)


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Babies from Austin, Texas.   Quite a few interesting choices here.  What is your favorite?


  • Anders
  • Asa
  • Augustine
  • Avery
  • Clark
  • Corven
  • Emmett & an Emmitt
  • Eero
  • Finn
  • Fritz
  • George
  • Hawk
  • Hendrix
  • Jet
  • Lars
  • Lawson
  • Lucky
  • Lux
  • Maverick & Mavric
  • Nolan
  • Quintas
  • Rowan
  • Sage
  • Silas
  • Sven
  • Walter


  • Adelaide x 2
  • Althea
  • Auden
  • Basil
  • Bentley
  • Cassia
  • Ciely
  • Darla
  • Devanee
  • Eleanor
  • Evaline
  • Hephzibah
  • Ione
  • Iyla
  • Josie
  • Kaliska
  • Libertey
  • Lily
  • Marlo
  • Moxie
  • Nila
  • Osira
  • Pearl
  • Rigby Grace
  • Rosemary
  • Sable
  • Sarys
  • Scarlet
  • Sola
  • Viviana
  • Zella


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Some rare, offbeat, and unheard of A names that I’ve seen recently in birth announcements.  My favorites off this list are Allifair and Atlas.  What are yours?

ACHILLES:       Another Greek Mythology name that was used over 100 times last year.  Achilles is known for his valor and manly beauty and that pesky problem with his heel, but I still get a little chuckle every time I think of someone calling Achilles to dinner.

ADDIE:   Although not in the Top 1000, Addie is far more popular than her ranking because she is used as a nickname for Addison & Adelaide.

ALCINA: Italian poet Ludovico Ariosto used this name for a mistress of alluring enchantments and sensual pleasures in the 16th century Orlando poems. She is also a sorceress who rules over a magical island in Greek Mythology.

ALLIFAIR: A old timey name used occasionally in the late 19th century.  The most well know seems to be Allifair McCoy, who was killed in the Hatfield-McCoy feud.  There’s also a mystery writer named Alafair Burke

ALSTON: A surname, plus a place name with several cities in Canada,  United Kingdom, and the United States bearing the name.

AMETHYST:  The birthstone for February used as a given name.

ANNALEE:  This smoosh of a name is just below the Top 1000, but given the popularity of Anna names, I see her being on the list next year when the stats are released.  ANNABETH is also being used.

ANNESSAMAY:  Cousin to Renesmee.

ANNORA:  With Nora breaking into the top 200 (currently at #159) more parents may turn to this name.

ARBOR:  A nature name.  Do you like this better for a boy or a girl?

ARLIS:  This old-fashioned name is almost gone.  He was used just six times last year.  Do you think it could have a resurgence or will he soon be gone for good.  

ARNES:  A last name used as a rare first.

ASLAN:  Fans of The Chronicles of Narnia

ATHEN:  Athens without the ‘s’.  This fits right in with Aiden, Braden, Caden, & Jayden, but without the popularity.

ATLAS: A celebrity baby name, a Greek Mythology name, & a book of maps. 

AUGUSTINE: With August and Augustus being used, maybe Augustine will get some action.  It can be used as a boy or a girl’s name.

AVERIEN:  With the name Avery being taken over by the girls, someone thought of Averien. 

AYELET: Hebrew name meaning “gazelle”. 

 Other A names I’ve spotted are ALISETTE, ANETH, ARMIA, ATSLAN, & AVEYA for girls and ANDELSON, ALANO, ARTEZ, ATHIY, & AYRITXEL.