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50 Edgy Boy Names That Are Just the Right Amount of Cool

Kim Grundy is a mom, writer, expert laundry folder and sandwich maker, not necessarily in that order. Raised in Oklahoma, she is now a West Coast gal and lives in California with her husband and two sons, along with one dog, two fish (oo...

These names are unique, but won't give you namer's remorse down the road

You walk a fine line when you pick out a unique baby name. Yes, you want your kid to have a name that stands out — but you want it to stand out for, you know, the right reasons. In other words, you don't want to find yourself with major baby name regret or end up changing your baby's name a couple of months down the road (yes, that really happens). But trying to find a rock-'n'-roll name for your son doesn't have to end in disaster.

There's nothing wrong with choosing a classic like John or Joe — but if you're aiming for a little more edge, we've got you covered.

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These names are unique, but won't give you namer's remorse down the road
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X & Z boy names

Adding an X or Z to a name instantly ups its cool factor. Whether the name has always been spelled that way (Dax or Axel) or the spelling has been changed to jazz it up (Zimon), these letters give names a modern sound.

Destination boy baby names

Think about your favorite destinations — from your birthplace to your most loved travels — and consider naming your son after a place he'll love to visit someday.

Next up: Allegorical names for boys

Originally published December 2011. Updated October 2017.

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