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50 edgy boys names that are not at all cliché

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...

Set your baby boy up for a rockstar lifestyle with an edgy and unique name

According to a fairly recent study, parents often have some major remorse for picking a baby name that is too popular or trendy. The good news is you can avoid said remorse by picking an edgier name for you baby boy — and it might be as easy as throwing an "x" or a "z" into the mix.

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There's nothing wrong with choosing a classic name like Sam or Jeff, but — if you really want your little dude's name to stand out in a crowd — an edgy, unique (but not too "out there") moniker is just what the doctor ordered.

Set your baby boy up for a rockstar lifestyle with an edgy and unique name
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X and Z boy names

Adding an x or z to a name instantly ups its cool factor. Whether the name has always been spelled with an x, such as Dax, or the spelling has been changed to incorporate an x or z, these letters give the name a modern sound.

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Destination boy baby names

Think about your favorite destinations, from your honeymoon location to first date to birth places, and consider naming your son a destination baby name. These names are edgy -- with a romantic feel to them.

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