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Kick butt baby names

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...

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Are you looking for a kick butt baby name for your baby girl or baby boy? Why settle for a boring name that everyone has when you give them a truly unique and cool baby name? Check out these baby names with serious 'tude!
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Baby names on fire! These kick butt baby names are unique, edgy, fun -- and never boring. But what exactly makes a baby name "kick butt?" We think kick butt baby names are modern and "outside of the box," which makes them perfect for today's cool kids.

This list is not for you if you are looking for traditional baby names, but check out our article on classic baby names for ideas >>

Edgy boy names

You won't find these edgy and kick butt baby boy names on any popular baby name lists! They are a little unusual, but totally rock and roll! We have switched up the spelling on some names to give them a little more edge.

  • Breese
  • Breeze
  • Blaize
  • Five
  • Wolfgang
  • Ozzy
  • Slate
  • Ten
  • Rock
  • Steele
  • Tazer
  • Red
  • Diesel
  • Mustang
  • Slash
  • Kash
  • Maze
  • Kaze
  • Breaker
  • Valen
  • Cassius
  • Maximus
  • Draven
Get more modern boy names here >>

Rock and roll girl names

These baby girl names are cool (and a little dark) but we think they are 100 percent kick butt! They are not for everyone… and those looking for girly names need not apply!

  • Mint
  • Monday
  • Fawn
  • Orliandra
  • Opeium
  • Promise
  • Stormy
  • Cassi
  • Posy
  • Onix
  • Stryker
  • Xandra
  • Zalvadora
  • Vala
  • Vevina
  • Verona
  • Shine
  • Midori
  • Luna
  • Ariah
  • Peaches
Get more modern girl names here >>

Kick butt gender bending names

Why be boxed in by names that are specifically for girls or those specifically for boys? These cool baby names can be used for a girl or a boy -- you decide!

  • Gold
  • Magic
  • Draker
  • Green
  • Cotton
  • Silver
  • Jazz
  • River
  • Stevie
  • Riley
  • Finn
  • Lane
  • Seal
Get more cool unisex baby names here >>

Create your own kick butt name

Sometimes the best names are those you create yourself! If you and your significant other can't agree on a name, why not combine them to make a new one! Or perhaps combine your name with your spouse's name to create a cool original name that is unique to your family? For example, if your name is Samantha and his name is Lamar you can create your own unique name of Samar.

Get more tips on how to combine names to create one unique name here >>

Look around at objects or think of words that aren't traditionally baby names, but are cool words, such as Dream, Echo or Snow.

Thanks to celebrities like Beyonce, who named her daughter Blue Ivy, and Alicia Silverstone, who named her son Bear Blu, color names are cool and edgy. (However, you should probably stay away from Blue, which is in danger of being overused.)

Check out the best and worst celebrity baby names of the year >>

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