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Baby names your friends will want to steal

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...

Cute baby names with some vintage flair are all the rage

It's a common problem: You find an adorable baby name that's just right for your little bundle of joy, and someone swoops in and steals it on you. But hey, imitation is a form of flattery, right? Our list of great vintage names, modern names and even cool names from classic literature is full of picks that your friends will want to steal ... so you might want to keep it a secret!

Ready to get started? Check out our ideas below -- and, don’t worry, we will keep your chosen name a secret until after baby is born! After all, you want a name that stands out in a crowd, not blends into one.

From Lily to Thorn: Flower and nature names

Flower names are a great choice because they are unique and perfect for earth mamas. You could even consider a floral theme when naming siblings or twins. Check out these floral names for girls:

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For boy baby names with a floral theme, consider the following masculine flowers, bushes, trees and plants:

What a cool vintage name!

Vintage or old-fashioned baby names never go out of style. They have a classic sound to them, and we love them for their traditional meanings. Many celebrities have been naming their babies these great old-fashioned names, such as Alyssa Milano’s son Milo or Tori Spelling’s daughter Hattie.

Check out more vintage names your friends will want to steal:

Boy names

Girl names

The "It" baby names of the year

Think outside of the box with these baby names that are sure to start a new trend. From switching up the spelling to using destinations as names (London! Spain!) -- these names are the ones to watch!

Girl names

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Boy names

Literary names! Cool names from books

Flip through the pages of some of your favorite classics or current best-sellers for unique baby name ideas. As much as we love Twilight, avoid names from these books (such as Bella, Jacob or Jasper) as they are getting into the “popular” category -- and you are looking for a unique name!

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The name Gatsby from The Great Gatsby is a great name, as is Holden from The Catcher in the Rye. Check our more literary names below:

  • Atticus: To Kill a Mockingbird
  • ScarlettGone with the Wind
  • Aslan: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • JosephineLittle Women
  • AstridWhite Oleander
  • Huck or Huckleberry: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • SawyerThe Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Katniss: The Hunger Games
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