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Unique baby names for boys and girls we wish we'd thought of first

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 uncommon baby names should be a lot more popular

When it comes to baby naming styles, we'd like to point out that there's a big (huge) difference between baby names that are trendy and unique. Trendy names are fun, but they've also been the source of baby naming regret when parents choose a name that's a little too "out there." According to a recent MumsNet survey in the UK, up to 18 percent of parents regret the baby name they picked. In some cases, it was because the name was too common, while other parents pegged their regret on a "shift in public perception." Connecting the dots, we can only assume there's a way to choose a baby name that's just right — special enough to be unique, without coming off as a passing trend.

With that in mind, we found more than a few unique or weird baby names destined to be the coolest names in preschool (and beyond). Did you love Jessa Duggar and Ben Seewald's choice of Spurgeon for their son while others were raising their eyebrows?

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Were you wishing you had thought of Remington before some Teen Mom stars chose the unique name for their daughter? Let us help you find a truly unusual baby name that will stand the test of time.

These uncommon baby names should be a lot more popular
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Short unique baby names

There is something about a short baby name that instantly ups its cool factor. Shorter names can help balance out a long last name, and are often easy to spell and pronounce — not to mention you won't have to worry about them turning into some weird nickname.

Short, unusual boy names

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Short, unusual girl names

Cool bohemian baby names

Bohemian mamas unite! Some people may think these names are a little unusual, but we think they are pretty darn cool. Get out your incense and tie-dye shirt and check out the following cool, hippie baby names.

Bohemian girl names

Bohemian boy names

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