Though they seem similar on the surface, there's really a huge difference between trendy baby names and unique baby names.
Trendy names are fun, but they can also turn into major baby naming regret when they're a little too out there — and don't think baby naming regret isn't a real thing. According to a MumsNet survey in the UK, up to 18 percent of parents have it. There's a very fine line between a baby name that's unique and a name that'll raise eyebrows a few years down the road.
With that in mind, we found more than a few standout baby names destined to stand the test of time — so you won't fall victim to the trendy baby name trap.
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.
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.
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Originally published November 2012. Updated January 2017.
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