Sometimes, you have a kid, and it’s like you just know from the moment you meet them they’re going to be hella cool. Laid back, interesting, observant… You want them to walk in the world with confidence, and you want to give them a name that fits that personality.
Although we love classic baby boy names, we know some babies just demand a more unique twist. Luckily, there are plenty of names that rise to the occasion; we think your little man is going to rock them.
Underrated boy names
Can we give a shoutout to these super-underrated baby names? One of these cool-guy options may be just what you’re looking for.
Tough-sounding boy names
We love these tough-guy names because they have a confident air to them, often thanks to the letters X or Z (think Axel or Zander). Skip too-obvious names like Hercules or King, however, which can seem like you’re trying too hard to sound tough or strong. Rocco gets that done in spades and is much more subtle, no? Check out our picks below.
A version of this article was originally published in February 2016.