39 Names from a Birth Center in the Midwest

My birth center posts the names of babies born each month on the door. I love looking at them to see what birth center mamas in my area are naming their babies. I'm still pondering a name for baby 3. Some of these are new to me. Really underscores how it feels like any word is an option these days for a baby and spelled however you want. I wish I knew boy or girl on these!

Raelynn

Nora

Georgia

Leo

Elliott

Jayden 

Ameer

Jocelyn

Viola

Hieness

Ecra

Josiah

Graceyn

Everett

Colette

Charles

Eva

Alana

Max

Victoria

Ava

August

Jonah

Ancora

Kigen

River

Peyton

Caroline

Eamon

Isaiah

Leiton

Georgia Mae

Ra'nya

Sebastian

Philomena

Lyla

Wyatt

Carson

Maverick

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June 1, 2017 11:26 PM

Ecra and Kigen look particularly made-up, and not in a complimentary way. A lot of the rest look misspelled, but at least there's a recognizable name somewhere in their ancestry. (Or, well, a recognizable word that has been used as a name by other, similiarly misguided or overyoung, parents. I'm looking at you, Hieness.)

I really like Philomena and Sebastian, though.

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June 3, 2017 1:41 PM

Yep, I agree with all of this.

Kigen has a sci-fi feel to it, I'm not familiar with it, but perhaps there is a reference somewhere?  It also struck me as possibly a spin on Keagan.  While I generally try not to make negative comments about other people's name choices, Hieness is just really bad.  

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December 25, 2017 12:03 AM

wow, Hieness manages to check off all the boxes: random word, grandiose expectations, AND unfortunate misspelling! 

4
August 24, 2017 7:43 PM

Is Kigen not a cutesy alternative variation on Keegan?

Ecra makes me think that there was a typo somewhere along the line (hopefully just from medical chart to chalkboard!) and it's actually Ezra. 

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August 24, 2017 11:37 PM

Ooh! Maybe it's actually Eçra!

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August 3, 2017 2:33 PM

I love this! It's so interesting to see all the names!