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December 8, 2015 10:10 AM

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April 11, 2012 11:07 AM

You share the same tastes and concerns about names as I did when I was naming my daughter (For what it's worth, Henry has been a favorite of mine forever but I would never use it now for the same trend-avoidance reasons. Josephine I loved so much I actually had it as number one on my list even though it's popular. It's still no Jessica or Jason.) In the end, I ended up finding a name on nymbler that I think is perfect--a perfect stylistic match with all of those trendy or trend-adjacent names, but is itself extremely rare: Adair

I found it because we loved Adele, but I just had a bad feeling about that up-and-coming singer... (good instincts, apparently!) and then I saw Adair and knew it was the one. I love it because it's uncommon but simple to spell and pronouce, sounds old fashioned but with some sass, and has a common nickname (for potential use during those years when fitting in is more important than standing out :)) And now at age nearly 2, we have yet to meet another one and it fits her PERFECTLY.

I'm not suggesting that you should be as in love with that exact name as I am, but maybe try plugging some of your top choices into nymbler (or just hitting the books a bit more) and see if you can't find something that is close to one of your choices but just a little off the beaten track.