First Baby Names of 2013! The Wacky, Weird, and Wonderful

First Baby Names of 2013

I shared with you earlier today how I’m slowly coming out of the darkness of the 2nd-trimester miscarriage of my twins from this past holiday season. And few things give me as many smiles as baby names!

While my journey to motherhood is temporarily on hold, I can still enjoy checking out the fun and funky and downright awful names that are being given to babies. That, and I need a break from The Heavy. The first babes of 2013 sure do have some wild, wacky, and wonderful monikers to grow into! Check ‘em out for yourself, and tell me what you think about them…

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  • Graham Kent (Alabama) 1 of 12
    Graham Kent (Alabama)
    I'm a bit surprised that my favorite name comes out of Alabama, but I really adore this pairing.
    Source: Name Candy
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  • Lyrik Robert Sky (Colorado) 2 of 12
    Lyrik Robert Sky (Colorado)
    The spelling of lyric and the hippy-ness of the second middle name, Sky, both offset by the traditional Robert, fascinates me and not necessarily in a good way. It's just too much for me. But hey, to each their own!
    Source: Name Candy
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Xiomara Tatiana (Kansas) 3 of 12
    Xiomara Tatiana (Kansas)
    Talk about a sassy name! And from Kansas, no less. I have fun saying this name aloud; it's very much like its own song. I'm curious, though, how this child will wear this name. I think it could really work, even if not for me.
    Source: Name Candy
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Kennedi Reese (Mississippi) 4 of 12
    Kennedi Reese (Mississippi)
    Why the "i" instead of the "y"? Kennedy is a nice enough name on its own, even if it is super trendy right now. But the letter swap totally turns me off.
    Source: Name Candy
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Mikah (Missouri) 5 of 12
    Mikah (Missouri)
    I love the name Micah, which I'm pretty sure is what this name is a variant of. While I'm not sure if this is just an alternate spelling or another bad letter swap, I just don't care for the "k."
    Source: Name Candy
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Lyla Emerson (Nevada) 6 of 12
    Lyla Emerson (Nevada)
    Lyla is a lovely name, albeit rising in popularity. And I also adore Emerson, for a boy. In fact, it was on our boy list until we realized just how many little girls were hijacking this name. Still, I think Lyla Emerson is a great name.
    Source: Name Candy
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Eileen Flores (New Jersey) 7 of 12
    Eileen Flores (New Jersey)
    Here's a home run of a name in my book. Eileen is traditional, and maybe even a little boring, which is why it gets so spunked up by Flores.
    Source: Name Candy
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Silas Coady (North Carolina) 8 of 12
    Silas Coady (North Carolina)
    Another alternate spelling? I just don't get why people break from traditional spellings, but it seems to be a thing to do. Silas is a great name. And Cody is a solid nickname. Aside from the unnecessary "a", this name works for me.
    Source: Name Candy
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Isaac George (Rhode Island) 9 of 12
    Isaac George (Rhode Island)
    Love Isaac. Love George. Love them paired together.
    Source: Name Candy
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Mobley Alexander (Tennessee) 10 of 12
    Mobley Alexander (Tennessee)
    Mobley? I only know this to be a surname, and all surnames as first names are increasing in popularity. I kind of like the hipster-esque-ness of this name, though I'm not sure that was its creator's intent...
    Source: Name Candy
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Daffron (Virginia) 11 of 12
    Daffron (Virginia)
    Like Saffron. But way cooler. I'm not usually one for made-up names (though this could be a surname), but for some strange reason, this name is a lot of fun to say. I dig it.
    Source: Name Candy
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons
  • Felicity Hae (Wyoming) 12 of 12
    Felicity Hae (Wyoming)
    Here's another gem of a name, even though I don't know where Hae comes from or what it means. Perhaps its roots are Asian? Perhaps it's a variation of Mae or Fay? Whatever it is, I like these names together.
    Source: Name Candy
    Photo via Flickr: Creative Commons

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