As Sam and I start to ponder names for this new little one, we also take a look at how we chose the names for our other 3. Bella was because I always loved the name growing up. Julian was Sam’s favorite boy name (also Star Trek, but I was told this after we had already agreed). Preston was a boy name we loved and it was next in line to use after our first choice.
We looked up their meanings, where they came from, and other ways to say it, or nicknames that went along.
But we didn’t get to these names easily. Like so many parents, we poured over baby books and family names looking for the perfect fit.
I really wanted unique baby names that were a bit different and not heard too often. But with Bella, that didn’t happen. Her name pops up everywhere.
This time around, I’d love something more unusual but that can still be pronounced and easily spelled. When Nameberry released their list of “new” names — names that are very rarely used but gaining popularity — I was curious to find out of any of them might work for us.
Some might. And some, well. Some just won’t. Ever.
Read on to find out the unique baby name trends for 2013:
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