There’s nothing quite as fun as coming up with a unique baby name. But beyond traditional books and websites, where can expectant parents look for fresh inspiration?
Adelaide. This is a French name that means nobility, but it’s also the capital of South Australia.
Aspen. A great unisex option for ski fanatics or those who simply love the great outdoors.
Capri. This name has a decidedly carefree and feminine vibe and lends itself to a cute nickname like “Cappy.”
Carolina. Parents can opt to pronounce this girl’s name in one of two ways, one of which draws an immediate connection to the beautiful Carolinas.
China. World travelers can appreciate a simple yet striking name like China that’s virtually nickname-proof.
Dublin. You practically guarantee your kid is the life of the party with a name like Dublin.
Essex. A likely hit with Anglophiles, this name has Shakespearean roots and a sophisticated flair.
Georgia. Dripping with southern charm, this stately moniker has risen in popularity in recent years.
Ibiza. Your tot is unlikely to share a name with anyone else with an adventurous name like Ibiza.
Kona. A district on the Big Island of Hawaii, Kona is reminiscent of other hip names like Kai and Luna.
Liberty. With multiple meanings, this ageless name is one to stand the test of time.
Madras. A former capital city in India (whose new name, Chennai, is also gorgeous), this one perfectly toes the line between masculine and feminine.
Monaco. With a similar feel to the unique names that Mariah Carey chose for her twins, Monaco could easily skew boy or girl.
Quintana. Author Joan Didion named her daughter Quintana Roo after the relatively recent free and sovereign Mexican state.
Tetiaroa. A windward island near Tahiti in French Polynesia, this exotic-sounding name will give your baby one-of-a-kind status.