Rare Names for Babies in 2017

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In 2017, moms are so much different than the generations before them. For one, they have less time, and they want to be unique, rather than stand in the crowd. That means you’ll be hearing and seeing a lot more rare names for babies in 2017. One huge trend is unisex names that are gender neutral and sweetly adorable. Another thing we’ve seen is a return to “old-school” names from the past. Here, we’ve put together some of our favorite rare name finds for babies.

Our Top Rare Names Picks for Boys

When it comes to boys, we like strong, short, and sensitive sounding. Yet, some of the longer and more unusual names have great appeal for a special little guy. Nameberry put together a recent report based on page view upticks from last year to this year, creating it’s “hottest baby names list” for 2017. From the list, here are our faves!!!

  1. Bowie
  2. Xander
  3. Arrow
  4. Beauregard
  5. Lucien

Our Top Rare Names Picks for Girls

For baby girls, we love fierce and feminine rare names. There have been so many awesome movies with strong female characters lately that there is a lot of inspiration to choose from when it comes to little girl names. Sorting through, we picked the following favorites. 

  1. Calista
  2. Arcadia
  3. Amara
  4. Reina
  5. Ines

Our Top Rare Names Picks for Any Gender

Gender neutral names are incredible popular these days. Sometimes parents want to be surprised on gender, yet they also want to call their unborn baby by a name. Also, having a gender-neutral name allows for the progressive way of thought that one may identify with a different gender later in life. Either way, going gender-neutral with your little one’s name is awesome because there are so many to choose from. Here are our top picks.

  1. August
  2. Dian
  3. Harlow
  4. Hunter
  5. Sage

Picking a Name for Your Little One

Most people go about this a few different ways. First, a lot of new parents think about the names they came up with for their future children in childhood. We know you’ve known your girl and boy names for years!!! You can also look online or skim through baby books. Another way (one of our favorites) is to go through a book of poetry, song lyrics or classic literature to find names. They are sometimes the most unique too!

About the Author

logoampicon - Rare Names for Babies in 2017Maternal Instincts is a full-service concierge nanny and overnight care and training company based out of Denver, Colorado with locations nationwide. We aim to educate and empower parents to find their maternal instincts and grow with their newborn. Many of the topics we cover include nutrition, baby-led sleep training, breastfeeding, introducing solids and self soothing techniques. Please contact us to learn more or subscribe to our newsletter to stay in touch. Thank you for reading!

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