From flipping through baby name books to scrolling online, finding the perfect moniker for your little one is no easy task. But it’s an important one. After all, nobody wants their kid to share a class with five other Olivias or Liams. Naming a child can also be a big decision when it comes to family tradition. So if you’re on the hunt for something unique, it’s best to get everyone on board.
That’s why we consulted some experts (aka moms and dads who have kids) to find out their favorite uncommon monikers that also happen to be totally cool. Keep reading for their top picks, including a few that are trending right now.
Whether you’re looking for a classic name, a modern spelling of an old-fashioned name or something inspired by nature, there are plenty of options to choose from. Some of our favorites include Mylah, a melodic name meaning “soldier” in Latin; Paityn, a variation on the popular Peyton; and Quylla, a dainty name that means feather in Old English. Other options are Crew, which debuted in the top 1000 thanks to The Young and the Restless star Joshua Morrow’s son; and Remi or Remy, a powerful name that means complete ruler.
When it comes to choosing a name, there’s a lot to weigh. You want it to fit your child, and it needs to go well with your last name or the names of any siblings you may already have. But you also want to make sure it’s a name people can pronounce and spell, so your little one will be able to have an easy time at school and at social gatherings.