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25 Perfect Baby Names For Moms Who Don't Want Nicknames

Picking out your children’s names are a huge decision. Some future dads-to-be want their son to have a rough and tough boy name and some moms-to-be want their girls to only have names that start with the letter M. There are many parents who do not like when their kids have a nickname that is shortened or made into a nickname. Names like Sophia, Michael, Madison, and Nicholas normally get shortened and turned into nicknames. If you are in the search for names that do not have nicknames, we have you covered. Below we have compiled a list of 25 names that will not get made into a nickname. Some of these names are super common while some of them are very rare. We have created a list that has something for everyone. From names with super cool meanings to names that can have various spellings, we have picked the best of the best. It can be hard to pick a name for your baby, and especially one that will not get turned into a nickname. This list is compiled of both boys and girls names, and even one name that is gender-neutral.

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25 Ava

The baby girl name Ava is too adorable to pass up. BabyCenter states that the name Ava is #3 in popularity for 2018, which makes this name super popular. If you love trendy names this one is for you. According to BabyCenter, Ava is a variation of the name Eve (which may be a great way to pass down a family name!) and means bird. This is another great name if mom and dad are nature lovers. Ava is a gorgeous name that we believe sounds perfect with any last name. Ava Rein, Ava Lillian, and Ava Rae are some great first and middle name combinations. This is a name that even your mother-in-law will love!

24 Quinn

The name Quinn can be used for a girl or a boy. We love this gender-neutral name. According to BabyCenter, Quinn means wise, and is #292 in popularity as a boy’s name and #74 as a girls name. Some first and middle name combinations for a boy named Quinn are Quinn Asher, Quinn Xander, and Quinn Aiden. For a girl, Quinn Charlotte, Quinn Amelia and Quinn Natalia are some gorgeous potential first and middle names. We love how this name sounds super manly for a boy but sounds super feminine for a girl. This is a name that any child can have and will wear it well.

23 Brynn

According to BabyCenter, the name Brynn means hill or high. This name is #336 in popularity for the year 2018 so far, which means this name is not super common. This name has a preppy and fun feel to it. We love this name because it is super girly and sweet. Brynn can also be spelled Bryn if you are looking for alternative spellings for this name. Brynn is a name that can go with just about any middle and last name. Some pretty first and middle name examples for this name are: Brynn Elisabeth, Brynn Allison, Brynn Eliana, Brynn Penelope and Brynn Caroline. Brynn is a name that fits a little girl and a full-grown woman.

22 Jax

We love the name Jax because it is super cool and creative. Jax, according to BabyCenter, is #174 in popularity for 2018. According to Nameberry, Jax does not have a meaning but is simply a modern invented name. We love the name Jax because it is easy to pronounce and is a manly name. Jax is short and sweet, and we just can’t get enough. Jacks is an alternative spelling for the name Jax. Jax Elliot, Jax Isaac, Jax Greyson and Jax Holden are some great first and middle name combinations. We think Jax is a rugged name and will be one your little guy will be proud to have as his own.

21 Mia

The sweet baby girl name, Mia, is #7 in popularity for the year 2018. According to BabyCenter, this popular name means mine or wished-for child. We think the meaning of this name is adorable in itself. We love how this name is one syllable, easy to pronounce and easy to spell. Some names are super confusing, and this one is simple and sweet. We love this name because it sounds feminine and girly. If you don’t mind over popular names, this is a beautiful choice. Mia Elizabeth, Mia Grace, and Mia Josephine are some pretty adorable first and middle name combinations. We picture the name Mia pairing well with any little girl who is full of spunk and love.

20 Ace

According to BabyCenter, the name Ace means unity. This super cool name is #251 in popularity for 2018 and has been slowly climbing in popularity over the years. This name pairs well with a variety of middle names such as: Ace Owen, Ace Callen, Ace Bradley and Ace Ivan. We love this name because it is manly and rugged. This name is easy to pronounce, easy to spell and rolls off the tongue perfectly. In many card games, the ace is the most wanted and on the tennis court, the ace wins the point. It would be a super cool name to name your future son who will be so wanted and loved.

19 Brooke

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Who can resist the name Brooke for their soon-to-be bundle of joy? This super sweet name means stream, according to BabyCenter. Brooke is #208 in popularity for 2018 which makes this a more unheard-of name nowadays. This was a more popular name in the late 90’s and early 2000’s. If you are looking for a nature inspired name that is also short and sweet, this is one to add to the baby name list. We love Brooke because it rolls off the tongue so perfectly. Brooke pairs well with middle names such as Brooke Madeline, Brooke Morgan, Brooke Reese and even Brooke Taylor.

18 Cole

BabyCenter tells us that the name Cole means victory of the people. This Greek name is #119 in popularity for 2018. We love this name because it is not super over used and is easy to spell and pronounce. Cole Ryan, Cole Grant, Cole James, Cole Hudson and Cole Everett are some super cute first and middle names. Cole is a name that pairs with just about any middle and/or last name. We love this name because it is simple, short, and sweet. We picture a future Cole to be the leader of the pack who stands up for what he believes in. We think Cole is a name that is perfect for any little boy.

17 Olive

The baby girl name Olive simply means an olive, according to BabyCenter. Olive is the female version of the boy name Oliver. According to BabyCenter, Olive is #251 in popularity for 2018. This Latin name is very unique sounding and also very adorable. If you are into hipster or nature sounding baby names, this is a great option for you. Olive Mae, Olive Pearl, and Olive Penny are some fun first and middle name combinations. We love the name Olive because it is a super sweet and girly name. We think your future Olive will be lovable, talented and caring.

16 Levi

According to Nameberry, Levi means joined or attached. This name has biblical ties and is also #33 in popularity, according to BabyCenter. Levi Connor, Levi Declan, Levi Dylan and Levi Harrison are some potential first and middle name combinations for this name. Levi is sweet yet super manly at the same time. This is a name that your parents, your neighbor, and your best friends will fall in love with. There is something about this name that makes it sound so perfect. We love how this name transitions well as a little boy ages. A future Levi can be, well, anything he wants to be, and we believe he will do it well. Whether he is an accountant or a construction worker, your Levi will be a hardworking and successful man.

15 Ruby

The baby girl name Ruby simply means, a ruby jewel, according to BabyCenter. This name is currently at #87 in popularity for the year 2018. Your precious little jewel will wear this name proudly as she goes from a little baby to a woman. According to Parents, the name Ruby also has biblical ties. Ruby Quinn, Ruby Alice, Ruby Tess, and Ruby May are some potential (and adorable!) first and middle name combinations. We believe a future Ruby will be creative and enjoy life to its fullest. Your little Ruby will wear this name well as a doctor, teacher, chef- whatever she wants to be! This is a strong, beautiful, and sweet name that everyone will love!

14 Aaron

According to BabyCenter, the name Aaron means enlightened and is #71 in popularity for 2018. You can also spell this name Aren, Arin, Aaryn or Arenn if you are looking for alternative spellings to this name. We love that this name sounds great paired with sibling names such as a big sister named Sophia, or a big brother named Rowan. Aaron Joel, Aaron Parker, Aaron Carter and Aaron Felix are some potential first and middle name combinations for you to write on your baby name list. We know this is a name that your kiddo’s teacher will love, and your neighbors will be jealous they didn’t think of.

13 Holly

According to BabyCenter, the name Holly is #508 in popularity, which makes this name far from trendy. The name Holly simply means, from the plant name, holy, according to SheKnows. Hollie and Holleigh are some alternative spellings to this name. We picture a future Holly to be a pleasant little girl who loves to smile all day long. Holly is a name that rolls off the tongue well and is super easy to pronounce. Holly Marie, Holly Joy, Holly May or Holly Grace are some great first and middle name combinations. This is a name that everyone in your life will swoon over!

12 Kane

According to BabyCenter, Kane means warrior or tribute. This is a great name meaning for your future little man. Kane is #405 in popularity and has dropped in popularity by about 60 spots since 2017. If you are in the market for a less common, one syllable, strong name that has no nicknames- this may be the perfect fit. We love Kane because it is a manly yet super adorable name. We can picture your future Kane being anything he sets his mind to. Kane can also be spelled Kain if you are looking for alternative spellings of this name. Kane Matthew, Kane Rowan, or Kane Jameson are some great potential first and middle name combinations. The name Kane stands out, and this is a name that we believe Dad will fall in love with!

11 Autumn

The beautiful baby girl name Autumn simply means, Autumn. This name is #87 in popularity, according to BabyCenter. This is a perfect name for a baby girl despite the season she will be born in. We love this name because sounds beautiful with many middle names, such as: Autumn Jean, Autumn Olivia, Autumn Elise and Autumn Rose. This name is simple, sweet, and to the point. This is a perfect name for nature loving parents, or parents who simply want a beautiful name. Autumn is a name that will fit a sweet little baby girl as she grows until a confident, loving woman.

10 Elliot

BabyCenter states that the name Elliot is #180 in popularity for 2018. NameBerry states that Elliot means Jehovah is God. Elliot Myles, Elliot Cole, Elliot Jack and Elliot Brooks are some super cute first and middle name ideas. We love the name Elliot because it is a strong name that we believe goes with just about any last name. Elliot is another name that sounds great paired with a big sister named Ruby or a future little brother named Kameron. We picture a future Elliot to be shy and a great student in school. We think Elliot is a name that although is unpopular, makes up for it in sweetness.

9 Ivy

According to BabyCenter, the baby girl name Ivy means, ivy plant. If mom or dad are nature lovers, this may be the ideal name. This super sweet one syllable name is #94 in popularity for 2018. We love this name because although it may be short, this name comes off strong. We believe a future Ivy will be very successful in whatever she decides to do with her life. Ivy Mae, Ivy Eloise, Ivy Rae, and Ivy June are some potential first and middle name combinations. We think this name sounds perfect for a cooing little baby as she grows into a sassy teenager and then into a successful adult. This name is one that has tons of personality behind it.

8 Rhett

According to BabyCenter, Rhett means advice, and is #190 in popularity for 2018. We do not understand how this name is not more popular because it is super adorable! This name sounds creative and cool and gives off a tough guy vibe. Rhett William, Rhett Cole, Rhett Elliot and Rhett Griffin are some super cool first and middle name combinations. We love Rhett because it rolls off the tongue and is super unique. If you are looking for a manly name that has no nicknames, we suggest adding this to your baby list. We think Dad, Grandma, and even Auntie will go ga-ga over this name.

7 Scarlet

BabyCenter states that the name Scarlet is #20 in popularity for 2018. According to NameBerry, Scarlett means scarlet, red. We think the name Scarlett is such a sweet little girl’s name. We think this name sounds super feminine and girly. Scarlett Jean, Scarlett Claire, Scarlett Elise, and Scarlett Marie are some of the many first and middle name ideas for this name. We think the name Scarlett sounds adorable on a newborn and will grow beautifully as she ages into a young woman. This is a name that we believe every mom-to-be should consider. We can picture a futures Scarlett to have a wild imagination and to be full of spunk and love.

6 Cody

BabyCenter states that the name Cody means helpful and is #312 in popularity for 2018. The name Cody started climbing in popularity in the 1980’s but fell off the top 100 list in 2005. We love this name because it is a name that we can picture any little boy having. We think a future Cody will be athletic and loyal (and hopefully, helpful with the chores, like his name meaning suggests.) The first name Cody sounds great with middle names such as Cody James, Cody Ryker, Cody Dillion and Cody Liam. Cody may not be super popular anymore, but it still a name that is well loved by anyone who hears it.

5 Blair

The girl’s name Blair, according to baby center, is #664 in popularity as we get to the middle of the year 2018. This name has taken a 200+ point drop in popularity from the year prior. If you are looking for a name that is unique, this is a great choice. BabyCenter states that this name means field or plain. If mom and dad are nature lovers, this is a great pick. Some potential first and middle name suggestions for Blair are Blair Eve, Blair Jordan, Blair Morgan or Blair Isabella. This unique name is strong sounding, elegant, and sweet. We can picture this name growing beautifully with a newborn baby as she transitions into adulthood. If you want a no nickname name that is super rare, this is a great choice.

4 Noah

According to BabyCenter, the name Noah means rest, comfort. For the year 2018, as well as 2017, Noah has been #2 in popularity for baby names. This name has been in the top 100 napes since 1995. This name has biblical ties and is short and sweet. We love Noah because it pairs well with many middle names such as: Noah Dean, Noah Brooks, Noah James, Noah Riley and Noah Julian. We think the name Noah also pairs well with many sibling names such as Olivia, Emma, Liam and Mason. This name is perfect for any sweet little soon-to-be bundle of joy.

3 Paige

According to NameBerry, Paige means page to a lord. According to BabyCenter, Paige is #236 in popularity so far this year, which means this is more of an uncommon name. We love this name because it is a super girly and fun name that we believe will get peoples attention. We love how easy this name rolls off the tongue. If you are into non-trendy, one syllable, and easy to pronounce names, Paige is a name you should consider. Paige Nicole, Paige Elaine, Paige Lynn and Paige Danielle are some potential first and middle name combinations for this name. Who can resist a cute name like Paige?

2 Justin

According to NameBerry, Justin means fair, righteous. BabyCenter states that this name is #176 in popularity for 2018. This name started becoming popular in the late 1970’s and took a dip in popularity as we got into the year 2011. This is not an uncommon name, but it is not overused lately. We love this name because it is easy to spell and easy to pronounce. This name is manly but super sweet at the same time. Justin Andrew, Justin Kane, and Justin Tyler are some potential first and middle name combinations for this name. We think your future Justin will be a mama’s boy with a heart of gold.

1 Brock

BabyCenter states that the name Brock is #707 in popularity for 2018, which makes this name super rare. Brock simply means, badger, and is a name of Celtic origin. We love that this name sounds rugged, strong, and manly. Brock is easy to pronounce and sounds perfect with just about any last name. Brock Alexander, Brock Cameron, and Brock Wyatt are some potential first and middle name combinations. We believe a future Brock will be the class clown and be loved by everybody. If you are looking for a name that is far from being overused, this one is one that should be taken into consideration.

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