Screw tradition. You want to name your darling baby boy or girl something that’s a bit more unique and cool. Still, you don’t want to choose something that’s too far out. Here, 13 new age baby names to go ahead and steal.

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KAI

For a boy

Meaning: “The sea.” Bonus points if he’s into whales.

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SAFFRON

For a girl

Meaning: “Yellow flower.”

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WAVERLY

For a girl

Meaning: “From the quaking aspen tree meadow.” (No, it’s not on Google Maps.)

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AXEL

For a boy

Meaning: This means “Father of Peace.” Also, giver of sweet smiles.

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BIRDIE

For a girl

Meaning: “Little bird” or “bird-like.”

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REX

For a boy

Meaning: “Mighty counselor-ruler.” Damn, that’s impressive.

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CLEMENTINE

For a girl

Meaning: “Mild” or “merciful.” Except when she gets hangry.

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DAX

For a boy

Meaning: “Water.”

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GEMMA

For a girl

Meaning: “Jewel” or “gem.” (But in lieu of jewels, she’s A-OK with flowers.) 

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GIDEON

For a boy

Meaning: “Destroyer.” And conqueror of the playground.

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MERRITT

For a boy

Meaning: “Little famous one.”

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LUMA

For a girl

Meaning: “Sunset.” Also, lover of sequins.

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GOLDIE

For a girl

Meaning: “Gilded.” 

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