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Calliop, Jag and Tintin: Here's a look at 20 unusual baby names from 2013

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 11 2013 4:43 p.m. MST

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Babycenter.com released its list of the top 100 baby names of 2013 this month, with Sophia and Jackson leading the way for girls and boys respectively.

Jackson bumped down the name Aiden, which had led on the boys' list for eight years, and Sophia continued its four-year streak as No. 1.

While many of the names on both the boys and girls lists take a more classic bent — Olivia, Emma, Charlotte, Elijah, James, Oliver, etc. — babycenter.com also highlighted some names that were not . . . quite so classic . . .

Here's a look at 20 names that made babycenter.com's 2013 "unusual" list, gathered from more than half a million parents and complete with the warning that each of the names was given to at least three children — "so it's not a fluke."
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BrentBot
Salt Lake City, UT

My wife and I are serving in a Mission Office. We encounter so many strange and counter-intuitive first names that we often make mistakes in addressing correspondence to Sister when it should be Elder and vice versa.

Please Utah parents give your children names which denote their proper gender!

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