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Marlon-yes vs. Marlon-no

What do you think of the name Marlon? It’s tradition to name the first son after his godfather, who in this case is named "Marion" (a Slavic boys name). It seems too girly to me, although my husband’s side of the family sees it only as a boys name. What do you think of Marlon as a compromise? It’s almost Marion, just with the i melded into an l. It just seems more appropriate for a boy, in my opinion. But I’d like to get some outside opinions, since his family isn’t much help (they all are fine with Marion). Thanks!~Della
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Emma in Western Australia
We have a boy named Tyler James and a girl named Gypsie Jade. Expecting our 3rd, which is a boy. I'm in love with the name Olly, but my partner thinks Gypsie and Olly are unique names and Tyler is not, so it won't feel right. So he wants an ordinary name. Please help with something unique but ordinary.
Baby Name Genie:
In the space between unique and ordinary is a special category of names I think of as "antiques." They are familiar and well-used names that are not widely in use these days. For your son, I give you Oscar Jude - a perfectly ordinary, unique name.

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