Find Baby Names That Are Ahead of The Curve

If you are looking for that elusive “different but not too different” name, you are in the right place.

If you are looking for that name that will suit your baby through all stages of his or her life, you are in the right place.

If you like discovering under-the-radar baby names, you are in the right place.

Upswing Baby Names showcases names deserving a revival. Featured names are unexpected and defy the times. Some names are new but sound old. Or old but sound new.

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“…name spotlights, name lists, and in-depth naming discussions (like bully phobias) in a well-researched, well-written package.”
-Michelle Horton, Disney Baby


When I chose a name for my first child, I wanted something that would stand out among my peers. What I discovered is that names that stands out among my peers could be commonplace among my child’s peers. By the time I set out to pick a name for my second child, I wanted something that would stand out among my child’s peers.

While many parents say they want a different name, they happen to like the same names as all of their friends. I began to wonder, what does a parent really mean when they say they want a “different but not too different” name?

For many expectant parents, “different but not too different” is a name 10 to 20 years ahead of its time.


Angela Dawn, Created Upswing Baby Names

This is me

I’m Angela Mastrodonato, the creator of Upswing Baby Names. I like hipster names and I’m not afraid to admit it.

If you’re not too cool to admit you like hipster names too, I hope you stay around awhile. Welcome to Upswing Baby Names!

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