Lean, athletic and, well, sharp, it’s no wonder that Archer has shot from the 600s of popular U.S. names to the 200s in the past few years, according to the U.S. Social Security Administration’s (SSA)database of popular names for 2015. Archer also falls into the hot “occupational” or used-to-be last name category, but feels more original than Cooper or Carter. It’s a fresh “sound alike” for Alexander and Asher, and even has a literary pedigree: Newland Archer, hero of Edith Wharton’s Age of Innocence. Expecting? You’ll want to hit one of these amazing destinations for your babymoon.
If you wish Ethan and Logan were less common, try Roman instead. The name hits the sweet spot between unusual and unheard of; the SSA reports Roman rose to #102 last year. That might be because Cate Blanchett, Debra Messing, Molly Ringwald, and Francis Ford Coppola all have sons named Roman. But we just love its connotations of classical civilization and modern Italian style.