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Perhaps Kim and Kanye had the right idea when they bestowed daughter North with a truly one-of-a-kind name. While it may not be everyone's cup of tea, experts are saying the children with unique names often grow up to be more creative and daring, in no small part due to the fact that they grow up receiving lots of special attention for their standout moniker.
Adam Atler, a professor of psychology at New York University tells Yahoo Parenting, "It's a self-fulfilling prophecy that begins with an unusual name and ultimately leads to unconventional or creative thinking. When you think of yourself as different, you might in turn think and behave differently." Often, it's those who are able to think outside the box that end up the most successful.
And that's what many parents might be banking on. According to Pamela Redmond Satran, author of "The Baby Name Bible" and founder of Nameberry, there's a growing trend of parents who are looking for names that won't be heard around the playground. She tells the Daily Mail that "it's smart to make your child feel like an individual, but if you're tempted to invent a name, or pull it from the clouds, you might be putting too much of a burden on your child," adding that while children with naturally strong personalities may love having such a unique name, others may feel it is a "burden."
But before you go on an out-of-this-planet baby name hunt, it's probably important to note that there's a fine line between a unique name and one that's awful enough that it literally gets banned.