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Is This Baby Name Too Extreme?

My wife and I are considering the name Champion for our third son. We didn't use traditional names for our other sons, Adonis and Legend, but my wife is really not sold on Champion. She thinks that it is too unique and could make him big-headed. I like the name and thinks it flows nicely with our last name, Lynn. Is it too much?

–Proud Dad

Your first two sons have bold, confident names; should your third one follow suit? Yes and no. I can see your perspective: That the exalted word name Champion is right in sync with big brothers Adonis and Legend. It makes sense! But the fact is that "too extreme" is a matter of personal preference. Champion does cross a line—because your wife thinks it does.

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