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D’Krunk /dəkrə́ŋk/ (female)

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It’s hard to believe a name with so many letters has only three syllables, but such is the case with Gunderranth, an unapologetically medieval sounding name that just edged its way into 95th place on the Global Top 100. This name has an thick, earthy beauty that makes you want to live off the land and slaughter your own meat. For this reason, it is perhaps somewhat out of place in our modern world...

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"Pam is a family name and when I had our little girl, I thought I'd have to settle on Pamela until I heard Pamples. All the convenience of Pam, none of the ugliness of Pamela. It's perfect!"

 

- Darlene, Madison WI

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