At Curious Baby, we have been mulling over baby names that will be rising to the forefront in 2010. After looking at some of the up and coming names during this past year, and the increasing trend to find unusual names, we have come up with a great list for new parents.

Names are often chosen because of inspiration from family names, celebrity names and even historical names. Some parents like to choose a name from literature or a sports figure. But however the name is chosen, there is definitely an upswing in choosing unusual names.

Our choices for great Baby names in 2010?

For BOYS: BLAKE, DALLAS, MILO, ETHAN, COOPER, CALEB, TOBY, ASHER, LUCAS, OLIVER, ACE, OWEN, WYATT, COLTON.

For GIRLS: BRITA, GABRIELLE, MIA, PAIGE, CHARLOTTE, ELSA, MERCEDES, HEIDI, SYDNEY, VALENTINA, PEYTON, BELLA, JULIET.

But whatever name you choose, your baby will be unique. All babies are born with their own distinct personality and with the name you choose? Your baby will be one of a kind.