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I have a very unusual name myself: Yamile. I pronounce the Y as an SH, sha-MEE-LAY.

I LOVE my name, and I have named my kids all uncommon names in the States:

Julian (pronounced in Spanish, with an H sound)

Magali Soleil

Joaquin Sebastian

Areli Estrella

For this new baby I can only think of girl names! The one that keeps popping up is Sylver Lujan (Lujan is the patron of my country Argentina. I'm not even a Catholic, but I've always loved this name :-)

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My brother's daughter is Salome, which I suggested because i love it and I didn't want him to take the name I had for my own girl!

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Vindication!  Someone else liked the name Jezebel too!  So glad to hear it.
 



 



 



 

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When I hear Lucius I think of The Village. Not a bad thought. I really like that movie.



I adore the movie, the name Lucius, and Joaquin, the actor's name (my son is Joaquin ;-)

post #564 of 592
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Hey Aletheia, guess what, Ajax, Odysseus and Juniper were also on my shortlist that DH has pooh poohed.

Also Blazes, Bojangles and Buccaneer!

 

 


Too funny!  What are the chances??!

 

 

post #565 of 592
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Most of these are on the no list for us because they have been nixed by my mainstream-name-loving DH.

 

Boy names:

Odysseus (Odys for short, like Otis)

Ajax

Colby

August (family name, but just too heavy for a little boy, I feel)

Derby

Kirby

Oakley

Paxton (turns out this is the name of the local elementary school near us after a recent move.  Dang!)

Tabor

Seneca

Byatt

 

Girl names:

Octavia (Tavi, tah-vee, for short)

Zadie-- actually, would love to use this, as it is a family name.  But it sounds like a nickname, and I can't figure out a more formal name to base it on.  Ideas?

Juniper

Electra



Did you get Octavia from the Southern Vampire Mysteries series? That's the only place I've heard of that name. :-P

post #566 of 592

Well,  I always wanted to name a boy Phoenix - but DH said no - that's a superhero name! lol  Then I Loved the name Dax - but he said Dax was too short for a first name.  So we went the whole 9 months without a name - boy or girl!  We had a baby boy - still no name! But after I had him I asked Dh what he was going to name him (we had made a deal that if it was a girl I would name her and a boy he would name him) and the first thing he said was "You can name him Phoenix if you want to! "  But I wanted him to have a name that he loved too so i just let him think about it for a while. Finally after a couple of days we settled on a name Daxton Gabriel Phoenix.  We will probably call him Dax as he gets older though - we do now sometimes actually.   

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Did you get Octavia from the Southern Vampire Mysteries series? That's the only place I've heard of that name. :-P



 

Nope!  My grandfather's middle name was Octavio.  

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Originally Posted by sylvermama View Post

I have a very unusual name myself: Yamile. I pronounce the Y as an SH, sha-MEE-LAY.

I LOVE my name, and I have named my kids all uncommon names in the States:

Julian (pronounced in Spanish, with an H sound)

Magali Soleil

Joaquin Sebastian

Areli Estrella

For this new baby I can only think of girl names! The one that keeps popping up is Sylver Lujan (Lujan is the patron of my country Argentina. I'm not even a Catholic, but I've always loved this name :-)

Love the names.  Joaquin is one of my favorite boy names.  Oddly, my daughter's elderly female piano teacher has this name-- think it's a saint?  Julian was also on my list!

 

I used to have a Magali as a student.  She was fabulous!

 


 

 

post #569 of 592
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I once read about a woman named Chrysalis in a news article and was smitten with the name immediately.  I think it is sounds so beautiful and the concepts of growth and metamorphosis surrounding it are lovely.  I do not like the name/nickname "Chris" at all so I don't think I would ever give this name to a child.



I knew someone who named their DD this about 10 yrs ago.

post #570 of 592
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Just read this one on another thread: "Harvest" for a boy. LOVE. But I have an H last name, so, NO.



I am over avoiding alliteration.  Now I am desperate!

post #571 of 592

I love that so many people have said Juniper.  That and Marigold are my favorite girl names, but my husband would not be too keen on them.

 

For a boy, Kass.  My mother despises it, but I just picture him growing up into an introverted, intelligent rock star.  Haha...

post #572 of 592

Not sure if this one has been mentioned..... Atticus

from To Kill A Mockingbird

 

Couldn't do it but like it :)

 

 

post #573 of 592

Back to add two to the girl list of rejected names:

 

Elodie/Elody

and

Ellory

 

I love both, but we already have an Elliot...

post #574 of 592

I'm a very traditional namer, but every since I was pg with my son I have LOVED the name Paisley for a girl.

 

I'm 99% sure I would never have the courage to use it, though.

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I'm a very traditional namer, but every since I was pg with my son I have LOVED the name Paisley for a girl.

 

I'm 99% sure I would never have the courage to use it, though.



I know a Paisley and I like it.  I never thought it was a weird name, just not common.  Use it. :)

post #576 of 592

I was looking through some genealogy information that my uncle printed out for me a couple of years ago. Here were some names I found interesting:

Boy

Circie

Wavy

Cavender

Tavender (This will be the name I pick if we are having a boy)

Warden

Cicero

Redding  (If only I knew my child would be a jazz musician!)

Absolom ( I LOVE this name)

 

Girl

Sina

Zellelda 

Marcella (Like from the Robert E.E.Martin novels!)

Artela

Prudence (Always loved this name)

Paradine

Rosaline

Valentine

 

 

Just though I'd share. I picked Tavender because he was the uncle my grandfather always told stories about and I loved the name! Pretty interesting to think about. I bet some of these names people would jump on these days! 

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csekywithlove: Wow! That's one neat family tree! Mine's all full of people named John. Johns everywhere. I poked around in our genealogical records (such as they are) for inspiration when naming DS, but there was absolutely nothing exciting (well, unless I wanted to go for Fergus). Clearly your ancestors were far more creative than mine!

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Originally Posted by Smokering View Post

csekywithlove: Wow! That's one neat family tree! Mine's all full of people named John. Johns everywhere. I poked around in our genealogical records (such as they are) for inspiration when naming DS, but there was absolutely nothing exciting (well, unless I wanted to go for Fergus). Clearly your ancestors were far more creative than mine!



Honestly, I was pretty shocked. I believe that my mother's family tree wasn't as creative. If any ladies find these interesting, go for it! We are all about unique names in our family and have been for a while, apparently!

post #579 of 592

My girl is Skye. Here it is unusual and gets negative looks/comments. I still love it though and she is such a Skye:)   I love Rain and River and Aurora but all were no way from husband!  Love this thread even though I am done with naming babies!

post #580 of 592

Also have a Jett and Storm.....middle names only:(   

 

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