Unusual baby names - Page 2
I really liked Everest for a boy, but we had 2 girls. I also like Vitali (Russian).
My daughters are Adiya Janis and Juniper Lee. My real name is Darth Ann (so I could not name them something too common).
I saw another Juniper on this list and I know that is not terribly uncommon, but I love it.
I also saw Calliope on the list, which I thought about for DD1 and Iris, which I thought about for DD2.
We also thought about Echo (which is classic greek, but sounded a bit too hippy for us). I like Clementine, though it was a bit much for my husband.
I personally like unique names that are still fairly phonetic for English speakers. I don't really go for unique spellings of near common names.
Other names that were on our list:
Rarely used Biblical names and Scandinavian names
My 8yo is Bram Faolan. :) But we pronounce it FEH-lahn. We've yet to meet another Bram though. We chose well because my ex and DS have a super common last name.
My DF and I are TTC and Tika is at the top of our list for a girl. Lore, Rune, and Bell are possible middle names. I've also always loved Rook but that was going to be DS's name if he were a girl so it was mine and my ex's girl name. It would seem wrong to use it now.
For boys I like both Simon and Silas. DF likes Alistor/Alistair.
One of my sisters has a Jacen (nn Jace) and a London and my other sister has a Gavin. She thought she was being original but now there are Gavins everywhere!
Finneus Ouroborous (or-obo-rus) Both husband and I are very pale. Finneus means "fair" or if spelt with a Ph means "the oracle" and Ouroborous is a symbol of a serpent eating its own tail used to symbolize the eternal cycle of life and rebirth or something that eternally recreates itself. Please for humanity stay away from the top 100 names. We are drowning in conformity. :|
People should actually feels free to choose whatever names work for them and their families. I assure you no harm will come to humanity, and there are plenty of arguments in favor of more traditional names.
I think of Gavin as a classic name, and a lot of those came back into prominence in the 90s.
Ditto that. There's nothing right or wrong in choosing a child's name - traditional or non. How does it hurt anyone if a parent chooses a more traditional name? Both of my kids have them - Andrew George (aka Andie; patron saints of Russia and England - my and his Dad's heritage) and Catherine Anne (aka Cat; for both grandparents). I'm not telling people they shouldn't name their kids whatever they choose to - why should they tell me how I should (have) name(d) my kids? SMH.
maybe some people discount the deep meaning people take from culturally relevant or ancestral names. My son's middle name is Emanuel...both a good Hebrew name and his grandfather's.
Some people value uniqueness for its own sake, and I say great. Others value common bonds and tradition more. Neither is "right."
Parents really should think this stuff through a little better. Unless you are living in a very large metropolitan area, many unusual names just don't pass. it's frustrating for kids to say and spell their name out to everyone or endure being called the wrong name just because you don't want to make trouble.
Some fun names here ^. I love thoughtful names- common or uncommon. I think it is funny that some of the names that people select because they believe they are unique end up on "the top 100" in a couple of years (like Jayden in its various spellings). It is the irony of everyone trying to be unique together. Names cycle in some strange reminder of our group consciousness. I felt pang the 1st couple of times I saw that other people (here on mothering) had Junipers, but I still love the name and it suits my LO.
The names we pick should mean something to us and seem like something our children would be proud to wear, but we sometimes can't picture what nicknames or associations will come up about our kids names. I got made fun of for my name. My mom picked what she thought was a beautiful and unique name (Darth) and 2 years later George Lucas named the evil ruler of the Universe the same thing. I figure people making fun of my name may have kept them from making fun of my face. Kids find something. For my husband and I, naming both of our girls was months of discussing and trying to find common ground. DD1 wanted to weigh in on her little sis too. Someone above said her son wanted their baby to be named Rainbow. My DD was hoping for Iris (who represents the rainbow in greek myth) or Ruby.