I know a Rigel! Very unique name. I think she said she was named after a constellation or something??
I am very drawn to more unique whimsical names, but I like my share of traditional too. For instance Charlotte and Amelia are two of my choices for a girl, but I am also considering Hazel, Athalia, or Elowen. For a boy I don't really like traditional names for some reason. My top picks right now are Koen, Kieran, or Gracen (just realized they all end in N).
Some others I have come across.
Seraphine - The name of my great, great something grandmother.
Devannee - Pronounced *Day-vah-nee*
Brance (a little less used)
We struggled when naming our kids.
We wanted something not too common, but not "weird", hard to pronounce or hard to spell.
Arden Mattea DD
Kai Paxton DS
Lachlan Jack DS
For our DD, we were also considering Emery.
Our sons were hard. They are twins, and coming up with four names we liked was difficult.
Their names mean Ocean and Land of Lakes. I like that they are matching and also represent me and my partner. One of us from the Pacific Ocean and the other from the Great Lakes.
My fave type of thread!
From this thread I loved:
Everest Poppy (On my short list)
Seabrook(So unique) Harvest(Also on my list)
From this thread I know IRL:
Willow Griffin(2, actually, and in the same school!)
Creative names I know from real life, not in this thread:
Names I love that I don't know IRL and haven't seen on this list:
Thanks, I love playing the name game!
Awww, Moonlily is my World of Warcraft character name, as is Viola. I also have a Kallidora. I guess when you stop having children, you have to give names to other things in your life. My favorite name, though, one I think would make a nice name for a child is Derowen. It's a Celtic name with a tree connotation, although I think I pronounce it incorrectly since I've read the accent should be on the second syllable, and I say it on the first. But it's pretty either way.
I have two sons: Silas (middle name is not unusual) and Cortez Archer.
Girl names I love:
Mirabai - Hindu
Saoirse - Irish - Freedom
Ethne - Celtic - Fire
Aurelia - Roman - Golden
Seira - Persian - Born in the Light
Arya - Sanskrit - nobel, great, truthful
Adonia - Greek - extreme beauty
Esther - Star
Liesel - German - God’s Promise
Boy names I love:
Cael - Archangel, slender
Ossian/Oisin - Irish- Little Deer
Errol - English- nobleman, warrior, prince
Augustin - great, magnificient
Niall - Irish - cloud
Riven - torn apart
Rouslan - lion, blonde
Warrick - German - Protector
Chiron - (KAI-ron) healer, represents our deepest wounds and our efforts to heal them. Centaurian teacher to Jason, Achillies & Hercules. Chiron in natal charts points to where we have healing powers as the result of our own deep spiritual wounds.
I live in a country where there is an approved list of names My DS is Rufus Ferdinand. He's the only Rufus I know personally, we've certainly never met one around here. Most people here are pretty conservative about names, but I've come across a Eunice, Arabella, Felix, Medard, Oscar, Berenice, Ignatius, Amos. Some older people here have crazy soviet names, I know a woman named Oktabrinka is honor of the Russian Revolution. She goes by Inka now My family doesn't have any unusual names, just uncommon, old names that haven't made a come-back. Not yet anyway. I had a great aunt called Oda, a great uncle galled Gustav a great-grandmother called Leopoldine. One of my grandma's cousins was called Adolf (this was before WWII and luckily he died before a certain dictator tarnished the name forever).