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What are some unusual baby names that you like?

How about these?

Cairo
Kenyon
Azuza
Adoniram (my dh's idea)
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Adoniram isn't bad. Adoniram Judson was an amazing man, but probably unknown to most folks.

The other names don't do anything for me though.

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I like Cairo.

I also like Orion.

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I always thought if I had twin girls I'd name them Henna and Amaranth (of course then they would spend the rest of their lives explaining to people that it's Henna, not Hannah, and Ama, not Anna.) But I didn't have twins, and my one girl just didn't fit either name. And my husband didn't like either name, either. So she's Delia, a little old fashioned but not really unusual.

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my daughter's name is Shoshanna.
i like unusual names, definitely not a top 100 kind of person, hell, i don't want it if it's in the top 1000!

there's a girl's name i really like: Fionnula, there's probably other spellings, but that's the one i like and would use should we ever have another child, and it be a girl.

my husband is lobbying to name a future son Constantine Augustus. i'm vetoing.
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I like my name a lot and actually gave it to my dd....she is Sarah LeShea (rhymes with OK)
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If I habe twin boys (not likely), I'd love to name them Kai and Keanu. Those names are just so cool. I also love the name Miah.


I tend to prefer more traditional girls' names (i.e. Emma, Grace, Ava, Isabel). At least they're not too trad.
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My dd's name is Tsifira, which seems to be fairly unusual. I actually found it in a baby naming book, though
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My ds's name is Ryne.

Cuz my hubby and mom kept fighting over Bryan or Ryan so I said fine it's Ryne. Now he's named after 2 baseball players. LOL

My family of 3 (plus pup) Indigo (Aimee), Rob (dp), Ryne (ds) & Phebe (dog), plus my BIL's family of 3.

 
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Our 1st ds is Mercury.. Not even listed on the top 1000 for the last 10 years...

Our second is Xavier.. and the one due in July is Liam.. Our names get more common the more kids we have it seems!!!

Warm Squishy Feelings...

Dyan...



P.s... I like
Cairo

Warm Squishies again...

Dyan

It's lonely being the only XX in a house of XYs.
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I like Azuza. I know someone whose daughter is Azara. I also know an Emaryn and Salem.
My older 2 girls have names that are pretty common, which I actually had no clue when we named them. I've just loved the name Lauren for years, and Alyssa as well. Lily's a little less common than her sisters names but still a top 100 name I like less common names but DH likes more common. His top pick for Lily was really Emily. A great name but also very common.

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I think Cairo is cool.

Cole has an unusual name - it's really Coltrane.
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Ds' name is Canyon, which we don't hear very often.

We were also stuck on the name Helix for awhile (Dh and I are both scientists).

For girls we considered Juniper, Ember, Aurora and Sequoia. Though none of them quite fit for dd.
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When searching for our baby's name we looked to my husband's origins - being egyptian and arab.

For our girl born in Dec 2002, we chose aya (pronouced eye-ya) which means gift from god. I really enjoyed researching all of the names of arabic origin. Some of them sound so cool and really really they have some of the most beautiful meanings. For a boy I was thinking Nabeh - which means genius. Another on our list for a girl was Farah - which means joy.

You can do a search on almost any engine and turn up good sites. Don't shy away if a link says muslim names - that is more or less just another way of saying arab names.
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Where did 'Azuza' come from- are you thinking 'Azusa', like one of the current crop of location-names?

While I wouldn't go so far as Sweden and outlaw really unusual names, it does bring to mind all those hippie-kids like Zowie Bowie and Free (Carradine, wasn't it?) who changed their names to more 'normal' ones... I am of mixed feelings. An ususual but attractive name can be cutting edge, and start a trend (OT-believe it or not, my 25th place 'Sam' had people around here going '*Sam*? How- different.'), but as much as I would've gotten to enjoy getting totally creative, I was concerned that the name #1) fit the child, & #2) be ok to live with. I save my naming acts of superlative creation for fiction, & video game characters, lol.

PS Cloverleaf, I like 'Helix'! And the unusual names y'all mentioned- 'Coltrane', 'Aya', 'Cairo' etc are all pretty cool & I can't imagine causing any kid anything but joy. But y'all know what I'm talkin' about. If you send your kid to public school (I don't, hehe, so I guess I could've gotten freaky!), there is some responsibilty (#1, to teach kids not to make fun of other kids' names, of course, but we can't police every kid) to 'fit in'.

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My name is Astrid and my entire life it just confused people and made it easily forgotton. It is an very old fashioned norweigen name like Mary. I chose to name my kids something easier to remember as I changed schools a lot and with a different name it was harder for people to remember. One jr. high school teacher told the class she thought she was saying a "bad word" when she said my name... Get a grip lady!!!
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I think Astrid is a beautiful name.

Suseyblue - That was a consideration for us. So Cole's name is really Robert Coltrane K____ . If he wants to go by Robert later on, he can - although I hope he likes R. Coltrane. And "Cole" as a nickname is pretty common too. He has a variety of names to choose from, LOL!

Here is another thing I like about using his middle name: the idea of a real or secret name, that only close family or friends know - it means something, to know something's "real" name. So, while the world will know him as Cole, only a select few will know his real name, and that is a powerful thing, in my opinion.
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I LOVE the name Cairo.

Mom of 3 sons and one daughter
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Hi! Wow, there are a lot of neat names on this thread. My son has a pretty unusual name (Keiran) too. I am having such a hard time thinking of a name for my next baby. Do any of you know of any good websites for unique names?
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What great names!

I also like Eliana which means God Answered Me, Amare which means love, Balam which means jaguar, Shiralee which means A Song for Me.

I found my baby's name, Maya Quetzali, in a book called "Exotic Names" (dedicated to all the Indians of the Americas being exterminated, thier spirit and fate at one with the natural world & to those who gave me the inspiration for this book and all the amazing children being born into the world now, needing names to help them with the future."

Quetzali means "beatufil feathers of Quetzal." Quetzal is a magnificant sacred Central American bird known for its beatiful feathers and for the nightly display where they all return to the jungle and as they do so they make the sky a beatiful green. Quetzacoatl was the good god, god of light, goodness, and all beneficial things.

Maya means Illusion. The Material Universe. Magic. But we named her after the Mayan people. The civilatgion was a vast empire of hundreds of towns and numerous cities of stone and pyramid temples. They are known for their sophisticatd culture, their astronomy, their books, their monuments, pyramids and pyramid bases, and elaborate architecture adorned with carvings and hieroglyphics.
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I also like Orion.
Me too! :LOL Other boy names we liked (or at least I liked) was:
D'artagnan
Griffin
Athos
Skye

And when/if we have a girl her name will be Aurora Star.
Other girl names on my list:
Kyleigh (not too 'different' but I like the spelling)
Marissa
Willow
Kaliska
Anastasia
Guinevere
Jessamine
Carina
Lorelei


Now I'm giving all my names away! :LOL But it'll be awhile before we have the opportunity to even think about girl names (if we have any girls! I've got 5 brothers and Dh has 2 and 1 sister)

Lisa, mama to Orion (7) , Fiona Star (born sleeping @ 38wks 12/6/08) , our bitty (m/c 7/27/09) , and Charlotte Athena (11/5/10)
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our dd's first name(s) are common as an endearment, but not as a name: sweet pea.

we have gotten some weird looks, but many people seem to understand when they meet her, and far more people seem to like it than we expected. maybe we'll start a trend of non-traditional plant and flower names, though I've already heard of some others, like trillium.

her middle name is tullia, which means peace. she was born the sunday after the current war in iraq started. I always wanted to name a daughter talulah, and my dh didn't, so this was a great compromise.

I don't think we have any obligation to choose normal names to make it easier for others, but I would support my children in choosing their own names, and legally changing them, if that is what they wanted. who knows, they might not choose normal names either.

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Azuza comes from the Pentecostal Azuza Street Revival that took place in 1906 in Los Angeles. We were thinking of the name Suzannah and we thought of Azuza.

So do you think Cairo is a girl's name or a boy's name?
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I definitely see Cairo as more of a boy name- I don't know, it just seems to have a masculine twinge (a new word! ) to it.
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Being that I grew up and continue to live in a very creative community, different names have always been a way around here. I recall a few Rainbow, Cloud, Zeynep, Djuna, Reed, Lah, Lazlo, Atilla, Zoltan, Sunshine, Star, Satya just to name a few.
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We named dd Zen. I always though she could go by her more glamourous middle name and use Zen as her last name if she ever became famous. I can see it in lights: Vivian Zen

I like Cairo too. I would really like to find a good C name for a boy, in case we have a boy next. It would make a funny play on our last name. We were thinking of naming dd Calvin if she had been a boy. It isn't unusual, but it isn't common either.

Odessy is a pretty cool name. We thought that would be fitting for a child born in 2001.

I like Hatha for a girl, but I think someone mentioned that it may get confused with Hannah. I also like Dharma, but I think it's gonna take a few generations, like Lucy for the the series to wear off before it can be used.
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vwmama...Don't anyone know of Astrid Lingren who wrote "children of Bullerbyn"?
That was a classic of my childhood!!!

My full name is Magdallen and I think I like it, but has always gone as Maggie as it was shorter.
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Hi--

Mamma 2pudgy bunns --I know about Adoniram Judson--I was the president of the Ann Judson society in college I really enjoyed learning about them.

Well, my name is Malissa--very common but not spelled that way.

I have an uncle named Justice--which was his mom's maiden name.

My son is named Philemon--it's pronounce Figh (high)--lee--mon (as in Monday) it is a book of the Bible and Philemon means "a Kiss".

We had neigbors with a little girl named Pachulie Flower.

I have a nephew with a daughter named Triona--Try--oh--na

His name is Troy and hers is Trina so they mixed it--but then they named their other children "normal" names--I don't think that's fair actually--if you're going with uncommon names all the kids should get something uncommon.
For example if we have another child we won't name him John cause that's not fair to give Philemon an uncommon name and then a very common name to the others.
Don't know if I"m making sense here--but all my siblings got a Bible name and I didn't and I always felt left out about that.

Astrid is very pretty--Astrid Lindgren wrote Pippy Longstocking--I'm not sure about the other book

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DD1 Elentari

DD2 Galadriel

Both named 4b LotR came out. B4, nobody had a clue. Now it is better recognised.

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