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#1 of 117 Old 03-29-2010, 10:49 AM - Thread Starter
 
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i'm looking for unusual names. specifically boys, since i don't seem to make girls! lol i'm thinking of having another baby, so i want to find THE name. i love names that are very uncommon. my oldest is Leiken. i LOVE his name. i want another name like that.

ideas? boys and girls, but mostly boys. lol

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Long before DH and I were pregnant, we talked about naming a son Wolfgang.

It turned out we had twins, and ended up naming them James (after my Dad) and Bryan (after my grandpa), so I'm not a lot of help!

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My boys are Davin and Oakley.
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Our son's name is Cain.

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My boy's name is Jaim. Pronounced like James, without the s sound. We got it from a novel. I've never seen it in any baby name books.

Dd's name is Maev.

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DD(5) is Catharina, and DS(3) is Peter.

Is Leiken Irish? Here are some names you may like:

Magnus
Olivier
Oskar
Hamish
Phineas
Arthur
Walter
Jasper
Bevan
Felix

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My son is Rowan

Other boys names I love are Jonas and Zephyr

good luck!

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Not my son's names, but I love Hugo and Maximo. My current favorite girl's name is Seren, which means star in Welsh which I didn't use for either of my girls either.

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My boys are Logan, Quentin, & Ethan.

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My DS is Treyson.

I also like(d) Hendrix, but DH not so much.

I know a set of twins named Zennon and Zarrin (like Lennon and Darrin, with a Z sound)

We also know boys named: Duncan, Davien, Kamarion, Kelman, Sirus, Ronin, Blaze, Kaden, Kade and Cael.....
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DS is Desmond
DD is Eloise

Other boy names I liked were:

Graham/Graeme
Emmett
Elias
Alastair
Everett
Byron
Augustus
Beckett
Callum
Finn
Gareth
Phineas
Broderick
Arthur
Eamon
Fergus
Tavish
Archer
Ronan

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I assume you've seen the baby name wizard? There's a book and a website, and you can search for additional names based upon names you already use or names you like.

That being said, unusual boy names that are in my family or names I've considered using:

Severin
Lucian
Graeme

Twin boys (2/05) and little sister (10/07)
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My sons are Kelly and Evan - not unusual (although Kelly is unusual as a boy's name these days).

I have a nephew named Darton, which is definitely unusual, although I'm used to it now.

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Massimo, not sure it would "go" with your other one...
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My son is Rowan

Other boys names I love are Jonas and Zephyr

good luck!
Just LOVE Rowan...my older daughter is called Rowan. My youngest DD is called Linden. Both boys names, but love em anyway!

I'm Megan , married to Steve, mama to Rowan (11/07) and thrilled to be 03/10!
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My son is named Tyr -rhymes with beer- (means strength-also a Norse god)

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My dd is Djuna and my ds is Alden.

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Mine are Van and Ian and according to my husband the next one is going to be named Ema (pronounced like Emma) if it's a girl and Axl if it's a boy. We've got a thing for 3 letter names can ya tell? LOL.
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My DD is Denae and my DS's are Nathan, Jayden, and Lincoln.

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When I was pregnant with DD (named Owyn, like Owen with a y) I had a dream that I had a baby boy name Israel. I've been stuck on the name ever since. DH doesn't like it though.

Others I like:
Arlo
Jasper
Jonas
Silas
Mathias
Ezra

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The neighbors just had a son and named him Rocket... but, only call him Rocky. Which cracks me up because he looks much more like a "Rocket" than a "Rocky".

Edited to add... his oldest cousin is named "Indian". (not kidding) He's named after a motorcycle... I thought that was just mean. He only answers to Indy though. He's nine, and he hates being named after a motorcycle.... and the motorcycle is older than he is, so he resents that his parents liked that bike THAT much.
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My kids' names are very normal (Chase Aaron, Anna Kate, Gavin Christopher), but my best friend has different names for her boys:

Britton Kaine
Damien "Sage"
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I only have girls, their names are Ainsley, Bethany, and Gabriella.

But, some of the names I like for boys are: Desmond, Declan, Faraday, Adrian, Julian, Luca, John, Broderick, Seamus, Shea, Dorian, Simon, August, Jude

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My son is Declan Mac.Millan. MacMillan being a family name.


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I have two boys - Silas and Eben (rhymes with Evan)

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My sons are Axel, Felix and Yann. DD is Elsa.

names that could go with Leiken are:
Ludovic
Loic (with trema over the i, pronounced low-eek)
Yannick
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My son's names are Eli and Emmett. If we have another boy in the future, I am thinking Ian or Mateo.

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My boys have common names, but I have a friend with seven children, 5 of them are boys:

Mercer
Chesterton
Walker
Jasper
Oliver

They are all family names. Chesterton is after GK, though. And goes by "Cheddar"
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My sons have classic names, but I always loved Milo, Jed, Luca and Ford. Maybe not unusual enough though?

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Mine are Van and Ian and according to my husband the next one is going to be named Ema (pronounced like Emma) if it's a girl and Axl if it's a boy. We've got a thing for 3 letter names can ya tell? LOL.
My 5 y.o. son's name was going to be Evander, nickname Van, but it ended up being Ivo (you pronounce it like Ee-vo) for family reasons. He is somewhat vehicle obsessed, and when I told him recently about the Evander/Van thing he just looked at me wide-eyed and said, "My name could have been VAN?! Oh, man!" He was disappointed he missed out on having a "truck name". LOL


BTW, I love the three letter names too.

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