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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.
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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!

I think of Gavin as a classic name, and a lot of those came back into prominence in the 90s.

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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.

 

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.

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Love those names! They sound like royalty.

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."
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If you call your wee one an Irish name outside of Ireland be prepared for them to have a lifetime of spelling and repeating their names. Irish names can be hard - i know a girl called aoife and she now just has eefa on her biz card. Beautiful name but hard work.
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Agree...knew a guy named Eoin in grad school. People always wanted to pronounce it Eowyn like the Tolkien character. Imagine mixing up Irish with Old English! The idea...
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If you call your wee one an Irish name outside of Ireland be prepared for them to have a lifetime of spelling and repeating their names. Irish names can be hard - i know a girl called aoife and she now just has eefa on her biz card. Beautiful name but hard work.

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.
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Some names I've come across,
Blade
Pepper
Trae
Paven
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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.


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I like Rainbow.. And Arwin... Also Poet and a few other nontraditional girls names... We were told first we had a boy so we were going to name him Augustus. Now that we are having a girl we have no idea! My SO is on a mountain working and has alot of time to think.. So far he came up with Bebe.. I dont like it.. Naming is hard!
 

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Yea it's funny, I thought Cole was so unique 10 years ago, yea right! At least it is me & DHs names smashed together.... So I prob still woulda chose it even if I had known it was way more common than I thought

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I like Rainbow.. And Arwin... Also Poet and a few other nontraditional girls names... We were told first we had a boy so we were going to name him Augustus. Now that we are having a girl we have no idea! My SO is on a mountain working and has alot of time to think.. So far he came up with Bebe.. I dont like it.. Naming is hard!
 

 

What about Augusta? 


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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.

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How about:
Creed
Drezdyn
Lowell (means bear)
Lyric
Caleb
Maverick
Oliver
Chase
Jeremiah
Mack

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Joy
Genesis
Willow
Ariel
Aspen
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Heaven
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My name is Rigel & my sister is named Lyrica. Lyrica is now the name of a pain med, so that is annoying for her to have people comment on all the time. No one has ever picked on us for our names, but I get so tired of constantly having to explain how to pronounce it, what it means, everyone always wants me to spell it, or explain "why" I have it (um, idk, it's just my name). It's just annoying. I do like that I have an unusual name, and I think it's kinda cool that I've never met anyone with the same name as me. I decided I wanted a name that was a less unusual for DD, so we ended up naming her Petra. I like that she isn't going to have 10 other kids with the same name as her in her class, but people don't make a big issue out of her name like they do with mine.  

 

I recently read that in some countries they have a very limited number of approved names, like just a few thousand, and you aren't allowed to name your kid one that's not on the list, or to name a girl a name from the boy list or a boy from the girl list. Does anyone know if that's true? 

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My name is Rigel & my sister is named Lyrica. Lyrica is now the name of a pain med, so that is annoying for her to have people comment on all the time. No one has ever picked on us for our names, but I get so tired of constantly having to explain how to pronounce it, what it means, everyone always wants me to spell it, or explain "why" I have it (um, idk, it's just my name). It's just annoying. I do like that I have an unusual name, and I think it's kinda cool that I've never met anyone with the same name as me. I decided I wanted a name that was a less unusual for DD, so we ended up naming her Petra. I like that she isn't going to have 10 other kids with the same name as her in her class, but people don't make a big issue out of her name like they do with mine.  

I recently read that in some countries they have a very limited number of approved names, like just a few thousand, and you aren't allowed to name your kid one that's not on the list, or to name a girl a name from the boy list or a boy from the girl list. Does anyone know if that's true? 
Not sure but I know there was a couple in brazil trying to call there girl moata and to get some sort of petition to prove it was a real name. It's very common in nz
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Love this thread. Like someone upthread said, I love to write short stories so I keep a notebook of names for my characters. I love unusual names, names from other countries/cultures, nontraditional names, and differently spelled common names. Names are so personal and almost every parent takes great thought in naming their children. My name is highly unusual so maybe that's why I feel that way. I love names like Tomorrow, Blue, Thursday, Winter, and gender swap names. However, I'm adopting and that is influencing my list. My favorite names in my circle of friends are Zariah (girl) and Xaviera (girl).

 

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I love my daughters name, Xochitl Tonantzin. Xochitl means flower, and her middle name is the name of many Aztec goddesses, but we choose the one of "Mother Earth." She is also believed to be a crossover to the Virgin of Guadalupe . Catholic stuff for my husband. For me, Mother Earth :)

 

I knew a baby adopted from Ethiopia named Zamira. And actually just met a girl named Zahra. 


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We named our first son after my Dad... Seabrook. It has been carried down in the family but very different. I love it!!
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My favorite unusual names

 

Girls:

Etta

Analia

Alara

Saoirse

Lyra

 

 

Boys:

Tenzin

Tavin

Talon


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I like Rainbow.. And Arwin... Also Poet and a few other nontraditional girls names... We were told first we had a boy so we were going to name him Augustus. Now that we are having a girl we have no idea! My SO is on a mountain working and has alot of time to think.. So far he came up with Bebe.. I dont like it.. Naming is hard!
 

My cousin was named Ruby and her nickname ws Bebe! 


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My name is Gwyneth, and my kids are Catharina and Peter. I love old fashioned names that are nowhere near being "popular". Here are some of my favorites:

 

Girls

Agnetha

Anneliese

Beatrix

Klara

Guinevere

Lyra

Magda

Theodosia

Hazel

 

Boys

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Walter

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unless you want to name your kid after the crappiest state capital in America, I'd vote nay.

 

Hmm. Thats an interesting perspective. When i think of names like Augusta, or Georgia, or Savannah i think of old Southern belle type names but not necessarily the PLACE itself. I see "Augusta" as the female version of August or Augustus. When i suggested it, it was only because i found it surprising that someone who was going to name a son Augustus had no idea what to name the child if she's a girl...even though there is a female version of the name that is essentially the same name. To each their own of course. I guess it just goes to show that what an individual associates with the name is more important than the actual name in determining whether its a "good" or "Bad" name for a child. 


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Hmm. Thats an interesting perspective. When i think of names like Augusta, or Georgia, or Savannah i think of old Southern belle type names but not necessarily the PLACE itself. I see "Augusta" as the female version of August or Augustus. When i suggested it, it was only because i found it surprising that someone who was going to name a son Augustus had no idea what to name the child if she's a girl...even though there is a female version of the name that is essentially the same name. To each their own of course. I guess it just goes to show that what an individual associates with the name is more important than the actual name in determining whether its a "good" or "Bad" name for a child. 

 

I was thinking of Augusta, Maine. Just a little joke. 

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I like Irish / Gaelic names, but I agree that it would might be difficult for kids who don't live in diverse areas. It doesn't seem to bother my kids, but we live in a major metropolitan area, with lots of immigrants from the UK, and even when people aren't familiar with the actual names we've used, they are used to dealing with names from other cultures.

Names we've used / like:

Boys:
Seamus
Hamish
Diarmuid
Lochlan
Aodhan

Girls:
Sinead
Aisling
Roisin
Aoife
Ariene

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I wouldn't go this route with my kids, but the book-series-turned-television-series Game of Thrones has some really beautiful names. Here are some of them:

 

Boys:

Tyrion

Tywin

Stannis

Bran

Theon

Joffrey

Samwell

Eddard

Khal

Drogo

Baelish

Tyrell

 

Girls:

Cersei

Daenerys

Melisandre

Sansa

Arya

Talisa

Ygritte

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I was thinking of Augusta, Maine. Just a little joke. 

 

I didnt even know there IS an "Augusta, Maine" lol.


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