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queenjane's Avatar queenjane 02:12 PM 05-14-2013
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My name is Rigel & my sister is named Lyrica. 

 

I know a Rigel! Very unique name. I think she said she was named after a constellation or something??



avismama24's Avatar avismama24 02:16 PM 05-14-2013

Our son's name is Avi. It didn't seem unusual to me, but everyone comments on how "different" it is. We are not Jewish or from Isreal, where Avi is a more typical name. We liked the name Avett from a boy and Avett become Avi. It fits his well!


limabean's Avatar limabean 02:22 PM 05-14-2013
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I didnt even know there IS an "Augusta, Maine" lol.

 

It's the state capital. smile.gif


DHinJersey's Avatar DHinJersey 05:41 PM 05-14-2013
I knew lots of Avis growing up (Jewish)...but yeah, definitely not common in areas without Jews.
hmkrueger's Avatar hmkrueger 08:06 PM 05-14-2013
I have a son named Blaise and another named Urban. We're expecting #6 in July and if baby is a boy, Ignatius is at the top of the list (probably Iggy for short)
alaskanmomma's Avatar alaskanmomma 05:41 PM 05-15-2013

My youngest is named Calliope (Cah-lie-oh-pee), it's pretty darn unusual thumb.gif


tracyamber's Avatar tracyamber 08:03 PM 05-16-2013
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My youngest is named Calliope (Cah-lie-oh-pee), it's pretty darn unusual thumb.gif

Oh that's a beautiful name!


aHikaru's Avatar aHikaru 08:22 PM 05-16-2013
My baby boy Arrow was born this past Mother's Day smile.gif
tracyamber's Avatar tracyamber 10:52 AM 05-17-2013
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My baby boy Arrow was born this past Mother's Day smile.gif

Congrats!!!!


Tiffa's Avatar Tiffa 10:54 AM 05-17-2013

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.

 

Girls:

Seraphine - The name of my great, great something grandmother.

 

Tally

 

Shayd

 

Devannee - Pronounced *Day-vah-nee*
 

Boys

Griffin

 

Ronan

 

Brance (a little less used)


colsxjack's Avatar colsxjack 10:22 PM 05-17-2013

We struggled when naming our kids.

We wanted something not too common, but not "weird", hard to pronounce or hard to spell.

 

We have:

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.


DHinJersey's Avatar DHinJersey 05:10 AM 05-18-2013
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My youngest is named Calliope (Cah-lie-oh-pee), it's pretty darn unusual thumb.gif

The muse of poetry!
dauphinette's Avatar dauphinette 11:28 AM 05-20-2013

My fave type of thread!

 

From this thread I loved:

Jagger                      Linnea

Zinn                          Moonlily

Drezdyn                    Ocean

Summit                     Petra

Oliver                        Paloma

Everest                     Poppy (On my short list)

Seabrook(So unique) Harvest(Also on my list)

Callahan                   Maple

Oskar                       Kai

Eliezer                      Pip

Arrow                       Willa

Phlip                        Clementine

 

From this thread I know IRL:

Calliope                    Remington

Juniper                     Alister

Joy                           Jeremiah

Willow                       Griffin(2, actually, and in the same school!)

                                  Ronan

 

Creative names I know from real life, not in this thread:

Bianca                      Marshall

Ximina                      Davis

Magnolia                  Mansfield

******(girl!)                           

Violet                        

Vita     

Zola                       

 

Names I love that I don't know IRL and haven't seen on this list:

Pinkney                     Thyme

Ancienne                   Aldridge

Sobella                      Winston

Willabee                    Delachaise

Eulalie                       Penn

Jolie                          Langston

Petaluma                   Saffron

Caja                          Brigston

Callidora                   Hawthorne

Talitha                      Antler

Bliss                         Oak

Clothilde                   Freed

Tinsley                      Sailor

Ashby                       Banks

Swan                        Arman

Lys                           Angus

Tavia                        Gladstone

Tamar                     

Glow

Freja

Sigrid

Loxley

Gala

 

Thanks, I love playing the name game!


owlhowl's Avatar owlhowl 12:17 PM 05-20-2013
Willabee is soooo cute!!
Viola's Avatar Viola 12:37 PM 05-20-2013

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.


leah castillo's Avatar leah castillo 03:08 PM 05-20-2013
Hi I'm Leah and I have one daughter and her name is Harley xaniya and I like the name Simon I'm about to have another baby not sure what yet but I do need some names help please
vermontgirl's Avatar vermontgirl 05:26 AM 05-21-2013
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Willabee is soooo cute!!

I agree. I am adding it to my possible fourth child list. :)


suprgrl's Avatar suprgrl 03:35 PM 05-24-2013

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
Rafe -
Roan -
Jude -
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.
Vitale/Vitaly/Vitali- life-giving
 


east carolina's Avatar east carolina 04:03 AM 06-03-2013

I live in a country where there is an approved list of names eyesroll.gif 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 smile.gif 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).
 


limabean's Avatar limabean 08:32 AM 06-03-2013
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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).

In college, I dated a guy whose middle name was Adolf! It's definitely the only time I've come across that name in modern usage.
Greenlea's Avatar Greenlea 01:13 PM 06-03-2013

I have 3 sons - Zephyr, Nico and Silas.

 

We have a friend with 3 kids named Paikea (Pike-uh), Maple and Onterio.


erigeron 10:42 AM 06-05-2013

I am not a fan of unusual names, so I have none to contribute to this thread. I don't want to criticize anybody else's name choice, so I will confine my comments to the following:

 

I think if you are going to pick a name that is used in a fictional work, and you know it is used in that fictional work, you should know a little bit about that character. Someone posted a list of Game of Thrones names upthread. Some of those characters are real jerks. Even if you don't want to read/watch Game of Thrones and you just like the sound of the name, I think it would behoove you to know about the character as well. Because other people will, even if you don't, and they'll have associations. 


limabean's Avatar limabean 01:19 PM 06-05-2013
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I am not a fan of unusual names, so I have none to contribute to this thread. I don't want to criticize anybody else's name choice, so I will confine my comments to the following:

 

I think if you are going to pick a name that is used in a fictional work, and you know it is used in that fictional work, you should know a little bit about that character. Someone posted a list of Game of Thrones names upthread. Some of those characters are real jerks. Even if you don't want to read/watch Game of Thrones and you just like the sound of the name, I think it would behoove you to know about the character as well. Because other people will, even if you don't, and they'll have associations. 

 

I posted the GoT list (and FWIW, both my kids have very traditional, normally-spelled names and I wouldn't have it any other way). I agree with your thoughts, although that's really true of any name, not just names from fictional works.

 

Some names are so common that one association with a bad guy doesn't really matter (like Joseph -- people aren't likely to immediately think, "OMG, you named your baby after Stalin!", especially since there are also biblical and other references for the name), but some are pretty strongly and unilaterally associated with a historical real-life villain. 

 

But yeah, I'd do a double take if someone introduced me to their little baby Joffrey, although really, with that one, the parents could just be big ballet fans and have no idea that GoT even exists. wink1.gif


C.Arden's Avatar C.Arden 05:58 PM 06-22-2013

So far we have:

 

DS - Benjamin Magnus (he's always gone by Magnus and he wouldn't have it any other way)

DD - Cambria Arden

DD - Afton Whitney

DD - Hanneke Hennessey (pronounced like Annika, but with an H)

 

My kids all love their names and while they're not common names, they aren't hard to read/pronounce/spell (well, with the exception of Hanneke, people sometimes have trouble with that one). 

 

We have another on the way but don't know the gender yet and don't want to obsess too much over names till we do, but it most likely won't be something "common".


mamarhu's Avatar mamarhu 09:35 AM 06-24-2013

When BigGirl was born, I didn't live in the US. I named her Pantera - the genus name for most of the big cats: panthers, lions, etc. To me, it was a strong, independent, and graceful symbol of my dreams for her. I was SO shocked to return to the US and find that a heavy metal band, a sportscar, and a very expensive perfume had that name. This is not the meaning I had intended at all, but the association most Americans would have with that name. My advice is to do some cultural research!


DHinJersey's Avatar DHinJersey 10:57 AM 06-24-2013
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When BigGirl was born, I didn't live in the US. I named her Pantera - the genus name for most of the big cats: panthers, lions, etc. To me, it was a strong, independent, and graceful symbol of my dreams for her. I was SO shocked to return to the US and find that a heavy metal band, a sportscar, and a very expensive perfume had that name. This is not the meaning I had intended at all, but the association most Americans would have with that name. My advice is to do some cultural research!

 

 

And a band that's all bout aggression and anger, with an album cover featuring a closeup of a man being punched in the face. You poor thing :(  


erigeron 11:17 AM 06-24-2013

If you want to get away from the heavy-metal association, Penny or Tara might make a good nickname... Or Cat if you want to get literal. 

 

I knew a lady who gave her son a last name as a first name that was quirky but nothing fundamentally wrong with it, but then she moved to our city where that same name is the name of a giant shopping complex, and was pretty chagrined to find that out. I mean, still nothing wrong with the name, but I think that someone who lived here already would be very unlikely to pick that name for their kid. 


devilish's Avatar devilish 11:09 AM 07-07-2013

DD1's name is Talia Elizabeth Anne. I had Talia picked out since I was 12 and I saw it on a TV show. Elizabeth and Anne are her grandmothers' middle names. Their first names are Delores and Carole which I don't like at all.

 

DD2 will be Gwendolyn Ruth Aimée. DH picked Gwendolyn, Ruth is his maternal grandmother's name, and Aimée is a family name from my side. It's French and it means loved. I can't think of a better name for a child than that.

 

If DD2 had been a boy, he would have been called Rory Étienne Dafydd. Rory from Doctor Who, Étienne Dafydd after our fathers.


dauphinette's Avatar dauphinette 11:24 AM 07-07-2013
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DD1's name is Talia Elizabeth Anne.  LOVE!

 

DD2 will be Gwendolyn Ruth Aimee.  LOVE!

 

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lippy100485's Avatar lippy100485 04:20 PM 07-07-2013

We have a Phoenyx Rayne (Everyone HATED her name before birth...  but she has been so beautiful even from birth that whenever anybody meets her... she is paraded around for all to see... which I don't like... but now... everyone says her name fits her beauty and personality... My Daddy calls her Wren - his little songbird instead of Phoenyx lol)

 

We also have a Roxanne Jubilee (I don't know anybody with Jubilee) and I absolutely love it.

 

I think I might be pregnant again.

 

If it's a boy... we like Alijah Jabril (Not too different)

But if it's a girl... either Xion (Zion) or Xoie (Zoey) which everyone hates the spelling... but love the names

 

I like Xion Axelle or Xion Arcadia or Xion Auralia or Xion Aoife or Xion Tallulah or Xion Talia  lol (Some I got from this message board)

But haven't come up with anything for Xoie yet lol


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