I love unusual names and thought we could all share some of the unusual names we have all heard and liked (or detested).
There is one family I know who pretty much all have unusual names: two daughters, Chelsea and Sheray Chelsea is a little uncommon. her two sons, listen to this: Jovan Etrayu (middle name from Neverending story), and her newest addition is Dragon Lore (pronounced DRAY-GUN).
Growing up I didn't like my name much, but now I love it and I am SO glad I'm not just another Jennifer (no offense meant).
So we decided to give our son an unusual name also (DH's name is Dan), and name him Ozaiis (pronounced oh-ZAY-iss).
Dragan is a Croatian name. My friend's DH is named that. His friends call him "DRAY-gon" but in Croatian it is "DRA-gan".
Homeschooling, Homesteading Mama to DD ('02) and DS ('04)
my kids have names that are fairly standard as I had no desire to do the same to them
I came up with Cynthany when I was tired one night. I was trying to say "Cynthia Geary" (the actress from Northern Exposure) and I slurred it. My dh said, "that's pretty" and we decided to use it.
We made a huge mistake, though. Throughout my pg with ds#2 we were sure it was a girl. When we got surprised with a boy, we chose Calvin Lucas. Just using the same initials. Well, if we have a girl, our children will have matching initials and I hate that.
Circumcision is wrong, regardless of gender
Mercury Alexander.. Ok.. Alexander is pretty normal, but we got heat over Mercury..
Xavier Kerrclan.. Again.. Xavier not too out there, but Kerrclan is in refferencee to my dads side ot the family.. THey are scottish from the Kerr Clan.. Ta-Da..
This one due in July will be LIam Lloyd.. Liam pretty popular these days, and Lloyd was dh gpa's name..
His sibs named their kidss..
Ocean Orion, and Noah for his older sis's 2 boys..
Poet for his youngest bro's boy,
Malichi Curtis, and Arianna for his youngest sis's kids...
My family is pretty odd too.. I am Dyan (pronounced D anne.. )and my sister is Leia (yep. .After Star Wars.. If she had been boy she would have been Darth. .)
Warm Squishsy Feelings..
I am contemplating names for my baby to be born in January. If it is a boy it is probably going to be Joel Matthew and if it is a girl it is probably going to be Delaney Skye. Although they may change tomorrow
My son's name is Elijah Markus. I never realized how many people pronounced Elijah with a "zha" instead of a "jah". My dh and I joke about naming our second son Elisha and that would get everyone confused
DDs name is Lilyka. its pretty unusual (hence the reason I chose it for a user name) It is pronounced li-li-ka, should have spelled it Lillica. too late now. it is hungarian apparently.
some other names we had picked that were less than usual were Denali and Indigo (for a boy) and Ocean for a girl.
My neighbors kids were: Shadow (boy) Sesca (girl - sounds like Fresca) and Draven (boy - long a sound)
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it is hard for her now ( she's almost 7) EVERY time someone asks her her name I see her get the look. She says "Dagny" they say "HUH?" she says "DAGNY!" They say "daphne?' She says "DAGNY !!! D-A-G-N-Y" they do: and she says " Forget it....just call me D "
Ds is Maverick Gabriel. My family called him 'little boy' for two months, hoping we would change it. Everyone else thinks Maverick is very cool.
Dd is Charis. (pronounced Care-is) Not too much problem from family and friends, except no one can pronounce it correctly.
I love both Mercury and Orion. Also, Cain and Hawk.
For girls, the prettiest name I've ever heard is Krissoula. And I like the names Silver and Scarlet as well.
Liam's middle name is Slainte (pronounced Slan-cha), which is an Irish greeting/toast for good health.
We know girls named Ocean and Denali, those aren't that uncommon out in California!
Single mom to Rain (1/93) , grad student, and world traveler
lilyka, i LOVE your daughter's name/your user name. every time i see it, i smile.. darned if i almost don't want to use it. i can't, tho, cuz i'll just think of you (not that that's bad .. but you know..)
i'm thinking i'll scour godess and god names.. and if anyone knows any good links to unique names, let me know!
DH is Sean. He gets called "Seen" and gets misspelled "Shawn" and "Shaun".
My dad is first name Wirt, middle name Leake. Never met another Wirt. He gets "Wart" (lol) and "Ward" all the time. As a boy, he punched a kid who called him "Wirt the Squirt...he's Leaky," which I thought was very inventive teasing ag
My DD#1 is Faith, not too unusual, but people frequently call her "Fay".
DD#2 is Abaigeal, the Gaelic spelling of Abigail.
DS is our oddest name. Bede, pronounced "Bead".
"His name is Bede." "Sorry?" "Bede." "What?" "Bede!"....
But he has Michael to fall back on as a middle name if he gets tired of explaining his first name.
Shantra who is now a mom and her daughter is Trinity(!)
I know a Kaede which is unusual (I'm not being judgemental I think these names are lovely)
My children (after the first two) have unusual middle names which are (omitting the first two) Lael, Lavi, Love, Lemuel, Lucas, and Lisbeth.
If we'd had a son, though, his name would probably have been Sean. I liked Asher, as well.
A friend named her son Rainey and her daughter Aira. Both cool.
my name is Hope -- not so 'unusual' but very uncommon. as a kid I heard a lot of "that's not a name, it's a word" pretty much dislike my name until high school boys thought it was cool. I wouldn't trade it for anything now
my dd is named Meta after my grandmother. The 'e' has a long 'a' sound. she was swiss/german and the name was a popular derivation in German from Margaret in the early 1900's. since naming her, I have run into several adults who say 'oh, that was my grandmother's name too' but my boss who is a native German has never heard of it.
anyway, she'll have to fight the pronunciation game but i figure it will giver her character and my grandmother was a special lady.
we have friends who named their ds after a great-granfather -- Thor -- they are of Norweigan descent and live in a town that is still very norsk
DD is Tanis. We have yet to meet another one. It's traditionally a woman's name, but there are a few male Tanis' popping up in baby sites on the internet... apparently it's the name of a bisexual knight (or something similiar) in a series of pulp fantasy novels. This is the only instance I can think of for a name to shift from female to male rather than the other way around. Her middle name was slated to be "Jones" after Indiana Jones (Tanis is also the name of the place the lost ark was buried in the movie), but we chickened out and went for Elizabeth. Happy with that decision now, because I didn't realize at the time how decrepit Harrison Ford had become (not age... Callista!).
|Originally posted by Worldshakerz
Just : Jovan Etrayu (middle name from Neverending story), and her newest addition is Dragon Lore (pronounced DRAY-GUN).
my dogs name is Falkor from Neverending Story, noone ever knows what I am talking about....how cool...nak
My daughter Caitlin Rose's name was unusual when we picked it. My sister is named Katherine, and Caitlin is a Gaelic form of that. Oh, my, now there are so many, and so many different ways of spelling it. But I have only met one Caitlin her age, the rest are nine and down.
My daughter Madeline was named by her big sister after the little girl in Paris. Madeline gets called Madelynn frequently and Maddie, which she hates. Her dad picked her middle name. He made it up after my friends that helped us with the pregnancy and birth. It's Jo (after Jodi) Leah (after Leah) Beth, (after Mary Beth and Elizabeth) Les (after his sister Leslie) and Lyn ( after his sister Lynn). So the whole name is Madeline JoLeahbeth Leslyn. She loves it.
My youngest was named Charlotte for a few hours, but it just did not seem right. Now she is named Claire, after no one, the name just came to me. I only know one other Claire, and she is a grown up. Her middle name is Maureen, after my older sister.
I wanted to name Madeline "Juniper". But once a "mystic" guy told me I would meet my first born (who died of SIDS) again and her name would be JUNE. I had completely forgotten the encounter with this guy, as I believed at the time that he just took my 20.00$$ and made up something. I have never met a baby named JUNE. But while pregnant, I had a dream that reminded me about the prediction that I would meet JUNE. I woke up and told her dad that we could not name her Juniper. It just seemed a little heavy load for a brand new baby to carry. Weird huh? I still love the name Juniper. Juniper Pearl. Juniper Joy.