What's your favorite odd name? Whether it's unpopular, untraditional, or just really out of character for every other name you'd like, I wanna hear it.
My favorites are Imogene for a girl, or Donncha for a boy.
Single mama to S ~ 6/09
Jessica, Wife to Owen (6/7/03), mom to Amina (9/20/06) : and Colm (5/30/09) :
However its traditionally a jewish name (which we arent), and DH hates it. Why cant men just not care about names?!
For a boy - Callum. But you guessed it, DH said no! booo
my hubby's pickfor this one, if it is a girl, was Juniper
I don't think it's too weird, I just thoguht that with our last name it was too cutesy.
I think my weirdest one is Jemima...I love love love it, but obviously here in the U.S it has certin bad connotations, which is a same because it really is a pretty name wth a sweet meaning (dove).
Boys...umm, I can't think of anything too weird on my part, by DH LOVES Avenger...
the guys we works with actually have some kind of pool going on what "weird" thing we will call this baby...our girl's name, this time around is pretty normal, imo..our boy's name is a little bit more out there, but nothing Phillip Pullman fans have never heard...
I am NOT going to lie: I think Tallulah is the best name ever uttered EVER. I also like Honor and had never heard of it until Jessica Alba named her baby that.
I am also a big fan of Apple.
I <3 Peace for a girl, because it is what I wish most for my daughter's life. However, I probably wouldn't have the guts to actually do it as a first name...if only it went with Samara, since that is our little monster's first name.
We're not too big on unusual names but I do like Miley (if only it wasn't associated with Hannah Montana LOL) for a girl.
Alas, we're having a boy.
I do like Osiris, though...hmmm...
I think the "wierdest" boy names that I like are Darius and Darien.
I haven't mentioned this to dp, but I'm also debating on Oisin (pronounced Osh-een). But I'm not sure I want a name that isn't pronounced the way it looks (in the US/Canada).
Becky, partner to Teague, SAHM to Keagan (7yo), Jonah (2yo)
I think my favorite girls names is Quintessa, which we were going to name our last daughter, but all I got from my family was how much of a poodle name that was... hence, her nickname Poodle. But we ended up naming her Patricia Jean, for my FIL and my mom.
For boys...ugh. I hate most boys names, though I do love Irish ones. So I guess Finley, Callum, and Qade.
We also have strict rules about naming our kids. No child can have the initial of another child. So C, A, T, N, L, K, I, S, B, P, and J are out. We also have to like both of the names on their own, because when I'm disciplining one of the kids, they know I'm serious because I use their middle name only. They have to sound good being yelled down the street to come home for dinner too. Okay, stupid rules, but they're ours.
Oh, and I basically hate most boys names, especially French boys names which mostly sound like American girl names to me and we HAVE to choose a French name for this baby (long story). Wish me luck!
Llewelyn (prn: Lou-ellen)
Lilloet (prn: Lil-oo-et)
Unusual girl names I liked that were vetoed:
Aoife (prn: Ee-feh)
Saiorse (prn: Sor-sha)
Siobhan (prn. Sheh-vohn)
Rhiannon (prn. Ree-an-on)
Weary SuperMama to my amazing neurodiverse 6 y.o. DD and to my on-the-go neurotypical 3 y.o. DS
Another unusual boy names I like and won't be using is Aneiran.
I like a lot of the Irish names, especially Soirse and Oisin, and a number of french girls names too, but the pronunciations just wouldn't work. For example Eliane is lovely in French and sounds like Alien in English.
A few other sort or out there names I like are Sunny, Juniper, Django, Terra, Gaia
I really like unusual names, and just realized any of the ones on my list are disqualified for reasons other than being wierd.
Carlin - loving life with DH and 2 amazing daughters
dale is my dh's middle name, but i can't stand it, so we are in negotiations about marley; i think it's becoming more and more of a possibility. i want our kids to have their own names, and not to have the same names as anyone else in the family.
I think the weirdest names on my list are:
I'd probably never use any of them, and this little one is probably going to be Oliver
The Hippie & the Marine
My boys: S (4) & O (2) & Expecting #3 in Dec. 2011