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I'm guessing most of us have our baby's name picked out, and it seems many aren't sharing. That said, we haven't had a naming thread in awhile, so I thought this'd be fun.

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.

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I am so unoriginal and don't really like any unusual names at all. Obviously since I have a Vincent, Victor and now a soon to be Shane.
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I love Juniper, but dh thinks it's too hippy

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I like word names for girls, like Harmony, Bryar and Blossom. I really like Cotton for a boy-which is really out of character for us.
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i love Magnolia and Dahlia for girls, neither of which we are using at this point! lol

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I love Canek for a boy, but DH doesn't
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My neighbours son is name Trellis - I kind of like it
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I like Akhasha or Azalea for a girl, and Osiris for a boy. DP was not in board with either!!

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i love Magnolia and Dahlia for girls, neither of which we are using at this point! lol
Magnolia is in my top 5 right now...I don't think we will be using it, though.

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i always like jethro and merlin for a boy, and rainbow for a girl. rainbow got vetoed as a first name but in the event we have a 3rd child and it is a girl, she'll be hazel rainbow. as for jethro and merlin, they were thrown off the table as quick as i laid 'em up there. we are having a boy and his name is tavish marley or tavish dale. 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.
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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.

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I really like Shephard, but have been unsuccessful in convincing dh.
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I really like Sufiyan for a boy but it is out for two reasons....one is all "S" names are out for us since our baby's initials will be _.O.B. The other reason is my husband knew someone with that name who committed suicide so he cannot cope with using it. We know a lot of names we won't be using but haven't really settled on one we like yet. I think we might have to meet the baby first.

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I liked Cael for a boy...Azarae for a girl but I won't be using either unfortunately

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I LOVE Noa for a girl.

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
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Belltree,
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...
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I know of a girl Noa.

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.

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I really want to name this baby (boy) Fable, but I can only get my SIL behind it, not my husband!
I really love Juniper! And Cael is one of our top choices.
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It dawned on me one day that Rocket is a great name for a boy.

I think we are going with Salvador Xavier.
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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.
I think Samara Peace sounds really nice together!

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.

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Angus for a boy, but dh would never agree.
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I LOVE Juniper for a girl. Also Azalea (however you'd spell it) and Acacia.
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).

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Becky, i also love Oisin, and Irish names in general (I'm an Irish Pagan) but I too am trying to avoid the obnoxious Irish spellings and sticking with the English ones. My husband's name unanglicized is Caoimhin and my baby (if you can pronounce this you now know her name ) is Aibhlinn.

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The name we've chosen for this baby is Denis Quinlan. Very Irish, not too unusual though. Our other kids' names aren't that unusual, except for maybe my first daughter... she's Titania Nyssa-Luna. Titania is pronounced Tih-tah-KNEE-uh. She goes by Tani, like the color Tawny.

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.
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I have a dd named Lily (Lilith), which prevents me from realistically choosing most of the girl names I really love - Rose, Daisy, Daphne, Iris, Ivy, Apple, Lula, Lulu, and Loli.

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!

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I LOVE the name Cross. DF could probably be coerced into liking it lol.

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Unusual boy names I liked that were vetoed:

Tristan
Taliesin
Coll
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)
Llewelyn
Rhiannon (prn. Ree-an-on)

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I like Llewelyn too, but once I heard the proper Welsh pronunciation and realized how far off everyone would be it was out. I don't think English has a sound like the Welsh Ll.
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.

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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 felt the same way before I had DS.. but I wanted the name Sebastian for him SOOOOO much, I told DH he could pick the middle name, which is also his middle name, Dee. A compromise well worth it! But, generally, I am not a fan of naming after other family members.

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I think the weirdest names on my list are:

Boys:
PEREGRINE
ZEPHYR
SILVESTER

Girls:
KALLIOPE
ENYA
AURA

I'd probably never use any of them, and this little one is probably going to be Oliver

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