Unusual names that are a one off - never heard it before or since

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HoneyandRum Mon 28-Jan-13 11:46:58

I met a lovely little boy and his mum in the US, he was about 5 and was called Caspian.

Maybe a Narnia fan?

BinarySolo Mon 28-Jan-13 11:57:21

funnily enough i met a little boy called Aslan! Another Narnia fan?

BinarySolo Mon 28-Jan-13 11:57:55

He was about 5 too.

botandhothered Mon 28-Jan-13 12:57:22

Went to school with a boy named Hamlyn in the eighties. Never met another.

Aslan, I think might be Turkish, I remember one of my fathers colleagues being called that.

If course might have been a narnia fan too!

LtEveDallas Mon 28-Jan-13 13:44:20

I know two people that have completely made up names - one named from a mixture of her her hair and eye colour (she'd be in her 40s now), one named from a mix of the two names his parents couldn't decide on (he's 10).

I find both names slightly ridiculous tbh.

My neice has a 'real' name, but is the only person with that name in the UK (well the last time I looked she was)

I know two children with made up names, both are a combination of their parents' names. Different families, and about 10 years apart.

DontmindifIdo Mon 28-Jan-13 13:49:59

In DH's family there's a great aunt called Genesta. I haven't met/heard anyone else with that name.

badtime Mon 28-Jan-13 14:13:08

'Genesta' sounds like a variant of 'Genista' which is a genus of the plant broom (I know this because of the Plantagenets, who were named after it too!)

BinarySolo Mon 28-Jan-13 14:14:36

The family with Aslan were from Yorkshire and didn't look at all Turkish. More Scandinavian. Guess there could have been an ancestor though.

TeamEdward Mon 28-Jan-13 14:14:55

I know of a Finity. Never heard of another.

Bundlejoycosysweet Mon 28-Jan-13 14:18:25

I went to school with a Mary-lane (yes, lane not a typo!). Not sure where that came from.

emsyj Mon 28-Jan-13 14:30:18

I went to primary school with someone called D'Artagnan (sp????)

My DMum used to be a teacher and had a little girl in her class called Ladybird. I quite like it actually! The more I say it the more I think it's rather lovely.

BabyRoger Mon 28-Jan-13 14:32:02

I went to primary school with a boy called Haig (pronounced as in 'The Hague'. I have never heard of or met another since.

ccsays Mon 28-Jan-13 14:32:51

I know a five year old Shadow. Pretty atrocious name IMO, but definitely unique!

Indith Mon 28-Jan-13 14:38:52

I have only ever met one Nest.
I knew a Tulip once, never met another of those either.

Also Oceanne and Angel. I have seen these/similar thrown around on baby name threads but I've never met one since the originals I have met.

PootlePosyPerkin Mon 28-Jan-13 14:42:37

I used to work with someone called Lovely. Never met another.

CoffeeMum Mon 28-Jan-13 14:42:40

I've only ever met one Saxon - a toddler boy

ethelb Mon 28-Jan-13 14:44:25

Vern - boy (said it was a family name)

Sultana - turkish girl

Moominsarehippos Mon 28-Jan-13 14:47:07

Ladybird Johnson. But I don't think that was her real name.

HoneyandRum Mon 28-Jan-13 15:15:59

Oh just remembered that I worked with a Cameo she was a lovely person

My ds knows a Saxon at school, CoffeeMum. There is also a Lollipop at his school which I have never heard of before.

cheapandchic Mon 28-Jan-13 15:20:03

I know/met only one of these:

Barbarella
Annael
Venetia
January
Aviva
Tequila
Suvi

Bo
Fox
Gil
Tiger
God
Babbington
Tal (Talbot)

Had a Art teacher called Rain and her sisters were called Rainbow and Valentine

Quintus
Storm

A few that are probably popular in home country as well.

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