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?

TeWiSavesTheDay Mon 28-Jan-13 15:24:17

Octave

LemonBreeland Mon 28-Jan-13 15:24:59

I don't think I've ever met someone with a unique name.

CheerfulYank Mon 28-Jan-13 15:27:04

I knew a Cameo too. smile

SilverOldie Mon 28-Jan-13 15:29:29

Someone named their child God? shock I'm surprised they were allowed to register that.

badtemperedaldbitch Mon 28-Jan-13 15:29:56

i met an Equator Goldstien once. I thought it was such a beautiful name and it suited her perfectly. Not sure if it were her given name or a name she called herself but it was beautiful.

lockets Mon 28-Jan-13 16:15:23

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BinarySolo Mon 28-Jan-13 16:18:23

I knew a girl called Saxon. I assumed her parents were fans of the band!

Was god maybe short for Godfrey or Godrick? I wouldn't have thought you could register that!

I knew of a ghengis khan. Also heard about a New Zealand couple that wanted to name their baby 4real. They were refused by the registrar.

peeriebear Mon 28-Jan-13 16:19:06

Aslan means Lion, unsurprisingly. smile

emsyj Mon 28-Jan-13 16:21:19

It could have been Moomin!!! Maybe it's the same person my DMum taught? I'm guessing she would be late 30s to late 40s by now...

emsyj Mon 28-Jan-13 16:22:51

Oh how thick am I, just googled and see who 'Ladybird Johnson' is blush blush blush. It says her real name was Claudia. Maybe that's where the parents of the little girl my DMum taught got the idea?

I want to call dd5 Quinta as a mn but dh not keen

CoteDAzur Mon 28-Jan-13 16:24:26

Aslan is a perfectly normal Turkish name for boys. It is the word for "lion" in the Turkish language.

Re Narnia - It is the literary equivalent of calling a fictional dog "Dog".

lljkk Mon 28-Jan-13 16:25:12

Rutger, Saguaro, Clayton, Shanti, Dayjanayda (I don't know proper spelling, might be Deyaneda)

(my dad's name, but I cannot say it because he has a public profile).

An Anakin lives locally.

Lilyloo Mon 28-Jan-13 16:25:27

My niece is called Lauris never heard that before / again, we also know a boy called Valentine

ithaka Mon 28-Jan-13 16:25:36

My friend had an Aunt Griselda. Not unique, but I bet you don't get many Griselda's nowadays.

lynniep Mon 28-Jan-13 16:29:17

I know a Storm (a boy) but thats about it. There is a Pheonix at nursery (thats the spelling they use) Theres also a baby Juniper which is lovely (shortened to Juno which is slightly more popular)

BinarySolo Mon 28-Jan-13 16:30:03

Had the Aslan I met looked Turkish then I probably wouldn't have batted an eyelid, but it was surprising on a little blond boy! And although I knew it was a name in it's own right I still thought Narnia. maybe because his siblings were Lucy, Susan and Tumniss

CoteDAzur Mon 28-Jan-13 16:31:07

"I knew of a ghengis khan"

Cengiz ("Ghengis") is also a perfectly normal Turkish name meaning "warrior". So is Atilla.

FirstTimeForEverything Mon 28-Jan-13 16:33:00

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BinarySolo Mon 28-Jan-13 16:34:03

Yes cote but given the notoriety of the namesake you'd have thought the parents would think twice with their surname.

slug Mon 28-Jan-13 16:36:06

I've known a few Lovleys. They've all been Bengali girls.

DH used to work at Great Ormond Street hospital. He reckoned you could tell who had been a popular sleb 3-5 years ago by the names of some of the children. There was the wave of Kylies, followed by the Beyonces etc.

forevergreek Mon 28-Jan-13 16:36:07

Typo ( yes named after an error!). He's about 8 now if anyone else knows of a boy called typo

DizzyHoneyBee Mon 28-Jan-13 16:37:19

Cambo

Ruprekt Mon 28-Jan-13 16:37:36

D'Niro - met him at Odds Farm Park and nearly died laughing.

I knew a September once. She was about 40.

noddyholder Mon 28-Jan-13 16:38:02

My ds has a mate called stone Never heard of another

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