OK, everybody. Time for a public service thread. Post real names that are unusual but not so bonkers that the poor child will have 80 years of explaining, spelling and justifying to deal with.

(145 Posts)
seeker Sat 16-Mar-13 00:35:10

Clemency
Timothy
Edith

are my first 3.

BOF Sat 16-Mar-13 10:25:05

Nowt wrong with Roger.

Littlecherublegs Sat 16-Mar-13 11:05:29

Tate
Jackson
Amos

Sorell
Cassia
Lilia

ArtexMonkey Sat 16-Mar-13 13:26:51

Oscar - unusual??? Can't chuck a stickle brick without hitting an Oscar round these parts.

Otto
Fergus
Linus
John
Robin

Sylvie
Victoria
Sarah
Margaret
Anne

And, my dcs' names, which i don't think anyone has said yet....

SoftSheen Sat 16-Mar-13 13:44:02

You could do a lot worse than Roger! The hero of one of my favourite novels, written in the 19th century, is called Roger- so it is a fairly old name.

colditz Sat 16-Mar-13 13:46:51

Varies massively according to area. I know three Robins, and not a single Oscar

TheSecondComing Sat 16-Mar-13 13:49:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Penelope
Verity
Demian
Rupert

ArtexMonkey Sat 16-Mar-13 14:22:48

It's a curious thing isn't it? My niece had the number one girl name the year she was born and she has always been the only one in her school and has never met another one.

iheartmycat Sat 16-Mar-13 14:37:43

Ezra
Genevieve
Monica
Shona
Claire (the name of half my year at school but couldn't tell you the last time I met a young claire)
Natasha
Shannon
Deborah

Cameron
Ronald
Corey
Anthony
Christopher
Dominic
Benedict

iheartmycat Sat 16-Mar-13 14:39:21

Gavin
Gareth

Both boys names I really like but have never met anyone under 30 called them!

iheart I know a family of 2 boys - Gareth and Gavin! be about 14 & 13 now smile

JollyYellowGiant Sat 16-Mar-13 14:50:41

How should Raphael be pronounced?

Bearandcub Sat 16-Mar-13 14:54:33

Kester
Kier
Lloyd
Scott
Russell - haven't heard of a Russell for a long time

Eloise
Carolyn
Helena

Blatantly showing my age!

vamosbebe Sat 16-Mar-13 14:56:00

JollyYellosGiant Raphael: raf-a-el
(if you're Spanish)

ShowOfHands Sat 16-Mar-13 15:02:56

I have a Raphael too. It's not unusual on MN clearly.

I want somebody to use Aphra for a girl.

My great grandad was called Godfrey Everard Orlando. All three are pretty cool. grin

Badvoc Sat 16-Mar-13 15:08:19

Launcelot.
My grandfathers name.

Bearandcub Sat 16-Mar-13 15:10:06

Corin

Corinne

seeker, Cairn is a name - as are lots of things that occur in nature or are part of our landscape e.g Ross, Moray, Brodie, Logan etc. No2 son was almost Cairn but it didn't sound good in the local accent of where we lived at the time so changed our mind.

seeker Sat 16-Mar-13 15:58:09

Just tested Roger on my 12 year old. If he doesn't stop laughing soon I may have to call an ambulance.

There may be people called Cairn, but it most certainly doesn't fit the no justifying, spelling or explaining criteria

IroningBoredDaily Sat 16-Mar-13 16:03:33

Naomi
Nina
Tamsin
Mary
Elsbeth
Kay
Nyah
Genevieve

ArtexMonkey Sat 16-Mar-13 16:04:00

SoH I love Aphra for a girl. Aphra Behn was a badass.

DizzyHoneyBee Sat 16-Mar-13 16:04:16

Melissa. My colleague always has to spell it for people.
Rumer, as in the author of children's books

ArtexMonkey Sat 16-Mar-13 16:06:16

I have never known a person called cairn. Although we did used to have a cairn terrier called Polly when I was little. Which name actually fulfills the criteria of this thread imo. Spooooooky.

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Sat 16-Mar-13 16:09:24

My imaginary future son will be called Simeon (no, EON, not IAN like monkey, like the bible- see I've got my imaginary response ready too)

OneHundredSecondsofSolitude Sat 16-Mar-13 16:09:56

Come to think of it Ian and Simon fit your requirements

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