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.

exoticfruits Tue 19-Mar-13 13:48:52

I have seen quite a few on here that don't pass the spelling criteria-they would constantly have to spell them for people.

shoobidoo Tue 19-Mar-13 17:49:08

Eliott is another name that has to be spelled out - Elliot, Elliott or Eliott?

Or what about Finlay or Finley

TheOldestCat Tue 19-Mar-13 17:55:06

I have the most dull, most frequently used name of the 1970s. There are 40 of us at my work.

And I still have to spell it out sometimes.

If you love a name, go for it. Otherwise we would all have the same three names. Dull dull dull.

(have given son a hard-to-spell Irish name!)

Startail Tue 19-Mar-13 18:01:07

Rhys
Ross
Roy
Evan
Ian
Stephen
Talesha
Carenza
Pebble
Sally
Sarah
Echo
I love Ottile, but I think it's not rare enough.
Lara (loads of Larens)
Jane
Diane
Marie
Wendy
Julia
Kerena

WormCanner Tue 19-Mar-13 18:05:38

Kerena?
Good grief, there must be a record number of spelling possibilities for that one. Carina, Karina, Karena, Corina etc etc etc

plantsitter Tue 19-Mar-13 18:10:33

Avery for a boy.

Astrid for a girl.

plantsitter Tue 19-Mar-13 18:11:23

I have always wanted to call a boy Mention. I know it's not a name, but DH so much about it when pregnant with mine it has started to sound like one to me (we had girls).

mirry2 Wed 20-Mar-13 22:10:47

startail - pebble? shock You can't be serious? It's from the flinstones!

manicinsomniac Thu 21-Mar-13 00:02:04

I think some of these are pretty 'out there' to be honest.

Names of children I know that I think fit the bill. I've discounted any names that are not commonly used by British families otherwise there's just too many unusual names.

Miranda, Joanna, Vivienne, Maria, Polly, Iona, Zia, Millicent, Fenella, Nyah, Marta, Juliette, Camilla, Callie, Athene, Tess, Meg, Celest, Fionnhuala, Hester, Sorcha, Genevieve.

Tristan, Rex, Orson, Teo, Gregory, Manuel, Angus, Hal, Patrick, Albert, Paris, Terence, Darren, Alastair, Gavin, Jared, Scott, Anton, Rory, Stephen, Ashton, Xavier, Simon, Jude, Robin, Clyde, Hamish

exoticfruits Thu 21-Mar-13 06:39:34

I don't think that some fit under the rule. Pebble and Echo sound bonkers to me, with massive scope for teasing. Talesha, Carenza, Fionnhuala, Nyah, Sorcha would have a lifetime of spelling.

notimefors Thu 21-Mar-13 06:51:11

Oh nice to see DD and DS's names here. Unusual but not bonkers was just what I was after.

shoobidoo Thu 21-Mar-13 06:58:37

Marcus
Xavier
Quentin
Clement

Georgia
Alannah
Tamara
Natasha

WormCanner Thu 21-Mar-13 11:34:33

What sort of name is Nyah? confused Sounds like a sneer, or a playground taunt

Nyah nyah n'nyah nyah!

delilah88 Thu 21-Mar-13 12:37:07

Marmaduke! "Duke" ...come on!

Reggie.

Harvey.

Zia.

delilah88 Thu 21-Mar-13 12:43:56

Hercule.

delilah88 Thu 21-Mar-13 12:44:25

George.
Albert.
Millicent.

IroningBoredDaily Thu 21-Mar-13 12:49:23

Nyah is a beautiful name. It sounds nothing like a sneer if pronounced properly ( Ny-ah ). It is one that would need spelling, but luckily is only short.

capedcrusader25 Thu 21-Mar-13 12:55:26

Mine and my dd's names are on here, as is my surname! My name (both names) definitely do not belong on here, every single time I'm asked for either I have to spell them and I'm always asked about my first name.

Peka Thu 21-Mar-13 19:46:28

I LOVE Franklin!! Such a fab name!

WafflyVersatile Fri 22-Mar-13 01:29:08

Adeline.

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