Unusual/unique boy names

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orangebubbles Thu 20-Jun-13 23:32:48

We are struggling to find a boys name that we both love, help!

It needs to be unusual (our daughter has an unusual name and we're keen to ensure her brother does too, so, no classic or popular names please smile

Thank you

tammytoby Fri 21-Jun-13 11:52:21

These might be too 'classic' for you:
Cassian
Quentin
Magnus
Amos
Tristan

Perhaps these are more 'unusual'
Orlando
Oakley
Romeo
Tiger

What is your daughter's name - that might help us find a suitable boys' name.

boys names are harder to chose than girls

tammytoby Fri 21-Jun-13 12:04:16

Really? I don't think so. There are so many lovely classic boys names to choose from - just look at the ONS lists outside the top 100 or so.

orangebubbles Sat 22-Jun-13 21:38:38

Thanks all, some great suggestions for me to put to DH. Someone mentioned Lysander which I loved but DH already vetoed!

We like latin and Roman names.

Prefer nothing ridiculous or celeb stylee (Dare I say how ridiculous I think the name North West is!!!).

Would rather not give out DD's name as very unusual and might out myself! It is a latin name though.

BOF Sat 22-Jun-13 21:41:39

Please tell me you are thinking about Iggy. Or Conrad.

luckyclucky Sat 22-Jun-13 22:26:43

Ptolemy

Ossian

gingeme Sat 22-Jun-13 22:35:49

Selway
Blaze
Pasha
Tarka
Albie

luckyclucky Sat 22-Jun-13 22:38:51

Auguste

Hengist

Red

Cassius
Drusus
Rufus
Aelius
Gaius
Aeneas
Marius
Seneca
Ulysses

You have the problem that a lot of the most appealing-sounding Roman names that twenty years ago would come into your highly unusual category got used in the Harry Potter books (Albus, Remus, Severus, Sirius, Lucius to an extent) so what you're left with is mostly names that were already fairly well-used or names that Jo Rowling didn't want to saddle wizards with.

Theas18 Sun 23-Jun-13 12:58:22

Gulliver nn Gully.

Or as heard in the local park... Orson , which just seemed strange on a small boy butI guess he'll grow into it!

Not Marius - there wiill be loads after les mis... Darius is good though ( king of Persia so classical- DH went to school with one)

fussychica Sun 23-Jun-13 16:40:47

Torrin
Adan (Spanish version of Adam)
Cristiano
or something from here if you like Latin names
www.babynamenetwork.com/baby_names/origins/Latin_baby_names.cfm

Arwhen Sun 23-Jun-13 16:58:53

Magnus
Julius
Augustus
Tiberius

I think Lucius would also be ok as the Harry Potter connection isn't too obvious.

TheEarlOf Sun 23-Jun-13 17:08:26

Caecilius

Belisarius
Constantine
Amyntas

orangebubbles Tue 25-Jun-13 20:45:18

Thanks all, some great suggestions. Tolliver you are right about the names being used in the HP books and that potentially making them difficult to use!

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