Unusual (not crazy) names...

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This isn't for me (I'm definitely not pregnant!) but my friend is peering over my shoulder right now, looking for names. I told her to just go and join up but apparently this is way too much effort hmm And if I comment about this, I get nudged hard. Nice. grin

So unusual, out there but not bully fodder or way too unique name suggestions? Thanks in advance, we have quite a few written down and obviously found good names online, but looking for names we haven't considered yet. smile

havingamadmoment Sun 22-Sep-13 15:06:36

I called my youngest Rosemary not really that unusual but I havent met any others in her school etc.

Alanna
Aphra
Esther
Gillian
Jennifer
Stephanie
Tessa
Zoe

Caradoc
Eden
Jay
Jonah
Mackenzie (could also be for a girl)
Nathaniel
Owen
Robin

Any more parameters/examples?

Littlecherublegs Sun 22-Sep-13 16:13:28

Hmm, maybe need examples of the type of name you're looking for - what's unusual for one may not be for another.

Atticus
Cornelius
Linus
Amos
Silas
Josiah
Indiana
Zacharius
Xavier
Jonas

Saffron
Willow
Clementine
Jemima
Flora
Athena
Rosalie
Opal
Autumn
Octavia

Amarys
Greer
Grey
Naomi

Torin
Devon
Merrick
Ross

TheSporkforeatingkyriarchy Sun 22-Sep-13 17:12:20

Unusual depends on your area, and I always found big name lists useful when I was looking, so here's some mega lists with the more usual names left out. Hope you and your friend enjoy:

Girls:
Abeni, Adora, Amalia, Angela, Aphra, Arina, Aveline, Bettina, Bithiah, Breeshey, Caelia, Calanthe, Concordia, Cyra, Davidyah, Eartha, Freema, Gwendolen, Haidee, Harleen, Harmony, Ida, Irena, Irina, Janine, Janet, Jane, Katura, Kyra, Liviana, Lucinda, Makeda, Malia, Maura, Mercia, Mirabelle, Miruna, Nerissa, Olivine, Qristina, Pandora, Panthea, Pearl, Reina, Rena, Renana, Roxana, Safia, Salvatrix, Salome, Samantha, Samara, Sera / Serah, Signy, Trudy, Ursa, Ursala, Valora, Vivian, Vivianna, Vivienne, Whitney, Winifred, Winifreda, Winona, Winry, Xenia, Xene, Xylia, Zala, Zanna, Zara, Zenzi, Zori, Zula, Zuri

Any: Andor(i), Desta, Innes, Jaimie, Harley,Kelley, Kelsey, Meredith, Morgan, Nephi, Oswin, Pace, Parker, Phoenix, Robin, Shea, Sheridan, Sol, Sylvain/Sylvaine, Tanis, Teagan, Tempest, Terry, Wynne, Yuri/Yori, Zaka, Zakiah, Zan, Zeal, Zuma, Zurien

Boys:
Alphonse, Amidor, Angus, Aristide, Aristides, Avi, Avinathan, Brennus, Colby, Cyrus, Dante, Drust, Drustan, Drystan, Ellis, Ezana, Faolan, Franklin, Fredrick, Gratian, Haldor, Hallam, Iestyn, Jeremy, Jesper, Junix, Lovel, Malcolm, Malkiel, Manfred, Maric, Marlon, Maurus, Maxen, Merrick, Merritt, Neil, Nelson, Owen, Patrick, Pherick, Quinlan, Reuel, Stellen, Tiernan, Theodor, Tiernan, Torben, Trevor, Tullius, Tulio, Tully, Tural, Ulrich, Ulrick, Varian, Varric, Wilfred, Zachary, Zach, Zakkai, Zunan.

manicinsomniac Sun 22-Sep-13 17:31:02

Anika, Aurelia, Astrid, Alba, Arlene, Anita, Annette, Ayla, Arwen, Aria, Adenike, Belinda, Bronwen, Belen, Brianne, Brynn, Brenna, Brielle, Celeste, Cynthia, Cecily, Colette, Colleen, Charmaine, Callista, Calliope, Calypso, Claire, Christina, Cassidy, Dakota, Diamond, Deanna, Daria, Etta, Enya, Ettienne, Elisaveta, Evadne, Evangeline, Effie, Ebony, Fallon, Farrah, Fernanda, Fionnuala, Geneveive, Giovanna, Giselle, Genesis, Gayle, Hallie, Helena, Hero, Hebe, Henrietta, Isolde, Isadora, Imelda, Iona, Juliette, Julianna, Jeanette, Jocasta, Juno, Juniper, Joelle, Katinka, Karenza, Larissa, Leonie, Laurel, Lixa, Mallory, Meredith, Mirren, Mira, Mina, Marcia, Marnie, Nikita, Nastia, Noelle, Nyah, Ophelia, Octavia, Peyton, Piper, Rhiann, Rhiannon, Roxanne, Rowena, Romily, Saffron, Sorrel, Sylvia, Simone, Suzannah, Tansy, Taryn, Tamara, Una, Vivienne, Verity, Willa, Winter, Ximena, Xanthe, Yesenia, Yolanda, Yvette, Zia, Zillah

Arnie, Asher,Archer, Bruno, Barry, Byron, Chester, Colby, Cory, Darren, Diego, Darius, Frazer, Fergus, Faris, Jonas, Jeremy, Lachlan, Milan, Miller, Maddox, Ned, Nico, Rico, River, Tony, Walton,

Wow, thanks everyone! smile Rosemary is the name of her dd1 (and I love the name so much). By 'unusual' she means not too 'classical'/posh type names, but just interesting names which aren't too over the top too.

So far she's fallen in love with Alanna, Eden, Caradoc, Atticus, Indiana, Athena, Autumn, Rosalie, Amarys, Devon, Merrick, Harmony, Irina, Zanna, Colby, Phoenix, Harley, Tiernan, Jesper, Teodor and Zakkai.

Examples: She likes classic but not too classical/mythological names and not too frilly ones. Ifyswim.

TheSporkforeatingkyriarchy Sun 22-Sep-13 18:37:37

I'm glad she's found some names she likes, she's picked some lovely ones I think.

invicta Sun 22-Sep-13 18:40:32

Loryl
Cassandra
Rosalind
Desdemona

Horatio
Nero
Julian
Jeremy
Zachary
Hubert
Hamish

ohmymimi Sun 22-Sep-13 19:14:36

Donal, Kika, Finbar, Linley, Morris, Cecile, Curtis, Peta, Bertrand, Cordelia.

wiltingfast Mon 23-Sep-13 09:28:06

Dominic
Conal
Setanta
Bosco
Darrell

Emer
Rosaline
Caragh
Julia
Thalia
Thea

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