unsual names that you love

(124 Posts)
jmox Thu 09-Jul-15 19:05:26

what are some unusual names that you love? That you may not ever be brave enough to actually use but "secretly" love?

Mine is Brigitta..I have loved it since I first saw The Sound of Music when I was 7! Not sure I could ever use it but I on the down-low really like it. I also like Vera and considered using it but did not get one positive feedback about it..boo!

reuset Thu 09-Jul-15 20:05:32

Proserpina has a lovely sound but I'd never lumber a child with the name.

Vera is great!

ButterflyOfFreedom Thu 09-Jul-15 20:23:48

I'm not sure how unusual these are really but I love them though wouldn't be brave enough to use them on my DC (and DH would veto anyway!!) :



Kleptronic Thu 09-Jul-15 20:25:05

Vaughn. Such a mess to read. Lovely to say.

downgraded Thu 09-Jul-15 20:26:28


Love it, could never use it....

KittyBennett Thu 09-Jul-15 20:31:20


jmox Thu 09-Jul-15 20:37:51

I think Cordelia is great!

Dickon is lovely too that reminds me of The Secret Garden.

MadameJosephine Thu 09-Jul-15 20:40:03

I love Darwin and Edison for boys, they were both vetoed by DP but we ended up with a girl anyway

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Thu 09-Jul-15 20:41:19

I tried for it every time, but DH vetoed it sad

Rivercam Thu 09-Jul-15 20:41:43

Roderigo, from a Shakespeare play I studied at school ( Henry V, part 1?)

Rivercam Thu 09-Jul-15 20:42:12

Love Perdita

Justwhy Thu 09-Jul-15 20:42:16

Love Ptolemy and Cassian. Could never use them.

GinUpGirl Thu 09-Jul-15 20:42:19

Venus - doubt very much I'll ever use it!

HarryLimeFoxtrot Thu 09-Jul-15 20:43:06

Erasmus and Isambard

FannyPlant Thu 09-Jul-15 20:45:05


Raines100 Thu 09-Jul-15 21:59:47

Esmerelda and Camellia (Cami for short). DH just laughed.
Have always loved Jean-Marc for a boy, but we are not French so I think it would be a bit weird.

HeyMicky Thu 09-Jul-15 22:02:29


Vetoed by DH before I'd even finished saying it

ollieplimsoles Thu 09-Jul-15 22:03:40

My brother's name is Cassius- Jack

Cuppaand2biscuits Thu 09-Jul-15 22:06:11

I love Perdita, I wanted Tabitha but everyone said it was a cats name.

iklboo Thu 09-Jul-15 22:06:48



It was a definite NO from DH.

EeB00 Thu 09-Jul-15 22:09:20

Anatoly, Emile, Ulysses and Christie for boys.

LauraChant Thu 09-Jul-15 22:10:52

Sorensen, Lysander

MargoReadbetter Thu 09-Jul-15 22:12:49

Apollonia (nearly got away with it but ultimately vetoed by DH)

Casimir - didn't want Cazi as nn.

LuluJakey1 Thu 09-Jul-15 22:20:37

We had a boy but I have it on my list for next time. smile

BothEndsBurning Thu 09-Jul-15 22:22:32

Tryphena and Tryphosa, and Persis

Give my greetings to Tryphena and Tryphosa, the Lord's workers, and to dear Persis, who has worked so hard for the Lord.
(Romans 16:12)

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