Most recent name to make you "huh?!"

(382 Posts)
zingally Thu 09-May-13 20:33:51

What names have you heard recently to make you stop in your tracks and wonder if the parents are a bit mad?

My most recent favourite is... Flossy, for a girl.
Made worse because my dads pet name for me is Flossy, or Floss. So to hear it as an ACTUAL name just makes me gawp.

Worst boys name - Banjo.

narmada Thu 09-May-13 20:36:06

Banjo? Oh oh, I can see the rhyming nicknames and it's not pretty grin

peachypips Thu 09-May-13 20:37:19

Larkin for a girl...

SantanaLopez Thu 09-May-13 20:40:57

Oh poor Baby Banjo sad

I met a toddler called Serenity this morning. Serene she was not!

amigababy Thu 09-May-13 20:41:19

In our Local newspaper bonny baby competition,

Thurlow Thu 09-May-13 20:41:20

Willoughby. More because he's the villain of the piece. Like calling your son Darth.

thepartysover Thu 09-May-13 20:43:15

< shamelessly marks place >

ForeverTheLastOne Thu 09-May-13 20:44:00

I met a girl recently called Blazie, pronounced blaze-ee.

popsnsqeeze Thu 09-May-13 20:44:55

Sinai. For a boy. Like mount Sinai. Weird

Ezza1 Thu 09-May-13 20:45:30

Destinee... sad

Cwtchbach Thu 09-May-13 20:46:22

I met a sibset on beach the other day called Petal and Presley nn Pets and Pres.

A friend of a friend on FB has a child called Dempsie. I ask you.

3MonthMaid Thu 09-May-13 20:48:34

Dotty is a local baby. Baby Alan made me shock

Thurlow Thu 09-May-13 20:52:36

I did meet a baby Ian recently. I think it only made me "huh?" because you don't hear it often, not because there is anything wrong with it. Around my way you are generally ready for Harry-Josh-Charlie-George-Fred, there's a small pool of names here. Ian's surely due a comeback.


Hullygully Thu 09-May-13 20:55:31

Hartleton-ThistleFlop (boy) Hartie for short

MortifiedAdams Thu 09-May-13 20:56:59

Bram (boy)

Payton (girl)


MortifiedAdams Thu 09-May-13 20:57:47

Hully wins thanks

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Thu 09-May-13 21:03:31


nancerama Thu 09-May-13 21:03:45


cyanarasamba Thu 09-May-13 21:05:43


nancerama Thu 09-May-13 21:05:55

And I know a kid who genuinely has "danger" as his middle name.

boardingschoolbaby Thu 09-May-13 21:06:05

Rawdon for a boy

SingingSands Thu 09-May-13 21:07:17

I live near a village called Rawson and as kids my brother and I called our hamster Flossy. These are not real names!

Machli Thu 09-May-13 21:07:27

Banjo! grin

R J Paul. The initials don't stand for anything hmm.

LegArmpits Thu 09-May-13 21:08:13


Thurlow Thu 09-May-13 21:09:31

Is Rawdon from Vanity Fair?

I also know a little one with the middle name Danger...

AnneEyhtMeyer Thu 09-May-13 21:10:02

I heard a mum calling an approximately 10 year old child Xenon in the supermarket last weekend. He had siblings, but I didn't hear their names. I would imagine they were Argon & Radon.

I know a baby Alan too. That shocked me.

mewkins Thu 09-May-13 21:13:26


Hmm, sure it's a case of a good name being ruined by a bad person but.. would you really want everyone saying "oh, like the realky racist guy?" EVERY single time you introduced your child?

MooseBeTimeForSpring Thu 09-May-13 21:14:56


Ham69 Thu 09-May-13 21:15:19

Boniface. I like Flossy!

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Thu 09-May-13 21:16:24

I wonder if Enoch has 'knockers' as a nn.

AmandaPayneNeedsANap Thu 09-May-13 21:17:46

Echo. I mean, I love a good hippy name, but things hardly turned out well for Echo in mythology, did they? And to think I vetoed Mallory because I didn't like the meaning.

Mamafratelli Thu 09-May-13 21:18:53

Kaiser for a boy shock

Elsie for a girl born to a pair of six foot broad shouldered Lancastrians.

AmandaPayneNeedsANap Thu 09-May-13 21:19:05

Flossy is one of the traditional nicknames for Florence. I had a many times great aunt somewhere on my Dad's side who actually got registered as Flossy. Not sure I would intentionally have it as the full name myself.

Badvoc Thu 09-May-13 21:20:28


mouseymummy Thu 09-May-13 21:21:45

I've recently met a very cute snuggly little bundle called Peppa!

Jimmy Boy

staffroomwars Thu 09-May-13 21:24:50


and one that is so unique I'd out myself but it's just all his Grandparents and uncle's initials has no vowels and cannot be pronounced

I met a baby Chad. Apparently it's a saint. I kinda like it!

Also think Peppa is ace, if only it were spelt Pepper. I always liked it since loving 'Annie' as a kid.

crunchbag Thu 09-May-13 21:26:16

MortifiedAdams Bram is a traditional Dutch boy's name, variation on Abraham

staffroom shock so what do you say? All the letters? The first one? A nickname?

Blu Thu 09-May-13 21:27:50

The Hartleton-ThistleFlop that I know is called Floppy for short. Bound to get teased as a teen sad

Catbiscuit Thu 09-May-13 21:28:10

Mousey, are you sure it wasn't pippa? Lots of people mistake my pippa for peppa!! I know a flossy short for Florence, its lovely I think. Also know a boy with danger as his middle name!
Know of a recent arrival called Paisley
Also know a blue and a redd (not related!!)

TallulahBetty Thu 09-May-13 21:28:24


I get Florence. I get Clementine. I do NOT get Florentine.

I love Larkin and Dotty too blush

invicta Thu 09-May-13 21:28:48

In a recent magazine, the children models were Asia, Pyper and Honour.

invicta Thu 09-May-13 21:29:09

Dotty is short for Dorothy.

Artichook Thu 09-May-13 21:29:39


I also know an Echo and a Larkin, I wonder whether they are the same little girls already mentioned.

There are two Hartleton-Thistleflops?! confused

nenevomito Thu 09-May-13 21:29:52

nowt wrong with flossie

Banjo, however. Could be worse. Could have been Ukulele.

flossy101 Thu 09-May-13 21:31:09

A baby girl called Blaze.

ELR Thu 09-May-13 21:31:35

Spike for a boy

clattypatty Thu 09-May-13 21:31:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ruprekt Thu 09-May-13 21:31:58

D'Niro..........I nearly wet myself laughing!gringringringringrin

staffroomwars Thu 09-May-13 21:31:58

we all do different things, though seem to be settling on knowing him by first letter of his name

Artichook Thu 09-May-13 21:32:38

Oh and I know a baby BOY called Izzy and a baby girl called Stanley.

PartTimeDomesticGoddess Thu 09-May-13 21:32:48

Rumer (girl). Turns out to be the first name of a "Virago modern classic" author. Who'd have thought it?

lollypopsicle Thu 09-May-13 21:33:37

Lolly. Not short for anything. Named so because the mother craved lollipops during pregnancy. And no, it wasn't me, despite my username grin

Star (6 yr old girl). Luckily for her she can pull it off.

SweetTeaVodka Thu 09-May-13 21:35:32

Flossie and Dotty I have encountered a few times round these parts - comeback, maybe?

I met a Pixie, and a newborn Kenny the other day.

SirChenjin Thu 09-May-13 21:35:35

Spike - and not as a nickname

TeamEdward Thu 09-May-13 21:38:35

Boy/Girl twins - Biggles and Posy.

Startail Thu 09-May-13 21:39:41

We used to have an Echo at school, lovely and very clever and a Pebble also lovely.

NeverBeenToMe Thu 09-May-13 21:43:16


Precious, Comfort and LunarLizzie hmm are 3 I have heard this week.

LunarLizzie was born last week and shall be known by her full name of LunarLizzie apparently hmm

MeDented Thu 09-May-13 21:44:12

Ha ha I wanted to call DS Spike, he is very glad DH wouldn't agree smile

Andcake Thu 09-May-13 21:47:06

Rocket - obviously they were thinking of the space type but all I could think of was salad!

WhiteHairReally Thu 09-May-13 22:16:31

Three brothers called Chance, Cash and Cruz.

iheartmycat Thu 09-May-13 23:41:55

Disney (girl)

KittenofDoom Fri 10-May-13 02:28:09

Cash should meet up with Lolly grin

FairPhyllis Fri 10-May-13 02:45:23


PictureMeInThese Fri 10-May-13 03:05:19


Chottie Fri 10-May-13 03:20:10

My great great aunt was called Florence and her nn was either Floss or Flossie, and she was born at the end of the 1890s, so nothing new under the sun smile

mathanxiety Fri 10-May-13 03:28:23

First name Raelynn, middle name Yovonne. I kid you not.

BookieMonster Fri 10-May-13 03:31:24

Banjo might be understandable if there's an Australian connection. One of Australia's foremost poets (Waltzing Matilda, The Man from Snowy River etc.) was A.B. "Banjo" Paterson.
I know a baby Electra.

Breezy1985 Fri 10-May-13 04:07:19

I know a baby boy called Random surname Chance - Random Chance!

Also know a baby girl called Jellybean hmm

Iteotwawki Fri 10-May-13 04:21:24

PTDG - I love Rumer Godden! She wrote Miss Happiness and Miss Flower and the Diddakoi. Now I have to go and hunt them out to read to the boys smile

Kiwiinkits Fri 10-May-13 04:22:09

PMSL at Ian and Alan

sleepingbeautiful Fri 10-May-13 04:34:16

When I had our twins a few months ago, the other set of twins in the neo-natal care unit were called Jase and J-lynn. Our nurse said 'but I hope you will pick proper names' for our then unnamed pair, lol.
Also know a baby Corbin, and met a little girl called Sunny who appeared to be quite sulky.

GreenLeafTea Fri 10-May-13 04:39:49

Colin. Weirdly his parents are very hip, musician-types.

I'm not sure if they were being ironic or if it is a family name or what.

Dd's second middle name is Elvis. Because she's only 9 people tend to look to me to see if she's telling the truth.

We aren't massive fans by the way. There is a story behind it.

ThatVikRinA22 Fri 10-May-13 04:48:32

i recently encountered Beyonce. not the one married to JZ. This one was 6.

Mockingcurl Fri 10-May-13 05:30:33

Heaven Lee

Accidentallyquirky Fri 10-May-13 05:46:06

I very often call my dd flossy in public I have no idea why but when she fannys about it sorta fits?
She likes to be called by various superhero names too and I oblige happily, now I'm hoping no one over hearing think that she's actually called flossy/Spider-Man ect!

I know a summah ( actually spelt and spoken with the ah on the end)

Lavenderhoney Fri 10-May-13 06:07:45

Django ( little boy)
Wren ( little girl) when the mum told me, not sure if it was her dm or her mil behind her, but she rolled her eyessmile

Wossname Fri 10-May-13 06:18:14

Mercy-Jo. Said with scouse accent so actually sounded like Mersey-Jo, took me a minute to stop boggling.

Wossname Fri 10-May-13 06:19:14

I quite like Wren now I think about it, Lavender!

CheerfulYank Fri 10-May-13 06:21:15

I know a few Wrens...I like it! No different from Robin or Martin. smile

Two recently: Maddux and Kinzley. Both babies in question are adorable and their parents lovely, but I just can't get behind it!

Of course we're planning on calling DD (due in 2 weeks) Margaret, and we've gotten some hmm a few times when we've mentioned it. It's all down to taste!

DangoDays Fri 10-May-13 06:26:13


xigris Fri 10-May-13 06:27:04

Iteo and she wrote Mr McFadden's Halloween. One of my favourites smile
I know a Cedric and a Cecil (brothers)

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Fri 10-May-13 06:27:46

Spike is a brilliant name. There's a little boy in my DDs class called Spike and he's fantastic.

There's also a Rio (boy) - that I don't like.

Loveday for a girl - traditional Cornish name.

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Fri 10-May-13 06:29:08

Sorry to be clear it's the name Rio, not the little boy that I don't like blush

idonthaveone Fri 10-May-13 06:35:03

Twins Florence and Fred

UnderwaterBasketWeaving Fri 10-May-13 06:35:08

I once met one of the legendary Nevaeh's. (Heaven backwards).

I'd read about it here on the La-a type threads and didn't know how to react when I met this one in person!

Also a teenage Loveday, which is lovely. I quite like Cornish names (like Demelza).

GingerPCatt Fri 10-May-13 06:47:43

I met a lovely little girl called jezabel. When she said her name one mum even clarified in case we had misheard.
I know three American sisters, Ricci, randy, and Ryan. Apparently dad wanted boys.

ChristineDaae Fri 10-May-13 06:49:08

I quite like some of these names. Would rather them than yet another Lilly/Jack!
Oddest one I know - Arthur. He's 2....

usualsuspect Fri 10-May-13 06:50:23

Albert. Why would you call a boy such an awful old man's name.

Artichook Fri 10-May-13 06:52:52

Arthur is the 68th most popular boys name in the UK at the moment. It's not unusual at all.

usualsuspect Fri 10-May-13 06:58:25

Arthur is another one that makes me go 'huh'

mrssprout Fri 10-May-13 07:00:05

I second BookieMonster that Banjo is understandable if there is some Aussie connection. The Aussie actress Rachel Griffiths has a son Banjo which seemed to bring it back into use

greenandcabbagelooking Fri 10-May-13 07:01:14

Paisley. It's not a pretty pattern, and the town's not amazing either, so why name your child after either of them?

usualsuspect Fri 10-May-13 07:01:35

Lots of names on this thread are not unusual.

ilikeyoursleeves Fri 10-May-13 07:01:37

There is Pocahontas McGuire in Glasgow, apparently!


iliketea Fri 10-May-13 07:07:35

I know an Albert - he's an awesome little boy and really suits his name (before I met his parents, I would have agreed it's an odd name,
but now I think it's a great choice).

Mehrida Fri 10-May-13 07:13:24

Not as weird or wonderful as some already mentioned, but when I heard about baby Jaxon my first thought was that it was a made up name. Jackson would've raised my eyebrows as it was unusual, but Jaxon?

But then I've gone through life having to spell my name for others so I empathise with the poor little mite.

ilikeyoursleeves Fri 10-May-13 07:16:15

I know a Jax. hmm

nonamenewname Fri 10-May-13 07:28:22

What usualsuspect said.

MardyBra Fri 10-May-13 07:29:54

shock at Jezebel. Thats like calling your child "Old Slag" or "Slapper".

OkayHazel Fri 10-May-13 08:34:55

Marking my place to watch this thread! It's a combination of hysterical and inspiring.

Doughnutmaestro Fri 10-May-13 08:51:15

My ds is Flynn, supposedly that's unusual round here. The next person to call him Finn will get a smack though! It's Flynn from tron not Finn from glee
I desperately wanted danger as his middle name but dh vetoed it and he got his granddads names instead (still sad)
I know an Alfred, he's three, not even shortened to Alfie or anything, his mums a hipster. He just got a new brother, I don't know his name yet but I can't wait lol

Doughnutmaestro Fri 10-May-13 08:53:00

I also know a couple with a dd called lois and a ds called Clark, apparently their dog is called kal-el.
Dads a big superman fan!

flybynight Fri 10-May-13 08:55:52

Miracle-Savoy for a girl and Jeeves for a boy. I thought they were both jokes.

FacebookWanker Fri 10-May-13 09:00:07

We had a Spike and a Chad at school.

I don't think Dotty or Flossie/Flossy are unusual names.

Finbarr dragon. It may possibly be the other way round I can't remember. Think the kid would be 8 or 9 now but my memory is a bit fuzzy.

memphis83 Fri 10-May-13 09:08:28

On fb saw a baby named La'Mae and to make it worse every single person said it was a gorgeous name!

sapphirestar Fri 10-May-13 09:09:04

I know a little boy called 'Bear'.

I thought it was a nickname/term of endearment.

It's not, Bear is really his name!

LemonPeculiarJones Fri 10-May-13 09:09:48

Miracle-Savoy? Brings to mind a magic sausage grin

LemonPeculiarJones Fri 10-May-13 09:10:23

Aw Bear is cute.

sapphirestar Fri 10-May-13 09:12:48

Yeah, while he's 4 but can you picture a stroppy teenager or a successful middle aged businessman called Bear?!

Chisbird Fri 10-May-13 09:13:34

Beau Bleu - just born last week

Trazzletoes Fri 10-May-13 09:13:40

I knew someone who married a girl called Ginger Lee.

Worse, Ginge for short sad

Little boy named Kahelan.

TripTheLightFanjotastic Fri 10-May-13 09:22:34

I know a little boy called Sincere hmm

Channel 5 milkshake were doing birthdays yesterday and there was a sweet little girl with the unfortunate name of...Kord hmm

Btw, ds2's name is on this thread but spelt differently

notso Fri 10-May-13 10:10:28

Teaelcie, Baby and Brian I know Brian isn't unusual but it just sounded odd to hear baby Brian.

Mariannesmum Fri 10-May-13 11:01:35

Some of these names are out there. But Albert and Alfred are not unusual names are they?
I know a Boudicca. She is very cool and totally suits her name.

twirlyagogo Fri 10-May-13 11:12:55

There are some gorgeous names here! Love Flossy, Spike, Dotty - and Bram is a great name too. Think I really like Lolly too now it's been mentioned. Also really like the way that names like Precious are used in some cultures, always makes me feel a bit soppy.

Am with Thurlow - names like 'Ian' confuse me. 9 months and neighbours came up with 'Ann'. I don't know how to respond to that type. Had a friend whose first three all had lovely names, fourth was called John. Not even Johnny. He wasn't named after anyone, no family link, she just said she couldn't think of anything else hmm.

FreedomOfTheTess Fri 10-May-13 11:17:44

Sugar Princess - the name of a girl an old school friend teaches. shock

To be honest, I didn't believe her at first, so I searched for the name on Ancestry and sure enough there is a birth record listed for a Sugar Princess. Oh and her surname (which my friend didn't tell me, I saw it on Ancestry) is White. White, Sugar

shock shock

DizzyPurple Fri 10-May-13 11:31:30

Huxley - boy.
Tinkerbell - girl thankfully! Cute on a baby but as an adult???

TheYoniWayisGerard Fri 10-May-13 11:31:32

Dontae. Not Dante, Dontae hmm grin

LulaPalooza Fri 10-May-13 11:40:19

Lavenderhoney - I quite like Django, but I hope the kid is musically talented with a name like that!

Babylon - Precious and Comfort are fairly common in the Caribbean and some African countries. I know a Comfort from Zimbabwe.

These threads always make me smile... if you lot heard some of the ridiculous names unusual that DH's friends and family have come up with you would have a field day. There seems to be a fashion in South Africa within his community of making up a name using either your and your partner's names or your parents names. For example, a couple I know called Alan and Geroldene have a son called Aldene. DSS has a similarly odd name which can be shortened to something more regular, lucky for him.

I know a couple of She-Earls as well. And a Storm.

LulaPalooza Fri 10-May-13 11:41:28

ops strikeout fail

TimeForLunch Fri 10-May-13 11:48:57

Twinkle. Poor thing. Imagine having to introduce yourself to other people as an adult!

ellajayne Fri 10-May-13 11:54:47


It sounds like something the big 'ard blokes call their dogs. Not too put there but still a bit 'huh?'

SirChenjin Fri 10-May-13 11:59:49

Spike is NOT a gorgeous name, Spike is a horrible name shock

If you're going to saddle the child with a name like that at least give it a less horrible middle name

happydutchmummy Fri 10-May-13 12:06:01

I offer you a little girl named.... Candida

Thought it sounded lovely, till I realised its the clinical name for thrush!

daisydoodoo Fri 10-May-13 12:07:35

my son goes to school with a Kc, spelt that way and I didnt believe ds1 (15) so asked a few of his friends who confirm that Kc is in fact Kc!

ds1 has n unusual name but it is a name at least and one with historical connections.

daisydoodoo Fri 10-May-13 12:08:36

although dare i admit spelt wrong as dh (now xh) when registered his name got the i and the e the wrong way round sad I knew i should have sent him with a note!

SirChenjin Fri 10-May-13 12:10:54

Did anyone see the (lovely) young lad on Breakfast news this morning by the name of JaJa (that's pronounced Jay Jay by the way wink). I thought of this thread when I read his name...grin

bollockstoit Fri 10-May-13 12:12:30

Noddy Holder's son is called Django, and a friend of a friend of mine's son is also called Django. Wonder if it's the same one mentioned up-thread? I also know a little boy called Phoenix.

Probably apocryphal, but my old English teacher alleged he knew of girl twins Ima and Ura (surname Hogg...). Apparently their father wanted boys. hmm

Trazzletoes Fri 10-May-13 12:33:01

Ooh I know a Django too! I think it's a lovely name.

Fuzzysnout Fri 10-May-13 12:36:09

Bracken (boy)

bollockstoit Fri 10-May-13 12:38:30

Django's turning out to be the commonest name on this thread, which I know was not the effect that his parents were going for wink

MummyBurrows Fri 10-May-13 12:39:19

A family friend called her dd Bambino and her ds Phoenix..

Neighbours dd is called Harmony...

Also know a girl who's name is Teagan Reagan Frai...not so much 'huh?' as "really?!"

Also know a Karn (boy),Caydence (girl),Blaize (boy),Asher (boy) and Richenda (girl)

My mums lastest girls name suggestion to me last night was a name of her own making... Christim...a combination of her and my dads mother,just no...

notso Fri 10-May-13 12:45:17

grin Mummyburrows I love it when you see a house presumably named after it's owners. On the way to my mums there is a Gargret and a Tonynda!

Asher is a name in the Book of Genesis.

The only two in probably the past 5 years that have made me confused were


Pinky (this was a 15 year old boy, who told me it was quite common in his community and DS said he didn't get much stick for it at school)

MadBannersAndCopPorn Fri 10-May-13 12:46:41

Icicle for a boy 'Icy' for short!

I also knew a Garianne (as in Gary and Anne, her parents)

JKSLtd Fri 10-May-13 12:50:39

(Not related)
(All boys)
Snow (girl)

JKSLtd Fri 10-May-13 12:51:05

Icy & snow should get together smile

steppemum Fri 10-May-13 13:00:24

not recent, but knew an American family with kids called Randy and Brandy??

Peric = one grandfather called Eric and the other Peter

kid in dds class called Eboni, which is very pretty, but she is blonde and blue eyed...

But beware of what you over hear in shops. dd2 has quite sensible name. But I call her all sorts of things, not unusual to hear me calling 'Mopsy' across a shop.
She answers to anything beginning with 'm'

ksrwr Fri 10-May-13 13:03:44


demi43 Fri 10-May-13 13:08:36

Really don't understand names like Autumn and Summer
Know a v religious family who all have middle name Mary, boys and girls. A bit harsh when you get to school

Trinpy Fri 10-May-13 13:16:06

I know a female Pheonix. it's actually growing on me now and I quite like it.

I also know a baby Pollyanna, which I think is awful, but may be popular in other cultures?

I used to know a little girl called Alberta, nn Bertie. Not unusual as such but she was a very shy and didn't have a lot of confidence. I think it was a difficult name for her to carry off, iyswim.

IdaClair Fri 10-May-13 13:16:44

I know loads of these. I know a Spike, a Phoenix, a Django, an Otis, a Jax, and a Pixie, a Flower and a Dude. And a baby Dave and a baby Brian.

But the one that made me shock recently was Khaleesi.


sparkle12mar08 Fri 10-May-13 13:24:02

Mortimer-Moon. Surname is double barrelled with the same initials too. I also know of an Ocean, Honey-Mae, Willoughby, Flinty, and a Merlin too.

Iris1 Fri 10-May-13 13:32:48

Shaznay. Essex girl on 16 kids. I literally cant get out of my head how bleeding awful it is.

Hullygully Fri 10-May-13 13:33:32

This morning I came across twins, beautifully dressed in pink and blue, the girl with a lovely sparkly headband, and their names were Aetheopia and Haile

Surname Selassie Hully? wink

IdaClair Fri 10-May-13 13:43:28

Shaznay was the name of someone in All Saints, wasn't it? The band?

I have also met a Merlin. Have to admit I thought it pretty cool. He's not English though.

Hullygully Fri 10-May-13 13:43:35

No, I did ask, but I got a blank look in reply and their mother said, "Our surname's Dodson"!

TheSecondComing Fri 10-May-13 13:46:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

horseradish Fri 10-May-13 13:46:33

Zoom. hmm I wanted to call dd Parsley, but was vetoed!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 10-May-13 13:46:57


It's actually grown on me, I visualise a serious Harry Potter type.

twitchypalm Fri 10-May-13 13:49:45

I was in go outdoors last weekend and a mother was calling her really pretty dd sterling.

All i could think of was cigarettes.

GreyWhites Fri 10-May-13 13:55:53

I met a Trixie today. It wasn't til I was on my way home that I realised that's how it must be spelled. In my head it was Tricksy. Fucking stupid.

SirChenjin Fri 10-May-13 13:58:43

IdaClair - did you fight the urge to growl "Mmmmmeeerrrrrrllllliiiinnnnnnnnn"? grin

AmandaPayneNeedsANap Fri 10-May-13 14:00:28

Oh, I also discovered that an adult Christian I know has a sister called Kristen. I mean, fine alone, but really?

Tickledyellow Fri 10-May-13 14:03:26


I know! Whatever you are thinking is what I thought too! Poor kid!

meddie Fri 10-May-13 14:04:27

Lucifer... that one really made me go Huh! Why? why do that.
Twins Gangsta and Beretta

Branleuse Fri 10-May-13 14:07:50

maverick. shouted angrily in an essex accent

CinnabarRed Fri 10-May-13 14:09:55

Not a baby, but I have a work contact called Vivid.

Wallace Fri 10-May-13 14:12:10


Hully - oh dear...

ladymontdore Fri 10-May-13 14:26:50

Wilfred, Pixie, Tyler...

ladymontdore Fri 10-May-13 14:27:45

oh, and Ferdi.

TeamEdward Fri 10-May-13 14:39:29

There are the siblings Phoenix and Merlin who play in the local park.
I also know of siblings Humphrey, Wilfred, Arthur and Cuthbert. Not unusual per se, but quite a combination!

mejon Fri 10-May-13 14:44:06

I was going to mention JaJa from Breakfast this morning too SirChanjin as it made me grin. Saw a card for a baby girl called Unique on Cbeebies (or possibly the Milkshake one) recently. There's a bizarre hyphenated or apostrophied one on our local FB Swap-shop but can't remember it at the moment. I'll have to have a look and come back!

Wafflenose Fri 10-May-13 14:44:46

Beck (boy).

Denym <boy>

Miggsie Fri 10-May-13 14:48:51


I mean, why????????

sparkle12mar08 Fri 10-May-13 14:50:14

Oh and a Cruz and a Jaxxon. Both white.

jinglejanglebangles Fri 10-May-13 14:50:46

I have heard the name 'Prince' and 'Anakin' (Skywalker - obvious StarWars fans!)

PipkinsPal Fri 10-May-13 14:51:13

Jagger - I kid you not.

Clay. Not a nn. Just clay

jinglejanglebangles Fri 10-May-13 14:52:39

...oh and also heard Astera for a girl which was quite sweet

PipkinsPal Fri 10-May-13 14:55:47

I also know of a Missy. Unfortunately a colleague's ginger cat has the same name too. Some names are cute when kids are small but can you imagine your Doctor calling over the tannoy Missy xxxx and an 82 years old hobbles into his room?

Ambridge Fri 10-May-13 14:58:42

Still pmsl at Miracle-Savoy. Sounds like a prize-winning cabbage.

RedJeans Fri 10-May-13 15:21:55

Khaleesi is a Game of Thrones reference I think!

usualsuspect Fri 10-May-13 15:28:24

I love some of the names on this thread.

You may not like Ptolemy (and I wouldn't use it either) but it has got a LONG history!

NiniLegsInTheAir Fri 10-May-13 15:39:11

Wynter. Who was born in April. hmm

And yes, Khaleesi is from Game of Thrones.

Chipschipschips Fri 10-May-13 15:39:41

What's wrong with people? It's like they consider their kids to be accessories that they can customise to make themselves seem more interesting.

usualsuspect Fri 10-May-13 15:42:27

How dare people choose names they like.

KittenofDoom Fri 10-May-13 15:48:32

Donkeys Back in the 80s there used to be a footballer called Forbes Phillipson-Masters. Unusually posh-sounding name for a footballer then.

Greydog Fri 10-May-13 15:52:49

Some ladies in the Post Office cooing over a new baby - they asked mum what the babe was called - "Sky Princess" came the reply. There was silence after that announcement!

Chipschipschips Fri 10-May-13 15:57:28

usualsuspect Exactly, it's a form of child abuse. Just give it a normal name, FFS. You're not special and neither is your child.

lambbone Fri 10-May-13 15:58:06

Whatever's wrong with Ian and Alan? Is it just that the fashionable name cycle is about 75 years, and Ians and Alans are all about 50? When I'm an old lady I confidently expect to hear my own name been called out to tiny tots in the street - but you never hear it now.

As for weird names I've heard - my former neighbour had a DS called Tomsk. Yes, like the Womble.

I'm not a big fam of damn silly names, but do you know I rather like Sequin? It has a pleasing sound. But only if she doesn't have a brother called Tarquin.

Lots recently, none of my friends/family I hasten to add! Just out and about, children seem to be named after slebs or slebs children. The worst name I have heard, ever, was a two year old who had the misfortune to be named Sylar after the villain in Heroes (yes the one who cuts peoples heads open) because his DPs liked him.

Ozfrazror Fri 10-May-13 16:01:37

Not exactly an unheard of name but I couldn't help being a bit surprised to be introduced to a baby boy at a mums and tots group a while ago called…


usualsuspect Fri 10-May-13 16:02:07

Don't be so bloody stupid, child abuse my arse.

I wasn't agreeing with you. I was being sarky.

Moominsarehippos Fri 10-May-13 16:02:38

I heard a mum yelling for little Taizer (don't know about spelling but it was pronounced tay-zer) a while ago. (I said buzzzzzzz very quietly to myself).

Chipschipschips Fri 10-May-13 16:04:18

wot iz sarky??

Lol @ Sequin

Moominsarehippos Fri 10-May-13 16:05:42

I can't remember the last time I met anyone called John or Matthew.

NorbertDentressangle Fri 10-May-13 16:06:24

Eco (pronounced as in eco-warrior) - 'met' him at a recent open day at a nature reserve/woods type place which was rather appropriate I guess!

When DS heard the name he quipped "I bet that boy Eco's friendly" grin

thegreylady Fri 10-May-13 16:10:45

Flossy is a common nn for Florence which is very popular atm.
My dh wanted Chad for our ds-I won smile

marthastew Fri 10-May-13 16:10:45

There is a child at nursery called Lazer

thegreylady Fri 10-May-13 16:13:53

America is the place for daft names with odd spellings-usually with 'ee' endings .I did see a Serinytee and a Destinee as well as Libertee and Rylee-Jo.

thegreylady Fri 10-May-13 16:14:56

Banjo is the name of the little boy in The Runaway Dinner which is a great book for toddlers smile

thegreylady Fri 10-May-13 16:19:15

there is a Ptolemy in dgs nursery class [I get many chances to share that on here smile ] He is known as Tolly and is a lovely boy. Dgs asks why does Tolly write P for his name?

narmada Fri 10-May-13 16:31:30

marthastew Lazer??? Definitely not Lazar? (which is a common slavic name). There was a Lazar at DD's nursery who always got referred to as Laser, poor child.

usualsuspect Fri 10-May-13 16:36:24

If it's,a common Slavic name, why is he a poor child?

AmandaPayneNeedsANap Fri 10-May-13 16:39:26

Didn't narmada mean he was a poor child because people always got his name wrong?

BraveLilBear Fri 10-May-13 16:39:37

Love Larkin (girl or boy) and Merlin... blush

And yes, Khaleesi is a Game of Thrones reference. Means queen in an imaginary language There is also a Daenarys or few hundred out there - that's the 'first' name of said Khaleesi.

My dad was shocked to hear of a Casper the other day. I said that's cute. He said 'it's a friendly ghost'!

Also know a grown-up Loveday and met a grown up Khia recently (made me think of the car).

And also think Ptolemy as Tolly is pretty cool - my favourite book series as a kid featured a boy called Tolly and never knew (until now) what it was short for.

BiscuitMillionaire Fri 10-May-13 17:10:52

There was a boy in DD's class called Binh. In his parents' defence, they're Thai. And a boy in DS's class called Cheetah (Indonesian).

Actually I know several young Matthews and neighbours' kid is called Eric.


Clawdy Fri 10-May-13 17:16:31

Recently met baby Tiger Hunter - those were his first two names followed by surname.

DebsMorgan Fri 10-May-13 17:19:08

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FoofFighter Fri 10-May-13 17:23:58

Endo (which to me is a nn for endometriosis!)
C C - initials don't stand for anything


SignoraStronza Fri 10-May-13 17:35:55

I knew lots of of little Italian Kevins!

Newjobthankgod Fri 10-May-13 17:48:13


Baby Edge.

Newjobthankgod Fri 10-May-13 17:49:13

Aubree and Jurnee

Heavywheezing Fri 10-May-13 17:50:15


Oi thats my name Heavy! Seriously! Its a Cornish name smile

pigletpower Fri 10-May-13 17:52:29

Our Felicity sometimes gets called Floss by her grandparents.

FoofFighter Fri 10-May-13 17:55:07

Loveday is a gorgeous name smile

ShatnersBassoon Fri 10-May-13 17:56:21

Haydn. Not unusual, I know, but his mum said "The H is silent". So it's Aidan, but written Haydn.

Pixie-Trix. Not a nickname.

Heavywheezing Fri 10-May-13 17:56:45

They are not Cornish

usualsuspect Fri 10-May-13 17:59:01

You can't diss the posh names on MN wink

BadRoly Fri 10-May-13 18:10:48

I'm always waiting for dc4's made up name to appear on these threads. So far I am disappointed. It is either not as unusual as we thought or I don't move in Mumsnetty circles...

Clargo55 Fri 10-May-13 18:11:03


thegreylady Fri 10-May-13 18:12:18

Tolly in The Children of Green Knowe to which I think BlB is referring isn't short for Ptolemy but for a name I can't remember....I'll look.
It is actually Toseland!!!!

QuanticoVirginia Fri 10-May-13 18:25:12

Bubbles shock!!! Her sister was Pebbles.

Recently met a Zephyrconfused. Not sure where I stand on that one. I hate fancy 'unique' names but somehow I find it quite appealing.

spiderlight Fri 10-May-13 18:25:22

daisydoodoo There's a KcMae at my son's school. Spelt exactly like that. Nice.

There's a Gin at our local nursery. I've only seen the name on the peg, not the actual child, so it might be a Chinese name or short for Virginia or something, but it does conjure up a certain image of the mum!! grin There's also a Bessie and an Albert, which toddlers can carry off splendidly but I can't quite picture them as teens!

MrsSchadenfreude Fri 10-May-13 18:30:25

Banjo can be Nigerian (Yoruba) and short for Adebanjo. smile

My cousin's boys have, err, chavvy unusual names, and I've seen them appearing on the baby names thread (and it was definitely my cousin because the poster said what the Mum did!).

usualsuspect Fri 10-May-13 18:42:50

I think there will be a few teenagers in a few years time called Albert,Arthur,Gladys etc. Thinking wtf were my parents thinking.

nametakenagain Fri 10-May-13 18:47:32

Thorn. Is that now normal?

Haydn but the h is silent. Hilarious!

ccsays Fri 10-May-13 19:10:20

Said it before, but I know a five or six year old Shadow.

TenthMuse Fri 10-May-13 19:13:37

McFred. Well, it's certainly unique!

LackaDAISYcal Fri 10-May-13 19:28:18

a baby girl called skyler.

I met a bloke at uni called Lindisfarne, farne for short. Weird, but it suited him.

Agree re the fact some of these can be nicknames. My DD is Emily, but we call her Lula-Belle, as she called herself Lula when she was a nipper and her middle name is Isabelle, and get some very funny looks.

I also call my DS Boo, short for Camboo which is a NN for Cameron. Not because I am a massive fan of To Kill A Mockingbird, although I am!

SneezySnatcher Fri 10-May-13 19:47:59

Juke - like the car. It's definitely this spelling as his mum got him a personalised football shirt.

EmmaGellerGreen Fri 10-May-13 19:50:11

Corly-Jaxx and Louwiissee are 2 particular horrors.

Astr0naut Fri 10-May-13 20:01:50

There's a Delilah at Ds's mate's primary school. Just as Biblical as Ruth, Mary etc, but the connotations....

tilder Fri 10-May-13 20:06:04

Half the names on mn baby name threads make me go hmm. I really think some take their desire to have an unusual name a bit far sometimes.

There are some names I only see on mn and to read the threads it sounds like every other child has the name.

MrsWolowitz Fri 10-May-13 20:08:50

I adore Loveday.

I would happily call my next DD Loveday (not that I;m having any more)! but it rhymes with my surname. Its gorgeous. (I'm Cornish).

wickeddevil Fri 10-May-13 20:25:23

Bo. It's like they forgot the rest of the name or couldn't be bothered.

Lark also made me go huh? but I like it

FatherSpodoKomodo Fri 10-May-13 20:42:53

Boo. I was a bit shocked to find it was her real name, not a nickname.

I also know a Nevaeh, was a surprised as her other children have pretty run of the mill names.

I know a few Portuguese people who have given their kids old English names, so Kevin, Alan, Cedric. They just sound funny on little kids, even though all the old blokes with those names were kids once!

One of my sons is Bear, it's not his real name but I call him that all the time, so I'm sure people have heard me call him and think it is his name.

I still love Ptolemy and wish I'd been brave enough to use it! (That would have been for Bear!)

baby2isoverdue Fri 10-May-13 20:44:40

Recently met a pre-schooler called Gloria. Made me go 'huh?' because it sounded so grown up....but I kind of like it.

Coconutty Fri 10-May-13 20:46:52

Biggles. A brother to Tuppence.

candr Fri 10-May-13 21:09:01

My friends DD is called Nevaeh, she wants Tallulah for no 2. Love the name Wren but DH says no! My DS has fairly unusual name so am scanning for name fo no 2. Like Tolly but not the spelling of Ptolemy.
I did teach twins called Paris and Hilton and went to school with twins Lois and Unis.

MartyrStewart Fri 10-May-13 21:30:53

I know of an Eric, DD's NN is Boo. I wanted to call DD Arthur if she was a DS.

I also know a grown up Enzo and a teenaged Storme.

The last name that actually made me 'huh?' was Claudio. To a family with no Italian or Spanish heritage.

snooter Fri 10-May-13 21:54:12

Fiery-Britannia is the daftest name I've come across. Her middle name was the entirely normal & reasonable Jane. She did not even have red hair.

Twins Kai-Jai & Tai-Jai, pronounced Kay-Jay & Tee-Jay but later changed to Brooklyn & Arthur when mum split from dad (dad's mum had chosen the original names)

cheekbyjowl Fri 10-May-13 23:20:03

Doloresrose_buttercup blows

BahrainB Sat 11-May-13 05:05:45

An Australian boy called Ziagen .
I asked the origin . After the god was the reply .
Ziagen is an AIDS drug .

night1971 Sat 11-May-13 12:43:28

I love Florentine - mixture of Florence and Clementine!

PipkinsPal Sat 11-May-13 12:45:05

Eggs Florentine

Pauline. The mum is French and it sounds really sweet when she says it. Trouble is they live in East London.

ODearMe Sat 11-May-13 12:54:36


clattypatty Sat 11-May-13 13:25:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Moominsarehippos Sat 11-May-13 15:10:06

I know lots of Irish Pailine's!

mathanxiety Sat 11-May-13 15:16:47

I know a few too. Also a few Paulinas/Polinas who are Polish and Russian. I like all versions.

mathanxiety Sat 11-May-13 15:18:23

Was it Unis or Eunice ?

mathanxiety Sat 11-May-13 15:20:25

Tolly can be short for Batholomew

CPtart Sat 11-May-13 15:24:14


emess Sat 11-May-13 15:29:27

Girls registered in Scotland in 2012 include:
Annalyse (analyse??)
April (18)
Avery (weighing machines?)
Cala (house builder?)
Dixie (our cat!)
Hoor (!)

YNK Sat 11-May-13 15:43:12

Shakira Angelina (10) I kid you not!

mathanxiety Sat 11-May-13 15:47:43

I would draw a line at Hoor (being Irish), but the rest <shrug> apart from names I would think are boys' names, like Silas, and names like Long, Tuba and Sheikh. The rest seem to me to be perfectly fine names, not necessarily my taste. Some of them reflect a religious sensibility that is not CofE (Salve-Regina for instance).

LynetteScavo Sat 11-May-13 16:05:28

Some of the names here are normal, aren't they?

Quite a few little Delilah's around here!

I find Preistly for a girl odd. And the e before the i.....

I'd say at least 50% of the names on that list are normal. Tuba is a popular turkish girls name btw. A few on that list are Eastern European spellings like Zuzanna.

Whats wrong with being called April. Acacia and Amaryllis are flowers just like Poppy or Rose.

Nancy, Mabel, Minnie, Winnie, Maud, Juno, Mavis etc are all perfectly normal names.

Many are names I know as being popular for quite a while, Avery, Dylan (for a girl), Darby, Tatum, Chanel, Cicely.

emess Sat 11-May-13 17:23:55

I realise many of them are probably 'normal' somewhere ... but I did find one or two a bit odd. Some I still associate mainly with old ladies - which says more about me than about the parents (obviously) and it's nice to see some of those 'older' names coming back into fashion.

Hopefully someone will be along in a minute to explain that the following are considered normal / common / respectable names in somewhere beyond the confines of my street:

and Silas, William and Zowie - names I'd give to a boy, but not a girl.

And as mathanxiety indicated, giving a girl in Scotland (or Ireland clearly) the name Hoor is not a good idea!

TidyDancer Sat 11-May-13 18:46:30

A friend of mine (not UK) has a little boy with the middle name Bear. I don't know that I ever thought it weird, it just seems to suit him.

I have a soft spot for Ptolemy but DP has vetoed it for future DC3.

My brother knew/knows a Fredmir (girl). It's a portmanteau of her parent's names. Her big brother is called Freddy. hmm

PipkinsPal Sat 11-May-13 19:28:11

emess - most of them sound like names for lippy and nail varnish grin

AnneElliott Sat 11-May-13 19:58:56

Digby is the most outlandish that I have met.

JohnSnowsTie Sat 11-May-13 20:29:42

ilikeyoursleeves I'm down in South England and I've heard of Pochahontas McGuire from Glasgow!

Boy called kenna. I don't get it at all surely that's the girl version of ken?

DXBMermaid Sat 11-May-13 21:20:36

Brother and sister called Merlot and Chardonnay


Dutch couple wanted to call their son Brian, but were numpties so now have a son who's name is spelt Brain.



My friend teaches two boys: Ashit and Duqshit. Indian boys, but in an international school in Dubai.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 12-May-13 08:21:43

Not a baby but hearing "HORATIO" being bellowed down the train carriage recently made me then my head. Boy must have been around 7,mum was also calling him "Ratio" as a nickname. Brothers Dayton and Mason. The unusually named Horatio seemed to be the middle sibling.

I like a slightly pretentious name,I really do but...fairly sure Horatio was an unusual name even when Nelson was a boy. Why would you do that to your child in the 21st century?!

pippitysqueakity Sun 12-May-13 09:14:39

Annalyse surely just a different spelling of Annalise, not massively unusual name.

Panzee Sun 12-May-13 09:37:24

Arf at django actually being popular. grin the parents will be gutted!
Enoch (way up thread) is from Boardwalk Empire, nn on the show is Nucky.

magdalen Sun 12-May-13 09:56:51

Phew, my daughter's name made it in on the previous page. I was prepared to be most disappointed.
My son's shortened name is featured early on.
They are both absolutely "real" names.
Lots of the names on these sorts of thread are, it's just the poster hasn't heard of them.

HalfBakedCleverCookie Sun 12-May-13 10:00:03

I love some of the names on this thread.

Last name I was shocked at was rainbow-Lilly.

How do you pronounce ptolmey?

AmandaPayneNeedsANap Sun 12-May-13 10:09:01

Just with a silent P - To-le-my

PipkinsPal Sun 12-May-13 10:50:45

Alis my Grampa was Sydney Horatio. He was born exactly 100 years after the Battle of Trafalgar. But he was known as Syd.

Dinosaurdrip Sun 12-May-13 11:11:03

Dd's name has been mentioned on here, I was waiting for it as when we tell people they either love it or hmm we love it though.

WickerKnickers Sun 12-May-13 19:23:45

Carly Armani (registrar, 'oh is that a family name? Mother said, 'No, as in the frocks')... One child with 9-10 forenames, one of which was Almonds... Child at SIL's school, 14 forenames, two of which Bacardi and Breezer... Young man I met at work, horribly ashamed of middle names 'Twelve Minutes'... Biscuit... Cornflake...

I work in a registry office.

Moominsarehippos Sun 12-May-13 19:31:39

I read recently that poor old 'Tallulah Does The Hula From Hawai' changed her name by deed poll. Hardly suprising!

Trazzletoes Sun 12-May-13 22:43:48

Moomins yes, she had to go to Court to do it. The Jusge wouldn't say what it was changed to in order to stop her suffering from the ridiculousness of her original name.

Moominsarehippos Mon 13-May-13 14:33:40

Do you think her (I assume it is a her) parents were suprised/offended at the name change?

I'm assuming the poor kid was imagining her degree/leaver's cert/doctorate with that name on it when she changed it!

mamasmissionimpossible Mon 13-May-13 14:41:50

gammon (boy)
ocean (girl)
bear (boy)
loki (boy)
zephyr (boy
cinnamon (girl)

PeazlyPops Mon 13-May-13 14:42:26

I know of a Bailey-Boo!

PeazlyPops Mon 13-May-13 14:43:45


Trazzletoes Mon 13-May-13 14:55:11

moomins if I remember correctly she was either taken in to care or adopted and wanted to change her name but had never used it anyway. I think at school she was just known as "T" or something.

madamginger Mon 13-May-13 16:29:03

There is a boy called McJesus in DDs class. He's Nigerian I think.
I also know a star, a honey and a Donald.

And at a toddler group I met Alabama and tiana.

squoosh Mon 13-May-13 16:57:59

Some great names on here. Some crazy names on here.

Peric to honour Peter and Eric made me chuckle. Sounds like a Hobbit's name.

squoosh Mon 13-May-13 16:58:45

Is that McJesus, as in MacJesus or is it DJ M.C. Jesus?

madamginger Mon 13-May-13 17:00:20

Macjesus like mcdonalds.

LemonPeculiarJones Mon 13-May-13 17:15:26




louisianablue2000 Mon 13-May-13 17:38:04

To the person who said about the name 'Xenon' on the first page you probably heard someone call their son the completely normal Polish name Zenon.

squoosh Mon 13-May-13 17:41:14


AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 13-May-13 18:05:31

Louisiana - They were not Polish, they were very English middle-class.

xigris Mon 13-May-13 18:10:22

MacJesus?!! That is just pure genius. Almost makes me want to have another baby!

dementedma Mon 13-May-13 21:25:16

I know a Petronella - known as Plum

GreenLeafTea Mon 13-May-13 23:56:12

My brother went to school with a Xenon.

MacJesus, I love it!!

Moominsarehippos Tue 14-May-13 09:08:07

That may be my new swear word!

ladyjadie Tue 14-May-13 09:56:08

Mc Jesus, that pie filling's hot!

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Tue 14-May-13 10:16:07

There is a girl in my DD's class at school (reception) called Angel'Mai. It's all one word, you have to say it joined together.

I also know a Jozzi and a Kenny. They are siblings.

IcingTheCake Tue 14-May-13 10:18:08

I know two boys (brothers) called Spike and Buzz smile adorable though haha

ABirdInTheBush Tue 14-May-13 10:59:39

I can't say the first name even though it made me 'huh?' because it's so unusual I will out myself, but this poor child's middle name is Flash and his surname is Gordon.

And I know a Nevaeh T'nes.

xigris Tue 14-May-13 11:31:49

I know a little girl called Serenity. She's gorgeous and very serene. wish I'd thought to name my children something like that, maybe they would be the crazed hooligans they are today

Moominsarehippos Tue 14-May-13 13:53:59

My sister taught an Alora. I worked with a colleague whose child was names Cara Mia (sweet!).

aquashiv Tue 14-May-13 14:32:11


Choccyhobnob Tue 14-May-13 15:34:21

I know of a Daisjhua-Maire pronounced Die - sha -Marie. Don't know where the heck it came from, the parents are Saaarf London through and through and yes Marie is spelt Maire. Don't know if it's a legitimate spelling, made up or just mis spelt!

Moominsarehippos Tue 14-May-13 15:39:00

Japanese maybe?

Choccyhobnob Tue 14-May-13 15:49:46

Moomins - err definitely not! There's nothing Japanese about this lot, think Jeremy Kyle, Shamless or that Skint programme which was on last night... hmm

Moominsarehippos Tue 14-May-13 15:57:12

I just heard someone yell for Divani (boy I think).

GreenLeafTea Tue 14-May-13 19:22:16

No, I knew a boy called Zen who was anything but.

There was a Japanese lad called Raki. It took me ages to work out it was Lucky.

That was more of a Ah! moment than a Huh! moment.

MortifiedAdams Tue 14-May-13 19:54:28

Someone I know has chosen Alivia. Yep. Thats Olivia with an A as she will constantly need to say

amazingmumof6 Tue 14-May-13 20:12:08

Snake for a boy, Fox also

Cinnamon and Vanilla for twin girls

PMSL at Macjesus! grin

amazingmumof6 Tue 14-May-13 20:13:57

I knew a Titanilla and an Olimpia when I was little. they were nice girls

LemonPeculiarJones Tue 14-May-13 20:48:31

ladyjadie grin

Also, ABird - Neveah T'nes?!


Rettu S'kcollob.

MortifiedAdams Tue 14-May-13 22:02:27

Surely it should be T'nes Neveah?

Not to split hairs or anything.

ChangeNameToday Tue 14-May-13 22:06:55

I met a baby called Fry recently. Different.

LemonPeculiarJones Tue 14-May-13 22:17:16

The apostrophe is an indulgence too, Mortified, is it not grin

They are obviously unconcerned by the Alistair Crowley-esque fact that things spelled or chanted backwards mean the opposite of the original meaning. OoooOOOoooh!

cuillereasoupe Wed 15-May-13 15:33:15

Jezebel is quite cool if you think of it in terms of reclaiming strong women done down by the patriarchy.

Catlike Wed 15-May-13 19:37:45

I met a baby called Fry recently. Different.

I thought I heard a man calling his little girl Fryer recently but then realised it was actually Freya and I'd just been confused by his accent blush

williaminajetfighter Wed 15-May-13 20:49:29

Can confirm there is a Pocahontas in Glasgow as midwife told me.

And there really are twins called Dolce & Gabanna. Dear god.

SparkleToffee Thu 16-May-13 10:19:17

My Sister went to school with a boy called Huckleberry......
Where I love dome people love a strange name.
Met a little boy called Oberon once

ShowOfHands Thu 16-May-13 10:31:30

Some of these names are lovely and I considered them myself (Django, Bram, Cosmo, Merlin etc). We have lots of Willoughbys in our family too (going back hundreds of years).

Somebody I know has recently called her newborn baby girl Khaleesi. It's not even Daenerys which I could have understood. Still, her baby, her choice or whatever platitude it is I'm supposed to insert here.

Choccyjules Thu 16-May-13 10:33:13


I thought this was the word for dodgy gangs involved in gambling, drugs etc?

Craftycat3 Thu 16-May-13 10:41:06

Read an article about a woman who named her children after perfume - with one being called DKNY pronounced 'Dikini'....

No words.

xigris Thu 16-May-13 10:54:37

I read that too Crafty! I think it was in Take a Break. It was an article about a woman who spent about £40,000 a year on clothes, toys etc for her (loads of) children. smile

Biscuit15 Thu 16-May-13 10:58:46

The worst I've ever heard is always in Glasgow (from where I originate) so far I've heard " Right, Armani, if ye don't eat yer chips yer no gettin' any ice-cream!" " Mercedes McGonnagle, get aff that wa' (wall) noo!" and my all time favourite called out to a toddler who was trying to climb up the stairs on a double-decker bus "Pocahontas! Get back down here right now!" You've got to laugh!

Craftycat3 Thu 16-May-13 11:00:48

haha glad you saw it too xigris - I couldn't remember where I saw it and was starting to think maybe I'd hallucinated it, it's so bonkers.

I also went to school with twins called Bubbles and Pebbles, and they had an older sister called Cleopatra. Unusual for sure.

Craftycat3 Thu 16-May-13 11:03:17

Oh! Just thought of some others - again from a trashy magazine article :D

Cubby Bear (Boy) and Bunny Love (Girl).

tasmaniandevilchaser Thu 16-May-13 11:07:14

macjesus! I am crying here! That has GOT to be the winner!

Some of these are very ordinary to me, clearly many MNetters don't live in London!

photographerlady Thu 16-May-13 11:11:00

friend named her daughter Sta-Lyn. Yes it is pronounced just the same as Stalin and no she doesn't no much about murderous dictators and I don't think anyone will say anything.

tasmaniandevilchaser Thu 16-May-13 11:16:27

o.m.g. sta-lyn. Words fail me. I think Macjesus might be overtaken there.

Biscuit15 Thu 16-May-13 11:18:24

McJesus wins hands down! Although Jesus (pron Jayzoo) is a very common name in some parts of the world (ie very catholic parts) to make it different by prefixing it with Mc is just pure genius!

fluffymindy Thu 16-May-13 11:29:36

A friend of mine lived next door to a girl with two sons: Jaiden-Jay and Armani-blu................ awful awful awful (and my children have unusual names too)

McJesus is the winner though

A friend's DD recently had a baby girl and called her Je'Taime...

I boggled a bit at that!smile

There's a boy called Dax and a girl called D'asher (pronounced dasher so don't get the apostrophe!) in DDs school aas well

imaginethat Thu 16-May-13 11:54:09

To everyone ridiculing Banjo, it is not an uncommon name in Australia, v popular in Aboriginal communities and also the name of a famous poet Banjo Paterson.

In fact many of the names mentioned in this thread are not weird or crazy, but simply have their origins in another culture.

Choccyhobnob Thu 16-May-13 12:21:06

A woman I work with has a granddaughter is called Minnie. I can see it being cute on a tiny baby/toddler I think I'd hate to be called it as an adult (although I suppose there is Minnie Driver...) either way it made me go hmm

AmandaPayneNeedsANap Thu 16-May-13 12:38:49

Minnie Driver is a nickname though. Minnie and Lorri Driver.

Choccyhobnob Thu 16-May-13 12:48:37

Thanks AmandaPayne Just googled and turns out Minnie Driver's name is Amelia Fiona so that just reaffirms my opinion that it is not a suitable name to put on a birth certificate.

squoosh Thu 16-May-13 13:01:31

I know a Minnie who is a Minnie on the birth cert.


squoosh Thu 16-May-13 13:02:11

What if they're tall and not so slender? It's too cruel.

NorbertDentressangle Thu 16-May-13 13:04:13

ROFL at Bunny Love grin

It sounds like some bizarre sex addiction.

amazingmumof6 Thu 16-May-13 13:41:38

Here are a few choice celebrity baby names, parent/s in brackets.

I know some of these are old news, but enjoy!

Tu Morrow (Rob Morrow)

Zuma Nesta Rock (Gwen Stefani)

Moxie Crimefighter (Penn Jillette)

Pilot Inspektor (Jason Lee)

Kal-El (Nicolas Cage)

Bogart Che Peyote (David "Puck" Rainey)

Fifi Trixiebell, Peaches Honeyblossom and Pixie (Bob Geldolf and Paula Yates)

Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily (Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence)

Audio Science (Shannyn Sossamon)

Princess Tiaamii (Katie "Jordan" Price & Peter Andre)

Prince Michael II - nicknamed "Blanket" (Michael Jackson)

Jermajesty (Jermaine Jackson)

Denim & Diezel (Toni Braxton)

Sage Moonblood (Sylvester Stallone)

Speck Wildhorse (John Cougar Mellencamp and Elaine Irwin)

Pirate (Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and porn-star wife Deven)

Rebel, Racer, Rogue and Rocket (Robert Rodriguez)

Seven (Andre Benjamin and Erykah Badu)

Camera (Arthur Ashe)

Kyd (David Duchovny and Tea Leoni)

Satchel (Woody Allen and Mia Farrow)

Mars Merkaba (Erykah Badu and Jay Electronica)

Petal Blossom Rainbow, Daisy Boo, Poppy Honey & Buddy Bear (Jamie & Jools Oliver)

Bronx Mowgli (Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz)

Hero (Myleene Klass)

Diva Thin Muffin, Moon Unit & Dweezil (Frank Zappa)

grin grin grin

mathanxiety Thu 16-May-13 14:32:27

I think Jermajesty is a stroke of jenius.

I kinda like Satchel too though Satchel Farrow goes by his middle name Ronan now. He was named after Leroy 'Satchel' Paige, an African American baseball player who started his legendary career in the Negro Leagues and then continued in integrated baseball.

Ambridge Fri 17-May-13 14:49:19

And of course Zowie Bowie is now Duncan Jones (apologies, haven't read whole thread so someone has probably said this).

Slightly off the point, but a friend of mine went to school with a boy called Delvin Hole....true fact.

DebsMorgan Fri 17-May-13 14:57:11

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Catlike Fri 17-May-13 15:09:36

The one I feel sorry for is Rolan Bolan (son of Marc). He probably felt that he couldn't change his name out of respect for his late dad.

clairebear88 Fri 17-May-13 15:24:06

a friend of a friend of a friend named her daughter Truly and her middle name was scrumptious. I kid u not shock

amazingmumof6 Fri 17-May-13 16:12:37

were the parents presumptuous? grin

Not read the whole thread so hope this hasn't been said...

A parent at my DC's school has named her new baby boy Spartacus!

Can you imagine having to introduce yourself as "Hello, i'm Spartacus..."

People just won't be able to resist...wink

hope4455 Fri 17-May-13 21:19:27

February-Rose is lovely.

smallandimperfectlyformed Fri 17-May-13 21:49:39

In play group a couple of years ago I heard a woman say 'Where is Praise The Lord'?! Enoch is a grandson of Adam so may have been given to children of very religious parents.

RedCurls Fri 17-May-13 23:23:29

Bear. I know a little boy called Bear and another boy with Bear as a middle name.

WhataSook Mon 20-May-13 14:03:51

Banjo Patterson is a famous Australian poet - that's probably where that name came from? If you're not on MN then fanjo really means nothing...

(Granted Andrew is Banjo's real name, i'd take Banjo over Andrew! smile)

formicadinosaur Tue 21-May-13 16:15:48

Flossy is short for Florence I think.

Amy106 Tue 21-May-13 16:31:20

Christmas. And not even a December baby!

MrsWinklepicker Tue 21-May-13 16:59:00

I was in a shop the other day and there was a tannoy announcement "Aslan to the checkouts please"... Thought I must've misheard so I causally headed over to the checkout to have a look at his name badge and sure enough...
Great name if you can carry it off!

Littlecherublegs Tue 21-May-13 23:39:44

I heard of sisters called Heather & Heaven.

Also siblings Harvey & Harper.

Nothing much wrong with the individual names but as sib-sets...???

TheBuskersDog Tue 21-May-13 23:45:34

Klay anyone?

LineRunner Tue 21-May-13 23:52:24

Aslan to the checkouts please

Once in a while, I actually crack a proper smile. smile

Futterby Wed 22-May-13 00:15:14

I know three sisters called Daisy, Lily and Poppy. I just think... no. Are the parent's trying to grow a meadow...? What went through their minds?!

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 00:39:27

little cherublegs

what do you think about twins called Adam & Eve? ( true story)

just not right.

amazingmumof6 Wed 22-May-13 00:41:00


was it Kassius Klay? grin

KittyVonCatsworth Wed 22-May-13 00:47:29

Worked with a girl called Amber. Not unusual I hear you say, but you'd think mr and mrs Bush would've thought that through a bit more.

Futterby Wed 22-May-13 00:59:20

I don't get it blush

LittleMissLucy Wed 22-May-13 01:39:46

I love your list Amazingmumof6 - except for "Hero" - which is an old name, its Greek and even appears in Shakespeare, so in my book its fine. The rest of the trumped up names are all a bit "huh"

Trazzletoes Wed 22-May-13 06:30:23

Kitty I was at uni with an Amber Bush! <teehee> maybe it's the same one?!

KittyVonCatsworth Wed 22-May-13 06:39:45

Hmmm, trazzle, I wouldn't imagine there would be many going about! Did you study an environmental type degree by any chance....?!

Trazzletoes Wed 22-May-13 06:46:20

I didn't, but I think she may have done! I knew her through a friend more really...

<dances off singing its a small world after all...>

SearchingforSleep Wed 22-May-13 06:58:17

I know a little boy called Han Solo! grin Name chosen by his 5 yo step-brother...

Slw8000 Wed 22-May-13 08:26:05

I know a little boy called Atticus (Atti for short) who has a sister called Bebe!

Thisvehicleisreversing Wed 22-May-13 10:29:43


campion Wed 22-May-13 17:24:06

Phoenix Peace - first and middle names

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