Unusual/unique boy names

(40 Posts)
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

gallicgirl Thu 20-Jun-13 23:36:20

Lots of options on behindthename.com.

Do you have an idea of type? French, mediaeval, modern? Etc.

DebsMorgan Thu 20-Jun-13 23:37:45

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xXjunebugXx Fri 21-Jun-13 00:33:46

Edgar
Hector
Theodore
Kasper
Grayson/Greyson
Rufus
Bertram
Atticus
Travis
Victor

BOF Fri 21-Jun-13 00:37:10

I'll give you mine: Ignatius, nn Iggy.

<sobs for child that will never be>

Or Paris. Of Greek myth. Pretty cool.

ovenbun Fri 21-Jun-13 00:37:27

Nelson
Otto
Barnabus
Laurie
Otis
Bruno
Captain

baskingseals Fri 21-Jun-13 01:07:12

Magnus

Ludo

Conrad

Sholto

Constantin

Orion

Xavier

Rollo

stickygingerbread Fri 21-Jun-13 01:12:51

Theophilus

Erasmus

Peregrine

Argyle

Percival

8thplace Fri 21-Jun-13 08:11:44

Captain- Love this!
Fox
Stagg
Storm
Thor
Oak- ley
Ash-ley
Heston
Idris
Nelson
Hardy
Napoleon
Cosmo/ Cosmic
Brandit
Bryan
Pilot
Jared

If we had a clue of your DDs name it might help !

8thplace Fri 21-Jun-13 08:13:50

Valentine?

Bearcrumble Fri 21-Jun-13 08:14:48

Dashiell
Hawthorne
Axel

bugsybill Fri 21-Jun-13 08:18:06

What sort of unusual?

Place name
'Foreign' sounding
Nature/hippi sounding
Ancient times
Old fashioned
Made-up unique

hollyisalovelyname Fri 21-Jun-13 08:18:28

Breifne - ( Breffnee)
Tarlach - ( tarlock)
Both Irish names

superbagpuss Fri 21-Jun-13 08:18:50

I know people of these names

my grandads middle name was Ignatius, always wanted to use the family name

I always liked Lemuel

babyno4inwales Fri 21-Jun-13 08:23:12

hi i dont know if this is unusual enough i really like cassius/ caio ;levi;amaris rhisiart ramisius i hope these are ov some help to you

Bearandcub Fri 21-Jun-13 08:28:31

Tegid
Regis
Blaine
Blair
Kester
Adolf wink
Kingsley
Algernon
Egbert
Hamilton
Yves
Ethelred

Bearandcub Fri 21-Jun-13 08:29:07

Ooh yes Lemuel

Exhaustipated Fri 21-Jun-13 08:32:35

Inigo/Indigo?

But I agree you need to clarify your criteria!

I have a Jolyon.

Its roman for youthful.

Eskino Fri 21-Jun-13 08:44:53

My favourite

Taliesin

Theselittlelightsofmine Fri 21-Jun-13 08:46:53

Blaze and Phoenix smile

Alaric.

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 21-Jun-13 08:59:51

Emmett
Emerson
Wilfred
Walter
Roman

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 21-Jun-13 09:03:24

Ohhhhh just saw Kingsley up the thread- love

Meant to add Linus to my list

BikeRunSki Fri 21-Jun-13 09:08:44

Ambrose
Eben
Eliezer

Not Travis - I know 3 under 2.

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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