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SawnUpLooRoll Thu 10-Jan-19 20:15:15

MIL was telling me about a science teacher some decades ago who named her daughter Antimony. I thought this was incredible, and got thinking about other words that could be used as unexpected names.

What do you think could be carried off as a name? In the same elemental theme, I suspect Cobalt has been a boy's name somewhere...

brizzledrizzle Thu 10-Jan-19 20:40:32

girls

Beryllium
Rubidium
Ruthenium
SIlver

boys

Caesium
Francium
Rutherfordium
Cadnium

KindergartenKop Thu 10-Jan-19 21:40:05

Xenon is a kick-ass name.

SawnUpLooRoll Tue 15-Jan-19 17:39:49

KindergartenKop It really is!

Gotstuckwiththisname Tue 15-Jan-19 17:51:04

Rhodedendron
Xerox

MarieKondo Tue 15-Jan-19 18:00:48

I once taught a child who was called Chardonnay. Staff room was in hysterics a few years later when her sister came along [drumroll] - her name was Shiraz. 😂

SawnUpLooRoll Tue 15-Jan-19 18:18:39

White Lightning, anyone?

motortroll Tue 15-Jan-19 18:59:44

Oh I randomly thought of this today!

Euphoria for a girl lol

I was teaching a literacy lesson and we were using this word!

ChessieFL Tue 15-Jan-19 19:01:03

I always thought Ananya (80s Body Shop fragrance) would make a lovely name!

StealthPolarBear Tue 15-Jan-19 19:01:34

Twins Harry and beau

Peppersteak Tue 15-Jan-19 19:04:02

I always think Vulcan would be a nice name whenever I teach volcanos!

cece Tue 15-Jan-19 19:19:43

Sachet for a girl

Gotstuckwiththisname Tue 15-Jan-19 19:22:05

I went to school with a Shiraz @MarieKondo. He was a boy though.

Etihad Tue 15-Jan-19 19:22:29

Floralys - loved this for ages and couldn’t work out where I had heard it. It’s the brand name for Lidl toilet rolls.

GetTheStartyParted Tue 15-Jan-19 19:34:41

I know someone with a son called Xenon.
Her other children also have very unusual names.

prampushingdownthehighst Tue 15-Jan-19 20:12:42

SEV Marchel makes car headlights and I always thought it would make a beautiful girls name
Sevmarchel!

Openandshut Tue 15-Jan-19 20:17:44

I read an old fashioned ghost story the other day where the protagonist's love interest was called Chlorine.

IHeartKingThistle Tue 15-Jan-19 20:21:36

I always thought Bonjela is quite pretty. You know, soothing wink

Tony2 Tue 15-Jan-19 20:22:01

Selenium maybe, named after the Goddess. Maybe not Osmium though.

DaphneFanshaw Tue 15-Jan-19 20:24:27

Artisan, Arti for short.

DaphneFanshaw Tue 15-Jan-19 20:25:11

King Thistle, I agree bonjella does sound very soothing grin

TrendyNorthLondonTeen Tue 15-Jan-19 20:27:15

I know a Xenon. He is nowhere cool enough to pull it off.

Whynotnowbaby Tue 15-Jan-19 20:27:16

I have met a little Pepper (def like that not the pig) thought it was quite fun!

Stillamum3 Tue 15-Jan-19 20:27:52

I saw a little girl on a bus years ago - she'd called her dolly " Polly Ester"

mamansnet Tue 15-Jan-19 20:28:14

A friend tells the story of her former midwife mum, who asked a teenage mum what she was going to call her new daughter.

"Chlamydia".

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