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Wonderfully Unusual Names!

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SillyBillyBandy Sun 11-Aug-19 23:30:25

Just seen a thread about awful names sad and thought it would be nice to celebrate difference!

What unusual names have you heard that you've liked?

I have

Diamond - 101 year old lady who was friend of my grandmother

Saturn - cutest little girl ever

Gaia - never heard it before

ISayWhatNow Sun 11-Aug-19 23:41:18

Loveday. I ADORE this name. Not having any more but if I did - Loveday definitely.

SillyBillyBandy Mon 12-Aug-19 09:52:24

That's lovely! I heard Raspberry on another thread smile

FuckAPotNoodle Mon 12-Aug-19 09:55:04

I heard of a boy called Orion recently.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Mon 12-Aug-19 09:55:26

Morwenna and Cariad. I think they are really pretty. I also love Demelza.

goingdownsouth Mon 12-Aug-19 09:55:50

I've met a toddler boy called Maverick. Ugh

x2boys Mon 12-Aug-19 09:57:50

I wonder if the Le-a( Ledasha ) will be mentioned .....

SillyBillyBandy Mon 12-Aug-19 10:03:31

It's about unusual names people have loved.

Not made up urban legends or eurgh names hmm

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Mon 12-Aug-19 10:13:16

One of my orthopaedic surgeons was called Christmas.

Camomila Mon 12-Aug-19 11:32:29

I went to nursery with a Gaia in Italy. 'Gaia' is mother earth in Italian mythology.

There was a little Clementine at the park recently, lovely name.

DS has a little kindergarten friend called Jacoby. I think the name is Hebrew, I think it's slightly nicer than the usual Jacob.

SillyBillyBandy Mon 12-Aug-19 11:42:15

Is it Gay-a or Guy-a?

GoGoGoGoGo Mon 12-Aug-19 11:43:28

I also know a toddler Maverick. I think it’s a big name to live up to. hmm

theGirlWithManyFaces Mon 12-Aug-19 11:44:20

It's pronounced guy-a (my friend loved the name when she heard it whilst travelling and called her dog Gaia)

JoanMavisIcecreamGirl Mon 12-Aug-19 11:45:19

a little boy who goes to my sons nursery is called Aslan. Makes me smile every time I hear it.

whattodo2019 Mon 12-Aug-19 11:46:32

Gods gift

BikeRunSki Mon 12-Aug-19 11:52:13

Gaia (Guy-a) is “Mother Earth” in pre-Christian/pagan mythology, and popularised in the 1980s by James Lovelock’s Gaia theory of the evolution of the Earth. It is quite well used in hippy/pagan cultures. I know about 3. Emma Thompson has a daughter called Gaia.

I’ve met a Comfort. He was Nigerian, where I understand that virtue names are commonly used.

I went to school with a boy called Eliezer, a bible name. Loved that babe, have never come across it since I left school in 1989!

flumpybear Mon 12-Aug-19 11:53:32

Ananya (means unique)

girlandboy Mon 12-Aug-19 11:57:53

Serenity. I've always liked that smile

lurkingfromhome Mon 12-Aug-19 11:59:24

I knew a little French girl called Océane which I thought was a fabulous name. And she did live by the sea ...

Scruffalicious Mon 12-Aug-19 12:02:25

I was delighted to meet a baby Atticus (I'm a TKaM fan) and a toddler Elvis. Quirky and sweet!

BikeRunSki Mon 12-Aug-19 12:04:09

I know a toddler Raven

loriat Mon 12-Aug-19 12:07:50

I met a young woman called Heavenly-Joy recently, which I thought was lovely.

BikeRunSki Mon 12-Aug-19 12:09:10

Oh, and I also went to school with a girl called Hopie. I loved that. P

Tractortime Mon 12-Aug-19 12:10:29

I've also met a Maverick. I think it's possibly the most "my child is more special than yours" name ever (and as a PP said, a lot to live up to).

Unusual names that I like however... Oakley. And Eartha. Though apparently it's rhyming slang for shit.

Pieceofpurplesky Mon 12-Aug-19 12:11:24


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