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Want her to be the only X in the class

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Happymum22 Sat 27-Aug-11 19:22:03

will the following be the only one in a class without being too unusual...


Which is nice/ugly/weird nick names or connotations?

Lancelottie Sat 27-Aug-11 19:24:01

Betcha she'd be the only Jane.
Or Ann.
Or Helen!

lockets Sat 27-Aug-11 19:24:35

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BooBooGlass Sat 27-Aug-11 19:25:00

How on earth will you know this without a crystal ball? A name is not yours to stake a claim to. But please, please not Tigerlilly or Mimi. If only to save them the embarassment of not being the only stripper of that name in the club.

Gemjar Sat 27-Aug-11 19:27:35

I thought from the title that you wanted to find a name starting with the letter x!

I like Darcy and Tegan, and I don't think there will be many others. Not sure about the rest, don't think Freya particularly is that original these days

DandyGilver Sat 27-Aug-11 19:28:56

Xanthe (means golden I think)



BedHog Sat 27-Aug-11 19:29:19

Liberty - a brand of sanitary towel
Tigerlilly - Paula Yates & Michael Hutchence's daughter
Callie - ok, haven't heard it since the 1980s
Darcy - quite popular, prob won't be the only one in school
Octavia - posh
Kyra - ok
Thea - Theo very popular for boys
Oonagh - very Irish
Ailie - like Hayley?
Kitty - cute but quite popular
Freya - was very popular a few years ago
Lydia - chlamydia
Fenella - middle aged mediterranean woman
Mimi - cats
Hanna - Montana
Tegan - Australian

mandoo Sat 27-Aug-11 19:30:10

I work in childcare and have come across all the following names in the last 3 years. So maybe not as original as you may have first thought?
Darcy(Many times)

PotteringAlong Sat 27-Aug-11 19:30:52

Who knows?! And as you are only in 'a class' for your primary education are you really going to name her based on 7 years out of a lifetime that could see her live into her 100's?!

But I agree with boo, please don't call her tigerlily - although I'm fairly certain she'll be the only one, you'll also be singled out in the staffroom as the parent who called her tigerlily! smile

On a more serious note, she's your daughter, choose the name you like, don't overthink it.

Firawla Sat 27-Aug-11 19:31:20

Obviously you can't say for definite, but some of those I would say are quite common/popular so if you want the name to be more rare then would not go for darcy, kitty, freya, hanna, tegan, cos i have come across quite a few of those so seem quite well used to me

I like Thea from your list, dont think i have come across a little Thea so far

mandoo Sat 27-Aug-11 19:31:38

Love the run down Bedhog You've hit the nail on the naming head there...especially Fenella!

ragged Sat 27-Aug-11 19:33:52

Mimi is common nn for Jemima, and that is a name on the up.
irl, I don't know anyone (under 11) called: Callie (Blakes7 fan are you?), Darcy, Octavia, Ailie, or Fenella (that's a type of pasta, right?).

Call her Julie. I DARE YOU.

I thought DC3 would have a rare name... none in school so far, but TWO others in nursery, sheesh. And people still don't know how to spell it right, and mix it up with only vaguely similar names. There's a reason DC4 has a very boring name like "John".

lockets Sat 27-Aug-11 19:34:22

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FingandJeffing Sat 27-Aug-11 19:36:03

A few of your names are quite popular, Freya, Kitty and Lydia. Chances are they will be the only ones in a class of 30, but they are not uncommon names at the moment. If its really important to you, try Janet, Linda, and Patricia smile

toomuchpurple Sat 27-Aug-11 19:36:18

Tigerlilly - Geldof (well yates) actually know someone who changed their name to it. Na sorry just too well Geldofy
Darcy - Bussell. If you want something that DC will be the only one, think to many people know it
Octavia - Roman and actually I think a bit pouncy.
Kyra - I like it (prefer it Kira though) but would people think you misspelt Ciara even though they are very very seperate names
Thea - It is alright
Oonagh - I like it (I also like Una)
Ailie - I really like it.
Kitty - People may think it's actuallt Katherine. But I really like it as a name
Freya - getting more popular I think. Don't like
Lydia - they may be the only one and yet people will still be able to say it. A win win
Fenella - Sorry just too wierd
Mimi - I like but as a nn
Hanna - I like it, in my head it's popular but then I went to school with 3 Hana's
Tegan - Not uncommon (but it maybe if you aren't in wales) I really like it but unfortunatly to close to mine to use sad

As somes who as always been the only one in class - it is great. As long as people can actually pronounce it.

IndigoBell Sat 27-Aug-11 19:38:21

I love Callie and think it's still pretty unusual.

Otherwise I'd go for Freya or Lydia

Pretty much any name which is not currently in the top 100 girls names should be ok......

thisisyesterday Sat 27-Aug-11 19:38:40

I would say not Darcy, Thea, Kitty, Freya or Lydia.
You stand a reasonable chance (round here anyway) of having one in a class at school

although as others have posted,.. you just don't know!

my first thought on reading the title was "call her X then" lol

From your list my favourite is Octavia

pixiestix Sat 27-Aug-11 19:39:45

I think Ailie and Fenella are the only ones that fit the bill from your list.

lockets Sat 27-Aug-11 19:40:13

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TangerineQueen Sat 27-Aug-11 19:47:45

Don't think you could guarantee being the only Kitty, Freya, Darcy, Thea or Tegan in a class.

Callie - quite like this

Liberty/Tigerlily - not really a fan

Mimi - quite sweet but isn't it a word for grandmother? Maybe as a nickname for something? Just in case she wants to be a judge or the prime minister or something (sorry for the cliche)

Fenella - like this, reminds me of an Enid Blyton book set in a circus.

Ailie - Like. Prefer it spelled Eilidh but realise that this looks odd outside of Scotland and within Scotland is very popular.

Lydia - Like, don't think it's too common

Kyra - doesn't do it for me

Octavia - probably will be the only one but personally feel it's a bit poncey

Oonagh - like

Hanna - not as popular as you'd think.

Quite a lot of pot luck though, so pick something you genuinely like. Even an unusul name could have multiples in your school, conversely a popular one could be the only one.

GoingToHelenaHandcart Sat 27-Aug-11 20:31:01

Liberty - try too hard
Tigerlilly - name of a bar in edinburgh
Callie - name of and Edinburgh brewery (do I sense a theme grin
Darcy - harmless, but a bit meh.
Octavia - nice and unusual, rather than out there and unusual
Kyra - I prefer the Keira spelling, if it is pronoucned that way
Thea - not the biggest fan, what if she cannot prounounce Th?
Oonagh - bit 70s
Ailie - lovely name, prefer the Eilidh spelling
Kitty - very nice, but would have a longer name on bc
Freya - too common
Lydia - gorgeous
Fenella - sounds like something a gynae might examine
Mimi - not a great name when she is past the cutesy toddler
Hanna - too common (and where is the last h?)
Tegan - bit chavvy ish.

There are some lovely names in there, good luck.

GoingToHelenaHandcart Sat 27-Aug-11 20:36:12

oh, and here is my 14 year old's view on them

Liberty - just NO!
Tigerlilly - why!!!!!!!!!?????????
Callie - just doesn't sound right
Darcy - are you going back to Pride and Prejudice? it is 2011
Octavia - that's not a name
Kyra - a dog across the road was called that
Thea - too weird
Oonagh - no, just no
Ailie - okay but not my favourite
Kitty - not, cos you might one day get a cat
Freya - again, okay
Lydia - eurgh
Fenella - ''oh no, she's got the Fenellas''
Mimi - not a name
Hanna - perfectly fine but a bit normal
Tegan - grrrrrrrrrr

there you go, the teenage perspective!

TrillianAstra Sat 27-Aug-11 20:39:07

If you call her "X" she's quite likely to be the only X in her class.

BikeRunSki Sat 27-Aug-11 20:41:50

I reckon you stand more chance of her being the only Sarah, Karen, Emma or Rachel.

Bandwithering Sat 27-Aug-11 20:43:30

I like Lydia from that list and think it's your best bet. It's stayed quite steady on the charts for ages.. not going up, not going down. That steadiness makes it unlikely to be doubled up in a class of thirty.

I like Tegan as well actually. Is that Welsh?

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