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Unusual names that are a one off - never heard it before or since

(351 Posts)
HoneyandRum Mon 28-Jan-13 11:46:58

I met a lovely little boy and his mum in the US, he was about 5 and was called Caspian.

Maybe a Narnia fan?

Badvoc Mon 28-Jan-13 16:41:48

Knew a clayton.
And a roderick.
That's it.

CoteDAzur Mon 28-Jan-13 16:42:42

Binary - Was the surname Khan or Han? That is unusual smile

By the way, Ghenghis (Cengiz) was not that Khan's name but an honorific meaning "warrior". His name was Temujin (Timuçin). People started calling him Ghenghis Khan after his never-ending military campaigns.

BinarySolo Mon 28-Jan-13 16:48:33

It was Ghengis Khan. I worked in a court and it was a child custardy hearing. The judge was shocked and remarked on it when the parents had left!

IslaValargeone Mon 28-Jan-13 16:59:15

Ghengis Khan in a custardy hearing-that's no trifling matter.

ThePathanKhansWitch Mon 28-Jan-13 17:51:12

Arf @ Isla! grin.

NeverBeenToMe Mon 28-Jan-13 17:56:33

i know a Caspian. Brother to Fabian and Kynan.

Also a Clayton and a Roderick.

Distant relative of ex-h is called Tanis - never met anyone else called that. Some days I think it's pretty, other days not.

Mind you, I wanted to call DD2 Tuesday - not many of them at school! - so am in no position to comment on anyone else's name!

SamSmalaidh Mon 28-Jan-13 17:58:11

I met a Tulsi - that must be pretty unusual!

LadyInPink Mon 28-Jan-13 18:00:52

I know of two boys called Tiger (9 and 3yrs old).

I also know a Venetia and knew a Storm (Storm would be in his late 20s early 30s now)

NowPlayingZone Mon 28-Jan-13 18:03:24

Met a girl called Silkie Ness once. She was half Chinese & half Scottish & very beautiful.

SchmancyPants Mon 28-Jan-13 18:03:43

We have a Honeybea at school. Yes, that is the correct spelling!

out2lunch Mon 28-Jan-13 18:05:07

Distant relative is Linley -which I think is a lovely girls name

CremeEggThief Mon 28-Jan-13 18:05:24

This may out me, but here goes: Thirza, Gerardine and Phena. Went to school with them all.

Camelscantdance Mon 28-Jan-13 18:05:34

My husbands name is Quan. Have not met another, nor has he ever.

Fab41 Mon 28-Jan-13 18:07:52

I worked with a Sukey once...

ShoeJunkie Mon 28-Jan-13 18:09:28

I also know a Caspian.

BikeRunSki Mon 28-Jan-13 18:11:37

I know a Liguanea, pronounced Li-Ga-nee.

TeWiSavesTheDay Mon 28-Jan-13 18:12:04

I have a relative called Linley too, Out2lunch... he's male.

I love unusual names. Never had the courage to follow through when naming my DC though.

Megsdaughter Mon 28-Jan-13 18:12:25

I minded a Keva, pronounced Cave-a, never heard of it before or since, her brother had a unusual name as well, but would out myself if I revealed it.

SamSmalaidh Mon 28-Jan-13 18:15:25

Keva sounds like an anglicised spelling of Caoimhe.

BistoBearWithBaublesOn Mon 28-Jan-13 18:15:29

I know a Deneil, a Donalda (ladies) and a Gage (boy)

petitdonkey Mon 28-Jan-13 18:17:32

I used to know a Marina which was pretty uncommon in the Midlands circa 1989.

Hamilton was a dreamy posh boy at Uni that I never dared speak to...

DN went to school with Angel-Jade. I realise they are not uncommon buy hyphenated??

FriskyMare Mon 28-Jan-13 18:18:02

Knew a Blessed (pronounced Bless - ed). Think thats lovely.

petitdonkey Mon 28-Jan-13 18:18:03

Oh and I taught a Bede which I think is just gorgeous (as was he!)

BikeRunSki Mon 28-Jan-13 18:19:38

I once taught a Song (also a Suet, but not that unusual) and work with a Drystan.

niceupthedance Mon 28-Jan-13 18:21:38

Knew an Elvis.

Met an Abraham Lincoln on the dancefloor of a club in Ibiza (he showed me his passport to prove it).

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