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Just curious, has anyone else made a name up?

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taurusmum85 Sat 07-Dec-13 22:45:43

When I was having my son my partner chose the name Theo which I wasn't too keen on as I don't particularly like Theodore so I made up Theoden although a friend has told me there is a character in lord of the rings with a name like that. Just curious to hear of any other new or very usual names?

sykadelic15 Mon 09-Dec-13 04:16:07

Vanessa is my name and it's made up. Some author made it up years ago

TheWomanTheyCallJayne Mon 09-Dec-13 09:45:03

As is Wendy

weebarra Mon 09-Dec-13 09:51:44

As was Lorna, but not recently made up, obviously.

sonnieboo Mon 09-Dec-13 12:57:43

Every single name was once 'made up' and names continue to evolve and new ones are always created.

I too know a girl whose name is made up of both her parents names and not only is it a lovely sounding name but it has a great meaning too.

sonnieboo Mon 09-Dec-13 13:01:53

I'd personally prefer to be a Zirelle or a Thorin than another little Ellie or Jack because imo names have the purpose of identifying us. (I have nothing against Ellie or Jack apart from the fact that there are already thousands of children with these names out there...!)

MiracleOntheM4 Mon 09-Dec-13 13:06:15

I went to school with someone who had her dad's name with 'ia' added into the end, like (but not) Johnia, for example.

sonnieboo Mon 09-Dec-13 13:19:25

Like Nigella Lawson (her dad was Nigel)!

okthen Mon 09-Dec-13 13:23:37

Yellowcake- am so curious as to what your son's name is, as mine has a relatively underused biblical name which makes people do a double take, too...

Does it begin with A by any chance?

RightInTheKisser Mon 09-Dec-13 13:33:28

I have met a little Ianetta. Dad called Ian.

I know a Katanya too.

peppinagiro Mon 09-Dec-13 20:20:27

I once knew someone with a made-up Welsh name, which was somehow an amalgamation of his parents' names. He was called Eiddan (pronounced Ay-than - hard 'th' like in the word 'than')

JanePurdy Mon 09-Dec-13 20:20:36

I know someone who is named after her dad's football team with -Ina on the end hmm

MiracleOntheM4 Mon 09-Dec-13 20:47:39



JanePurdy Mon 09-Dec-13 21:08:14

Not that one, but basically yes!

JenniferClarissa Mon 09-Dec-13 22:19:28

Nigella is a plant, also known as love-in-a-mist. The seeds are used in cooking.

TalkativeJim Mon 09-Dec-13 23:54:46

I wonder what would be the worst one you could make up?

I go for Fruntog (girl)

and Blargney (boy)

NomDeClavier Tue 10-Dec-13 10:07:29

Avelynne I would guess to be an Anglicised variant of Aveline which does exist.

I know someone with a made up name and I think it's awful. So does she so she uses her (very sensible) middle name. Her parents were very disappointed grin

Intrigued by the football name... Arsenalia?

Xavielli Tue 10-Dec-13 12:57:05


TalkativeJim Tue 10-Dec-13 14:46:50


So so many to choose from

Particka Thistella



Portia-Vale!!! grin

Umlauf Tue 10-Dec-13 14:58:56 this article is very interesting on the Cubans making up new names as a creative outlet in a dictatorship.

My favourite is Usnavi (us navy) !

DingDongUriGelleryOnHigh Tue 10-Dec-13 15:07:46

Aren't the Jayden/Kayden/Brayden names made up? I guess all names are really, just some are older than others.

JanePurdy Tue 10-Dec-13 15:31:38

You could get away with Albion (west brom) for a boy.

singaporeswing Thu 12-Dec-13 05:36:32

Crewe Alexandra, Northwich Victoria.

Ready made for you, TalkativeJim grin

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