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Truly unique names?

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Seminyak Mon 23-Dec-13 22:45:16

Was just thinking the other day of a girl I was in primary school with, called Jera. Pronounced Jerra, rather than Jeer-a, IYSWIM.

I have never met, heard of, read about any other Jera ever, fictional or real, and it got me thinking about other unique names.

Is there anyone you've met or heard of with a name you've never heard of before or since?

I don't mean yooneek, as in Kate being spelled Kayte, or backwards names like Nevaeh.

Another one I have is Carolie, which I think is lovely, but I suspect there is probably more than one out there.

(Admittedly, I have never googled Jera and don't want to as I want to believe it's truly unique ha smile )

AphraBane Wed 25-Dec-13 20:29:40

Gerrit and Thorsten are both pretty common here in Germany. Gerrit is one of the few names that is acceptable for both girls and boys (German registrars are very strict about only allowing names that are 'gender appropriate').

My DC both go to international schools and there are a range of kids with 'unique' and wonderful names (ie I haven't heard them before), but they're quite possibly perfectly normal within their own cultures. I'm not going to quote any of them here because if anybody Googled those names together this thread would come up and I'd be outed straight away.

VworpVworp Wed 25-Dec-13 20:32:15

Morrigan? hmm I presume they are well acquainted with British mythology?

I know a little Geraldine, and there cannot be too many of those around now.

I used to know of a Haemagulain- I have no idea what culture that is from! (UK dweller)

Wombmates Wed 25-Dec-13 21:17:37

Tarquin (2yo) and Pollette (4 yo)

Lebkuchenlover Wed 25-Dec-13 22:42:56

I know a few (French) Paulettes.

curlew Wed 25-Dec-13 22:48:23

Very odd that people are listing quite ordinary names like Alan and Petronella and Tarquin as unique.........

LightsPlease Wed 25-Dec-13 22:50:00

Myrion *boy

BuntyPenfold Wed 25-Dec-13 23:16:43


HoneyandRum Wed 25-Dec-13 23:24:29

I have personally met, know and/or worked with the following:


FunnysInLaJardin Wed 25-Dec-13 23:26:07

My sister is called Aeron. Have never heard of another. Tis pronounced I Ron

SchnitzelVonKrumm Wed 25-Dec-13 23:34:44

I used to know a Lalage, lovely name. Latin I think.

MarjorieChardem Wed 25-Dec-13 23:36:36

My DD knows a girl called Vistie.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 25-Dec-13 23:37:05


Are you Welsh?

I've known a few Welsh Aeron's.

Usually said as Ay-ron and male.

perplexedpirate Wed 25-Dec-13 23:42:49

Jera is lovely and has just gone on the shortlist for my non-existent future child!

clary Wed 25-Dec-13 23:55:26

I taught a Kai-Onn which I have never come across before or since.

gingee Thu 26-Dec-13 14:39:31

Wanted to post as love the name 'Jera'! I think some completely unique - as in not unusual or different culture, just totally made up, can be lovely bit some just Sound like random vowels strung together.
I knew a siblings called Ara and Dalan not different nationality or anything think parents just thought of them.

Other names I've come across and always remembered - Saliz, Daricca, Ceali, Story, Kragenn, Azelda, Xio

Wafflenose Thu 26-Dec-13 14:45:57

I have only met one Zazelle, and one Cherish.

Skogkatter Thu 26-Dec-13 14:54:14

I know an Issildoria. Known as Issie. I quite like it.

I knew a kid at school called Zerevan. I thought it was unique- and then I met DH's family who are Kurdish and met four people called that blush

I know a little boy called Hull.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Thu 26-Dec-13 14:57:59

Unborn DD is currently called Ryvita! grin

Seminyak Thu 26-Dec-13 15:10:23

Hull!!!! Amazing.

Zazelle (autocorrects to Satellite!!), Polette and Morrigan are all new ones on me.

Glad people are loving Jera!

Seminyak Thu 26-Dec-13 15:10:50

Although then it will lose its seeming uniqueness.

oakmouse Thu 26-Dec-13 15:17:50

Timoney (spelt TIM-on-ee), for a beautiful elfin little girl. I knew a Lalage at school, apparently it means "bubbling brook". I think they are both very pretty names.

oakmouse Thu 26-Dec-13 15:19:37

Pronounced that is, not spelt. It's not that youneek!

thegreylady Thu 26-Dec-13 16:45:32

I knew a Marrilier at school many years ago and a boy named Yeet!

NigellasDealer Thu 26-Dec-13 16:49:49

I knew a Lalage at school
ooh i knew of a Lalage at my school but she was in a higher form.
most unusual, very pretty.

Frikadellen Thu 26-Dec-13 18:25:46

I worked with a Tiare once only time I have heard that name. Kinda pretty.

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