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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 )

NationMcKinley Wed 01-Jan-14 22:26:53

I know a Keren very well (not the one from Bananarama mind you) grin

FetaCheeny Wed 01-Jan-14 21:43:44

Possibly. blush

IsleOfRight Wed 01-Jan-14 21:09:24

There was a Keren in Bananarama wasn't there?

FetaCheeny Wed 01-Jan-14 21:01:52

Keren - I knew her when I was very young so assumed it was normal but never heard another.
Ilinaya - character in a book and I thought it was pretty but never heard it again.

Dontletthemgetyoudown Wed 01-Jan-14 20:15:17

Anniella instead of Daniella so that is was more unusual!

Skiingmaniac Wed 01-Jan-14 20:09:41


And to someone up thread....I went to school with a girl called Minette too....woo!

BombayBunty Wed 01-Jan-14 20:01:54

My old Irish boss was Jenty, but known as Mary. Lovely name.

TheMuppetsSing Wed 01-Jan-14 19:33:29

I know a Mortimer-Moon which as far as I can tell on current UK BMD registrations is indeed unique. He also has a double barrelled surname too.

Footle Tue 31-Dec-13 23:11:16

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SundaySimmons Tue 31-Dec-13 12:42:39

I know someone who has three daughters one of whom is called Pepper and they had a son this year who they have called Lucky.

notallthere Tue 31-Dec-13 12:26:13

Lalenya (I think she was Polish)
Clio (pronounced Cly-o, NOT Cleo)
Star (surname Light)
Blu (pronounced blue)

I've just noticed that all of these names are girls. Perhaps parents tend to stick to more traditional names/ spellings for boys?

Islenka Tue 31-Dec-13 12:20:52

I know a Thomasin!

And when I last lived in the UK, I met a Zirconium.

BikeRunSki Tue 31-Dec-13 11:47:47

Thomasin, for a girl, no "a".
Went to school with a Katinka, she was Dutch. Have never met another one, despite living in The Hague for a year.

quirrelquarrel Tue 31-Dec-13 11:07:10

Fruit not so much to a German speaker grin

Is Shane common as a name? I've never heard it since- boy at primary.

MrsChristmasBungle Tue 31-Dec-13 08:58:56

I went to school with a boy called haig. I've never heard of another.

FruitOwl Tue 31-Dec-13 00:55:53

My high school boyfriend had a female cousin called Gift. I've always thought that was lovely!

manicinsomniac Tue 31-Dec-13 00:53:06

oops sorry, I didn't see the page, I see Katinka and Athene have already been mentioned.

I've also known an Ocean.

Carla1991 Tue 31-Dec-13 00:52:26

Taika (Tie-eeka) - girl
Kether - unisex
Xeres (Zer-ess)

manicinsomniac Tue 31-Dec-13 00:51:15

I also know a Tian, an Otto, a Charisma (but she spells is Karizma), an Athena and a Larissa. Aria spelt like that is from Pretty Little Liars (yes, I watch too much crap American teen tv!)

Ummm, hard to think of unique names as I suspect most of the ones I'm thinking of are just from other cultures/languages.

I have only ever come across/heard of one:



BonnieWeeJeannieMcCall Tue 31-Dec-13 00:44:05

The "Just William" books were written by Richmal Compton. I've never heard of another Richmal.

Vonnie7 Tue 31-Dec-13 00:34:54

I went to school with a girl called Rehena, haven't met another one, yet!

thankfeckitschrismas Tue 31-Dec-13 00:18:50

Charles Dickens had 10 children
1. Charles Culliford Boz Dickens
2. Mary "Mamie" Dickens
3. Catherine Elizabeth Macready Dickens
4. Walter Savage Landor Dickens
5. Francis Jeffrey Dickens
6. Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson Dickens
7. Sydney Smith Haldimand Dickens
8. Henry Fielding Dickens
9. Dora Annie Dickens
10. Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens

I think the girls came out best!

Selks Mon 30-Dec-13 23:36:46

Girl called Deltia
Boy called Lorach
Boy called Timoran
Girl called Melifa

All names I have never seen before or since.

Oubliette0292 Mon 30-Dec-13 23:25:27

Aha - obviously not entirely unique as a name then!

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 30-Dec-13 23:23:42

I just wondered, I too went to school with an Oriel and have never heard of another smile

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