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Top Ten Oddest Baby Names

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Itsfab Tue 29-Apr-14 18:38:00

1. Zzyzx: The name of a town in California and 'the last word in the English language'

2. Nimrod: A boy's name of Hebrew origin, with the meaning 'we will rebel'. Also the 'mighty hunter' in Genesis

3. Moo: Five couples gave their baby girls the onomatopoeic name in 2011

4. Lucifer: A boy's name that is associated with 'devil' but actually signifies 'light bearer'

5. Zamzam: A girl's name, possibly derived from the name of a spring in Arabia

6. Dzyre: A girl's name that comes from the word 'desire'

7. Jealousy: In 2003, five baby girls were given this abstract name

8. Bush: A boy's name probably derived from a family surname

9. Kyller: An ominous sounding boy's name that ranked 13,440 most popular in 2011

10. Mc: Names beginning with Mc and Mac have Irish and Scottish roots, meaning 'son of'

ThisOneAndThatOne Tue 29-Apr-14 18:42:38

I have met a few people called Nimrod. Not sure why it's odd.

Theas18 Tue 29-Apr-14 18:45:40

Nimrod isn't that odd is it?

jemcee Wed 30-Apr-14 14:53:10

Nimrod is an odd name.

Monmouth Wed 30-Apr-14 17:11:33

Zamzam is not an odd name if you're Arabic.

evamummy Thu 01-May-14 12:16:04

I know a lovely Nimrod!

flavourflave Thu 01-May-14 12:47:03

Where can I meet a Nimrod?

gertiegusset Thu 01-May-14 12:48:42

Nimrod is an odd name.

gertiegusset Thu 01-May-14 12:50:33

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Thu 01-May-14 12:53:14

Nimrod is definitely an odd name.

Artandco Thu 01-May-14 12:53:44

Nimrod is ok, and zamzam would be fine if you were Arabic surely. It's like someone in the uk calling child April

gertiegusset Thu 01-May-14 12:59:28

I think I quite like Zamzam, shall suggest it to DS and DiL for future DGC. grin

florascotia Thu 01-May-14 13:02:50

Nimrod = 'a mighty hunter' , a name from the Old Testament. Some traditions say he built the Tower of Babel. Also the name of a strike/reconnaissance aircraft, flown by RAF. And features in Elgar's Enigma Variations, of course.

ZamZam is a holy well or spring of water in the heart of Mecca, Arabia, visited by Muslims making the pilgrimage there.

Lucifer does mean light-bearer (also the planet Venus), but, according to some ancient Jewish traditions Lucifer was thrown out of heaven for refusing to defer to Adam. Christian traditions say that he was too full of pride and rebelled against God; they also identify him with Satan.

WhereHas1999DissappearedToo Thu 01-May-14 13:38:50

The name Lucifer is banned in NZ!

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