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Posingwithpenguins Mon 10-Nov-14 17:43:03

Unusual as in they practically don't minded a surname.

Any inspiration?

TheNewClassic Mon 10-Nov-14 17:56:11

huh?

Posingwithpenguins Mon 10-Nov-14 18:00:30

?

Can you think of any really unusual girls names - so unusual they would likely be the only one with that name people would know and therefore wouldn't need a surname technically speaking.

I don't mean they literally wouldn't have a surname.

IAmAPaleontologist Mon 10-Nov-14 18:01:57

You mean so unusual they don't need a surname? As in they will be the only one anyone knows with that name?

You could access the names used in the UK the past couple of years and make a list of ones you like from the least used names?

Posingwithpenguins Mon 10-Nov-14 18:02:31

How do I do that?

madsadbad Mon 10-Nov-14 18:04:09

Narushia

IAmAPaleontologist Mon 10-Nov-14 18:07:55

Much as I hate to link to it, Baby Centre does a useful list of the top 100 by year www.babycentre.co.uk/popular-baby-names

spamanderson Mon 10-Nov-14 18:07:59

Ie a name that there won't be any others of in their classes? If you want something completely original or uncommon, why not make up a name?

IAmAPaleontologist Mon 10-Nov-14 18:09:02

Oh hang on, sorry, that isn't the official list that it people who registered with baby centre.

IAmAPaleontologist Mon 10-Nov-14 18:10:29

Less user friendly but rather more official www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/baby-names--england-and-wales/2013/stb-baby-names-2013.html

Posingwithpenguins Mon 10-Nov-14 18:10:37

IAm - thanks smile I definitely need to avoid the top 100, though.

I don't want to make up a name - don't know where I'd start! Quite like Narushia; it has a nice sound to it.

Artandco Mon 10-Nov-14 18:12:22

Hmm if no one else in the world has used it, it's probably not going to be that great tbh as there will be a reason why. The only way is probably combining names: ie

Theaelenora

Henribella

Penelope-Ariana-Quinn

Artandco Mon 10-Nov-14 18:12:45

Or turnip

Posingwithpenguins Mon 10-Nov-14 18:13:54

Sorry, I don't necessarily mean no one else in the world literally smile

My name is very unusual - very. I am generally the only one known by people so when I say 'it's XXX' they know it's me!

But I know there's a scattering of us around the UK! Not many though!

Bowlersarm Mon 10-Nov-14 18:13:54

Eugenie

Tethys

Marnie

Bluebell

gingerbreadmam Mon 10-Nov-14 18:14:52

i cant post the name i know as i highly doubt there is another one anywhere by the name but a young girl i know is named after a model of car...definitely not a usual name and i remember being horrified when they said they were naming her that.

she couldnt possibly be anything else. it fits her perfectly and is as special as she is. i've actually come to love it! not helpful i know but i think the chose it based on something they both loved and it worked out well.

rootypig Mon 10-Nov-14 18:18:18

ginger I am agog, I must know. Mondeo? Rav4? spill.

TheNewClassic Mon 10-Nov-14 18:18:54

Monroe

Cassia

Dior

Nya

Raven

Blue

Everly

Camellia

Red

Rue

Atlanta

Montana

Kirby

Zen

RabbitSaysWoof Mon 10-Nov-14 18:19:31

Bronwyn
Tamar
Vienna
Leeto

Posingwithpenguins Mon 10-Nov-14 18:20:14

Thanks for that list! I quite like Raven although I'm not sure it's fitting ... It's for a short story.

Rooty don't, it isn't fair. How would you feel if it was your DCs name?

Bowlersarm Mon 10-Nov-14 18:21:22

Short story! Doh, I won't try too hard then.

ButterflyOfFreedom Mon 10-Nov-14 18:25:34

Ayanna
Liana
Amara
Cassia
Lavender
Marissa
Yolanda
Thomasina

nowitscleanugobshite Mon 10-Nov-14 18:31:44

I know a young lady named after a certain farming event which happens each autumn and is celebrated in church services? Don't want to write it and out myself but it begins with H! I also know a girl with the same name as a brand of toy hamster that was very popular a few Christmases ago!! Would they work??

rootypig Mon 10-Nov-14 18:48:19

Oh don't be so precious OP. My DD has a totally daft rather unusual name and people's response is usually confused. Which doesn't bother me remotely.

madsadbad Mon 10-Nov-14 19:01:26

Luan

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