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lexxiedoll Tue 27-Sep-16 23:58:12

Trying to think of both boys and girls names, I like very odd and unusual names that are unheard of. I have Lyndon and Elodie for girls but only Kylan for a boy would like some suggestions on more names for both sexes please?

chinlo Wed 28-Sep-16 00:44:13

I don't know if you realise, but Lyndon is a boy's name.

lexxiedoll Wed 28-Sep-16 01:09:18

I'm aware, but I've heard so many girls called Lyndon and I love it, prefer for a girl to a boy.

Shine7 Wed 28-Sep-16 01:21:10

Lyndon for a girl? Are you sure it isn't London?

Shine7 Wed 28-Sep-16 01:22:21

Lyndon really isn't unisex

katemess12 Wed 28-Sep-16 01:26:39

Lyndon B. Johnson is the first person who comes to mind when hearing Lyndon. Definitely not feminine.

lexxiedoll Wed 28-Sep-16 01:39:29

Lyndon tends to be used in America for girls. Hence why in England it's unusual, which is why i love it. Although now not too sure with the comments, Elodie is still a favourite but I would love to hear any other unusual names you guys have.

Tartyflette Wed 28-Sep-16 01:48:59

Most unusual name for a girl that I've heard is Ildiko. (Norwegian, I think)
think it's a bit ugly myself but you wanted unusual grin

Tartyflette Wed 28-Sep-16 01:59:53

Boy's name Einar (pronounced AY-NAR) . Norwegian again. Also Icelandic.

ShmooBooMoo Wed 28-Sep-16 02:04:47


Enidblyton1 Wed 28-Sep-16 02:05:01

I like Elodie, but it's definitely not that unusual these days. I know several.
Lyndon is definitely a boys name to me.

ShmooBooMoo Wed 28-Sep-16 02:05:21

Amyas (boys' name)

ShmooBooMoo Wed 28-Sep-16 02:06:34

Merrick is a boys' name but could work for a girl.

ShmooBooMoo Wed 28-Sep-16 02:11:23

Sylvain for a boy and Sylvie for a girl?

I love Eponine for a girl.

ample Wed 28-Sep-16 02:39:35

Lyndon is LBJ to me.
I always thought Fairley/Fairleigh to be rare and unusual but I have since met two of them.
Adosinda, Trelawney and Marzan.
Emeric and Audley (boys)
I know a Kylan.
Agree Elodie is becoming very popular.

I find some unusual names lovely even though I prefer the classics smile

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 28-Sep-16 09:13:00



Ladybunnyfluff Wed 28-Sep-16 10:00:30

Lyndon means lime tree hill so I don't really see anything particularly masculine nor feminine about it anymore so than any other nature name.

Thewolfsjustapuppy Wed 28-Sep-16 13:07:00

Lyndon is a lot better than Elodie to my ears. It wouldn't bother me is it's a boy or a girl name as it's unusual enough.
Liefe is also either male of female.
Cillian would work for either even though it's definitely a boys name.

ageingrunner Wed 28-Sep-16 13:15:19

Is it linden for a girl? I've just done a Google search and one of the hits was 'linden smells like sperm' 😬

ageingrunner Wed 28-Sep-16 13:15:44

Linden is a tree/blossom

TheSunnySide Wed 28-Sep-16 13:18:33

Lyndon is used a lot for boys in Wales.

1potato2potato3potato4 Wed 28-Sep-16 13:20:29

Agree Elodie isn't an unusual name, if you really want to be unusual I wouldn't use Elodie.

MidnightVelvettheSixth Wed 28-Sep-16 13:27:54

We have an Elodie & a Melody in DS's year at school, they are 7/8.

Off the top of my head I only know of one each of these:





crayfish Wed 28-Sep-16 13:29:46

I know a Lyndell who is female, I would say Lyndon is definitely male. One of the most unusual names I have come accross recently was Gunnar for a boy.

PageStillNotFound404 Wed 28-Sep-16 13:30:24


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