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I need hippyish and out there names that won't get my child bullied at school.

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Helpmechooseababyname Sun 06-Nov-16 11:32:12

NC because nobody irl knows I'm pregnant yet.

I love hippy and unusual names, but they need to work beyond childhood too.

I have a few that I love like ziggy and cobain and bluebell and chakra but I couldn't use them irl.

Please help.

Helpmechooseababyname Sun 06-Nov-16 11:33:02

Wrong topic too, I've reported blush

MadisonAvenue Sun 06-Nov-16 11:37:02

Saffron?

MummaBear31 Sun 06-Nov-16 11:37:55

India, Bowie, Eli.

Ziggy is v.cute!

FATEdestiny Sun 06-Nov-16 11:40:06

Red
Teal
Moss

LaundryQueenHatesIroning Sun 06-Nov-16 11:42:44

Meadow? Harvest?

neonrainbow Sun 06-Nov-16 11:43:29

River?

Helpmechooseababyname Sun 06-Nov-16 11:44:59

I love some of these.

Saffron, Bowie, Moss, Meadow and Harvest are lovely.

Would they work for an adult too?

PaperdollCartoon Sun 06-Nov-16 11:45:21

Zephyr
Indigo (Indi)
Autumn
Summer

Helpmechooseababyname Sun 06-Nov-16 11:46:40

Zephyr is gorgeous. Would it work for girl and boy do you think?

So is river.

OrlandaFuriosa Sun 06-Nov-16 11:47:01

Zac ( Zachary)
Eli
Noam
Zeus
Sirius
Jez ( Jeremy)
Baz ( basil)
Rowan
Ash
Pyramus
Leander

Juno
Jael
Jezebel
Maple
Apple
Pomona
Thalia
Thecla
Thisbe
Hero

LilQueenie Sun 06-Nov-16 11:48:26

adults today might judge on a name but your child will grow up with people knowing them personally. The more unique names in the world the more normal for todays kids growing up. When they reach adulthood they will be a lot less likely to see a name and judge.

Skylar
Willow
Rainbow
Rain
Meadow
Tigerlily

Joinourclub Sun 06-Nov-16 11:50:17

Willow
Sage
Fox
Heath
Forrest
Evergreen
Brook
Blaze
Rocco

RealHouswifeofBury Sun 06-Nov-16 11:50:45

Raven blue
Star
Summer
Willow
Precious

Halfapintofshandy Sun 06-Nov-16 11:50:56

Please don't do this to your child.

It doesn't matter whether YOU like "hippyish and out there names"; most people (a) don't and (b) think it is a sign that the parents are idiots with no judgment.

Your child has to live with their name for life. Names like this prove a handicap in terms of life development and career prospects - unless they are going into the arts, which lets face it, very few people really succeed in. Your child will be bullied and teased and judged at first impression for the rest of their life. Why would you do that?

Would there ever be a Prime Minister called Bluebell or Meadow? Er... no.

OrlandaFuriosa Sun 06-Nov-16 11:51:13

Inigo
Jago
Rollo
Diamond

Sapphira
Sapphire
Topaz
Emerald
Crystal
Michal
Sage
Viola

OrlandaFuriosa Sun 06-Nov-16 11:53:03

The answer to that is give them a more conventional middle name. But actually, there was a very famous judge in the 1930s called Christmas Humphreys. He was also a Buddhist.

Halfapintofshandy Sun 06-Nov-16 11:54:50

>>>but your child will grow up with people knowing them personally.

You have to factor in things like job interview and CV sifts - and all the other interactions in society that matter and are based on first impressions and not knowing someone personally; how people treat someone on a first impression (which includes what their name is); school bullying and so on.

It's a cruel and irresponsible thing to do to a child. Ask me how I know.

Error404usernamenotfound Sun 06-Nov-16 11:55:03

Juniper
Seren
Cosima
Willow
Juno

Sage
River
Cosimo
Rocco

delilabell Sun 06-Nov-16 11:56:12

Halfa what a nasty thing to say. I really hope the next generation aren't as judgy as you.
Their hasn't been a pm called bluebell yet because a) it's a very rare name and b) it's a girls name and we've only ever had to female pms.

MummaBear31 Sun 06-Nov-16 11:56:33

More people are giving their babies unusual names...so when they are older it will almost be the norm!

Ignore people who think conventional is better and do what suits your family!

Bluntness100 Sun 06-Nov-16 11:56:41

I don't think uou can call a kid Jezebel,,,it has other meanings.,😂

It's not just school you need to think about, it's also adult hood as uou rightly allude to, a lot of kids with out there names grow up and change them by deed poll, or revert to a middle name due to embarrassment, You also want to think about what they may wish to be when they grow up. Something that can't be guessed, so side with caution.

I think there is a fine line between an unusual name and something as an adult uou might not wish to write on your cv.....and make uou want to throttle uour parents for lumbering uou with it...

Thatwaslulu Sun 06-Nov-16 11:58:33

Help I know an adult Moss. He's a doctor with a lot of gravitas, so I think it can work.

LilQueenie Sun 06-Nov-16 12:00:57

halfa that's the point. More kids grow up with unique names they learn not to judge when they read cvs etc.

Robinkitty Sun 06-Nov-16 12:01:03

Dd was treated by a doctor Astrid the other day.

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