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Help me add to my 'unusual' list please?

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AllRoundGoodEgg Tue 28-Mar-17 10:14:36

Okay so not pregnant, currently trying. Have 3 DD's already (their names will out me)

We like names that are a bit different but not completely unheard of so far we have -

Girls -
Meadow
Luna
Lux
James (DH choice hmm)

Boys-
Wilf(red) - Not different but I like it
August
Rex
Rocky

I know they aren't to everyone's taste but does anyone have anymore suggestions??

My favourites are Lux and August

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 28-Mar-17 10:22:11

Girls.
Persephone
Maricia
Gianna
Nature
Claraya
Saturn
Tansy

Boys
Gustav
Lucian
Ezekiel

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 28-Mar-17 10:22:24

Girls;
Wren
Lark
Storm
Star
Opal

Boys;
Jett
Otis
Oakley
Ronson
Asa

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 28-Mar-17 10:24:22

Rainbow
Oceania
Albertina
Augustina
Bronte

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Tue 28-Mar-17 10:26:59

Lux is a soap.
Red is a dog.
And ffs don't let your dh give a girl the name James.

TheImprobableGirl Tue 28-Mar-17 10:29:07

If you want something different I'd stay clear of Luna tbh- seems an influx after john legend and Chrissy teigen called their dd Luna!

AllRoundGoodEgg Tue 28-Mar-17 11:06:09

@Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 obviously we have different tastes, which is fine.
I won't be letting DH call anybody James, total celeb fad after some actor I can't remember the name of called their kid james hmm

AllRoundGoodEgg Tue 28-Mar-17 11:08:46

@TheImprobableGirl I agree. Although I do love it!
Dd1 & 2 have names which are booming, dd1's more so as there are 3 in total moving up to the same primary school from nursery alone shock and dd2's has been on here a lot lately after it being very under used 3 years ago.

goldenrachita Tue 28-Mar-17 11:10:14

A couple of comments:

Rocky/Rex (macho fun names) are a totally different vibe to August (posh, cultured names). If you don't have any other boys, only girls, then you might get away with either, but if you have girls called Clementine, Saffron and Ottilie you need to head more in the August direction.

There will be a million girls called Luna. It's like the default choice of minor celebs and soap stars.

I'd look at foreign name lists- a great source of inspo. Especially for girls.

LokisSister Tue 28-Mar-17 11:12:00

Digby
Axel
Saracen

Artemisia
Fizz
Taryn

LouisevilleLlama Tue 28-Mar-17 11:14:33

To be fair wanting to call someone Lux, Red, August (less so) or meadow seems a little fadish to me, seems almost like - conception story "it was August s/he smelt of Lux we were in a meadow and wearing red one thing led to another and 10 months later here you are!"

It's personal preference of course but I actually find James a little better but Jamie more suitable as it's somewhat unisex

Ojoj1974 Tue 28-Mar-17 11:14:43

Swithun for a boy
Katinka for a girl

Jooni Tue 28-Mar-17 11:15:05

Love Luna, August, Wilf and Rex!

Your girls seem to be a bit hippie-quirky and your boys more formal-quirky. You might like:

Wren
Lark
Nixie
Clover
Ione
Sappho
Vesper
Briar
Primrose
Juniper
Jet
Rue

Otto
Magnus
Maxim
Alban
Sylvan
Hector
Linus
Silas
Wilder
Grey

manicinsomniac Tue 28-Mar-17 11:16:50

I like Meadow and Rocky from your choices (although I kind of feel like Rocky is a nn and you'd need something else on bc but can't think what)

Girls:
Aphra, Amberley, Ariella, Amaya, Anika, Aya, Alba, Anoushka, Bronte, Briar, Brodie, Cressida, Cherry, Celeste, Christabel, Carmen, Camryn, Clea, Devon, Everley, Echo, Fallon, Fleur, Giovanna, Honey, Imelda, Iona, Jonquil, Jessamy, Juniper, Journey, Kimora, Karenza, Livia, Larissa, Lorelai, Lyric, Liberty, Miranda, Maeve, Mirren, Nyah, Noa, Noelle, Octavia, Ocean, Paloma, Pandora, Raine, Rainbow, Rivkah, Ramona, Rowena, Robina, Saskia, Saffron, Sorrell, Sable, Sutton, Serenity, Story, Tamara, Talia, Verity, Vanessa, Viola, Xanthe, Zia, Zeryn, Zillah

Brody, Brogan, Roka, Rafi, Rafferty, Monty, Mungo, Jeremy, Ellis, Owen, River, Storm, Blue, Quinn, Aulay, Alistair, Casper, Cosmo, Gregory, Ivan, Joachim, Merrick, Javan

AllRoundGoodEgg Tue 28-Mar-17 11:19:37

@LouisevilleLlama definitely no strange story, I just like names that I like? Doesn't everybody else do the same confused

AllRoundGoodEgg Tue 28-Mar-17 11:24:50

@Jooni I love Juniper and Briar!
Other names I like are Etta, Ottilie and similar but DH isn't keen.

My DD's names don't follow a 'theme' so I'm not too fussed about that.

One is popular - didn't realise quite how popular when we picked it
One is (a once uncommon) seasonal name that's been mentioned on here a lot lately
And the other is a longer classical but uncommon name that is shortened to match a children's explorer (not deliberately matched obviously)

AllRoundGoodEgg Tue 28-Mar-17 11:25:45

@manicinsomniac DH loves the name ocean, it was his contender for DD3 but I vetoed it, Although it is growing on me

sonlypuppyfat Tue 28-Mar-17 11:29:36

Ryan Reynolds called his daughter James

MackerelOfFact Tue 28-Mar-17 11:32:14

Boys:

Wilbur (I like this way more than Wilfred)
Austin
Felix
Levi
Ralph
Isaac
Vincent (Vince)
Nate

Girls:
Coral
Etta
Kezia
Ivy
Clementine
Aspen

MackerelOfFact Tue 28-Mar-17 11:32:49

Oops, x-posted on Etta!

Mylittlestsunshine Tue 28-Mar-17 11:37:28

Phoenix

Blaze

Sapphire

Falcon

Ezra

Electra

Mylittlestsunshine Tue 28-Mar-17 11:37:56

Storm

BlueChampagne Tue 28-Mar-17 12:56:09

Vashti
Meredith (NN Red)
Topaz
Kerenza
Blaise

Jago
Conrad
Piran
Caedmon
Ambrose

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Tue 28-Mar-17 13:15:28

Arik
Yaron
Yonatan
Emmett
Uri
Yoni
Uriel
Ari
Yorik
Julius
Peregrine
Anton
Cormac
Elric

Carlotta
Dora
Erica
Daphne
Danah
Appollonia/Appolline
Lettice
Eliana
Aminta
Mirabelle
Millicent
Olympia/Olympe
Maxime
Dorothea
Serena
Susanna/h

mollyminniemo Wed 29-Mar-17 11:31:27

Love Rex- boys name sorted imo! IOts a "real" boys name that dates back decades so not some silly made up new name, but still sounds individual, strong but cheeky and is still just outside top 100 (not for much longer though I fear).

Luna, Cora, Clover, Silva also for girls to maybe consider.

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