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Looking for a really unusual girls name!

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chicarubia Thu 26-Oct-17 16:32:54

I'm 34 weeks pregnant with my second daughter and found my first's name by scrolling through this forum. Hers is very unusual but has a meaning and is not too much of a mouthful. We're looking for similar with this one. By very unusual I mean a name that's never shown up on the baby name chart which records any name that has been used more than 3 times in a year. It's a tall order I know!

We have Australian and Italian roots and surname ends in -ia so that rules out most -a or -ia ending names for us.
Nice nicknames are also a must.

As an example of what I like my all time fave name is Camira. It's Australian Aboriginal but unfortunately is the name of a shit Australian car so has been completely vetoed by OH.
Would love some help!

OlennasWimple Thu 26-Oct-17 16:34:55

Charis

Battleax Thu 26-Oct-17 16:35:48

I've always liked Amaryllis.

Could you find a native Aussie plant name that sounds pretty but isn't commonly used as a given name and hasn't been ruined by use for a car or similar?

TheDisillusionedAnarchist Thu 26-Oct-17 16:38:31

Marilla. Only hit the charts once in 10 years

BreakfastAtSquiffanys Thu 26-Oct-17 16:40:19

Dave.
Not many baby girls called Dave

Caulk Thu 26-Oct-17 16:43:25

Ciri,
Donelle
Lissandra

BertrandRussell Thu 26-Oct-17 16:45:25

Clare. Only 4 born in the U.K.last year.

Tinty Thu 26-Oct-17 16:46:25

Astrid or Annalise

LadyPug Thu 26-Oct-17 16:46:28

What about Ebrel? No idea how used this is per year but it’s different!

stinkingbishop Thu 26-Oct-17 16:47:18

Manon
Carmen
Mallory
Ellory
Tansy
Ondine

NoCureForLove Thu 26-Oct-17 16:48:38

Dorcas
Glory
Lettice

FizzyGreenWater Thu 26-Oct-17 16:49:09

Minka, if it works with the surname.

bridgetreilly Thu 26-Oct-17 16:49:45

Winifred (Freddie).

marcopront Thu 26-Oct-17 16:50:13

What will you do if after you pick the name it becomes really popular?

pallisers Thu 26-Oct-17 16:51:55

Some kids from my dds' school who probably wouldn't be on UK lists

Te
Tamar
Cordiana
Yaribelle
Isabeau
Ishbel

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 26-Oct-17 16:53:44

Juniper
Calypso

Weedsnseeds1 Thu 26-Oct-17 16:54:00

Carme - pronounced Carmay, it's the Catalan version of Carmen. There can't be too many of those?

chicarubia Thu 26-Oct-17 16:57:19

Thanks guys, keep 'em coming!
Marcopront - we will just live with it obviously and it won't be the end of the world. Picking something that has never been in the charts is obviously not foolproof but the best way I've thought of to try for something unusual, which we really do want having done it for the first.

ChuckysLoveChild Thu 26-Oct-17 17:00:37

Carmina

LadyPug Thu 26-Oct-17 17:04:28

Can you share your daughters name or an idea of what it is to help?

ChocolateCrunch Thu 26-Oct-17 17:12:15

Lisette
Heidi
Xanthe
Cleo
Penelope
Arwen

MegAndSprog Thu 26-Oct-17 17:24:51

Kirrily
Ishtar
Anstice
Ivalo
Dagny
Lupita
Anahi

Why does it need to be so unusual? Why not just pick something you already know and like?

Weedsnseeds1 Thu 26-Oct-17 17:36:17

Asheld Saxon for ash tree

Potcallingkettle Thu 26-Oct-17 17:36:27

Teleri
Antigone
Iphigenia

chicarubia Thu 26-Oct-17 17:41:37

Ladypug, without outing myself my daughters name ends in -ie and is a variant of a more popular name.
Megandsprog kirrili was my all time favourite name as a child! Why do I want an unusual name? I don't know really I just know I do. I've got one, OH has one and I like the idea of my kids never being known by their full names or their first name plus initial (I guess I could have gone the other way as having an unusual name can be a real pain- hence not wanting a mouthful). But why do people like classic or old fashioned names? It's so personal and that combined with having to find one your OH likes too means it's bloody hard!

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