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Beyond Sequoia and Halcyon - the latest in an occasional public information series. Names that probably nobody else in the school will have, but won't make people say "I beg your pardon? I dodn't quite catch that"

(61 Posts)
seeker Tue 07-Oct-08 08:21:00


Col in (or Corin)
Rupert - OK maybe not Rupert!

misi Tue 07-Oct-08 13:53:26

I like Sequoia as I love the tree of the same name and Sequoia national park is a wondeful place!!
I do like trees in general so douglas is good, nordman, ash(ley), linden, cecil(sessile), camellia, cherry (but not cherie), holly, elm(er), magnolia and mimosa. if you went into latin botanical names, the list is endles!!

seeker Wed 08-Oct-08 14:05:31

Yosemite National Park is fabulous too - and so is the Peak District - but I don't think either are good names for human beings!

<seeker muses about a boy called Bedgebury>

GooseyLoosey Wed 08-Oct-08 14:06:59

I find it so amazing that Paul, Mark and Susan are on your lists. How times change.

seeker Wed 08-Oct-08 14:11:23

I know. But do you know a Paul, Mark or Susan under 30 (ish?)

I know of the names of 2000ish 0-18 year olds through schools. clubs, etc, and none of the names I mention appear among them!

hannahsaunt Wed 08-Oct-08 14:15:39

My dad and my brother are both called Kenneth.

JackieNo Wed 08-Oct-08 14:17:28

My DS's name is on your list. But that's why we chose it - simple to spell, and unusual, just because it wasn't 'in fashion'.

He's called Richenda.

No, I'm kidding - he isn't reallygrin.

VictorianSqualorSquelchNSquirm Wed 08-Oct-08 14:17:36

I know an Alan.
He is the son of an MNer, and he is about 1ish.
I rec'd Belinda and Felicity on threads a few times.

If I have a girl next time she will eb Susannah, but not Susan.

DS wishes he was called Rupert.

GreatGooglyMoogly Wed 08-Oct-08 14:18:07

Iris is actually making a comeback.

GooseyLoosey Wed 08-Oct-08 14:19:07

I know a Mark and a Susannah, but you are right, I have never ever encountered a baby "Paul" or "Susan". Not sure how ready the world is yet for more "Nigels" or "Kevins" - some name should take longer to come back than others.

Lio Wed 08-Oct-08 14:19:23


VictorianSqualorSquelchNSquirm Wed 08-Oct-08 14:19:42

Jude LAw and Sadie Frost's little girl is called Iris.

choosyfloosy Wed 08-Oct-08 14:20:40



choosyfloosy Wed 08-Oct-08 14:21:34

I know a preschool Alan too.

OrmIrian Wed 08-Oct-08 14:24:22


In DS#2's class.

seeker Wed 08-Oct-08 14:26:36

There are 3 Mirandas (including my neice!) in my sample! No Peters though - and no Irises. There are also 2 Johnathans and 4 Frances/ises.

seeker Wed 08-Oct-08 14:27:13

Oh, and 2 Susannahs, but no Susans

Blu Wed 08-Oct-08 14:31:20

<<Waits patiently for the first 'What about Yosemite? For a boy?' thread>>

I think Sarah Palin's next child could well be called Peak.

newgirl Wed 08-Oct-08 14:33:27

careful - i know toddlers called paul and peter so they are def still around

a fruit is a good name still - apple, strawberry, peach, etc etc

seeker Wed 08-Oct-08 16:02:13

<waits patiently for the opportunity to post "But Yosemite is definitely a girl's name">

seeker Wed 08-Oct-08 16:03:28

< and"How about spelling Yossermighty to avoid pronounciation difficulties?"

SoMuchToBits Wed 08-Oct-08 16:06:05

There are 2 Pauls and a Mark at ds's school.

And he is a Jonathan, and last year there was another one (who has just left)

scarletlilybug Wed 08-Oct-08 16:07:07

Don't think Felicity is that unusual these days - I know a couple.

Know also babies called Rupert and Sean.

I think most people would raise an eyebrow at Richenda, tbh.

schneebly Wed 08-Oct-08 16:09:18

I have an Alan and a Donald - not common in their age group but not weird.

schneebly Wed 08-Oct-08 16:09:19

I have an Alan and a Donald - not common in their age group but not weird.

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