I'm not ashamed to admit that want an unusual name for this baby, I don't want her to have the same name as anybody in her class or school. I know that this can still happen with a rare name but it's less likely.
So I need your wise thoughts on my names and more suggestions of rare names which are not likely to become popular in the future.
what do you think of the following:
Euphemia Delilah Juniper Perdita Isolde Drusilla Magdalen Pandora Cressida Vi ola Ismene
Goodness me what a fab list, I like all of them except Drusilla, which sounds and looks a little scary to me. Euphemia is nice but reminds me off breathing difficulties, love Juniper, love Perdita but for the Jilly Cooper character, Isolde and Ismene are perhaps the most unusual but I prefer the others. Oh don't like Delilah either, seems a bit cheap given the character of Samson's ladyfriend. So my favourites are Juniper, Magdalen, PAndora, Cressida, Viola. Will think of some alternatives.
Euphemia - euphemism Delilah - samson and delilah - she going to be a hairdresser? Juniper - bush - life of brian - suggestion of food Perdita - lost one from jilly cooper book polo Isolde - tristan und isolde - wagner opera Drusilla Magdalen - jesus' supposed wife Pandora - ooooh that's a racey name Cressida - model of a toyota car Vi ola - musical instrument and flower name Ismene
Euphemia No. Not a pleasant name at all. Delilah No. Everyone will sing Tom Jones or The Plain White T's to her. Juniper No. Too silly.
Perdita No.It makes me think of Perdita Pongo from 101 Dalmatians. Isolde Not bad actually. It's rather nice. Drusilla No. Too harsh sounding and makes me think of the crazy vampire from Buffy. Magdalen Awful. Pandora.No. Not the most pleasant sounding name, not awful though but I don't like the myth that's associated with the name. Cressida. Bloody awful. Vi ola Not bad but I don't think I could name a child after an instrument. It does have a pleasant sound though. Ismene. Pleasant enough.
I love euphemia, magdalen and isolde. I would probably go for isolde or ismene so as to give your DD the option of having a very common, everyday shorter version (izzy) if she doesn't like having an unusual name.