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Truly unique names?

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Seminyak Mon 23-Dec-13 22:45:16

Was just thinking the other day of a girl I was in primary school with, called Jera. Pronounced Jerra, rather than Jeer-a, IYSWIM.

I have never met, heard of, read about any other Jera ever, fictional or real, and it got me thinking about other unique names.

Is there anyone you've met or heard of with a name you've never heard of before or since?

I don't mean yooneek, as in Kate being spelled Kayte, or backwards names like Nevaeh.

Another one I have is Carolie, which I think is lovely, but I suspect there is probably more than one out there.

(Admittedly, I have never googled Jera and don't want to as I want to believe it's truly unique ha smile )

Theoldhag Mon 23-Dec-13 23:28:01

It is the rune for harvest, lovely name!

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 24-Dec-13 21:49:32

I met someone called Mirret when I was in Europe. Have never heard of another, though of course there could be many.

MyMILisfromHELL Tue 24-Dec-13 21:51:15

I had a friend at school called Vanice. Pronounced Va - niece.

BoyMeetsWorld Tue 24-Dec-13 21:54:54

Went to school with a Quereimah nn Q

Varya Tue 24-Dec-13 21:55:37

A friend said she has baby grand-daughter named Athena, a name I had not heard before.

lilyaldrin Tue 24-Dec-13 21:59:23

Athena is fairly common - the name of a Greek goddess, and a Greek city.

elQuintoConyo Tue 24-Dec-13 22:03:12

Had a schoolfriend called Minette, I haven't met another. My sister's name is very rare, but I'd out myself I I said it. Oh, had another primary school friend called Zara, perhaps not so unknown now due to the shop! But it was rare back in the early 80s.

Seminyak Tue 24-Dec-13 22:04:46

Quereimah! Wow. I wonder if her parents made that up!

Mirret sounds v Scandinavian. I like it.

I want more unheard of names!!!!

hawkmcqueen Tue 24-Dec-13 22:22:48

Damhan for a boy pronounced Davin. Never met another. Also have met one Nevin.

EvilTwins Tue 24-Dec-13 22:26:10

I teach a lovely child called Kedada. Never heard of that before.

Artandco Tue 24-Dec-13 22:34:37


ChanelTunel Tue 24-Dec-13 22:36:41

Try to watch some of Ricky Lake's old shows. You'll find plenty of unique names.

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 24-Dec-13 22:51:12


That's the name of one of Quincy Jones's daughters! I assumed she might be the only one until now!

EvilTwins Tue 24-Dec-13 23:08:12

Oh really? Didn't know that! The Kedada I teach is a boy!

Frontdoorstep Wed 25-Dec-13 07:59:04

I knew a Cherise.

Seminyak Wed 25-Dec-13 10:40:47

I have a new one! Tarzia! Apparently it's a kind of monkey and also a God in one culture, not sure which.

lljkk Wed 25-Dec-13 11:37:08

Saguaro. Boy met on beach in California in 2010. Beat that. Named after a cactus ffs.

Snoutthematter Wed 25-Dec-13 19:31:50

I have a friend called Ra. I always thought that was quite cool and unusual.

Novia Wed 25-Dec-13 19:39:47

I went to school with a Gerrit (pronounced herat).

poorincashrichinlove Wed 25-Dec-13 19:51:46

I have a Darwin. Thought it was unique until I met someone recently who knows of another

Artandco Wed 25-Dec-13 19:55:08

Poor - the Darwin I know is German so pronouces it 'dar-vin'

WelshWereRabbit Wed 25-Dec-13 20:05:21

I know a Ninette as well. Thought it was Nanette (as in Newman) for ages, until I saw it written down.

Alan (must be pretty unique for a 2.year old!)

Artandco Wed 25-Dec-13 20:18:13

Oh and a sweet little boy in the hospital when youngest was ill was called Aslan.

snice Wed 25-Dec-13 20:22:29

used to know a Petronella and have never met another.

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