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What's the most unusual baby name you love?

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WithACherryOnTop · 06/06/2012 19:32

I love Ozymandias nn Ozzy for a boy.

Anakin too.I am a SW geek though.Blush

Horatio.

And for a girl,Pepper.

I doubt that I'd ever use any of them.They're my guilty pleasure names.

What are yours?

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BabylannShallFall · 06/06/2012 19:37

I wish I had the courage to use a Shakespearean name for my DC. I really like Desdemona.

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WithACherryOnTop · 06/06/2012 19:39

Desdemona is beautiful.

I forgot another unusual name I love.Darwin.

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StepOutOfSpring · 06/06/2012 19:45

Iolanthe is pretty for a girl (means violet).

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aliportico · 06/06/2012 19:53

Ichabod and Calypso.

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littletomato · 06/06/2012 20:03

This one is more ridiculousness than actual name, but I would LOVE to use the name "etcetera" for a girl. I think it would make a gorgeous name. Might just be a bit confusing, though.

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GinPalace · 06/06/2012 20:07

Bruce, if you manage not to think of Bruce Forsyth, there are loads of great Bruces and it is hard to imagine a Bruce who doesn't grow up to be the life and soul of the party. Grin

my fave Bruce

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Somersaults · 06/06/2012 20:09

I love Posy.

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FrillyMilly · 06/06/2012 20:13

I love Carmella. DC2 was a boy though so I'll never get to use it.

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dyzzidi · 06/06/2012 20:14

I love the name Piper for a girl.

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letsblowthistacostand · 06/06/2012 20:38

Maybre, pronounced in a US southern accent: MAAYY-bree. Saw it on some train wreck reality show and I loved it. Would never use it though, too made up and all that.

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Exogenesis · 06/06/2012 20:47

Echo and Mneme for a girl

Wolfgang for a boy

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Booette · 06/06/2012 22:58

Ptolemy Grin for boy.

Clover for a girl.

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Aquarium · 06/06/2012 23:08

Eppie, short for Hephzibah

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Janoschi · 06/06/2012 23:52

Rixt for a girl.

It was my Dutch midwife's name and I thought it was wonderful.

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ToxicMoxie · 06/06/2012 23:57

Quesnell for a boy (quin-ell)

Clothilda for a girl, I don't know why, but I love it!

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Kittenkatzen · 07/06/2012 09:50

babylann I love love love Hermia and Helena - still Shakespearean but a bit less Hmm.

Lysander for a boy too . And agree with whoever said Clothilda is lovely....

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TheRealMrsHannigan · 07/06/2012 10:03

I love Andromeda, DP would never have it though :(

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DivineInspiration · 07/06/2012 10:09

I'd love to have the confidence to go for a very Hebrew name for a girl - Tikvah, Ahava, Stav - even though I am non-practicingly Jewish and live in a very un-Jewish area. Vita, Camelia and Perdita are also lovely girls names.

I'd also really like to use Heathcliff or just Heath for a boy, but when we lived in Blackheath this would have been ridiculous. Since we've moved, maybe I could talk DP into it?!

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TittyWhistles · 07/06/2012 10:13

Otter for a boy, I heard this one a while ago, someone we know name their baby this and its stuck in my head as being quite marvellous!

For a girl i like those name that predominate in African countries like Mercy, Patience and Perseverence

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FireOverBabylon · 07/06/2012 10:20

Shepherd as a boy's name. DS has a story about a black South African boy, and his first name is Shepherd. I think it's lovely but I doubt DH would ever agree to use it, and I think our surname would be too long to go with it.

Also Jean-Baptiste as a boy's middle name.

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FireOverBabylon · 07/06/2012 10:22

Oh, and Grayling for a girl. The lady pathologist in Inspector Morse was called Grayling, named after the fish by her father who was a keen angler. She was supposed to be embarrassed by it but I've always thought it was a lovely name.

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birdofthenorth · 07/06/2012 10:30

FireOverBabylon -my DH loves Shep for a boy, and is convinced it's a traditional nn for Edward -I love the idea but think people would think we were bonkers!

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thegreylady · 07/06/2012 10:32

I know a three year old Ptolemy nn Tolly

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ishopthereforeiam · 07/06/2012 10:33

Muscat for a boy.

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iseenodust · 07/06/2012 10:34

I've just met a baby Kester and thought yes I like that.

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