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Weirdest name you've encountered in real life?

334 replies

Socksforxmas · 21/11/2023 18:58

Slightly piggy backing off another thread in this topic but just really curious about this.

Obviously we've all heard of some very unusual suggestions on this site and we can all think of a celeb that's opted for something very unique but in your day to day life what would you say is most unusual you've come across?

For me it'd probably be Maverick for a boy and Lavender-Lily for a girl.

OP posts:
Newtonianmechanics · 21/11/2023 19:00

Heightley

TreeHuggerMum1 · 21/11/2023 19:01

I work in a primary school. I can’t comment as would out myself. But… so many!

SoupDragon · 21/11/2023 19:01

Oh good. A "let's laugh at people's names" thread. Hurrah!

justalittlesnoel · 21/11/2023 19:04

Honey-Blossom for a girl!

Not someone I know but someone I encountered in real life, calling their child in a shop. I was genuinely perplexed, although it made me really want some blossom honey 😂

Portach · 21/11/2023 19:07

In England, I’ve met a ten year old Gandalf, a baby Ace, a young Midsummer, a Betsy-Blue, a Percy. Lots of names from elsewhere that would be strange here.

TheFormidableMrsC · 21/11/2023 19:07

Prince Albert. I wish I was joking 🤣

Socksforxmas · 21/11/2023 19:09

@SoupDragon 'unusual' doesn't always equal 'laughable'. It's just a name not widely used. The opposite of the Olivia's and Noah's.

I'd imagine that anyone sensitive to the opinions of others regarding a name they might like would simply not click on the thread. Can't really complain when you go looking for something to be upset about.

OP posts:
Theredfoxfliesatmidnight · 21/11/2023 19:09

I knew a woman who genuinely, seriously considered (not as a joke/she wasn't pulling my leg) calling her new baby daughter Stunna.

Wahwoo · 21/11/2023 19:11

I’ve come across a Hallelujah, nn Lu, in the park. I really like it!

BusySittingDown · 21/11/2023 19:11

Jamiroquai.

The little lad is probably a teenager now and I wouldn't be surprised if he shortens it to something like Jamie.

MolkosTeenageAngst · 21/11/2023 19:13

justalittlesnoel · 21/11/2023 19:04

Honey-Blossom for a girl!

Not someone I know but someone I encountered in real life, calling their child in a shop. I was genuinely perplexed, although it made me really want some blossom honey 😂

I’m a teacher and I had a student whose sister was called Honey Blossom. I wonder if it was the same one or if there are a few of them out there!

Hibernatalie · 21/11/2023 19:13

Bliss, Lil Star and True. Siblings.

EveryKneeShallBow · 21/11/2023 19:13

Misty Temple and Misanthrope Joseph

AQuantityOfNaughtyCats · 21/11/2023 19:14

Chlorophyll

PlaidCushionProductions · 21/11/2023 19:14

Neptune

OldTinHat · 21/11/2023 19:14

Buster.

MichaelFabricantsWig · 21/11/2023 19:17

Tierry, Messi and Ronaldo - brothers
Labia (pronounced la-bye-ah)

SoupDragon · 21/11/2023 19:19

Socksforxmas · 21/11/2023 19:09

@SoupDragon 'unusual' doesn't always equal 'laughable'. It's just a name not widely used. The opposite of the Olivia's and Noah's.

I'd imagine that anyone sensitive to the opinions of others regarding a name they might like would simply not click on the thread. Can't really complain when you go looking for something to be upset about.

Sure... No one going to be laughing at all. 🙄

Toesaresoweird · 21/11/2023 19:21

DH and I have heard some unusual ones. Can't say the most unusual as outing but there was two lovely youngsters who were named after a type of wine. I've heard Hendrix, Duke, Precious.

HunterBidensBurnerPhone · 21/11/2023 19:24

In before someone says La-a.

Wanttobeok · 21/11/2023 19:24

Loveday

justalittlesnoel · 21/11/2023 19:28

@MolkosTeenageAngst if they're based near Manchester then potentially! 😂 we'd gone for a day trip to the big city and heard this - tbh it made my day!

PinotViogner · 21/11/2023 19:28

I'll never understand the logic of someone too sensitive and feeble to see potentially harsh opinions of a name they like,,,, who then chooses to click on a thread like this. You're looking for something to be angry about why not just go about your business and not engage?!

I swear these ppl would stick their heads in a beehive and then complain about getting stung!

Widowanky85 · 21/11/2023 19:28

Lennon- Rose

NoHeavenNoMore · 21/11/2023 19:28

Story.
But it grows on me a lot the more I think about it!

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