Category: Questions of the Week
The inspiration for today’s question comes from a question on the forums by @avo: What name have you encountered on only one singular person in your entire life?
Chances are this will be an unusual name.
But maybe it’s a more common name that you simply have encountered only once.
What was the name, who was its singular bearer, and what made it such a standout for you?
A recent random search that started with Namehunter took me on a tour through a series of unusual and intriguing word names.
Which made us think of asking you: Which are your favorite word names, and why?
And then there are….well, just about any word you can think of can be a name. But should it be? Does it work?
So….which are your favorites? And what are some words you think would make great names?
It stands to reason why these lists get so much attention: They contain dozens of names that are attractive yet uncommon, have authentic roots yet are usable in the modern world.
So now we turn the question back on you: What do you think are the best of the best cool, unusual baby names for either or both genders?
Feel free to pull from our widely-read lists or add choices of your own.
Photo from one of our favorite crafting sites, Delia Creates, full of cool, unusual ideas like this one.
There’s a thread on our forums, started by steampunkleo, under the heading ‘Names on Nameberry that make you go WOW!’ which we thought deserved to be served out to a wider audience.
So, is there a single name that maybe you had never heard before, which just jumped off the site for you and even made it onto your own personal list or signature?
Or a stunning twin or other sibset that absolutely knocked you out?
Or a magical first and middle combo that you hadn’t ever thought of putting together but which works perfectly for you?
Last week we challenged you to invent a great baby name. You took us up on it….and how! Over 200 entries later, Linda and I along with Nameberry’s senior editor and writer Abby Sandel made our individual lists of favorites.
There were only a handful of names on all three of our lists – and our two winners were chosen from those names that won unanimous approval. But before we get to those, let’s look at the long list of names we liked and the categories that sparked the best inventions.