Usable As First Names OR Quirky Middle Name Choices?
Hi Berries, I thought I would share some interesting names I've discovered (or rediscovered) while perusing the internet or reading. These are names that have either been borne by real people in the past or they were in one of my numerous baby name books. Many of them are virtue/word names or surnames. I have three questions for you Berries: (1) Which ones do you think would be still be usable as proper names? (2) Which ones would only make quirky middle name choices and (3) Which names should remain guilty pleasures or should be tossed in the bin never to see the light of day again? It's your call.
Ochre (o-kur) - a rare unisex colour name
Absolute - I love this one!
Rosewell (m) - I can imagine a female with this name too!
Savory (m) - this rare spice may be suitable for a female
Tinker - if we have Tucker why not Tinker?
Upshire - very English
Urthelmine - German female
Winship (a male in the 1880's with a last name of Champion!)
Vionnet - French surname of a fashion designer
Tranqueline - too much like trampoline or perhaps tranquillizer?
Timely - this is kind of cute
Rejoice - very uplifting!
Tanaquil - first name of a ballerina
Queenie and Reine - same title but different languages
Persia - the new India
Millay - surname of a poet
Magenta - an exotic colour
Glance - kind of cool
Evodie - this is pretty!
Beauty - a bit much, no?
Anemone - a rare flower name
Darragh - popular male name in Ireland
Sligo - place name in Ireland
Quoyle - too much like quail?
Pinch - cute nn only?
Paavo - Finnish for Paul
Austell - place name and saint name
Eero - Finnish
Clarendon - sounds aristocratic
Chiltern - hills in England
Caledon - place name in Canada
Lowen - There's Rowan and Bowen so why not Lowen?
Kenzo - Japanese
Elko - unisex
Dalliance - unisex
Cyan - a great alternative to Cheyenne
Amaris - too much like amorous?
Assisi - place name in Italy