4-6 year old girls on my daughters cheerleading squad
Adalie(love this name)
Dixie(she is just the cutest little girl)
Karris(Paris and Karris sound so much a like that they are constantly both answering when the other parents or coaches are calling the others name:( Never thought we would run into this problem when we named our daughter Paris. Oh well.)
*There was one other little girl but i didnt catch her name.
I heard of siblings Elloree and Lyles the other day, thought it was so cute
I saw a registration form for a local conference and saw the name Temicula as a woman's first name. I like it, though I admit it reminds me of Bunnicula, the vegetarian vampire rabbit...in a good way :)
A baby was born in my area recently named Kwinton, along with his twin sister Kapri.
So I was at a cemetary with a friend searching for some great-great grandparents I found out are buried there (the adorably named Florence and Nathan) and found:
Addison (f) b. 1892!
Adella <--- This one is so pretty
Australia!!! (b. 1873)
Wyatt (b. 1920)
Mattie (f) (b. late 1800's)
Gotthilf (I forget if they were male or female).
I was also looking through a class list for a freshman only art class and there's a boy in it who's named Copernicus!
West African Names
My husband is from Sierra Leone, West Africa. I have heard the most amazing, interesting names from there! My favorite one is Mabinty (for a girl) it just conjures up the image of jungle and tribal drums and stuff like that. I think it's very spirited. There are also girl names like
Saffiatu (Saffi for short)
Taduba (which I happen to know means "blessing")
Blessing (as a name in itself)
All these names, and many more, are very very common in West Africa, and I'm amazed I haven't seen any of them on this site. The worst girl name I have ever heard, however, is also from West Africa, and it is Fatmata. Most girls change it to Fatima when they move to Canada, where we are. I haven't heard very many authentic boy's names from there, most boys are given either English or Muslim names, but two that stick out are
More West African names
I thought of a few more girl names
Wassiyeh (love this one)
Fanta (would love it if it weren't for the pop drinks)
I remember there was a girl at one of my schools whose name was Bubbles which I think is very unfortunate.
My mother named me Sharn, as in Sian but because she is a teacher, she wanted it to be phonetic so it would be easy for other teachers to read - turns out, sometimes when you type it on a computer in small font, teachers call it out as Sham :(
My sister has a prettier and much less common name in my opinion, Janae (pronounced Juh-nay) I have only met one other and she spelt it Janaye whereas I have met many other Sians or Sharnis. I'm in New Zealand.
Phoebe Isabelle Eva, my childhood friend. Her full name just popped into my head, and I realised how pretty it is - albeit slightly plain.
Watched the most recent episode of Necessary Roughness which is on the USA Network. One of the guest characters on the episode was named Tallis. I thought it was an interesting name for a girl.