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Thread: Throw some weird ones at me!
June 20th, 2012 10:22 PM #46Senior Member
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Hmm . . .
Just a few and sort of random:
Eustacia (in a different category and it's what you might call flowy, but there it is)
Quince (maybe unisex-sounding)
The pp beat me to Coriander.
PS Desdemona is a character from Othello--she did indeed meet a tragic end, but she's an interesting character. (I personally wouldn't use the name of character so strongly associated with tragedy--e.g., Ophelia, though I love it--but some people don't care.)
June 20th, 2012 10:27 PM #48Senior Member
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Ursula ends in "a" but it's not a name like the one I just described and it's one of my favorites. Clover I've totally given up, I'm over it (even if I keep mentioning it - it was THE name I thought of for six years whenever I imagined the daughter I was hoping so much to have). It may never chart but it's soooooo close to Chloe. In fact one of the main things that made me give it up was this Facebook friend of mine who posts pics of his daughter Chloe like every stinkin' day and just seeing Chloe this and Chloe made me feel like, wow, that is way too close to Clover. But there were plenty of other things that made me give it up, too. It's just not THE name anymore.
I know I'm being ridiculous! But I want something I LOVE like I love my younger two boys' names. When I decided on their names it made me feel so good, and using them was exhilirating. I still am excited to use them to this day. And this is going to be my only girl. I don't want to have "name regret" like I do with my oldest son Eli, whose name was unusual seven years ago but is now super common, especially where we live. I don't want that to happen again!
June 20th, 2012 10:29 PM #50
That said, this is a fun game so I'll play along. My favorite weirdos:
June 20th, 2012 10:33 PM #52
I totally get your aversion to popular -- or worse, trendy -- names. But seriously, who would have guessed ten years ago that fracking HARPER would be rocketing up the charts? I'd never even heard of it a year ago. Fact is, you have to be clairvoyant to discern exactly what is going to catch the popular naming imagination. Might as well just go with what you love.
That said, I avoid anything rising too fast (more than 50 places a year) and prefer to stay out of the top 1000 myself. Though I have also loosened up and allowed myself to love fast-risers in the top 300 (Eloise!), so...
June 20th, 2012 10:38 PM #54Senior Member
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Honeysuckle - Love, one of my favorite flowers, but don't know if I can get past the "suckle" part, and Honey has never been one of my favorite pet names
Paprika and Pepper - Like spice names, would like to meet little girls with these names, maybe not for me
Coriander - DH actually has a cousin with a daughter named this
Cinnamon - It's on my list but is it too strippery?
Plum - cute, but I don't think it's big enough
Wintergreen - like Winter, like green, like it together but it's a gum flavor not a person
Emerald/Esmerelda - Like a lot, but the more common nn Emma/Esme or even just Em are inevitable
Cosette - like it, like the -ette ending, but nms
Apollonia - like it for the Prince connection and mythology, dislike it for sounding like Apple, which sounds really not good to me
Echo - like but not enough
Isis - cool but knew someone "interesting" with this name once and it will forever be connected to her
Evening - like but Eve for short is too Eve/Ava/Eva trendy
Daffodil - like in theory, nn Daffy or Dill not so great
Juniper - like a lot but trendy among name nerds
Moonbeam - like, maybe for a middle name
Prarie - like a lot, on my list
Plumeria - on my list but I think it's too vowel flowy
Petunia and Tulip - like a lot in theory and would love to meet a girl named either name, but Petunia is not enough of a people name, and Tulip makes me think of genitalia
Iris - like a lot but trendy and rising
Freesia - like but too vowel flowy
Lemon - like but was the name of a hooker in a Jackie Collins novel
Amethyst - like but no good nn