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February 18th, 2013 10:33 PM #1Junior Member
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- Apr 2012
Tell me a name I haven't heard before!
I kept my list of favorite names on my phone (bad move!), and the note accidentally got deleted. So, I've decided to use this as a chance to make a brand new list.
Like my title says - tell me some names that I haven't heard before as well as how to pronounce them. I'm looking for names that are rare/underused/interesting/etc.
I'm hoping that this will be a way to find new inspiration for my name list, and also I'm hoping that it will inspire other people as well with new names to add to their lists!
February 18th, 2013 10:38 PM #3
Lachlan Alexander - Evander 'Anders' Alcott - Cadmus Walter - Theron Xavier - Thatcher William - Peregrine North - Dresden Alasdair
Natalie Winter - Adelaide Pearl - Hermione Jane - Corisande Fable - Lavender Alina/Irie - Cordelia Autumn - Virginia Joy- Odessa Faye
February 18th, 2013 10:45 PM #5
Here's a few to get you started:
Loic -male, LOW + IK, old French name that seems to be coming back in style (100 year rule?)... At least, I have a friend who would like to use it if her DH will let her In French, there are 2 dots on the I, like in Noel.
Ludivine - female, LOO + duh + veen (French pronunciation), same friend's friend from France... But they haven't added this to NB yet
Ksenia -female, one of my DH's Russian colleagues, Kuhn + Sen + ya
Oh... Sorry, I didn't realize you posted this in the boy's section only.
Mommy to John Alexander & 3 furbabies; Maggie the dog, Rex & Bella the wannabe lions
Current favourites: girls -Eliana [Bronwen, Joy, Claire, Irene], Leora [Irene, Bronwen, Bronwyn], Sarah Elise, Anna Charlotte, Adelaide, Phoebe, Kathryn, Elizabeth, Anastasia, Celeste, Astrid, Beatrix, Lucy
boys: Callum, Arthur [Paul or William], Nathaniel, Samuel, Zachary, Elijah
February 18th, 2013 10:56 PM #7Senior Member
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- Nov 2012
Judicaël - pronounced: JU-dah-kyle, basically, or JU-dah-kale. Breton/Old French name.
Maximian - pronounced: max-IHM-ee-uhn. A Roman ruler (Marcus Aurelius Maximianus).
Alvar - pronounced: AL-ver. This is basically the same name as Oliver, meaning "elf ruler"
Aelfric/Elfric/Alfer - see above
Jove - pronounced just as it looks, JOHV, another name for the god Jupiter.
Leonid - pronounced LAY-oh-nid or LAY-oh-need, a variation of Leo/Leon/Leonidas etc
Ansgar - AHNS-gar. I think it means weapon of god, so, kind of a lot.
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Simeon | Lionel | Barnabus | Ezekiel | Hector | Ignatius | August | Jove | Sayer | Booker | Mariner | Cecil | Godfrey
February 18th, 2013 11:53 PM #9