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Thread: Off-the-charts unique
May 30th, 2013 08:58 PM #1Senior Member
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Seeing how popularity is such an important factor for many of us on this board I thought this would be a good topic to introduce. So many moms-to-be look up the top baby names each year just to see what names NOT to pick. They want to avoid the top 10, top 50 and in some cases even the top 500 so that their child stands out. However, some moms like me don't want the name to be TOO offbeat and are looking for some type of middle ground. What are your favorite overlooked and underused names?
May 30th, 2013 09:06 PM #3Senior Member
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My favourite "over-looked" names would be...
Vera, Matilda, Leora, Calla, Nola, Elowen, Louisa, Flora, Greta, Willa, Daphne and Maisie
Edwin, Winston, Gideon, Simon, Desmond, Arthur, Julian
I think most people (aside from the crazy-creative or the cre8tiv types) are looking for a middle-ground name. Uncommon, yet familiar, unique, but not weird.Matilda, Vera, Beatrix, June, Eleanor, Cordelia, Adelaide, Elisabeth, Leona, Daphne, Kathryn
Edwin, Frederick, Calvin, Arthur, Walter, Rowan, Winston, Desmond, Keith, Robert
May 30th, 2013 09:33 PM #5
I second Vera and Leora! And I don't know the Canadian statistics, but Julian is #53 here in the US. Not exactly "overlooked," much to my chagrin. It's one of my favorites.
I'm okay with some degree of weird myself, but who knows whether I'll feel the same when I'm naming an actual child?
Some of my favorites:
Viola, Cosima, Amaryllis, Beatrix, Isannah, Juniper, Isadora, Mariel, Oriana, Rosalind, Susanna/Susannah, and Sybil/Sibyl
Westley, Ferdinand, Cillian, Ajax, Leander, Azriel, and Orville (My taste in boys' names is a lot more conservative than my taste in girls' names for some reason.)Gwen
(film student, name nerd, regular nerd, bad influence)
Ismay • Cleo • Sybella • Ailsa • Iphigenia
Prosper • Sirius • August • Malcolm • Zephyr
May 30th, 2013 09:48 PM #7
May 30th, 2013 09:52 PM #9
Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Wren or Simon Adler | Alice Violetta or Atlas Dov | Julian 'Jules' River or Juniper 'Joon' Lovelace | Roscoe Fox or Marlowe Fritz | Jane Lucinda or Lucien Wilde | Louisa Valor or Eloise March | Ivan Elliot or Iris Cordelia | August Jack or Jasper Hale | Dashiell Jude or Judah Reeve | Thea Marina or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Finnegan Wallace or Felix Raphael
Just a grad student dreaming ahead...