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June 18th, 2013 08:58 PM #1Junior Member
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Looking for unusual and unique names for a little girl...
My fiance and I are looking for unusual names for the baby we're having August 1. My first name is Cricket, so I can't exactly name my child "Mary". Ideally, I'd like my daughter to have a name that is unique and unusual but still pronounceable, and something that other kids can only make obvious jokes with. As a young child I definitely got teased a fair amount, but I learned to deal with the jokes and by grade 5 there was nothing new that anyone could do--I'd heard every joke already. Now I love my name and the fact that people remember me easily... it's great for conversation and in job interviews, too.
I really like Cinderlee (a combination of my late mother's first and middle names) or Ember-lyn, but I'd love to hear some new suggestions and opinions! It'd be best if the first name went well with Katherine or Brianne as a middle name. Our last name starts with R. My fiance seems to prefer names that are almost traditional but are still uncommon (he really likes Enid--I hate it)
June 18th, 2013 09:22 PM #3
I think I might be missing something. Why can't you use a common name just because yours is unique?
Cinderlee looks way too made up and reminds me a lot of Cinderella, which literally means "little ashes" and isn't suitable as a name on a real person at all. Cinderlee also brings to mind cinder blocks.
I don't care for Ember-lyn but Ember is a lot nicer than Ember-lyn (or even Emberlyn).
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June 18th, 2013 09:29 PM #5
Congratulations on your daughter!
Of your two creations, I think Emberlyn is much better than Cinderlee (which looks like a bad Cinderella knockoff), despite the increased personal significant of Cinderlee (is your mom Cindy/Cynthia Lee?) However, Emberlyn will fade into a sea of similar girls' names-- -lyn is the ultimate trendy ending nowadays, and Amber/Ember/Emery/Avery is also a popular cluster of sounds. What I mean is that even though not many girls are named Emberlyn, it won't be nearly as memorable as Cricket.
"Unique" can encompass a huge variety of styles. Here's a random sampling from different corners of the name style universe; see which ones you're most drawn to and we can suggest more from there.
RhianXY: Antoine Raphael (3.1.2012)
XX: Cassia Viviane Noor (11.30.2013)
June 18th, 2013 09:33 PM #7current top names : Jane Carys & Owen Zachary "oz"
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Vita Caroline | Naomi Jessica | Thea Josephine | Evangeline Annica | Teagan Raine | Fiona Carys
Benjamin August | Asher Wolf | Dylan Cato | Griffin Edward
Nolan Thomas | Everett Joseph | Reid Patrick | Drake Cassius
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June 18th, 2013 09:36 PM #9Senior Member
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