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  1. #21
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    Re: Best unusual name you've ever heard?

    Quote Originally Posted by amaryllis
    At some point in my childhood, I knew four sisters who all had names their parents made up. I can't remember 3 of them, but one was Timbre (Tim-bray). Her name always stuck with me. As a child I didn't make the connection between this name and the word "timber", and I would never use this on a child. It must have made quite the impact on me, though, because I remember it 20 years later!
    This is interesting to me because "timbre" is a musical term for the quality of a sound. It's pronounced "TAM-ber" in English.

    Here are some of the fun, unsual names in my life (wish I had my hs yearbooks here so I could remember more!):

    Girls:

    Afton
    Baret (BARE-it)
    Beata (bay-AH-tah)
    Bretanne (Brett-Ann)
    Carrington
    Charisma
    Eleva (Eh-LEE-vah)
    Genevieve (I can't believe this is becoming popular! She was the only one I had ever heard of)
    Halle (back before anyone knew who Halle Berry was)
    Jessa
    Kari (CAR-ee)
    Karina (car-EE-nah)
    Karsha
    Kyja (KAI-ah, once again before it became popular)
    Linnea (lin-NAY-ah -- my name!)
    Marin (MAH-rin)
    Marnie
    Marta
    Mikka (MEEK-ah)
    Minna (MIHN-ah)
    Miriam
    Noemi
    Ryah (RYE-ah)
    Sanna (rhymes with Anna)
    Shana/Shanna (again rhymes with Anna)
    Shivan
    Talia (first part is pn like "tally" not "tall")
    Teila (TEE-la)
    Terran (TAIR-en)

    Boys:

    Brect
    Brock
    Buck
    Chet
    Elvis
    Fletcher
    Gavin (before it was popular)
    Haaken (HAWK-in)
    Hart
    Huck
    Jedi
    Josef (YO-sef)
    Kelly
    Merlin (actually a mn)
    Nolan
    Peder
    Satchel
    Silas
    Thor
    Traagaten (TREG-a-ten)
    Wesley
    Yusep

  2. #23
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    Re: Best unusual name you've ever heard?

    ^^^ I too knew an Afton! She went by a nickname though so I had forgotten about it.

    Caressa (cuh-ress-uh)
    Brijin (bridge-in)

  3. #25
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    Dec 2009
    Location
    New England, USA
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    Re: Best unusual name you've ever heard?

    I went to school with a girl named Carina...very pretty.
    From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors. ~ Proverb

    Classics: Caroline, Catherine, Elizabeth, James, Luke
    Celtic flair: Claire, Maeve, Declan, Liam, Patrick
    Short & Sweet: Grace, Jane, Rose, Jack, Leo

  4. #27

    Re: Best unusual name you've ever heard?

    My baby girl's name is Wren which for obvious reasons I'd say is my favorite unusual name :)

  5. #29
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    Oct 2008
    Location
    OC, Califonia
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    Re: Best unusual name you've ever heard?

    I went to school with an Afton, too! Such a cool name! She has a daughter named Aisley.

    Some others I forgot before:
    Sanja
    Zanna
    Proud mama to two sweet boys:

    Dashiell David Rowe
    and
    Flynn William Warfield


    "Real babies are more difficult than ideas of babies... Or even pictures of babies."
    -James Franco

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