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The most outrageous and distinctive names from my list. In order to reduce temptation, I confined myself to two names for each gender. - Created by SmarterLilac

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  • Griffin

    Charming and fun, but reminds me of a medieval jousting contestant. I just can't do anything even remotely 'humorous' with my kid's name.

  • Ardelia

    Sweet and old fashioned with a lovely meaning ('blooming meadow.') Seems a wee bit too bohemian for my kid, though.


    Yes, I know some celebrities are using it, so it's hardly obscure anymore. But outside of Hollywood, I think this name is too trend for many children to bear. Also, in my neck of the woods, many parents are using it for girls.


    Spanning multiple cultures and rich in unusual flavor, despite its humble Biblical origin. This is a bit too far off the beaten path for me, though.

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