by Sophie Kihm
So you’re looking for a unique name for your baby. Some well-meaning friends and colleagues will offer you their picks—maybe Tallulah or Phineas! But no—you want a name that is truly unique, something no one else is using.
Is the search in vain? Are one-of-a-kind baby names a lemon market? Aren’t people rejecting these names for a reason?
Actually, no. There are plenty of baby names that practically nobody is using simply because the mainstream is unaware of their existence. From exotic names from other cultures to unusual word names, it is possible to choose an attractive and stylish name with guaranteed rarity.