As a certified UNN (ultimate name nerd), I of course seek out lists of interesting names wherever I go. But it didn’t occur to me until recently that I was being served up a whole new menu of unusual names almost every other day right on my own computer screen that I’d never really noticed.
Like most of us, I get regular notices on my Facebook page alerting me to People You May Know, followed by an invitation to ‘See all’–not to mention all the frequent ‘X is now friends with’ updates. Well, one day I did attempt to see all, scrolling through the names of the friends of my friends. I didn’t make it all the way through (curses on those with 4,000+ friends!), but I did get far enough to come up with some amazing options.
One thing I hadn’t realized is how international my friends and their friends are— representating places as far flung as Switzerland, Hungary, Australia, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Greece, and China, which further broadened the spectrum of unusual names.
Here are some that I came up with before my eyes got too bleary to go on–and as far as I could ascertain, these are all real names of real people.
Minniemarie (love it!)
Dood (can this be real?)
This is one you definitely can try at home–just go through your social network contacts’ contacts and you might find some wonderful surprises.
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