I can understand it (believe me, I'm a Jessica so I know the pain). When I was naming DS, I refused to pick any name that was in the top 1000 for the US. I searched and searched forever and literally made myself sick with the stress of finding the one. I finally found the name. It wasn't in the top 1000 and it was totally unique and perfect. It fits DS perfectly, but guess what: on his first day of daycare, there was another Bram in his room. What are the freaking chances! I was initially horrified, but my DS fits his name and I can't imagine him as anything else.
Out of curiosity, what names did you like? It would help for more suggestions.
I like a million names and can't make a decision to save my life. When I am finally having my own baby I hope I will be able to settle on one that I can live with and that my husband thinks is okay. My name is definitely not popular, so I understand not wanting to use a popular one, but I might have to chose one that is little more popular than I would like. My husband doesn't share my love of rare vintage names.
Are there any characters from books or movies that you like? Do you like any of the names of your friends from the past? Did you ever meet someone with a name that you really like?
My name is Glenys, by the way. Name your baby after me!
Just kidding! I am named after my mother's friend, and she was named after my mother's friend, but none of my friends are going to name their daughter after me.... haha Can't say I blame them.
I'm a little apprehensive about using names from childhood as my childhood wasn't great, and I fear that I'd associate my child's name with my bad childhood.
While I like books and movies, I don't feel attached enough to characters to name my child after them. I just don't know what to do, because at this rate my child is never getting a name.
Also, my main issue is girls names. If I did go down the route of using a name from a book/movie/etc, I don't really seem to idolise many female characters. Not out of any kind of "I hate women" thing, I just watch a lot of shows/movies/read books with mainly male characters. Even in history, there aren't that many women that I'd name a child after. I'd hate to name a son after someone, and then not my daughter :/ And the few that I do idolise, I don't like their names. E.G I think Rosalind Franklin was a wonderful woman, but I don't like the name Rosalind personally
Well I thought I'd just throw out some non-popular names. As I am in the US I'm unsure of how these names are over there but here you go...
Isannah, Idony, Ione, Ina, Isaline
Sabrina, Sylvie, Sybil,
Zosia, Zelia, Zea
Thea, Thora, Theone
Raquel, Roanna, Romilly, Rowena, Rosemary
Prudence, Portia, Petra
Oona, Orla, Odette, Ophelie
Mabyn, Marin, Mavis, Merryn, Miriam, Marian, Mari
Lilla, Lark, Lucienne, Linnea, Leia, Lelia, Lyra, Luella,
Helena, Haven, Hadley
Genevieve, Giselle, Gwen, Greta, Guinevere, Gwendolen, Georgiana,
Faye, Flannery, Fallon, Fiona, Freya, Flora, Fiora, Fiametta, Fianna
Eviana, Eden, Elora, Elara, Emiliana, Elysia, Elise, Evanthe, Evadne, Elodie, Eirlys, Eulalia, Eowyn, Eliora, Evaline
Colette, Corine, Calais, Chione (kee-oh-nee), Circe, Celia, Cerelia, Clelia, Cosette, Claire, Cecily, Corinne, Cassia, Claudia, Cataleya, Colleen
Daphne, Darcy, Dara, Darienne, Deryn, Daria, Delaney, Delia, Denna, Demi, Demeter
Blair, Blythe, Blanche, Beryl, Bianca
Ada, Adelaide, Adeline, Annelise, Adara, Annette, Aideen, Aster, Adair (ah-dare), Ardis, Arden, Annika, Anya, Aveline, Anthea, Andorra, Annora, Ariadne,, Auden, Arwen, Antonia, Alessia, Aurelie, Ameline, Arianne, Adrienne, Aliana
Arlo, Abraham, Albus, Alben, Asa, Adler, Alaric
Clark, Conall, Curtis, Corbin, Cassius
Damian, Dean, Donovan, Davis, Dorian, Deacon, Darius
Evander, Emrys, Eamon, Ewan, Eldon, Eames
Flynn, Fletcher, Floyd,
Gregor, Gerard, Garrett, Gordon, Gideon
Jude, Jedidiah (Jed), Joel,
Leander, Lucian/Lucan/Lucius, Lysander, Lonan, Lowell
Orin, Omri, Oswald, Orson
Rhodes, Rhodri, Reginald, Rufus, Rueben,
Every name I would have suggested has already been so I won't give you any more suggestions but just wanted to share my personal experience.
When we were naming our 2nd daughter there were no names we loved or agreed on. We had many arguments about names and we were both frustrated with the process. Once we met out little girl though we both knew which name was perfect for her before we even discussed it with each other! A name you like can become a name you love when you know how perfectly it suits your little cherub.
I'm now 22weeks with number 3 and we have no girls names on our list. I know that is we are having another girl we will find a name we love eventually, even if that doesn't happen until after she's born. Good luck! I hope you find the perfect name :)
What is something that is meaningful to you and your bf? What do you like to do together? What do you want to pass on to your child? These things might lead to some names that have more interest for you.
For instance, if you like hiking or the seashore, maybe a name related to nature or somehow referencing it--
Or if maybe there's a virtue/value that's important to you--