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    1st Pregnancy!!! No Idea on the name.....

    This is my 1st pregnancy and I have no clue where to begin when it comes to naming a child. What I do know is that I dont want my child to have a common name. I mean one of those names that everyone names their child. My boyfriend and I decided on Niyah originally for a girl but I work with about 10 people who either know a child named Niyah or named their child Niyah. I don't like it at all. I dont want anything crazy but something that means something and also something that is a little unique. I want it to either begin with a J or an N. Any suggestions???? I need a girl and a boy name. Please help

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    Re: 1st Pregnancy!!! No Idea on the name.....

    How unusual do you want your name to be? Like if it is anywhere in the top 1000 is that a no?

    The name Niyah or Nia has always reminded me of Indian names (I have been going to India since I was a child) so I thought I'd give some names that sound similar but are not common in the states. A lot of Indian names, although they are beautiful, don't really translate well, so I checked here on the site and they have a good list of ones that are easy and beautiful in English. Here are some of my favs that are unique but not insane.

    Girl:
    Niara "nebula, mist"
    Nisha "Night"
    Nila "Blue"
    Nayana "beautiful eyes"

    Jarita "mother or legendary bird"
    Jivanta "giver of life"

    Nuri or Nuria "fire" in arabic or hebrew has always been a name i liked (my horse's name, i give my pets people names)

    Boys:
    Navin "new"
    Narain "protector"
    Jahan "The world"

    Namir "leopard" (hebrew)

    Also, if you just check around on some of the lists on this site, it could give you an idea of a few other names you like, and then if you post back with more, people will have more to go off of and will give you nice long lists :)

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    Re: 1st Pregnancy!!! No Idea on the name.....

    Thank you for the names. To answer your question. The name does not have to be off the charts. I mean its ok if it has shown up on the top 1000 list. Its just that I don't want to name my child something so common that when called there are five head turns in the grocery store aisle. But I do like Nila. I just suggested that to my boyfriend. Still looking for something that jumps out at me. I want something that has a meaning rather than something I created to combine both of our names. Like JaNiyah.

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    Re: 1st Pregnancy!!! No Idea on the name.....

    I've found the names ranked between 300 & 500 on the SSA list here:
    are familiar to most but you're unlikely to run across another one. You'll not find personalised stuff out & about too, you'll have to special order. I had to. My boys, Leo & Simon are heading for 23 this year, they were the only two in ther school named like that, Jeremy, Brian & John ruled in grammar school, so they fit in but stood out too. My daughter has a slightly more popular name, Josephine's in the 220's but I've yet to run into one in real life under the age of 80. I know three little Josephine's online though, so they are out there. But it's not saturated.

    Follow that link out, choose to look at the top 1000 and surf between 250 & 550 and I'm sure you'll find a few that appeal to you! (and remeber, any total numbers you see have to be divided by 50, for all the states. So Josephine's 1,538 divided by 50, brings that total to 30.76 per state, and if you live in a big state (well, I'm in MA, so everything's pretty much bigger!) you'll not likely run into another for a good while!

    Just thinking aloud here. I hope it helps!

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    Re: 1st Pregnancy!!! No Idea on the name.....

    I grew up with a Jessamine, and have always found it to be pretty and not common in the US. I think it's more common in England. For N, Neve is pretty. Not sure of it's popularity, though.

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    Re: 1st Pregnancy!!! No Idea on the name.....

    I grew up with a Jessamine, and have always found it to be pretty and not common in the US. I think it's more common in England. For N, Neve is pretty. Not sure of it's popularity, though.

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