Need inspiration ladies! Unusual but not chavvy?

Discussion in 'Baby Names' started by Minxy, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Minxy

    Minxy Well-Known Member

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    Hi all, just want to pick your brains......

    I want a name that will be unusual enough not to be shared by 4 others when the LO gets to school. I love lots of the names that feature on here a lot but am aware they're also on the 'Top 100' list for 2006 which isn't what I want. It's irrational, I know but I've got this thing......

    What I don't want to do is makeup/invent a name that ends up sounding AWFUL(!), so I've been trying to look at really traditional names which have yet to make a come back in recent years. :?

    I'm liking Frankie, Stanley and Aubrey for a boy but am stuck on the girls! (we don't know what it is yet)

    Any help/suggestions would be appreciated! :D
     
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    hearts81 Well-Known Member

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    Doris
    Ethel
    Gertrude
    cissy
    Dorothy

    They all old and i dont think they've came back :D
     
  3. Minxy

    Minxy Well-Known Member

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    I really like Doris and Dorothy, but I just keep getting head shakes from DH! Oh, well am working on it!

    Thanks for your suggestions xx
     
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    Hypnorm Well-Known Member

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    Ashleigh
    Robyn
    May
    Maisie
     
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    kayzee Well-Known Member

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    i like:-
    GRACE, LILY, IRIS, JOYCE, MAY,
     
  6. Minxy

    Minxy Well-Known Member

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    I LOVE Iris (though OH doesn't!) I think he'd be happy just to call it baby and have done with it! :wall:

    We both like Robyn too, plenty of food for thought!

    Thanks for all your suggestion ladies, knew I could rely on you! :D
     
  7. cassi

    cassi Well-Known Member

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    This will sound awful, but your child will have a tough time in school if she is called dorris or dorothy or gertrude.

    Just been honest with you, its another thing you have to think about it.

    Even though its awful, there is some unusual names i love but have had to kick out for the babys sake when its older and school etc...children can be so nasty these days..its a shame..

    cassi x
     
  8. Minxy

    Minxy Well-Known Member

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    Not too worried Cassi,

    There are so many kids with truly awful made-up names on our estate and they seem to escape unharmed, at least I'm after a proper name.

    And I'm not cruel enough to go for Gertrude! It will be something middle ground.

    Thanks for sharing your opinion though. It's one shared by my OH so he's on the case and won't let me get too silly!

    What names do you like at the mo'?
     
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    minikins Well-Known Member

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    How about the name Alexia for a girl ;)
     
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    Minxy Well-Known Member

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    That's beautiful! But scan results today show it's a boy! Alexis is pretty cool though...
     
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    cassi Well-Known Member

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    congrats!!! hows about jacob then?
     
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    Dee1985 Well-Known Member

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    lol thats what i call my mum when she is acting like a old moaning woman...

    my fav girls names are

    grace
    Faith
    Jessy
    Lola
    Dior (of course)

    never ending really i think there are to many nice girly names
     
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    Lindsay Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Jacob ..... we are going for Jacob iof it's a boy :lol:

    Xxx
     
  14. Louise0410

    Louise0410 Well-Known Member

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    All your ideas of names are lovely. im had loads of trouble picking names. i don't know the sex so it'll be a surprise but ive chosen

    Ben - for a boy

    Keryn - for a girl

    :D
     
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    budge Well-Known Member

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    iris is nice!
     
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    Xena Well-Known Member

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    lets see...unusual names....

    Xavier
    Vincent
    Othello
    Samson
    Goliath
    Arthur
    Hamlet
    Zeus
    Quinn (my DH's favourite name ever!)
    Marcus
    Irwin
    Elijah
    Trent
    Hugo
    Lemuel
    Royce
    Pablo
    Amadeus
    Wolfgang
    Arnold
    Zane (I love this name but DH doesn't think much of it unfortunately).

    okay I'm getting carried away now lol!
     
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    Minxy Well-Known Member

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    There's some great ones there, thanks! OH is stuck on Stanley at the moment, but I'm keeping an open mind.

    I love Arthur, but Othello and Hamlet make me think of the tragedies!

    Lydia was one of my top names for a girl so pretty!
     
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    Rosieroo Well-Known Member

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    A lady at my clinic has 3 boys - Arthur, Stanley and Wilfred. Another lady I know has an Arwen and I also know an Atticus :)
     

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