Unique name for their child, never to be mistaken for another.
Finding just the right name can take months of poring over lists of baby names. You pick up the baby name booklet at the supermarket checkout, trying each name out for cadence, meaning, and expressiveness. You notice celebrity children’s names, rolling them around in your mind. No, you decide that won’t do either. You want unusual , a name that you won’t find held by any other child in your town.
This quest for the unusual baby name has led to some pretty remarkable results, some of which are not appreciated by your child after a certain age. Here’s a good example, a true story, BTW. In a small Texas town, one couple agonized over finding an unusual baby name that no other child would have. After months of searching every list under the sun, they finally settled on Espn! What does this name mean, you might well ask.
The genesis was that such a name would honor the child’s father, who was a true sports fanatic, devoted to the ESPN channel! Knock me over with a feather, please. It’s hard to imagine how this unusual baby name might be pronounced, much less the teasing the poor child might suffer when he attained school age. Besides the difficulty in pronunciation, might not the child get a weird complex over being named for a TV sports channel?
Hopefully, this example makes the point. When searching for unusual baby names, cadence counts. The way the name rolls off your tongue is a good indication of future acceptability to your child. If people are puzzled as to pronunciation, it’s a good bet you should toss that idea.
In a desperate venture for unusual baby names, try to avoid names that are too cute or artsy. In other words, Muffin may be cute through the toddler years but is best left for a family nickname. Names like Sunbeam, Rainbow, and Snowflake may bring smiles to doting aunts, uncles and grandparents, it won’t fly when your child grows up.
Don’t worry. When you ‘try on’ hundreds of unusual baby names, you will find that perfect expression of what your child means to you. One your child will love too.
unusual baby names for girls
Q: Any suggestions for strong unusual baby girl names?
- Here are names of goddesses:
- Adonia -- love
- Aisha -- moon
- Aurora -- sunrise
- Flora -- flowers
Although I like the name Willow. I think it’s beautiful.
unusual baby names for boys
Q: Looking for some unusual baby boy names?
I’m looking for unusual baby names for boys. By unusual I DON’T mean made up or creative spellings. I mean names that are actual words that sound like they could fit a person but are not commonly used as such. For example, some names I’ve heard that have fit the bill:
A: LOVE Bayer, Breckin, and Cohen :)