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#1 saxa

Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

Just read this on news.com.au thought there may already be a discussion original.gif

Most unusual girls names of 2012

Ace
Admire
Americus
California
Couture
Deva
Excel
Fedora
Gilmore
Hailo
Inny


J'Adore
Jagger
Jazzy
Jeevika
Josh*tha
Juju
Jury
Kaixin
Kirshelle
Krittika
Leeloo
Mclean
Monalisa
Oasis
Orchid
Queenie
Rilo
Rogue
Samanda
Sanity
Sesame
Shoog
Starlit
Thinn
Tigerlily
Twisha
Ummi
Vanille
Vinique
Yoga
Zealand

Most unusual boys names of 2012

Aero
Alpha
Ball
Bond
Burger
Cajun
Casanova
Cello
Cobain
Crusoe
Devid
Donathan
Drifter
Elite
Espn
Exodus
Four
Goodluck
Google
Haven'T
Hippo
Htoo
Hurricane
Jedi
Kix
Legacy
Mango
Mowgli
Navaryous
Neon
Pate
Pawk
Popeye
Rogue
Rysk
Savior
Shimon
Thunder
Tron
Turbo
Vice
Villiam
Xenon
Zaniel



Read more: http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting...5#ixzz2Eu23qMH5

#2 tassiegal

Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:30 PM

Who in their right mind would call their kid Burger?

#3 ~chiquita~

Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

Twisha? Pawk? Google?

There's a few in there I actually like though. laughing2.gif

#4 BadCat

Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:37 PM

Is it only me that hopes Thinn turns out to be a fat kid and Hippo is tiny?  laughing2.gif

I'm all for naming your child whatever makes you happy but some people really push those boundaries don't they?

Edited by BadCat, 13 December 2012 - 02:38 PM.


#5 la di dah

Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:41 PM

Starlit, Orchid, and Tigerlily are outside my comfort zone but I can't actually hate them. Raised by hippies, I was. And they're spelled correctly, which apparently means more to me than it probably should.

I can think of actual names that are probably at about this level popularity and that sort of obscurity appeals to me more than never-used-as-names names, personally.

Edited by la di dah, 13 December 2012 - 02:42 PM.


#6 belwasblondie

Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:45 PM

It's too easy to poke fun so I'm going to try to stick with positive(ish) comments.

Ace - It's used all the time for a boy, I see no reason why it's any strange for a girl.
California - all sorts of other US state names are considered acceptable, and Cali makes a cute nickname.
Deva - I actually don't mind this.
Monalisa - a combination of 2 perfectly acceptable names, like Maryanne etc.
Orchid - flower name, perfectly normal thing to do, pretty flower!
Queenie - name that's been around for eons.
Tigerlily - not that strange

I'll be back when I've had time to look at the boys' names.

#7 FluffyMcFluffins

Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:53 PM

Popeye? wtf

#8 RichardParker

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

I quite like Tigerlilly.

#9 Lucla

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

Oh My... I have to say the boys names are quite a bit worse than the girls

ESPN - Thats not even a name its just letters
Burger
Popeye
and Google

Thats just setting the kid up for a life of redicule

Had a bit of a chuckle though at a few of them

#10 somila

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:07 PM

Ace was a (female) companion on Dr Who.  Is Burger a surname-used-as-first-name thing I wonder?

Back to the world of "boring" names for me!

#11 mewsings

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:14 PM

Leeloo's parents must be fans of The Fifth Element.

The wicked part of me hopes that Burger and Cajun are related  ph34r.gif

I can see poor Haven'T having very Monty Python-eque conversations trying to get his name across.  That one is the worst of that list I think.

#12 AmberSpark

Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:18 PM

QUOTE (tassiegal @ 13/12/2012, 03:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who in their right mind would call their kid Burger?


What about Yoga....seriously

#13 Prioritising Pooks

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:01 PM

Some of these seem to have some fairly pop culture origins, some are just well known words or places that might have special significance, some are name mashes that when you say them out loud are pretty recognizable to the ear, but some of these really surprise me that they are so "uncommon", actually, though I'm guessing the names are more common with slightly different spelling.

Deva- Indian, I've met one, not sure how it was spelled though
Fedora- Russian, again I've met one- but spelled just like this
Monalisa- I know a Luso-Indian with that name, spelled this way
Ummi- I know an African girl with a very similar name, spelled a little differently
Devid- I've seen lots of variations of the name David especially with newly arrived communities, both Islamic and Christian
Burger- i know birger is a Scandinavian name, so maybe this is a variant?

I have no idea what to say about the parents of excel, google, Shoog, ball, espn, Pawk and Haven'T and Nevaryous except... Well done on justifying the continuing art of name snobbery.


#14 blenheim

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

I went to school with an Ace - back in the mid 80s.

Queenie wub.gif - awesome, awesome, awesome!

#15 la di dah

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:08 PM

QUOTE (Pooks_ @ 13/12/2012, 05:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Fedora- Russian, again I've met one- but spelled just like this


Feodora is Russian for Theodora. I think I would have clung to my first o as to a life-vest.

I know a couple Feodors and Fyodors, too.

#16 belwasblondie

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:17 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 13/12/2012, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Feodora is Russian for Theodora. I think I would have clung to my first o as to a life-vest.

I know a couple Feodors and Fyodors, too.

I know a Fyodor too. Feodora is lovely, Fedora not so much.

#17 Berndt Tőst

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:21 PM

Gee, people pick some wacky nicknames for their kids! Bless. Don't tell me they're real names, I refuse to believe.



#18 PrincessPeach

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:31 PM

I'm currently feeling sorry for the kid named GoodLuck. I can see he has been set-up for a lifetime of teasing.

Some are not to far out of the park though.

#19 BadCat

Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

QUOTE (mewsings @ 13/12/2012, 04:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The wicked part of me hopes that Burger and Cajun are related  ph34r.gif


The wicked part of me hopes Burger's surname is N'Fries.  ph34r.gif

#20 Prioritising Pooks

Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:12 PM

QUOTE (la di dah @ 13/12/2012, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Feodora is Russian for Theodora. I think I would have clung to my first o as to a life-vest.

I know a couple Feodors and Fyodors, too.


http://www.behindthename.com/name/fedora

I've met one. She was in her 60s. There was definitely no O.

#21 la di dah

Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:23 PM

Yeah I wasn't saying it doesn't happen, (I've seen the Fedora spelling too) I was just talking about where it comes from/relation to Theodora.

Edited by la di dah, 13 December 2012 - 05:26 PM.


#22 Gudrun

Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:37 PM

Orchid, Queenie and Tigerlily seem normal to me.

Otherwise they do seem on the whacky side. My favourite is Sanity.  Wonder if that worked?

#23 Bam1

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:23 PM

QUOTE (PrincessPeach @ 13/12/2012, 05:31 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm currently feeling sorry for the kid named GoodLuck. I can see he has been set-up for a lifetime of teasing.

Some are not to far out of the park though.


Or maybe he could become President of 100 million people, like Goodluck Jonathan. I know who I'm currently feeling sorry for as a lifetime of ignorance would be worse than a slightly out there name.

#24 happening

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:42 PM

QUOTE (blenheim @ 13/12/2012, 05:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Queenie wub.gif - awesome, awesome, awesome!


Queenie was my Great-Grand Auntie's name,  I still remember snugging in her lap.  She was an awesome lady.



#25 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:51 PM

QUOTE (tassiegal @ 13/12/2012, 03:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Who in their right mind would call their kid Burger?


The same people who called their child Sesame?

What next? Specialsauce? or Pickle?




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