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#1 sophiebbear

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:18 PM

Whats the most unusual but nice name you have ever heard?
One that you thought ohh thats nice but something you had never heard before?


#2 Mrs Lannister

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

Ziola

#3 pumpkinpie04

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

Amity

#4 WOJAH

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

Shilah

#5 SeaPrincess

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

Jeyani, pronounced Janey.  I worked with a gorgeous, fun girl named Jeyani and I just loved it.

#6 EsmeLennox

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

I don't know if this fits unusual, but I love the name Xanthe.

#7 calico

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:50 PM

Noor.

#8 Ange remplie

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:58 PM

Anysia (for a girl)
Laurian (for a boy)

#9 babyadvocate

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:09 PM

I worked with someone named Imana. It meant faith in Arabic. I pinched it for my first daughter. original.gif

#10 Lainskii

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:25 PM

QUOTE (Jemstar @ 04/01/2013, 11:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't know if this fits unusual, but I love the name Xanthe.


If DS had been a girl, this is what I would have named him.

#11 Helena Handbasket

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:26 PM

I know of a little girl called Roisin. It is not unusual in Ireland but certainly not common here. I absolutely adore it.

My DD's middle name is Carys, which is unusual but a name I think is very pretty.

#12 la di dah

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:05 AM

Zakia/Zakiya, Kelila, Saoirse, Aisling, Aoife, Niamh, Zuzana, Valeria, Zephirine, Eliora, Xanthe.

A mix of Hebrew/Arabic, Gaelic, Eastern Europe, French, and Greek.

I also wanted to give a place to Tzipporah/Zipporah/Cephora/Sephora but couldn't decide how to spell it and got distracted and left it out and had to edit it and come back.

Edited by la di dah, 05 January 2013 - 12:09 AM.


#13 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 05 January 2013 - 02:09 AM

Nimue, I know a little girl by this name and I think it is just adorable wub.gif But had never heard it before her and haven't since
Peregrine, yet to meet one, but I want to original.gif

#14 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

My childhood bestie's name is Gemika, I remember her mum had a story of how she came up with the name but alas I cant recall it now.
Also my foster sister's name is Luana, which is unusual but pretty to say, I think it is a Island off Hawaii or something.

#15 JBH

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

Tehani. It's Tahitian. I couldn't use it myself but it suits my beautiful, exotic looking friend perfectly.

#16 gmc88

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

How do you pronounce Xanthe?

#17 MyButterflyGirls

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:27 AM

QUOTE (gmc88 @ 05/01/2013, 12:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do you pronounce Xanthe?

ZAN-the with the TH sound like the beginning of "thick" not like "the". So the "the" part rhymes with "flea".

Hmmm - I should have let someone else asnwer this! biggrin.gif

#18 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:28 AM

A friend of a friend is named Capri and, as much as I dislike geography names, it suits her perfectly. She is bright, sunny and relaxing to be around.

#19 vanessa71

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE (gmc88 @ 05/01/2013, 12:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do you pronounce Xanthe?


Zanthee

#20 Lainskii

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE (gmc88 @ 05/01/2013, 12:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How do you pronounce Xanthe?


Like this
http://www.forvo.com/word/xanthe/

#21 Peridot

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:42 AM

Teal

#22 MeerkatMum

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:47 AM

My friends have a little girl called Nimawai
(as in the Lady of the Lake from the King Aurthur tales)
It suites her perfectly....she is a beautiful little forest fairy original.gif

#23 The 7 Dwarfs

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:52 AM

Deianeira or Quintessa for a girl

Tatenen for a boy

Doing my family tree yesterday I came across Gruffydd which I thought was rather interesting and nice. his fathers name was Llywelyn which I had heard of, but also liked. I tend to like a lot of the older names I come across, another couple were Ambrose and Ingram.  

My children have a few unusual names between them including Kitarni, Moroni & Geordi, obviously like them enough to use them.

#24 Oriental lily

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:53 AM

There is nature  'hippy' like names I love but would never use myself.

Briar.
Aspen
Ember
Luna
Willow
Rain
Winter


#25 noonehere

Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:22 PM

my niece aaliyah. i would never use it but i quite like it.




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