Mum asks for baby names like 'Blossom', gets stellar list of unusual names

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When your baby name style runs a little left-of-centre of most people's traditional choices, you're definitely putting yourself in the firing line by asking for suggestions in a baby name forum.

Using the examples of 'Blossom' and 'Dolly' one mum has braved the Mumsnet forums asking for names in the same vein. 

She writes, "Someone help I'm looking for the perfect baby name that is very unusual but very girly girl at the moment. I love blossom, Tallulah, Atlanta and Dolly but OH (Other Half) doesn't like any. Can you think of any other similar? I already have a Myla-Rose."

The first few responses don't seem to bode well for her, the first of which has a distinctly catty tone.

"Get a kitten. Call it one of those names. Then give your baby a real name."

She claps back hilariously with, "Got one thanks and it's already nicked one of my baby names 'Binxy.'"

Then come the tongue-in-cheek, outrageously-fanciful suggestions.

"Jemima-Trixibelle, Foofoo-Honeypie, Wynter-Lettice."

When the original poster responds yet again with humour - "My niece is called Wynter Rose so can't call her that..." - she shows she's genuine and can't be easily ruffled and the great and unusual suggestions start pouring in, along with plenty still poking fun at the OP.

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We've whittled down the suggestions to make a list of the best of them, and many of them are nature names. Perhaps you'll find your unusual gem right here.

Alethea

Allegra

​Amara

Amora

Araminta

​Ariadne

​Ariella

​Artemis

Aurelia

Autumn

Blythe

Cherry

Clementine

Clover

Coco

Connie (Constance)

Cosette

​Cressida

​Dahlia

Dottie

Elora

Felicity

Fleur

Florence 

Florentine

​Juniper 

​Juno

​Leilani

Lilah

​Lotus

Luella

Meadow

Melody

Mika 

Minnie

Orlanda

​Ottilie

Peaches

​Penelope

Peony

Raine

Romy

Rosalie 

Sakura

Saskia

Savannah

Seraphina

​Sia

Summer

Sylvie

​Tamsin

Thalia

Tiger Lily

​Tulip

Viola