Post # 1
I’ve heard some pretty unique baby names at work… The town I’m in is fairly small and stubborn in it’s ways, so hearing new names is a shocker!
Mccoy: Are they Trekkies? Kind of… cute?
Cannon: I said, “Oh, ‘Cannon’ is his name?” “Yes, you know, like a cannon ball.”
O’Brian: They were a cute Hippie family so maybe that’s why?
Rikler: Again, I thought Trekkie?! But that’s RiKER not ‘kler’.
Donathan: … 🙁 I don’t know…
Ace: She’s only 3, but rocks the name. But still.
Rehtaeh: Heather backwards, they told me. The mom didn’t want her to be named ‘plain old Heather’.
Thinna: Um. Hunger Games fan kind of?
Baxbie: Kind of cute?
Am I just sheltered or…?
Post # 3
@Haruyou: I know a couple that named thier daughter Tazleigh, thought that was pretty unique. also my friend named her daughter Storm
Post # 4
@Haruyou: Ace makes me think of Doctor Who, so that’s automatically awesome.
Post # 5
Rehtaeh might become popular. There was an instance recently of a young woman in the maritimes being bullied, and ultimately she took her own life. It has received a lot of attention here, and her name was Rehtaeh.
Odd ones I’ve heard recently:
Lenny (no full name)
Post # 6
@Haruyou: I just… I just don’t even know what to say about those names. WHY do people do this to their children?!?!
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2013 - B&B
I am a fan of McCoy, because its a last name in my family, and because I personally really like celtic names! I have celtic heritage. Some of the names I love would be considered kind of different here in the states, maybe, like Riordan.
Some of the ones that made me tilt my head are Blaze and Xaden.
Post # 8
Rehtaeh: Heather backwards… how is that even pronounced?!?
I think a lot of parents want their child’s name make that child a “special snowflake” when, in reality, it’s that child’s wondefully unique personality that already does that
IMO, naming a child is one of the most important jobs a parent has. Whether you(general you… not OP, per se) believe it or not, it really can help or hinder that child as he/she lives their life. There are countless studies on how names are perceived.
My son has a very common first name. It is a strong name that was a great little boy name and is a name that will serve him well as an adult.
My daughter’s first name was my grandmothers and her middle name was my husbans’s grandmother. So, it’s rather old-fashioned or classic, as I prefer…lol… but her nickname is very modern. As she ages, she can choose which name “fits” her and how she wants to be perceived. She is using just just her first initial now that she’s in high school. Her friends and teachers know her as M Lastname. We tease her that she’s just too cool for a first name!
Post # 9
O’Brian? Why not just Brian? Rickler rhymes with tickler! Donathan…really?***scratches head at that one***
Post # 10
Uhhhhhh I am all for a unique name (my name is so common I sometimes tune out people saying it in public) but I feel like parents should use names other kids can pronounce and their kid can spell and others can spell. Also anything like “North West” irks me haha. Ace is kinda cute but maybe better for a boy? Intentionally taking a traditional name and destroying the spelling also makes me crazy. For instance I know a little girl whos name is Elexxus (said Alexis) and another whos name is “destiny mountain” (thats a first name) like shes a disney park ride?!
Post # 11
Those are all terrible names. I feel sorry for them if ever they want to be professionals.
Post # 12
@Haruyou: Definitely out there… and I have a weird name myself so it takes a lot for me think that names are odd. lol
A lady my sister knows named her son Kitcher….. didn’t know what to think. Kitchy? Kitchen? Er…
Post # 13
I found out that my friend and her FI have chosen “Ravioli” as their unborn son’s middle name. She said it matches their sense of humor, her FI is Italian and that the baby can go by Rav or Ravi when he’s older. I mentioned that he might get picked on in elementary school, but we’re not super-close and I decided it wasn’t really my battle :/
Post # 14
I like uncommon names, but not made up names – there is a difference. When I hear a really weird, make-up-sounding name I just think, “your parents were trying way too hard to be different.”
Post # 15
@discokitty: haha! Ravioli?! Omg, I know its mean of me but that made me LOL.
Post # 16
I just want to make sure my kids have a name that will be spelled correctly at Starbucks.
And if I have a boy it’s going to be Paul, John, George, or Richard.