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Old Feb 25th, 2018, 05:20 AM   1
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Anyone into unusual names?


So if my husband and I are ever lucky enough to have another child, I have said I would like to choose a more unusual name this time. I have always wanted to name a child something more unusual but he prefers 'normal' names.
He initially agreed if we ever had another girl I could choose the name and if we had a boy he would choose the name.
I'm into mythology, angel names, goddesses stuff like this. We seem (I don't know how) to be in some agreement with a boy's name being possibly Cassiel, which is an angel, meaning speed of God.
I like many girl names (they always seem to be easier for me to choose, I don't know why), but I love Eurus, meaning God of the east wind. I first heard the name in Sherlock, as Sherlock's sister who is one of my favourite characters. Anyway, husband says she would be called anus instead lol
Anyway, anyone else have a taste for the more unusual?



 
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Old Feb 25th, 2018, 05:30 AM   2
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I really love unusual names. I’m really struggling to find names that I like for the little bean I’m growing at the moment! I like nature inspired names, mythological ones that sort of stuff. When I was young I vaguely knew this gorgeous little girl - I really thought she was a fairy she was so tiny and perfect with this halo of hair - I always loved her name - Isis. I was set on it, and then obviously the terrorist group ruined that! And then in my teens I fell in love with the name Auri - it means golden in Latin and is a character in one of my favourite books - I thought it was lovely, and then the other night round my parents house I said I liked it and my dad went - won’t people think of it like oral!!! And then my husband piped up with whorey Auri!! So that’s off the list!! Honestly it was so funny/disturbing/awful all at the same time but that name is ruined for me now!
I find boys names really hard to think of - I’m really fussy!



 
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Old Feb 25th, 2018, 06:09 AM   3
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LOL they're cruel aren't they? Spoiling our names! I have heard of Isis, it's Egyptian and is the goddess of magic. It is a pretty name but yes, unfortunately the terrorists decided to name themselves after a goddess.
Auri ... it reminds me of the Xbox game I love to play, Ori. I won't be seeing that game in the same light now lol

My husband wanted me to make this post to see who agreed with who on the whole normal vs unusual name thing because the five we have already have all normal names, nothing unusual about them and he thinks having an unusual name will look weird against the other names of our children. I don't agree lol



 
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Old Feb 25th, 2018, 07:30 AM   4
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I prefer classic traditional names but some of my friends like unusual and they've named all of their children unusual names so they all 'go'
I dont think I'd go with a totally out there name if the rest of the children's names are 'normal ' but that's just me. What's most important is that you name baby something you both love.



 
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Old Feb 25th, 2018, 07:39 AM   5
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I’m not sure about mixing it up really - it depends how ‘normal’ they are. I’d say something like Ethan is normal, but not mainstream if that makes sense, so then you could get away with it. Saying that, we know a jack with a sibling called Ophelia. I think Cassiel is nice, and once you know a name, you get used to it and it becomes your normal, which makes them go together, but you can tell if it fits with the others or not. I do think sometimes you can tell when a family has split up, then had new kids as the names change ‘theme’. it really depends on the names.



 
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Old Feb 25th, 2018, 13:33 PM   6
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Not me..but my husband! He wants to name our son Artemus, or Guiya.

I'm liking names like Theo, and Jude.

We will never agree



 
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Old Feb 25th, 2018, 15:11 PM   7
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Ooo good to see a husband liking the unusual!

I'm more a not bothered person if things don't go together, it doesn't bother me.
The children's names are pretty normal really, I wanted DS2 to have my husband's name, with DD we couldn't decide between Amy and Lily, but eventually decided on Amy. I think DSD's name isn't unusual but isn't as common as many other names. Eldest wasn't a common name at the time but is these days. DSS has a commonly used name too.
I don't want to name a child The Hulk or anything lol but I'm a fairly spiritual person and would like to choose a name along those lines which is more unusual. It's just finding names husband likes, or brainwashing him in his sleep so he likes what I like lol



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 01:39 AM   8
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Not so unusual but I do like Cooper, Porter, Quinn, Kairi and Odin. But I really do like Biblical and traditional names myself. We have been hearing a lot since DS4 was born that we have thrown a spanner in the works because we've gone against what everyone was expecting by naming baby Jackson. Turns out Jackson is Biblical but it's kind of modern too damn it.

Partner like Altair (Assassin Creed) and it's actually Hebrew for Bird of Prey or something of the sorts. I love it but it would never be said right which is the only reason I wouldn't agree to it.



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 04:38 AM   9
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I didn't know Jackson was a biblical name. I like Altair too, but I don't know if I'm saying it right in my mind ... I think Cooper and Porter are quite popular, but I haven't heard of the others, good names all of them though



 
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Old Feb 26th, 2018, 08:15 AM   10
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I like the more boring/traditional names, but my other half loves the more 'out there' names. His name ideas for #1 were Kronos and Laundro (as in laundromat, because we walked past one). For #2 he wanted Athena.



 
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