Help finding unusual name

Hey there. We are expecting our first daughter after three sons. We’d like something unusual but not misspelled or made-up. A few of our current favorites are:
[name_f]Zelda[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f]
Belina
[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] (hubby prefers [name_f]Bellatrix[/name_f])
[name_f]Tahlia[/name_f]
[name_f]Primrose[/name_f]

Any suggestions?? :smiley:

Can’t go wrong with [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] or [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]. I love both those names; [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] being #1 on my list.

I absolutely love [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] and [name_f]Lyra[/name_f]- such beautiful, but feisty names. I like [name_f]Zelda[/name_f] too.

Other possibilities (based on your favourites):
[name_f]Eira[/name_f] (Ay-ruh), [name_f]Faye[/name_f]/[name_f]Fae[/name_f], [name_f]Rhea[/name_f] ([name_u]Ray[/name_u]-uh), [name_f]Enna[/name_f], [name_f]Lilac[/name_f], [name_f]Viola[/name_f] (Vee-oh-luh), [name_f]Avril[/name_f], [name_f]Ailsa[/name_f], [name_f]Carys[/name_f] (Care-iss), [name_f]Belle[/name_f], [name_f]Edith[/name_f]/[name_f]Edie[/name_f], [name_f]Clara[/name_f] (Clah-ruh), [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f], [name_f]Rosa[/name_f], [name_f]Florence[/name_f], [name_f]Arwen[/name_f], [name_f]Anwen[/name_f], Rowenna, [name_f]Maeve[/name_f], Thaia ([name_m]Thay[/name_m]-uh), [name_f]Amadea[/name_f], [name_f]Elowen[/name_f], [name_f]Bethan[/name_f], Ailith (Ay-lith), [name_f]Odette[/name_f], [name_f]Ianthe[/name_f] (Ee-ann-thee), [name_f]Valencia[/name_f], [name_f]Fiammetta[/name_f], [name_f]Anneliese[/name_f], [name_f]Linnea[/name_f]/[name_f]Linnaea[/name_f] [name_f]Xanthe[/name_f], [name_f]Tallulah[/name_f], [name_f]Annabeth[/name_f], [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f], [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f], [name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f], [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f], [name_f]Alexandria[/name_f], [name_f]Persephone[/name_f], [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f] (Or-[name_u]Ray[/name_u]-lee-uh), [name_f]Phaedra[/name_f], [name_f]Arabella[/name_f], [name_f]Zenobia[/name_f]/[name_f]Zenovia[/name_f], [name_f]Mairead[/name_f], [name_f]Elspeth[/name_f], [name_f]Arietta[/name_f], [name_f]Lillith[/name_f], [name_f]Luna[/name_f]-[name_f]Fae[/name_f], [name_f]Althaia[/name_f] ([name_m]Al[/name_m]-thay-uh), [name_f]Olympia[/name_f], Elaphia, [name_f]Thalia[/name_f], Talaith, Illyria, [name_f]Ariadne[/name_f], [name_f]Nyla[/name_f], Alafair, Esmeray/Esmerée, [name_f]Galatea[/name_f], [name_f]Cypress[/name_f], [name_f]Musette[/name_f], Calluna, [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f], [name_f]Maddalena[/name_f], [name_f]Magdalene[/name_f], [name_f]Georgiana[/name_f] ([name_m]George[/name_m]-ee-ah-nuh).

Nice list!
[name_f]Zelda[/name_f] isn’t my thing, bit I like the rest a lot. They are very whimsical. Some people think it is spunky, but I think it sounds a bit witchy. It is one of [name_f]Sabrina[/name_f] the teenage witch’s aunts.
You might like:
[name_f]Leora[/name_f]/[name_f]Liora[/name_f]/[name_u]Lior[/name_u]
[name_f]Bettina[/name_f]
[name_f]Sabella[/name_f]/[name_f]Sybella[/name_f]
[name_u]Bellamy[/name_u]
[name_f]Freya[/name_f]
[name_f]Kelda[/name_f] or Kelta
[name_f]Zelie[/name_f]

My favourites from our list [name_f]Bellatrix[/name_f]/[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] and [name_f]Tahlia[/name_f], though I strongly prefer [name_f]Thalia[/name_f] spelling. I’ve never heard Belina before.

[name_u]Calypso[/name_u]
[name_f]Electra[/name_f]
[name_f]Elysia[/name_f]
[name_f]Thessaly[/name_f]
Bellona - [name_m]Roman[/name_m] goddess of war
Chione/Khione - Greek goddess of snow
Nimue
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]
[name_f]Melisande[/name_f]
[name_f]Corisande[/name_f]
Celandine
[name_f]Eowyn[/name_f]
[name_f]Ramona[/name_f]
[name_f]Faustina[/name_f]
[name_f]Severine[/name_f]
[name_f]Bianca[/name_f]
[name_f]Azure[/name_f]
[name_f]Marcheline[/name_f]
[name_f]Juno[/name_f]

[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] gets my vote!

[name_f]Lyra[/name_f] is beautiful and so is [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f].

Ideas:
[name_f]Zadie[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f]
[name_m]Eos[/name_m]
[name_f]Keturah[/name_f]

Are you seeking unusual or uncommon? Or a mix of both. I feel like many names are not commonly heard, but aren’t necessarily unusual – [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] and [name_f]Tahlia[/name_f] fall into this category for me, though I’ve met several Tahlias, various spellings. I mean, I do not think “how unusual” when I hear these names. [name_f]Lyra[/name_f] is on the fence between the two. I feel like this name could get trendy. I know a few / have heard Lyras and Lyrics in the past several years.

[name_f]Zelda[/name_f], [name_f]Primrose[/name_f], Belina and [name_f]Bellatrix[/name_f] are definitely unusual. I love [name_f]Zelda[/name_f], clunky flapper with the on-trend “el” sound. She’s linked to “the [name_u]Legend[/name_u] of [name_f]Zelda[/name_f]” and [name_f]Zelda[/name_f] [name_m]Fitzgerald[/name_m] (if you’re not familiar with her, you might want to be – she isn’t all positve). [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] is fun and tempting, but very wordy / mouthful to me. [name_u]Love[/name_u] both nickname possibilities of Prim or [name_f]Rose[/name_f]. Great as a middle: [name_f]Zelda[/name_f] [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]? Most people will trace [name_f]Bellatrix[/name_f] back to [name_m]Harry[/name_m] [name_m]Potter[/name_m] and I prefer [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] by a long shot, but I enjoy the connection to the stars – be a shame if she was lost in the sea of [name_f]Isabella[/name_f] bellas.

Some Unusual Names

[name_f]Leonora[/name_f] / [name_f]Leonore[/name_f]
[name_f]Araminta[/name_f]
[name_f]Odessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Isolde[/name_f]
[name_f]Sabina[/name_f] / [name_f]Sabine[/name_f]
[name_f]Fenella[/name_f]
[name_f]Cyra[/name_f]
[name_f]Celestia[/name_f]
[name_f]Briar[/name_f]
[name_f]Amadea[/name_f]
[name_f]Galilea[/name_f]
[name_f]Gaia[/name_f]
[name_f]Sibylla[/name_f] /
[name_f]Thais[/name_f] / Thaissa
[name_f]Paloma[/name_f]
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f]
[name_f]Octavia[/name_f]
[name_f]Apolline[/name_f]
[name_f]Djuna[/name_f]
[name_f]Claribel[/name_f]
[name_f]Zoraida[/name_f]
[name_f]Lucretia[/name_f]
[name_f]Sula[/name_f]
[name_f]Tilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Mirabelle[/name_f] / [name_f]Mirabella[/name_f]
[name_f]Clementina[/name_f]
[name_f]Celia[/name_f]
[name_f]Sojourner[/name_f]
[name_f]Sonnet[/name_f]
[name_f]Delphina[/name_f] / [name_f]Delphine[/name_f]
[name_f]Fawn[/name_f]
[name_f]Sybella[/name_f]
[name_f]Arietta[/name_f]
[name_f]Leola[/name_f]

[name_f]Avalon[/name_f]
[name_f]Aveline[/name_f]
[name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f]

[name_u]Penrose[/name_u] … [name_u]Adria[/name_u] … [name_f]Avia[/name_f] … [name_f]Astrid[/name_f] … [name_f]Asha[/name_f] (AWE-shah) or ([name_u]ASH[/name_u]-ah) … [name_f]Phaedra[/name_f]

[name_f]Petra[/name_f] … [name_f]Azalea[/name_f] … [name_f]Amity[/name_f] … [name_f]Agatha[/name_f] … [name_f]Agnes[/name_f] … [name_f]Audra[/name_f] … [name_f]Briar[/name_f] … [name_f]Blythe[/name_f] … [name_f]Coraline[/name_f]

[name_f]Clea[/name_f] ([name_m]CLAY[/name_m]-uh or CLEE-yah) … [name_f]Delia[/name_f] … [name_f]Dora[/name_f] … [name_f]Adora[/name_f] … [name_f]Andra[/name_f]/Aundra … [name_f]Avril[/name_f]

[name_u]Cleanthe[/name_u] … [name_f]Ariadne[/name_f] … [name_f]Arianwen[/name_f] … [name_f]Arcadia[/name_f] … [name_f]Cadia[/name_f] … [name_f]Cambria[/name_f] … [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] … Corinthia

[name_f]Ceridwen[/name_f] … [name_f]Clarity[/name_f] … [name_f]Celestine[/name_f] … [name_f]Celestia[/name_f] … [name_u]Dominique[/name_u] … [name_f]Deidre[/name_f] … [name_f]Delta[/name_f] … [name_f]Delphine[/name_f]

[name_f]Daphne[/name_f] … [name_f]Davina[/name_f] … [name_f]Damara[/name_f] … [name_u]Damaris[/name_u] … [name_u]Artemis[/name_u] … [name_f]Amadea[/name_f] … [name_f]Evelina[/name_f] … [name_f]Eliora[/name_f]

Eliara … [name_f]Elora[/name_f] … [name_f]Evangelique[/name_f] … [name_f]Alethea[/name_f] / [name_f]Ailsa[/name_f] / [name_f]Alessia[/name_f] / Adalai (Adelai) / [name_f]Arwen[/name_f]

[name_f]Gaia[/name_f] … [name_f]Gretchen[/name_f] … [name_f]Geneva[/name_f] … [name_f]Genevra[/name_f] … [name_f]Harriet[/name_f] … [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f] / [name_f]Henriette[/name_f] … [name_f]Holiday[/name_f]

[name_f]Indira[/name_f] … [name_f]Indra[/name_f] … [name_f]Inga[/name_f] … [name_u]Isa[/name_u] … [name_u]Asa[/name_u] … [name_f]Isannah[/name_f] … [name_f]Helena[/name_f] … [name_f]Judith[/name_f] … [name_f]Jessamyn[/name_f] / [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f]

[name_f]Ivanna[/name_f] … [name_f]Katerina[/name_f] … [name_f]Caia[/name_f] ( [name_f]Kaia[/name_f]) … [name_f]Lorelei[/name_f] … Libba … [name_u]Lyric[/name_u] … [name_f]Lucienne[/name_f] … [name_f]Magdalen[/name_f]

[name_f]Mathilde[/name_f] … [name_f]Lark[/name_f] … [name_u]Larkin[/name_u] (I could keep going, but if you would like more suggestions, don’t hesitate to message me)

I love [name_f]Zelda[/name_f], [name_f]Lyra[/name_f], [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f], and [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]! I’m not sure I can honestly even think of something to top those–I just dropped by to say how fantastic I thought they were. :slight_smile: Maybe [name_f]Eliora[/name_f] or [name_f]Leona[/name_f] or even Madelief? Madelief’s kind of weird, but I always loved it. It’s the Dutch word for “daisy”, and it’s pronounced mad-eh-leef. I think it’s adorable!

Good luck!

Thanks everyone. I’m going over these with hubby and we’ve added a few to think about: [name_f]Zelie[/name_f]/[name_f]Zelia[/name_f] (or [name_f]Azalea[/name_f]), [name_f]Marceline[/name_f], [name_f]Delphine[/name_f], [name_f]Paloma[/name_f], [name_f]Cosima[/name_f], [name_f]Sela[/name_f]/[name_f]Selah[/name_f], [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f] (this one is a bit iffy for me, the movie/murder mystery is really haunting to me).

I’m also really happy to see the positive reactions to [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] here. Other boards and some friends/family haven’t reacted as positively and it’s a little disheartening! Normally we don’t share our names with others much for that very reason, but it’s very exciting to be naming a daughter after naming three sons. :slight_smile:

[name_f]Mazarine[/name_f]
[name_f]Thessaly[/name_f]
[name_f]Philippa[/name_f]
[name_f]Marcella[/name_f]
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f]

My immediate thought was Xyla - similar sounds to [name_f]Zelda[/name_f] crossed with [name_f]Lyra[/name_f]. It’s a variant of the Greek name Xylia, and means ‘woodland’, so unique but not made up :slight_smile:

[name_f]Lovely[/name_f] list! [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] is a little wordy for my taste, but I love [name_f]Zelda[/name_f] and [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f].

More suggestions:

[name_f]Allegra[/name_f]
[name_f]Amara[/name_f]
[name_f]Apolline[/name_f]
[name_f]Aveline[/name_f]
[name_f]Belinda[/name_f]
[name_f]Bettina[/name_f]
[name_f]Bryony[/name_f]/[name_f]Briony[/name_f]
[name_f]Carys[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassia[/name_f]
[name_f]Davina[/name_f]
[name_f]Eira[/name_f]
[name_f]Fenella[/name_f]
[name_f]Finula[/name_f]
[name_f]Isabeau[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavender[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lenore[/name_f]
[name_f]Marilla[/name_f]
[name_f]Nydia[/name_f]
[name_f]Orla[/name_f]
[name_f]Ozma[/name_f]
[name_f]Renata[/name_f]
[name_f]Sancia[/name_f]
[name_f]Talitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Thora[/name_f]