Uncommon/Unheard of names

I’m looking for new names to love.

Not much is off limits. I love obscure, weird, non-name names. I love boys names on girls. I love word and noun and feeling names. I like surnames as firsts. I love most all ‘hippie’ names and also very very upighty-high class sounding names. Sometimes the weirder the better. If it’s never been used before for a child, I’m game lol.

What I do not want is a name I’ve seen or heard, which is most lol. What is left out there for me? And every uncommon name thread I see or read, it’s always the same names being suggested… =(
Here is a random pool of names I ‘like’ just for the idea.

Girls: Antigona, Fitzbreesia, [name_f]Zilke[/name_f], [name_u]Artemis[/name_u], [name_m]Ferris[/name_m], [name_f]Fiachna[/name_f], Lovington, Zatanna, [name_f]Rhapsody[/name_f]
Boys: [name_m]Gladstone[/name_m], Elipsses, [name_m]Wolfhart[/name_m], [name_m]Tango[/name_m], Hardwin, [name_m]Franco[/name_m], [name_m]Redding[/name_m], [name_m]Davenport[/name_m]

Oh and my ‘letters’ I always love seem to be M and S names.

I love [name_m]Ferris[/name_m] for a girl and [name_m]Franco[/name_m] for a boy.

Anyway, I have seen some of your lists and I’d be very surprised if there were any unusual names you didn’t already know too!

The two names I love that aren’t on Nameberry, and may be considered ‘unusual’, are Verlaine for a girl and Charming for a boy (there’s a British artist called Charming [name_m]Baker[/name_m] and I just think it’s the coolest name I’ve ever heard).

[name_m]Hi[/name_m], first of, I just realized I posted like the same thread starter as you, sorry, not intentional. I was just doodling at my desk the other day and thought of the name Wiste, like mist with a W. I also like the name [name_f]Isolde[/name_f], which is kind of unusual.Some you’ve probably heard of but saying them anyway and others:
[name_m]Willi[/name_m]- G (girl)
[name_u]Teal[/name_u]-B (boy)
[name_f]Faye[/name_f]-G
[name_f]Aili[/name_f]-G
[name_u]Cloud[/name_u]-B
Wind-U (unisex)
Wilke-B
[name_f]Saffron[/name_f]-U
Kita-G
[name_f]Perla[/name_f]-G (roll the r if you can)
Eyrun-G (ae-roon, roll the r if you can)

I hope you like some of them. Have a nice evening.

Lol, I guess it is just a good thing that my love for names is pretty revolving. My lists are usually changing, I just feel like I am in a big dry spell. So eventually I’ll start reliking past names again lol.

And funny thing, you did help first off lol. Charming, such a charming name! I actually don’t think I’ve seen or considered i for a name, that is what I am talking about! :slight_smile: thanks! Reminded me of the name Darling I just posted the other day, they’re such pretty names!

Oh and FYI as I forgot to mention, the names on my like list are names I wouldn’t even use as to me, they feel too “known” or used as names, Too common for me! LOl!! But they are similar to my style and names I have liked before. So weird/more obscure than those, the better!!

I can think of a few that I’ve only personally heard on one person in my life, so maybe they’re new to you!

[name_f]Vegas[/name_f] is the name of my friends baby boy due in 3 weeks. I know a couple with new twins, a girl named [name_f]Jette[/name_f] and a boy named Riot. I also have someone come into my job, an older woman named Poinsettia.

Here are my suggestions…

Girls:

Channary
[name_f]Aeronwen[/name_f]
Afanen
Alecto
[name_f]Fabrique[/name_f]
[name_f]Afternoon[/name_f]
[name_f]Andromache[/name_f]
Alcippe
Despoina
Nausicaa
Mnemosyne
[name_f]Parthenope[/name_f]
[name_f]Holiday[/name_f]
[name_f]Kismet[/name_f]
Apollinariya
[name_f]Secret[/name_f]
[name_f]Pallas[/name_f]
Aristomache
[name_f]Snowdrop[/name_f]
[name_f]Sonnet[/name_f]
Aslaug
[name_f]Aureole[/name_f]
Klotho
[name_f]Atalanta[/name_f]
[name_u]Keats[/name_u]
[name_u]Lorca[/name_u]
[name_f]Millay[/name_f]
[name_f]Bibiana[/name_f]
Viatrix
[name_f]Thalassa[/name_f]
[name_f]Celestia[/name_f]
[name_f]Poetry[/name_f]
[name_f]Keturah[/name_f]
[name_f]Boudicca[/name_f]
[name_f]Tawny[/name_f]
Braith
Calfuray
Candelaria
[name_f]Signy[/name_f]/[name_f]Signe[/name_f]
[name_u]Columba[/name_u]
[name_f]Fortunata[/name_f]
[name_f]Velvet[/name_f]
[name_f]Felicitas[/name_f]
[name_f]Myrcella[/name_f]
[name_f]Sable[/name_f]
[name_f]Amoret[/name_f]
Citali
[name_f]Fig[/name_f]
[name_f]Morag[/name_f]
[name_f]Vevina[/name_f]
[name_f]Noor[/name_f]
[name_f]Eliora[/name_f]
[name_u]Clove[/name_u]
[name_f]Clematis[/name_f]
[name_f]Luminosa[/name_f]
[name_f]Concordia[/name_f]
Crina
[name_f]Blossom[/name_f]
[name_f]Delta[/name_f]
[name_f]Starling[/name_f]
[name_f]Petal[/name_f]
[name_f]Solstice[/name_f]
[name_f]Undine[/name_f]
[name_f]Garland[/name_f]

Boys:

[name_m]Huckleberry[/name_m]
Agathon
[name_u]Linden[/name_u]
Amabilis
[name_m]Pike[/name_m]
[name_u]Quarry[/name_u]
Apollodoros
Archimedes
[name_m]Cosmas[/name_m]
[name_m]Hesperos[/name_m]
Lykos/Lycus
[name_u]Vale[/name_u]
[name_m]Theron[/name_m]
[name_m]Heron[/name_m]
[name_f]Comet[/name_f]
[name_u]Mars[/name_u]
[name_u]Auburn[/name_u]
[name_u]Orion[/name_u]
Zephyros
[name_m]Birch[/name_m]
[name_u]November[/name_u]
[name_u]Glade[/name_u]
[name_m]Baptiste[/name_m]
[name_m]Basile[/name_m]
[name_u]North[/name_u]
[name_u]Maison[/name_u]
[name_m]Cielo[/name_m]
[name_u]Roux[/name_u]
[name_m]Fiero[/name_m]
[name_m]Flint[/name_m]
[name_m]Fortitude[/name_m]
[name_u]Auberon[/name_u]
[name_m]Vero[/name_m]
[name_u]Halcyon[/name_u]
[name_m]Phelan[/name_m]
[name_f]Bennington[/name_f]
[name_m]Boniface[/name_m]
[name_m]Callahan[/name_m]
[name_u]Guthrie[/name_u]
Cezary
[name_m]Jacoby[/name_m]
[name_m]Hopper[/name_m]
Conleth
Devereux
[name_u]Sutton[/name_u]
[name_u]Elisha[/name_u]
[name_m]Sol[/name_m]
[name_m]Arrow[/name_m]
[name_u]Yule[/name_u]
[name_m]Faolan[/name_m]
[name_m]Maverick[/name_m]
[name_u]Seven[/name_u]
Ghislain
Gwynfor
[name_m]Hippolyte[/name_m]
[name_m]Ignace[/name_m]
[name_m]Kipling[/name_m]
Leocadio
Leofwine
[name_m]Mael[/name_m]
[name_m]Melchior[/name_m]
[name_m]Nicodemus[/name_m]
Odilon
[name_m]Oisin[/name_m]/[name_m]Ossian[/name_m]
[name_m]Petras[/name_m]
[name_m]Placido[/name_m]
[name_m]Reynard[/name_m]
Rosaire
[name_m]Saturn[/name_m]
Sikke
[name_m]Dawson[/name_m]
[name_m]Farley[/name_m]
[name_m]Haywood[/name_m]
[name_m]Osborn[/name_m]
[name_f]Sparrow[/name_f]
[name_m]Stirling[/name_m]
[name_m]Thoreau[/name_m]
[name_m]Thurstan[/name_m]
[name_u]Yeats[/name_u]

This is a mixed girl/boy name list because most of these names are so weird they could almost be unisex, plus you said you love boy names on girls:

[name_m]Beauchamp[/name_m]
Rosamel
[name_m]Gable[/name_m]
Montag/[name_m]Montague[/name_m]
[name_m]Vanya[/name_m]/[name_f]Vanja[/name_f]
Cokendolpher
Iglehart
[name_m]Franz[/name_m]
[name_u]Gardner[/name_u]/[name_u]Gardener[/name_u]
Yarbrough
[name_f]Venice[/name_f]
Rosin (raw-zinn, like the sticky stuff violinsts put on their bow)

I ran across a medieval name that no one knows the meaning of or where it came from. It’s so pretty, though. It’s Pheribee / Faraby (think [name_f]Farah[/name_f] + bee). And its use seems to have stopped sometime in the mid-1800s.

Others that you probably heard of are:

[name_f]Zadie[/name_f] (another fave of mine)

[name_m]Killian[/name_m]

[name_m]Arrow[/name_m]

Acanthus

Amiable

Axiom

Catcher

[name_u]Cobalt[/name_u]

[name_f]Muse[/name_f]

[name_u]Halcyon[/name_u]

Hermetta

[name_u]Fable[/name_u]

[name_u]Traveler[/name_u]

[name_u]Saylor[/name_u]

[name_f]Bedelia[/name_f] (who knew it was an actual name and not something the [name_f]Amelia[/name_f] [name_f]Bedelia[/name_f] writer made up?)

[name_m]Saxon[/name_m]

[name_m]Laird[/name_m]

Here’s some I like that are pretty obscure

Girls
Ruxandra
Ezriela
Ayelet
Kalanit
Siofra
Vespertine
Ravenna
Hypatia
Viridiflora
Lazuli
Ruchama / Ruhamah
Qetsiyah
Angharad
Gwenonwy
Yonina
Zakia / Zakiyya
Belisent
Ingaret
Hepzibah
Rixende
Ximena

Boys
Yitro
Gershon
Kemuel
Harvest
Cordovan
Cael
Tobin
Jarrah
Huon
Cadmium
Phthalo
Jabez
Finnian
Hollister
Uriah
Hadriel
Jarlath
Quaid
Gilead

[name_f]Guillaumette[/name_f]

[name_f]Glad[/name_f] I could help!

I also like the name [name_f]Aroha[/name_f] for a girl (it’s the Maori word for love) and [name_f]Reza[/name_f] (rez-a not ray-za) for a boy (Nameberry says it’s a girls name but I think it’s [name_m]Ezra[/name_m] with a edgy twist).

A number of these are from my GP list.

Boys: [name_m]Aurelius[/name_m], [name_u]Eden[/name_u], [name_m]Jareth[/name_m], [name_m]Ludo[/name_m], [name_u]Mercury[/name_u], Roam, [name_u]Sandy[/name_u], Wanderer, Winchester
Girls: Broomhilda, Hiraani, Illara, [name_f]Romilly[/name_f], [name_f]Serendipity[/name_f], Wanderer

[name_m]Just[/name_m] yesterday I was thinking about some local ‘celebs’ who gave quite unique names to their children, all word names but in Dutch:
Bloem (flower)
Mensje (diminutive of ‘human’)
Zus (sister)

And a name I heard in a previous workplace of mine:
Voske (diminutive of ‘fox’) - I actually really like this one myself!

I know this suggestion will be an epic fail seeing all the really unheard of names on this thread but I can’t help myself. My fave word name is:

[name_f]Clarity[/name_f]

It also sounds really rich to me. I imagine [name_f]Clarity[/name_f] looking/behaving like [name_f]Ivanka[/name_f] Trump.

[name_m]Ptolemy[/name_m]
[name_m]Xerxes[/name_m]
[name_m]Marek[/name_m]
[name_m]Alaric[/name_m]
[name_u]Oberon[/name_u]
[name_u]Blaise[/name_u]
[name_m]Idris[/name_m]
[name_u]Orion[/name_u]
[name_m]Sagan[/name_m]
[name_m]Valerian[/name_m]
[name_u]Indigo[/name_u]
[name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
Myth
[name_u]Winter[/name_u]
[name_f]Phaedra[/name_f]
[name_f]Xanthe[/name_f]
[name_u]Artemis[/name_u]
[name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]
[name_f]Azalea[/name_f]
[name_f]Verity[/name_f]
[name_f]Saffron[/name_f]
Jadzia

I think all the names on your mentioned list are definitely not too common or used, as the only ones I had come across as names before are [name_u]Artemis[/name_u], [name_m]Franco[/name_m] and [name_m]Davenport[/name_m]. Judging by this, I would think that you might rule off [name_f]Adelina[/name_f], [name_f]Isolde[/name_f], [name_f]Evelina[/name_f] and [name_f]Zephyrine[/name_f], as examples of more unusual ones on my list. I also get the impression that you’re a lover of the very weird and wonderful names, so I have included names from my GP list below too, which are highlighted.

Girls
Séverine
Athénaïs
[name_f]Elvira[/name_f]
Ivalo
[name_f]Adelaida[/name_f]
[name_f]Xandra[/name_f] (I prefer this as a nickname for [name_f]Alexandra[/name_f] rather than a standalone, though that would perhaps be too common for you)
[name_f]Isabeau[/name_f]
[name_m]Ad[/name_m]élia
[name_f]Christiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Alberta[/name_f]
[name_u]Florentine[/name_u] / [name_f]Florentina[/name_f]
Ildikó
[name_f]Leontine[/name_f]
Florestine
[name_f]Ernestine[/name_f]
[name_f]Cosima[/name_f]
[name_f]Ameline[/name_f]
[name_f]Boheme[/name_f]
[name_f]Christabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Zita[/name_f]
[name_f]Beline[/name_f]
[name_f]Zosia[/name_f]
Leopoldine
[name_f]October[/name_f]
Libertine
[name_f]Holiday[/name_f]
[name_f]Madelina[/name_f]
[name_f]Marie[/name_f] des Neiges
[name_f]Welcome[/name_f]
[name_f]Victorine[/name_f] (I haven’t got this one on my list, this is just another suggestion)
[name_f]Jacobine[/name_f] (I haven’t got this one on my list, this is just another suggestion)
[name_f]Anise[/name_f]
Estellise

[name_f]Adora[/name_f]
[name_f]Iniga[/name_f] (I haven’t got this one on my list just yet, this is just another suggestion)

Boys

[name_u]Floris[/name_u]
[name_m]Friso[/name_m]
Florestan
[name_u]Florian[/name_u]
[name_m]Cornelius[/name_m]
[name_m]Wenceslaus[/name_m]
[name_m]Ludovico[/name_m]
Ino
[name_m]Zadok[/name_m]
Evangelos
Tassilo
[name_m]Cosimo[/name_m]

Wow so many unexpected replies, thank you all so much lol. Let’s see wow, it’s taken so long to really read through and say each name, figure out if I know it or like it etc. there was ALOT of names most of which I’ve seen, some I have on my list, and even a few that are pretty new to me or I just never considered.
(Also, funny, someone here said my first childs name lol)

So here are the ones I’ve added to my long lists. Nothing I immediately fell in super love with though…

[name_m]Ossian[/name_m], saw this for the first time the other day and like it alot, definitely needed to be added.
[name_m]Friso[/name_m]
Ivalo/ I added Ivalu instead as I like it better but never heard of this one.

Mine too…cheers to loving uncommon names!

I know a gorgeous [name_u]Zivka[/name_u], and I’d never heard that name before I met her. Apparently it’s an “old woman name” in the Balkans. I quite like it.

I also know this family where every man has the name Oseas (oh-see-as) either as first or second name. This family has always lived by the coast, and I absolutely adore the name as it reminds me of ocean. Plus the men in that family are/were super handsome.