Baby Names - Convey a person's identity
Society is much less formal than it used to be. We use First names more often than surnames now and
these have become increasingly important in terms of a person's identity.
Unusual spellings are becoming totally acceptable in our society
- just think about the unusual names that are being by bands and companies! The emergence of the Internet and Mobile phones has lead to the creation and total acceptance of new
spellings which have given us a whole new modern dictionary! This very website allows people to search for the most popular and conversely the most
Unusual Baby Names.
How to create
a really Unusual Baby Name
something new and completely different by adopting the hybrid approach. Take two existing names and
combine the two in a unique fashion. Use of family Surnames would be a good starting point, not forgetting Maiden and Middle names.
punctuation - Create an unusual name by making unusual use of punctuation such as the placing of an apostrophe, a hyphen or a middle Capital Letter.
Spellings - An easy way to create something completely
different. A good example is Ryann or
Convert Places - created from the place of birth, for example, Dallas or Brooklyn
the name of a Colour - created from different colours, for example, Gray or Azure
name - created from different flowers, for example, Daisy or Columbine
name - created from different characteristics, for example, Patience
name - created from
inspirational themes, for example, Hope or Glory
The pitfalls of choosing
this type of name
Remember that you are taking full responsibility for creating an important factor in your baby's identity. Selecting a name from the category of
'Unusual Baby Names' runs the risk of being faddish and associated with a particular period in time.
Such a name must be suitable throughout all of life phases ( "A Name isn't just for a birthday - it's for life!"). Consider the phases and our life cycle starting with baby - toddler - school child - teenager - young adults - parents - middle age - retirement and old age. Will the
unusual baby name that you have chosen suit a pensioner as well as a baby? Will the schoolchild be teased
mercilessly? And what will your baby think of your choice? Will they thank you for constantly having to repeat and spell their name to people for the rest of their lives? Remember that
although the name is unusual it will be widely used - so other people must be able to say it and spell it
easily. The name should not suggest anything undesirable or silly! Studies undertaken by eminent psychologists suggest that people who have
highly unusual names, considered odd by those around them, can experience great
difficulties in their normal social relationships.