Take some time to check out the information contained
in Name Meanings
and our selection of 100's of unusual baby names in the
Unusual Names Dictionary
Dictionary Definition of
Unusual - not usual or common or ordinary - being
definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly
odd or even a bit weird; not commonly encountered
Searching for Unusual
The definition ' slightly odd or even a bit weird ' can
be taken as a warning when choosing an unusual name.
People searching for Unusual Baby Names are looking for
something that is unusual i.e. a name that everyone will
like but nobody has!
Unusual Names Dictionary
Unusual Baby Boy
Unusual Baby Girl
The Reasons why more
people are looking for an Unusual Baby Name
There is a definite trend towards people choosing this
type of name. The first reason for this is that our
surroundings are becoming too similar. No matter where a
person lives there are the same chains of stores and
fast food outlets - we want to set ourselves and our
children apart. We want to be different !
Unusual 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
Invent 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.
- Unusual punctuation - Create an unusual name by
making unusual use of punctuation such as the
placing of an apostrophe, a hyphen or a middle
- Unique Spellings - An easy way to create
something completely different. A good example is
Ryann or Delyia.
- Convert Places - created from the place of
birth, for example, Dallas or Brooklyn
- Convert the name of a Colour - created from
different colours, for example, Gray or Azure
- Flower name - created from different flowers,
for example, Daisy or Columbine
- A Characteristic name - created from different
characteristics, for example, Patience
- An Inspirational 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
The choice is yours!
We hope that we have provided you with the inspiration
with lots of ideas and easy ways to create Unusual Baby
Names! And presented a balanced view of the pleasure and
the pitfalls of choosing this particular type of name.
To assist you further we have developed a Name Evaluator
- an essential aid when considering an Unusual Baby
Name. If all the above fail then obtain inspiration from
the game of Scrabble! Think of names that you know and
make use of the word tiles to add new letters or remove
existing letters. We hope that we have provided you with
the inspiration, together with lots of ideas and easy
ways, to create Unusual Baby Names!
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