Having trouble coming up with a unique name for a girl !!

@Sissygrl (10915)
Canada
February 24, 2008 9:33am CST
Okay, so i started a discussion earlier in my pregnancy about a baby girl name. . I have no stipulations this time. Anything goes, two names, three names, weird names, odd names, I just need suggestions as i'm looking for something unique!! Please help so i dont go nuts, I have 3 weeks and 4 days left before the baby is born!! Thanks to all that reply!
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@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
24 Feb 08
I like classic names for children- girls especially. They would be unique now a days because most people steer away from classic names. I like Daisy, Alexandra, Sarah..names like this. Everyone seems to be naming their kids, Emma, Maddie, Taylor, blah blah blah..We are going to have too many of these in the world.
@ESKARENA1 (18299)
24 Feb 08
I agree with you, names like anything else go in fashions. The Daisy, Alexandra and sarah names are just out of fashion, Amy Alice and Jemima went through this too, we had just too many of them in the world. When the Emmas have gone, people will start using them again blessed be
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• United States
24 Feb 08
I like Alice too. So cute...Yep names do go in and out of fashion but it seems like the "fashionable" names are sticking around longer and longer instead of changing year by year..:(
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
I do have a sort of list made out of first names that I have found that we are thinkging about.. One on the list is alexandra .. lol but i also have a maddison on the list haha. I am open to old and new names. Just something that i haven't heard a LOT of .. something somewhat unique would be nice.
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@ESKARENA1 (18299)
24 Feb 08
i dont think there are uniqe names anymore but we called our eldest Eskarena, which is a little unusual and Jenniveve is our youngest, the spelling here is odd, lol French it is not blessed be
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• United States
24 Feb 08
I like the name Sydel. or Lexus or Mersadies. or Honda!
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• Canada
24 Feb 08
I'm sorry iParKer but car names!!!! Yuck! And not very original if you ask me :) ~Heavens~
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
25 Feb 08
yea i'll pass on the car names ;)
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• India
24 Feb 08
How about "Sona"? It means gold in Hindi. If you are a Harry Potter fan there are so many unique names in the series from which you can choose. But a word of caution: Children often become victims of bullying because of their wierd names. So it would be better if you choose a simple name. You wouldn't want your daughter shouting at you for giving a weird name, will you?
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
hha i Have taken that into consideration too, that is why i said Unique, but i am open to hearing all names because i can't decide! one persons weird is anothers original ;) We will be careful what to name her so that people wont make fun of her. Thanks for the advice ;)
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• United States
24 Feb 08
here is a couple of them Shaylynn Autumn and Winter Snow I think that the last one should really be the last choice you would make
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
Thanks sweetaspie, i really like shaylynn. I will have to run a few of these names by my hubby when he wakes up from his nap ;)
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• United States
24 Feb 08
thank you and I hope that you decide on a name soon I have another grandchild on the way if it is a boy he will have the name Gage Quinton Lee Davis
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
I really like the name quinton it was on my list of boys names if i was having a boy
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@miller1978 (1104)
• United States
24 Feb 08
I recommend trying to do a search online, as you know what you would like and dislike. Try using whattoexpect.com ... They have a variety of names on there. Some of them even have the meanings of the names. It's nice to see what they say about the name you choose, whether it's strength or peaceful, and other meanings. I found one I even liked and I've never used one of those to find a name for any of my children. Wish you lots of luck on finding one that you like. I found one on there that I liked for a girls name ... it was Alana. I always chose names that I found unusual or not used much these days. My youngest 2 children's names are Eden and Kayeson. You can always take names you like and combine them with other names that you like as well.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
thanks miller, i have spent most of the morning on those sites, trying to find something that sticks out at me like the name of my first daughter did. lol no such luck this time!! My first borns name is Cadence. Sort of original, but not too weird. I like your names, they are not seen everywhere.
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• United States
28 Feb 08
I really like Cadence. I've never heard that name before. Alana is one of the names I picked out for a girl, but hubbie vetoed it. I like Bella a lot, and hubbie likes it EXCEPT our aunt just named her puppy that! Do you think we could still name our girl that? I REALLY love it, and I can't BELIEVE she just named her dog OUR baby name! LOL.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
1 Mar 08
What about ella instead of bella ? that was its simmillar but not the exact same name ;)
@34momma (13895)
• United States
24 Feb 08
Congrats on your little girl coming soon. My little girl is Olivia. which is a great name. my name is Sakina, which means the state of peace and tranquility. What ever you come up with make sure it is something sweet and simple. Congrats again to you
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
24 Feb 08
I like the name Lorimai and the name Loreta. You could have Lomimai Springina or Loreta Summerlea. These are made up names so they are unique. I once taught a girl called Sarisse and she said her name Searsha. My sister had a baby girl and called her Aleah, that is quite unusual. She has a surname that begins with 'L' so she just added an 'A' to the name Leah. She called her second baby girl Sabrina and that is not an unusual name. She did consider the name Rainer. Good luck choosing names and I hope the the birth will go well.
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• Canada
24 Feb 08
My sons named after my dad and my husband's dad who passed away when my husband was just seventeen As for a girls name I had purchased a baby book before my son was born and was looking for a girls name..I chose Olivia and that would still be my daughters name should I get pregnant again and have a girl..Olivia Jean....Jean is my middle name and it is after my Grandmother but my husbands Nana was also Jean so it would have double meaning for us :) I really like to include family names if possible. My niece is Ruby which is a really nice simple pretty name and brings back the old again which I like :) If all else fails my dear friend I know you will be able to pick a name when you see her.... I also like Joy, Miracle, Brianna.... What ever you choose will be beautiful and the perfect name for her :) HUGS ~Heavens~
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
24 Feb 08
Thanks a lot heavens ;) I have alreayd spent most of my morning on a few of these sites just searching and searching!! lol I was sort of expecting something to POP out at me like it did for my first born, but nothing as of yet.. That's why i asked you guys for help ;) maybe someone will say something that will jump at me ;)
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• United States
26 Feb 08
If these were already suggested, forgive me. I wasn't able to read all the responses :) Based on Jared & Tracey, I'd suggest Jacey. I love J names. I'm Jessica, my sisters are Jamie & Jodi and my daughter is Jimmie. :) I also love: Rory Lorelie Yep, I'm a Gilmore Girls fan!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
My hubby's mom named all them J names. Jared, Jason, and Jayde.
• United States
26 Feb 08
I love boy names for girls. My daughter is Jimmie London (first & middle). I grew up thinking I'd name my daughter Emma Leigh but Emma and Emily become so popular and I didn't want my daughter to be Emma #5 in her class. :) I like the name Jolie - have since French class - but I am not an Angelina Jolie fan so I skipped that name, too. What is your name & dad's name (if applicable - no offense meant either way!) -- maybe we could come up with something knowing the 2 parent names.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
My name is Tracey and hubby's name is Jared. . i dont think we can come up with something between the two.. lol his mom tried and i wanted to smack her for the name she came up with. lol. it was something like trajed or something lol. Give it go though ;) BTW welcome to mylot ;)
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@ephinos (13)
• Ethiopia
26 Feb 08
please call her Ephinos.Which is the most unique name in the universe
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
26 Feb 08
Sissy, I don't know about the other responses, but I'm about to claim victory here. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1364111.aspx - Naming children http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1269825.aspx - Baby Names L or K Possible unique names for girls [First or Middle Names] Aerith Amethyst/Amy Angelica Ariel Belle/Belledona Bethany Celes/Celestia Dana Edea Elly Emelencia/Emmelenzia/"Emma" Erika Eve/Evangeline Faith/Fayth Harmony Jadzia Jewel Kaede Kaitlyn Karone Karen/Karyn/Karin Kotonoha Kyrie Lissyra/Grisslya(Slight anagram of your username) Lorelai Madelyn Maple Maya Midori Mint Nadia Orchid Reina Relm Sadie Satoko Setsuna Shana Shara Sia Teal Tear Tina Val/Valkyrie Yui [Most likely middle names but still] Amethyst Aquiel Cara/Kara Lumina Martel Melody Primrose Remedia/Remedi/"Remedy" Sky Silva
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
Thanks Progamer ;) That gives me a lot of choices to think about.. I never expected so many responses but i am glad i got so many. I will for sure keep you in mind for BR since you offered SO MANY unique names!! *hugs*
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
26 Feb 08
I was shocked at the response amount too. Oh and I hope you looked at the links as they have some names too. Most of the ones you need are in this response, but there maybe something that comes to mind.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
6 Mar 08
Wow, a lot of people sure want to name your kid Sissygrl. O_O (137 responses as of this post)
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• United States
25 Feb 08
I love the names Nevaeh Madison and Skyler Rain for Girls. And just in case someone's interested in my top 2 boys names, they are Josiah Christian and Erikyde Daniel
• United States
26 Feb 08
How do you pronounce Erikyde?
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• United States
26 Feb 08
Erikyde is pronounced Era-kiad It's kinda hard to explain how to say it, it's a name that I made up, someone that used to go to my church was named Eric Hyde and I thought that everyone was saying his name was Erikyde so I thought oh that's a unique name, I'll take that to use in the future, I felt really dumb when I finally realized that his first name was Eric and his last name was Hyde, but I still liked the way Erikyde sounds and it still is unique.
• United States
25 Feb 08
I like to use some variation of family names. For instance my grandmother was Annamae..so if I have another daughter I would like to name her Hannah Mae. Or just use part of the name like I did with my daughter, my mothers middle name is Elizabeth so I named my daughter Lily Elizabeth. This way the name stays in the family also. Kind of a way to pay tribute to your loved ones! Hope that helped! ;)
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
25 Feb 08
Welcome to mylot jody ;) I really like elizabeth too, as a second name. That is on the middle name list ;)
• Canada
26 Feb 08
Sissy? So what's wrong with Raegan Elizabeth? That's beautiful!!
• Germany
25 Feb 08
We were going to use this name but picked a different one so here you go. For a girl you could call her Sitara which means star light! I thought it was so beautiful and if it is to weird for her as a child you could always call her tara for short which is more common. Just thought I would throw that in.
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• Germany
25 Feb 08
p.s. according to my baby book, taking a normal name and spelling it differently puts a strain on there professional life when they are older. employeers supposedly don't like seeing on a resume jayson instead of jason or something like that. I guess they think "can this person spell?" I am not sure what the reason is but they did mention that people with unusual spellings of common names don't do as well later on in life. Who knows though!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
25 Feb 08
Thank you for the advice, That does make sense.. they probably think WHAT Was this persons parents SMOKING lol. Although with it becoming more and more common now a days it may be more acceptable by the time our children reach the age of professtionalism ;)
• Australia
25 Feb 08
Lark, Madison, Eden, Catalina, Callisandra, Breeze, Britney, Hayden, Tatiana, Trista, Ariel and I'm sure there are many many more. Just go to http://babynames.com/
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
25 Feb 08
Thank you very much for your response, i've been to that site many mornings, just lolling over name after name! lol It's hard work trying to pick a name!!
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• Australia
25 Feb 08
Yeah, I would have a hard time of it as well. There are too many pretty ones out there. Congratulations on having a baby however and you welcome :-)
• Canada
25 Feb 08
Congrats on the baby. I apologize I didn't go through all the replies yet before sending this post... Baby names is something I love! I personally love the name Olivia but more and more people are calling their daughters that now. I don't know if this is your first child or your fifth :) but I always like to play with names. My name is Katie and my husband's is Dean. If we had a boy, we would call him Kaden Ross. (Ross is short for my grandfather's name Rosario) We are both into history and love the story of Anastasia, in fact our wedding song was 'At the Beginning' from the Disney's version of Anastasia. So it's a no brainer that we would chose a variation of the name. And since I wanted to include my father's name and he wanted to include his mother's middle name so we came up with Anya-Raye Elizabeth. I often have dreams that hubby and I adopt unwanted babies and a name that keeps coming back is Eden. I would love to use that name someday! So I would strongly suggest you play with names and words that are meaningful in your lives. Yes I admit, it can drive you complete mad. Take a pen, a piece of paper on a clipboard, take a nice long bubble bath and just write a ton of names and variations... good luck!
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
25 Feb 08
All very good advice momma ;) Thank you very much for your response! I wish i HAD a bathtub!! lol we only have a shower in the apartment we live in right now. Pregnant and no bathtub.. I KNOW ITS HARSH!! *giggleS*
• Canada
25 Feb 08
omg no bath! that's a crime! Call up a friend and offer them $20 for the use of their bath for your own sanity girl! lol I couldn't live without a bath pregnant or not! Let us know which name you choose, there are many good suggestions here! :)
@gantwick (849)
• United States
12 Mar 08
Sarah Daphne. I've always liked that name. I almost convinced my wife to name our daughter that, until she realized that the name is awfully close to Ceriodaphnia, a tiny organism that lives in healthy streams (I used to work in an aquatic toxicity testing laboratory). But still, if the kid didn't know....
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
13 Mar 08
lol i really like daphne.. I never even thought of that name.. I think we have a name picked out, but i'm not telling anyone untill after she is born. Just incase we decide to change it a little bit or something silly.
@Loen210 (1533)
• United States
10 Mar 08
Getting closer, Siss! :o) My cousin's baby girl (well toddler now as 2 years) is Sienna, which I really like. A friend who attended the concert last night- her name is Fran (Francis), and she said how she always wished as a child to be named Francesca. And another person whose name is Mary, wished for Maria. :o) They do have those name dictionaries. I have one around somewhere too, that just has an alphabet filled with different names, and descriptions of what the name is or where it came from. Maybe you could read one of those books, though there's be hundreds write at your face. :o) Keep us posted.
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
10 Mar 08
Thanks loen, i think we have finally decided on a name, but you will all have to wait till she is born to hear it in the discussion i will post when i get back from the hospital!
@coffeebreak (17820)
• United States
6 Mar 08
John for a boy, and Mary for a girl - as reguested by Lucy Ricardo Unique if its a boy and Harmonious if its a girl - as reguested by Ricky Ricardo
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@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
9 Mar 08
lol i think we have come up with a name now. but we're not telling anyone untill she is born.