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#1 Addison

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 02:48 PM

I was just thinking about names that you grew up with (or maybe names you heard as an adult?) that were abnormal/strange/uncommon but you never really thought were abnormal because in your walk of life, you knew a person/people with that name. Looking back you realize that the names were pretty uncommon.
Do you guys have any of those?

Some of mine:
Baker (he was one of my middle school teachers, Baker was his first name)
Cox (a boy in my grade at my old school)
Livingston (a boy in my classes at my old school)
Shaw (a super close friend I used to have)
Chaz (not that uncommon, but it's one of my brother's friends)
John-Micah (he was my soccer coach)
Anders (one of my brothers had a best friend with this name)
Mylo (pron. My-low. My closest cousin's best friend)
Memphis (he's practically a little brother, haha)

Tyler (Yes, a girl, and she was my best friend throughout elementary school)
Senna (I grew up with two of these as very close friends.)
Linden (not that uncommon, but I grew up with one of these)
Kammie (I knew two, one was Kammie and the other Cammie, and yes it's their legal names.)
Chaney (she was actually a really mean girl, lol)
Tassie (only knew one, but never for a second thought it was odd)

I'm sure there's more, but I can't think of them at the moment. And I knew people with more strange names, these are just the ones I looked at as normal.

I'm looking for a bit of name inspiration as well as the fact that I'm just curious. ;)

So, let's hear yours.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:28 PM

My uncles are Bear, Blue and Breeze (Yes......) and I also have a great uncle named Pless but we all call him Uncle Pete. I have a cousin named Amber Sunshine and her best friend is named Chyna Skye.

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:46 PM

I knew a kid named Blue when I was growing up. I thought it was pretty cool.
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Posted 12 August 2013 - 04:48 PM

Oceanna? Not too abnormal I guess :)
Also my cousin Myla (M-eye-la)
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Posted 12 August 2013 - 08:13 PM

Tasmin-was a girl in my class
Layne/Lane-not to uncommon, but I knw two boys with this name. One with each spelling.
Anjali-One of my sister's best friends, I always thought her name was beautiful.
Greta-Uncommon for when she was born
Everson-Emerson was popular, but I'd never heard Everson until spanish class
Nella-Another girl from school
Sophrana-wasn't a first name, but a close friend's middle name.
Ainsley-wasn't common when she was born and in school
Alicia(my name)-Everyone thought it was wierd. They couldn't spell it or pronounce it

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 01:50 AM

Asia - I always thought her name was beautiful, and she's the only one I've ever met to this day.
Tayla - Taylor has always been uncommon over here, or at least to me it has. I never like this name though, or the girl tbh.
Wade - One of my closest friends in sixth form (end of high school), I think his name is pretty cool.
Yasmin - I've known two (well three if you count Yas from here), first one was my mum's friend's daughter, and the second was one of my brownies.
Jasmina - Another brownie, very exotic sounding name. The girl was far from exotic looking, she had ginger hair and was very pale lol.

That's all I can think of for now.

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 03:38 AM

with my time travelling round Australia with a circus there were many circus families that i grew to know and love who in circus cases had perfectly normal names, but outside of the circus these would definately not be too normal. I'll try to remember them and their sib sets...

Memphis (g)
Casisus ( b )
Pesaeus (g)

Talira (g)
Braxton ( B

Shania (g)
Shae (g)
Shakira (g)
Wyatt (Wyatt Wild West is his full name, ( B

Sachin ( B
Azalea (g)

Others also included Dante (g), Nevada (g), Zeeva (g), Kuiama (Key-ar-ma, g), Americus, Tamalyn (g), Atalia (g) Atiana (g),

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:49 PM

Ridge
Orion
West
Eugene
Campbell

India
Florencia
Kaelynn
Sumner
Kala
Marley
Rikki (full name, not a nickname)
Kyanni
Ingrid
Maris
Daelyn
Macall
Nell (full name, not a nickname)
Jana
Bronwyn

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 04:56 PM

A few names :) I don't remember most of them, but I remember two unique names that were in my mothers church: a lady named Tovah and a little boy named Ransom. I always thought both were very unique, like neither became normal from knowing them. But they are definitely interesting! :)
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:20 PM

I know a kid named Reno (as in Nevada) in my class and I think that's pretty cool...
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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:42 PM

Chesney (as in Kenny Chesney)
Teagan
Malik (muh-leek)
Angus


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Posted 15 August 2013 - 01:47 PM

Tampa,
Adara,
Mea Mea (legal first name)
meylynn
Carmina
Lorenza
Mazie

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:23 PM

My uncles are Bear, Blue and Breeze (Yes......) and I also have a great uncle named Pless but we all call him Uncle Pete. I have a cousin named Amber Sunshine and her best friend is named Chyna Skye.


Wow, as a sibset, Bear, Blue, and Breeze are pretty overwhelming! haha I've known a few guys called "Bear" but it was always a nickname for Theodore (Theodore - Teddy - Teddy Bear - Bear) and Blue is my cousin's middle name, she's a girl, haha :)
Pless is really interesting, I've never heard it before!
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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:26 PM

Tasmin-was a girl in my class
Layne/Lane-not to uncommon, but I knw two boys with this name. One with each spelling.
Anjali-One of my sister's best friends, I always thought her name was beautiful.
Greta-Uncommon for when she was born
Everson-Emerson was popular, but I'd never heard Everson until spanish class
Nella-Another girl from school
Sophrana-wasn't a first name, but a close friend's middle name.
Ainsley-wasn't common when she was born and in school
Alicia(my name)-Everyone thought it was wierd. They couldn't spell it or pronounce it

Is Everson male or female? never heard of that name!
Nella is a pretty cool twist on Nellie!
Sophrana has creative parents, haha. I wonder if it was names put together to honor someone.

And I don't think Alicia is weird at all :) It's pretty!


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:28 PM

Asia - I always thought her name was beautiful, and she's the only one I've ever met to this day.
Tayla - Taylor has always been uncommon over here, or at least to me it has. I never like this name though, or the girl tbh.
Wade - One of my closest friends in sixth form (end of high school), I think his name is pretty cool.
Yasmin - I've known two (well three if you count Yas from here), first one was my mum's friend's daughter, and the second was one of my brownies.
Jasmina - Another brownie, very exotic sounding name. The girl was far from exotic looking, she had ginger hair and was very pale lol.

That's all I can think of for now.


Asia is beautiful :) I've never met one, but would love to! I do know an Anastasia who goes by Asia, though, and she's adorable.

I LOVE Wade :D

Jasmina is pretty cool, too.


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:30 PM

Memphis (g)
Casisus ( b )
Pesaeus (g)

Talira (g)
Braxton ( B

Shania (g)
Shae (g)
Shakira (g)
Wyatt (Wyatt Wild West is his full name, ( B

Sachin ( B
Azalea (g)

Others also included Dante (g), Nevada (g), Zeeva (g), Kuiama (Key-ar-ma, g), Americus, Tamalyn (g), Atalia (g) Atiana (g),


Never met a female Memphis! What's the pronunciation of her siblings' names?

I actually really like Azalea! Not enough to use it myself, but I think it's really pretty!

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:32 PM

Ridge
Orion
West
Eugene
Campbell

India
Florencia
Kaelynn
Sumner
Kala
Marley
Rikki
Kyanni
Ingrid
Maris
Daelyn
Macall
Nell
Jana
Bronwyn


India is so beautiful!

Out of curiosity, how do you pronounce Jana? I know two and one pronounces it Jane-uh (Jayna) and the other Jan-uh


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Posted 16 August 2013 - 02:34 PM

Chesney (as in Kenny Chesney)
Teagan
Malik (muh-leek)
Angus


Which ones are boys and which are girls?

Was Chesney legitimately named after Kenny Chesney, or was that just for pronunciation help?

I love Angus :wub: Never met one that was under 70, though, haha. I love it's "sibling" name Fergus, too!


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 04:21 PM

Which ones are boys and which are girls?

Was Chesney legitimately named after Kenny Chesney, or was that just for pronunciation help?

I love Angus :wub: Never met one that was under 70, though, haha. I love it's "sibling" name Fergus, too!


My friend's dad is named Angus and he's maybe in his 50's? He's not 70 that's for sure. He's the only person I've known with the name!

I had a customer when I worked at Jack's whose name was Grubben (sp?) Legit, legal name.

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:36 PM

Boys:
Beau
Raylan
Blaise
Bleu
Asa
Zion
Leviticus
Sabien
Arata
Dakota
Edouard
Heath
Damian
Ke'Anu
Donnie
Jakorrin
Haythem
Clinton

Girls:
Cryslynn
Estrella
Caleigh
Kirstyn
Tessy
Cinderella
Kurstie
Zaina
Kami
Teri
Ashlyn
Riley
Cydney
Marilee
Serena
Cambria
Heaven
Brynne
Hinley

Some of these names might be used a lot, I don't know. I listed them because they're the only ones I have ever met with that name.




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