Unusual Names?

Colette - posted on 10/22/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I have 7 children. Five of them have so called normal names. My youngest daughter and son have the "different" names my daughter is Seven and my son is Rule. The thing I am wondering is although I personally love these names and my daughter who is three and attends preschool hasn't said anything about people bugging her about her name. I want to know if you have choldren with unusual names and what if anything has happened or been said by other people when you tell them your childs name.

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Kaye - posted on 10/25/2009

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I have 4 children. My first one is called Arie (boy), next is Annemieke (girl), Maxwell (boy) and then I have Niesje (girl). The reason I gave my children different names is beacuse I wanted them to be individuals not a crowd. I have had comments on my childrens names but at least if I call out to them only they look around not half the class. Some people may comment but that can be because they wouldn't have the courage to be original and the spelling is funny as well as scary. I love the names and sometimes I get strange looks but I have thick skin and a wicked sense of humour.

Mary - posted on 10/25/2009

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Tayen Oni Fish. Tayen = new moon / Oni = born on holy ground. It is Mowhawk. We practice the native ways.

At 2 1/2 yrs. she walks up to someone new and says "I'm Tayen Oni Fish" and says her name when asked by someone. She seems to like her name and is very proud to tell everyone what it is.

Cathy - posted on 10/25/2009

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We named our daughter Renata means rebirth in Latin. When she was small, she said she was the only one had that name in school. But when she grew up and traveled a lot she realized it is a common in Eroupe, and other parts of the world.

Alanna - posted on 10/25/2009

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My kids names are Tierra Grace, Aleiyah Rose, and Alyssa Lorraine. Maybe not as different as some. However, I love their names. My name is Alanna and I know its one of those names that is not common but not uncommon either. my oldest Tierra has said how she wished she didn't have her name. I felt the same way when I was younger but now that I'm older, I value my different name and I believe that my oldest will feel the same... Everyone else around has never said anything negative. Usually they are very complimentive.

Nicole - posted on 10/23/2009

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I would've liked a more unique name for my son than Joshua but it didn't happen. I love the name Joshua (we call him Josh), but it's kinda common. But I figured it would be easier for him to have a simple first name since our last name is constantly being mispronounced. It's Aparicio, pronounced like Ah-Puh-Reece-E-O.

Katherine - posted on 10/22/2009

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I have always believed that the name does not define the person, the person defines the name. I wouldn't worry about it, especially if they seem content with their monikers. If their name is all a kid has to tease them about, then I think little Seven and Rule are doing pretty darn good.

Myra - posted on 10/22/2009

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My daughter's name is Starr-Hana...and she is always so happy and shines like a star. The people who know the Hana we chose means flower often say things like: 'she is named so right! A beautiful shining starflower!'

Most people have to ask a couple times to get that her name is Starr-Hana, not Starr, and not Hana.

Stephanie - posted on 10/22/2009

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I wouldn't worry about it. That is your right to name your child whatever you want. If they do make fun of them it shouldn't be too bad. and just remember they would probably find something else to make fun of them for anyway.

Carolee - posted on 10/22/2009

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Well, I don't have problems with my son's name (Corbin Eloy), but I get a lot of people who can't say or spell my name. They usually tell me that it's unusual until they find out the origins (my grandparents names mixed), and then they tell me that it's very pretty.

Kia - posted on 10/22/2009

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My daughter is now 2 months old and her name if Bijour Angel (French name - prounounced similar to Bonjour). My husband and I wanted our baby to have an unusual name and when we were deciding, we found this name name (Bijour) and it ment precious jewell. That was just perfect for us. But I did catch myself wondering the other day about by the time Bijour goes to school, is she going to be able to pronounce her own name properly and will she get picked on? It does worry me a bit but I also know that I will be able to support her and remind her of how beautiful her name is and when she grows older, she will have alot of people suddenly complimenting her, rather then picking on her. I dealt with this myself growing up because my name is Naykiah (Kia for short). It used to bother me but the older I got, the nicer people became about my name.

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