Is there anything we delight in more than an unusual baby name story? Well. Possibly a giant cocktail on a banana lounge somewhere tropical (not Fyre Festival!) might pip it at the post, but it’d be a very close second!
“Most unusual baby names chatter, anybody?”
“Thought this might be fun and may give some people some new ideas!” a mum posted on parenting forum NetMums. “What are the most unusual baby names you have heard recently?”
She listed Moses, Claude, Nula, Herbie, Loxley and Huckleberry as hers and honestly, those don’t seem super unusual to us.
That said, the suggestions that followed her prompt did veer a little more toward the … eyebrow-raising.
“Trafford and Sterling,” one commenter tapped into their phone – and we’re glad they did although Sterling seems pretty boss to us. Is that just us?
Read more stories about baby names:
- Apparently these are the ‘worst’ baby names you can choose and whut?!
- The top 100 baby names for 2018 reveal some surprising trends
- 23 brilliant nerdy names science-loving parents gave their kids
Each to own?
Things got even more surpassing from hereon in and we honestly learnt a lot about the spectrum names can cover. #coughs
“I’m a teacher the most unusual name I’m came across was Greater-Light,” someone else posted and that was a new one to us for sure. #EachToOwn
“I have met a little boy called Magic!” a lady named Rachael posted and gosh that’s an interesting one too.
“Not in a baby group but in a shop,” another woman posted. “A young lady in front of me shouted at her daughters who were being a bit boisterous … ‘L’Oreal! Elvive! Get here now!!’ ” Hmmmm.
“Better than ‘Head & Shoulders’ I suppose,” another commenter quipped and they’re so so wise, aren’t they?
“Put your pants on, Raspberry!”
Other names that came up across the hundreds of comments included the following, and don’t be mad; honestly could you even make this stuff up?
- Soffy (NOT SOPHIE)
- Fanny Chateau
- Tia Maria
So there you go. You’re welcome. And look, perhaps these names sound utterly lovely to the parents involved – or to you – and EACH. TO. OWN.