The most unusual and borderline bonkers baby names of 2019 … so far

Annoyed toddler

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?


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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?

Upset toddler

“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?

  1. Pisces
  2. Woody
  3. Aquamarine
  4. Gypsy-Angel
  5. Champagne
  6. Cinderella
  7. Raspberry
  8. Lettice
  9. Soffy (NOT SOPHIE)
  10. Django-Wolf
  11. Fanny Chateau
  12. Lucifer
  13. Diesel
  14. Orange
  15. Lee-loo
  16. Negan
  17. Tia Maria
  18. Tyme
  19. Xailen
  20. Geezer

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.

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