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Can Anyone Help Me with Some Unique Boy and Girl Names?

I am having my 2nd child and I can't seem to come up with some unique names for either a boy or a girl...can anyone help? Thank you so much.

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I used this site to find names for my son's. http://www.babynameworld.com/unique.asp
Congrats on baby! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

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My name was supposed to Dianna, but when my mother looked at my birth certificate Dianna was spelled with a K. The joke in my family is I was named by the state. Goodluck and feel free to use my made up name (Kianna) people really seem to like it.

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I have always loved the name Nevaeh it's heaven spelled back wards. ihave never heard that name on anyone before.

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Hi! I really wanted to name my second daughter Charlotte, but my husband didn't like it. he didn't like anything, but we had agreed on Lydia for a while (until he decided it was too similiar to our first daughter Lillian). Lydia has never broken the top 100 baby names list from social security! so that one is different.
For a boy, I really like the name Wesley! or Jeremiah.

check this site out... if you want something different, maybe start looking after top 50 for every year.

http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/

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I used this site to find names for my son's. http://www.babynameworld.com/unique.asp
Congrats on baby! Wishing you a happy and healthy pregnancy!

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http://www.nymbler.com/

This site is AWESOME!! It will suggest names you may like based on up to 6 names that you already do like. It also gives you name meanings, origins, popularity levels, etc. Check it out!!

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Congrats on your second baby! It seems like these days everyone wants to name their kids something different. What happens is that you end up with a bunch of Jadens, Taylors, Haydens, Logans and Camerons in the same pre-school class. I like the classic names: my daughters are Kate and Anna and they've never had other kids in their classes with the same name. When was the last time you met a Charlotte or Mary or Jane or Katherine under the age of 20? Or James or William or Edward? I would say if you truly want to be unique, go with the classics.

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I have always loved the name Nevaeh it's heaven spelled back wards. ihave never heard that name on anyone before.

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I know you already have plenty of suggestions but I thought I would share too, My kids are Frankie Michael, Kimber lee Autumn (kimber for short), Mason Douglas ans Robyn Leigh, others we thought of were Jenna lee Hope, Nathat Robert, Frankie for a girl..I had a boy and frank is daddys name. My sister loves the unique names, Kentesa Ami, Kaylanna Ariel, Dominic Austin, Daulton Avery and hers in Kristin Conlee.... my other sister is AmiLynn... all one name but with the capitol L, some others are Tyler Brooke, Josi lynn Nichole, Nathan Tait. One of my person favs is Kinderlynn Autumn for a girl.Good Luck and remember ....go with your heart and choose what you like...

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Please for your childs sake, don't pick any weird names, or strange names. Pick something that is modern. I named my son Nicholas. I also like the names Nathan, Ella, Evan, and my name, S.. Oh, and, congrats!!

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Hi L.,

I liked Dominick, Julian, Jared, Jarvin for boy names
Girl names are a lot harder, but I like Ella, Lila, Jayden and Sydney

Congrats on your pregnancy!
J.

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I was named T. after my dad which is sometimes used as a girl's name, but it is not that common. My sisters names are Ranelle (very uncommon) and Lynette ( a little more common).

For my own daughters I wanted them to have real names, but ones that are not used all the time. I wanted them to be appropriate for little girls and for grown women. I named them Jillian Ember and Adelaide Celeste. Names considered and not used were Lillian, Evelyn, Charlotte, Vivian,Cecelia and Nyali

For Boys we thought about August, Killian, Ivan, Eamon, and Damian.

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I Always had a boy name picked out as my mothers maiden name.
...schaen... or shane but spelled different. and my daughter now is Kelsea Rose and my other is Ashlin Kaya... But we had many name on the list such as ... marley, kessler, kaya, and a few more but they came from family names from music and Ashlin's name is a combonation of ashland nature center and my maiden name ending in lin... you will come up with something as beautiful and perfect as your baby...
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I would have to agree with going with a classic name, and add a twist if you would like. My daughter is 4 and her name is Julia Taylor-a classic name, with a newer middle name. ( and her nickname ended up Jupa prounounced Joopa) Charlotte and Olivia are beautiful names, as well as Caroline. I tend to lean towards classic male names as well-although I haven't had a boy. Thomas, Jeffrey, William, Michael. Good Luck and congratulations!!!

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I think my husband and I have pretty unique names. My name is R. spelled without the "H" and my husbands name is Ty. Ty doesn't stand for anything, just plain old TY.

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Choosing a name for our two kids was unbelievably difficult. My husband and I are both teachers and we wanted to make sure that we didn't name our kids a name of a student we weren't crazy about - sure made it tough! Our son's name is Tanner and he is 10 and has never had another Tanner in his whole school. I'm not as crazy about his middle name, Dylan. I wanted to name him Tanner Chase, but oh well. My daughter's name is Natalie Grace. I liked the old fashioned names for a girl, although I have always liked the name Phoebe too. Try family names if you like, some of my friends used their maiden names for their kids' middle names. I always liked my Dad's middle name for a boy's name - Campbell. Another thing to remember though is that while the name you pick may sound adorable when they are 3, it may not sound so cute when they are applying for jobs! Best of luck and a speedy and safe delivery!

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I would go with something classic. Many of them are beautiful, and will carry your child throughout his whole life (I think about that, what happens many years from now, when Tiffany and Jaden are 80? LOL). My boyfriend and I named our son Evan Richard, and, we have a girls name ready if our next child happens to be girl, but it's a closely guarded secret, I've never heard it on a child before. But, what about family names, or nationalities? There are a lot of great Irish names. Good luck and CONGRATULATIONS!!

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i have always like the name Sebastian for a boy and cosette for a girl! good luck and congratulations!!!

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I just had a baby girl and named her ava I've loved this name for a few years now but it seems like it is getting more popular unfortunatly. I also like logan, and mason for a boy and considered naveah, devon, ashton,and lilly. Deja is also kind of cute.

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Hi. I guess I get it about wanting something unusual, but it is easy to go to far. Besides, I grew up with a name that definitely felt unpopular (Martha), and a sister with an uncommon name, Liza. She HATED it. So I have a little sympathy. I think it's nice when names have some kind of meaning. A family name or something personal to you--any journalist you admire. I had a daughter last summer, and her name is Samantha Grace. Samantha was my father's inexplicable nickname for my mother Beth. It serves as an homage to both of them. When my girl is fifteen and telling me how awful her name is I can tell her how great her grandparents were.
Good luck and many blessings.

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I feel the same way about classic names. The "unique names" have become pretty common now. Even if a name is completely made up and no one has one just like it, it still falls into the "unique" category, and there are tons of kids walking around with unique names these days. It's gotten to the point that I hear some trendy or made-up name and I think, "Oh, another one." Meanwhile, all the classic names have fallen away. My sons are Patrick and Anthony, and they are 17 and 20 years old. They've gone all the way through school and never once had another Patrick or Anthony in class with them, which really shocked me.

Also, I love nicknames. A nickname signifies a special relationship. It can be something funny like Eatin Raisins (I loved that by the way!) to just a simple shortening of a name that friends use. Every kid in my family had multiple nicknames. The craziest, most special names were only used by a few people -- sort of like having a secret club name. My dad called me "Abraham". I don't know why, since I never asked him. But it was special between just the two of us, and as bizarre as it is, it was a name he used with great affection.

Just my opinion, but I feel like unique isn't unique when everyone is doing it.

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We have a nice italian family name. Marcello and it is shortened to Marc. I have two boys and my husband and I liked Brayden. Good luck! I have a 2 and half year old (Jacob) and a 10 month old (Troy)

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I love the names Ivory or Ziporah for a girl, or Meshac for a boy.

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I have always like Egan for a boy or Persephone, Solari, or Ephiny for a girl. Hope it helps, good luck!!

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My name was supposed to Dianna, but when my mother looked at my birth certificate Dianna was spelled with a K. The joke in my family is I was named by the state. Goodluck and feel free to use my made up name (Kianna) people really seem to like it.

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congrats on your baby! I just had my first child, she is 4 months old now, and my husband and I named her Peyton Elizabeth. I wanted a unique name also, and I heard Peyton used as a girls name and it grew on me so much i fell in love with it. I like Aiden or Ian for a boy.

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Hi,

I love unusual names also, but not way unusual. My son's name is Cuyler (names after his great-grandfather). A girl's name I had picked out was Jenica Eden.

L.

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I agree with Kristin, I too used traditional names,
Zachary and Ethan, I also did not want names that could be shortened into nicknames. It backfired when we called my brother in law to announce our Ethans birth. He turned to his family and said you have a new cousin Ethan Raven and my niece said......... Eatin Raisins, she was 3yrs old then,it has stuck and his older brother bugs him about it when he teases him.... lolololol... As you can see we went with a unique middle name, My hubby picked his name out since he has some american indian in his lineage.... Also I like the fact that you can find goodies with their names on it. A fact that they like too.
Good Luck with your pregnancy.
YOu can also borrow name books at the library. I worked at a pediatricians office and alot of the parents took names they loved and spelled them uniquely.
J.

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Today i saw the name ryland, for a girl. I pronounced it as rylynn. I actually think it could be for both genders. Good luck!

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We had a girl and named her Rayna, we call her Rayn for short. Another choice of mine was Astrid, I love it but I think I'm the only one in the world who does. Boys are a little tricky b/c I have to girls....how about Terryn or Landon? Good luck!

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I like Kyra, Lia, Leyton, and Nina for girls.

I like traditional names for boys (I read somewhere that boys with non-traditional names are taken less seriously at job interviews)ie: Joseph, Dominic, Michael, Sam.

I also like Rudy, and Tanner.

I heard a unique name recently and liked it...Brier.

Congrats on the 2nd time around!

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My son is named Abacus and my daughter is named Samurai. The names I had lined up for next but am not planning to use now are Zephyr (male) and Rosetta (female) - we were going to call her Zetta as opposed to Rose/Rosie. From what I read in your responses, perhaps these names are too out there? :)

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I named my first daughter Ayla Mae. Some people call her by her whole name, but we just call her Ayla. She is only 18 months old, so she calls herself "Lala"

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I have a two month old son that we named Roman. We also have a Cole in the family

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well my name is J.. (with a LONG A) it's a pretty unique name that i'm not sure if you'll like, but it's worth a shot. Great luck. :)

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I like the classics too but with a twist. My daughter is named Carly,which is gaining in popularity but is still pretty unique around here.
For girls I like Ryan, Jamie or Elliot. None of them are TOO crazy but you dont see them much either. I also like Anastasia though my husband hates that. Another favorite is Brooke.

For boys I like Joel, Nicholas, Dominick or Jamie.

What is your 2 year old's name? A lot of times a sibling name can make a difference.

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Congrats on your upcoming bundle of joy. We named our firstborn, Nakia Rachael, while Rachael isn't uncommon, Nakia (prounounced Na-Key-ah). I believe it is a male Indian name but it was such a pretty sounding name that we stuck with that. It is different and we have only yet to meet two others with that name, one male and one female. Just a suggestion, hope it sparks some interest.

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