I realize that is not a very snappy title I've got going on up there. BUT I AM STICKING TO IT.
This is the second in our new series of posts designed to be a brainstorming/idea-getting place for people looking for a particular kind of name. Our first post focused on unisex names. This time, I'd like us to make lists of names we really love, but that are too uncommon for our own naming style. Like, where you'd think "Oh I WISH this name would be used more, so that I could use it!," and where, if you knew a friend who was more daring, you'd wish SO HARD that SHE'D use the name for HER child. Or maybe you'd use it as a middle name. Or they can be names that you don't personally feel are too unusual, but that your family or spouse consider too unusual, so you're frustrated and wish someone else could use them. It's not that we think the names are UNUSABLY unusual---just too unusual for our own particular circumstances, or more unusual than they should be considering how awesome they are.
Remember that we are not being real STRICT around here with these category posts. Picture someone looking around the internet, thinking, "What I want is some more UNUSUAL names. I wonder what OTHER people like? I'd love to just BROWSE a LIST." We won't worry about whether our own standard of "unusual" matches theirs or not; we'll just say what names we consider to be in that category, and let them browse to their own standards.
We also won't worry about being COMPLETE. I find that as soon as I set my mind to this task, I think I need to list EVERY SINGLE unusual name I like---or that if I only list a few, they must be my VERY TOP few, and also I must have an equal number of boy and girl names. But no! That is not necessary! We can just...toss a few out, all casual-like! And we may come back whenever we want to add another one! And duplicates are fine---even desirable, to show consensus.
Here are mine:
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