Choosing your newborn baby’s name is one of the toughest and most important decisions you will ever make. Just think to yourself, the name you give to your child is something that stays with them forever, so finding unique baby names is a must.
When choosing your child’s name remember it needs to be distinguishing, unique and suit them when they are not only babies but as an adult too. I want to show you some of the baby names I was contemplating giving my children and explain why these names were at the top of my list. My children’s names are Jake and Lewis and they really seem to match them well, but they cringed when they found out what they were going to be called if I had chosen to stick to the names below.
It’s not rocket science I know but most of the names that I chose initially were all from famous actors predominantly from the early 1950’s classic movies . I generally watched a lot of films whilst I was a child and a little of me really wishes I could have come from the same era, but alas I could not.
Let’s start with unique baby names that I initially chose for my eldest son Lewis. In my opinion they may well have suited him but I just could not imagine him being called anything else now.
- The first unique name was Rhett which was after the famous actor Rhett Butler who played the lead role in ‘Gone with the wind’. I imagined that with a name like this my son would appear to be dapper and debonair, standing out from the crowd when someone called his name just like the man himself.
- Clark was another great choice I loved the actor Clark Gable but I just could not see my son with the name at all, but if he looked like a Clark I most certainly would have given him this unique baby name for sure.
- Rock is a really unique name again named after the famous Rock Hudson, but now I am glad I didn’t call him this because to be honest all I think of now is the wrestler, but I know my husband would still have chosen this name even now.
- Although I struggled with my second baby during the pregnancy, I named my second child Jake Raiden his first name was chosen by me and my eldest son who was five at the time picked Jake’s middle name Raiden. At first the name Raiden really didn’t sit well with me because he chose the name from his favourite console game Metal Gear, “Yes that’s right a computer game!”. I thought allowing my son to select a baby name would help with the new arrival and let my eldest feel part of the whole experience. It certainly was one of the more unique baby names that I had ever heard so we stuck to our promise and gave Jake the second name of Raiden. I laugh now because It certainly does suit Jake, as in my opinion he actually resembles the character from the game and he loves the fact he was named after him.
Unique baby names for Boys
- Moses – The name Moses is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Moses is: Taken out, drawn forth’. Egyptian Meaning: The name Moses is an Egyptian baby name.
- Frost – English, German, Danish, and Swedish: nickname for someone of an icy and unbending disposition or who had white hair or a white beard, from Old English, Old High German, Old Norse frost ‘frost’, or in the case of the Swedish name from a by name with the same meaning.
- Ocean – The name Ocean is of English origin “
- Kale – sometimes spelt as Kayle or abbreviated from Kalen, is a Gaelic unisex given name, although it is more commonly given to males. It is derived from the Gaelic, Hebrew, and Germanic languages, and it is used largely in the English and Hawaiian languages
- Buzz – Short form of Busby, origin American meaning Village in the woods.
Unique baby names for girls
- Scarlett or Scarlet is a feminine name derived from an English surname with an occupational meaning, referring to a person who sold cloth of scarlet. It gained popularity due to the character Scarlett O’Hara in Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel Gone with the Wind.
- Snow – Perfect for a winter baby, origin English.
- Clementine – Derived from the Latin clemens (mild, gentle) Origin Europe.
- Zelda is a nickname for the feminine name Griselda, which may originally have meant “dark battle”, and also the feminine form of the yiddish name Selig, meaning “blessed”, “happy”.
- Peppa – The name Peppa or slight variations of Peppa are seen in the origins of Australia
I sometimes feel like I chose boring names when I hear celebrities calling their children very unique baby names.
- Ben Affleck’s Father to: Seraphina Rose Affleck
- Bryan Adams Father to: Mirabella Bunny Adams
- Woody Allen Father to: Moses Amadeus Allen and Satchel Seamus Allen (Poor, poor child being called Satchel!)
- David Beckham father to: Cruz, Romeo, Brooklyn and Harper Seven
- Richard Gere Father to: Homer James Jigme Gere
- They are so many more wacky and weird names out there; Katie Price has named her new addition ‘Bunny’, although I do love how unique the name is.
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I would love to hear what names you had on your ‘baby name’ lists, did you call your child the name you had in mind? Share with our readers your chosen name for your child and if you had any particular reason for choosing the name.