Ideally, many parents will admit that they would like to pick a name for their baby that no one else has. So moms-to-be pick their brain and hit the baby naming websites to find a unique name.
Even if they don’t select a one-of-a-kind name, they try to avoid popular names. How many times have parents chosen a name that they though was unusual but then when their kid hit preschool, they realized they were just one of three classmates with the very same moniker.
The Huffington Post article recently listed some unusual names that are currently becoming more popular.
I have to admit I don’t see why. Most of them are a little hideous.
See what you think:
Breccan: This Irish name literally means “freckled” and I’m not sure why you’d want to choose that meaning for your baby. Also the sound of Breccan just doesn’t appeal to me. But it looks like it does to many others.
Tiberius: Yeah, it’s true apparently. Quite a big name for such a small baby. So if you’re considering bestowing a name after an ancient Roman emperor or a Harry Potter character (depending on your sensibility) on your baby, grab up this name. Then start having your kid learn how to spell it from the crib.
Snow: I love snow just as much as the next person, possibly more. But do you really want your child named after it?
Lazarus: You know, the guy who rose from the dead in the Bible?
Keep in mind that these are just a very small sampling, although honestly, the full list of 20 unusual baby names aren’t much better.
Isn’t it time for parents to pick names they like rather than ones that they think will magically make their child special? I mean the babies will do that all by themselves, so you don’t need to saddle them with an awful first name.
Do you like any of these names?
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