For years I thought that Nicole Kidman had called her daughter Sunday Roast. Initially I thought ‘how ridiculous’, then I thought ‘oh she must have English roots’ a bit weird, but hey celebrities can get away with any names. I actually grew to accept it until I read an article recently and realised her name was actually Sunday Rose!
My daughter is Florence Rose and my son is Tom Fox. I gave my husband free reign on Tom’s middle name as he was to be our last child and his only son. I was preparing for 11 members of Liverpool FC, or a list of his favourite actors but no, he wanted to call him Fox! Which considering he had free reign I don’t think is too bad?!
I thought of poor old Apple Martin and a few other celebrity children and thought where will it all end? So here are a few of my ‘name’ predictions for the future:
- HUMAN – Simple, to the point. Can be shortened to ‘Hu’. Does what it says on the tin, this child is a human…it has a body with legs and arms and a head. A bit of an obvious choice but I think this name will catch on.
- CILLIT BANG – Just like Apple, I was thinking of something that represents cleanliness, freshness and purity. But then I realised that it would be shortened to ‘Silly’ and that just sounds awful.
- LADY’S SLIPPER – We probably all know a little girl called Daisy, Poppy, Dahlia and maybe even Bluebell, Hyacinth or Holly. The list goes on! The Lady’s Slipper is a beautiful flower, and it’s the rarest and most expensive in the UK. Perfect name for a special little girl?
- HORNY – We’ve all heard of Brooklyn, India and other such names, which are often linked to where the child was conceived. For me it would mean calling both of mine ‘Lancashire’, which doesn’t have the same ring. How about tapping into the emotion we felt at the time, linking our child’s name with a feeling that expresses how much love was surrounding them at the time they were conceived? It means thinking a bit outside of the box but the options are endless.
- MOSTLY DRY WITH SOME CLEAR SPELLS SCATTERED SHOWERS AND BREEZY – Types of weather and links to nature seem to growing in popularity such as Rain, Storm, Summer, Sunny. This name, although a bit ‘out there’ I think encompasses most weather fronts. It’s unisex and could be shortened to simply ‘Breezy’ or ‘Dry’.
- I’M NOT GIVING MY CHILD A TRADITIONAL NAME BECAUSE WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS AND ARE AT ONE WITH NATURE AND WANT OUR CHILD TO GROW UP WITHOUT BEING LABELLED OR BEING FORCED TO BE PUT INTO A CATEGORY SO BY CALLING HIM THIS HE REMAINS FREE AND FLUID– A bit of a controversial option. Not your traditional name but another that seems to roll off the tongue. It evokes a sense of deep meaning and connection to a life surrounded by free choice and equality. It could be shortened to….well no, I don’t think it can be shortened but hey it’s unique.
Which names do you think are unusual and do have any to add to this list?!