6 Totally Out There Baby Names You Should Consider

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It's been no secret that I am a big fan of baby names that are unique, unusual, and not found on the common baby name lists. I think as long as the names help people stand out and be memorable, and as long as they're not obnoxious (cough: Hashtag?), I am all for them.

My kids all have names that are more on the unique side and one of my children has a name we've not heard elsewhere before and we love it. If you're still deciding on your baby's name and you want to avoid the most popular names, why not go totally out there?

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Check out these six baby names that are a little crazy and a little out there, but ones that you should definitely consider.

Hawk

We've started to see a rise in baby names that are usually reserved for animals – Bear, Fox, and Wolf are a few we've been hearing more lately. So, why not add Hawk to the list? It's another powerful animal and sounds pretty cool.

Silver

A great name that can be used for a boy or a girl, and not one we hear too often. It's a little bit out there, but not too much that eyes will be rolling when you introduce your little one.

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Jagger

Last names are great for finding unique baby names and if you look at some hard core celebrities, you're going to find some amazing inspiration for first names.

Hendrix

Another one that's inspired by a famous last name and would sound awesome as a first name as well. This is perfect for a little boy or girl who you know is going to rock the world in their own way.

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Juniper

Inspired by a tree and a good alternative if you like the name June but want something with a little more punch. Juniper is a great girl's name for your little one who is going to make everyone she meets smile — because you can't say the name and not smile.

Ares

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Hello, strong boy's name! Ares, the Greek god of war, is a name that packs a lot of punch behind it, but isn't one you'll hear too often. I love using the Greek mythology for finding names because they're rarely used today, so they're a little out there but they're just always so amazing.

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Did you give your child a name that's a little out there? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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6 Totally Out There Baby Names You Should Consider

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers wh ... More

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8 comments

  1. Shey says:

    Ragnar..from Vikings

  2. Gabbi says:

    I love your name Devan, very ethnic. My daughter married into a family with the name McGee. I hope when she chooses to have children she has a girl so she can consider the name Devan. How about some more unusual girl names.

  3. Cayla says:

    In 2006, I named my daughter Leita because “Lita” means light. I added the “e” so that people wouldn’t think her name was pronounced “Light-Ah”. I met my husband in 2010. He already had 3 Beautiful kids. Draven Kade, Mylee Kiren, and Tobey Sky (Tobey is his youngest daughter). All of our kids had very unique names. After we married we decided to have a child together. This time, we went with something more traditional. In 2014, we named our son David Tyler.

  4. Lindsi says:

    We just had our baby in May and gave her the middle name Juniper. i loved the spring and summer feel to the name and also the uniqueness. Thanks to articles like this it may not be so unique in a year or two:)

  5. mary says:

    Of 6 of my grandchildren, we have a Katelynn, Kori Hope, Journey, Amery(boy), Coral, & Cantrell. The 4 youngest have names that I think are unique. Corals is an older name, but there is another little one in our small town with the same name.

  6. Scottie says:

    I named my son who is 8 yrs old now…..JohnnyPete Jerome. JohnnyPete being his first and his middle name is Jerome. Aka J.P. he is named after his grandfathers and his cousin that was killed in car accident at the age 16. I’m blessed everyday

  7. Holly says:

    It’d be a cold day in Hell, before I’d saddle a poor child with any of those atrocities.

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