With that said, here are 5 unique baby name ideas to help you out:
1) Think of a few name selections and twist it
If you have a particular name in mind but just can’t decide if it is unique enough, you can alter its spelling to make it sound unique.
For example, you love the name Margot but you want to make it look different but still sound the same. You can alter the letters and make it look unique like Margaux.
Or you can change the letters to make the name sound classy- i.e. Margaret to Marguerite.
2) Create a new name from two names
If you are considering combining your name and your spouse’s, or the names of the grandparents, just make sure that the outcome it pleasant-sounding and easy to spell.
For example, the names of granddads combined: Daniel and Harold, you can come up with Dharnel, Leinahrd, Harlein, and so on. Take note also of the spellings since these names look and sound unique.
3) Nature-inspired names
Getting stuck on ideas can happen especially if you are looking for a unique name for your baby.
One option is to think of nature and its many wonders and maybe you can come up with wonderful names that will fit your child.
- Aurora – from Aurora Borealis
- Maple Anne – from the name of a popular tree in Canada, the Maple
- Sahara – from Sahara Desert
- Autumn – from a season
- Leo or Leon – from the great beast, the Lion
- River – a body of water, a river
4) Exotic names
Nowadays, anything exotic is quite appealing to Westerners. There’s just something uniquely different and special about exotic places, people and experience. Exotic names also have meanings to help you pick the ideal one to represent your child.
- Yasmin – of Arabic origin which means “Jasmine flower”
- Beatriz – of Spanish origin which means “bringer of happiness and/or joy”
- Enzo – of Spanish origin which means “ruler of the household”
- Yosef – of Hebrew origin which means “God will increase”
- Ahmed – of Arabic origin which means “much praised”
5) Deriving names from any family members’
Names and twisting/altering spellings to make them sound and spell uniquely.
When everyone in the family wants to have a share in the child’s name, sometimes it’s hard to say no to all of them.
Some parents may consider taking two names or making up two names from the letters of each family member, if not just from grandma and grandpa.
Parents’ and grandparents’ names: Linda and Joseph, Harold and Marina, Steve and Camille
- Harlin Marselle – for a boy
- Jhada Marielle – for a girl
- Leon Harvey – for a boy
- Stella Mareah – for a girl
An important thing to remember is that the child is the most important person to consider when choosing a name for him/her.
It is also worth considering the child’s situation at school and how he/she will cope with a name that has been given to him/her.
Many adults regret their names because they became targets of bad jokes at school because of it.
Some resort to changing their first names simply because they can’t live with it anymore.
A pleasant-sounding name that is easy to write and remember for a child is worth considering because he/she will carry it for a lifetime.
Is Your Baby Naming Style Popular?
In their search for baby names, parents often lean toward a specific genre or style that speaks to them personally.
Some may like the most exotic name they can find, while others like the more traditional approach.
Finding your niche in the seemingly endless sea of choices can help you narrow down your list and find a name that feels right.
Getting to know your taste and preferences can make choosing names for future babies much easier and more enjoyable.
As an additional bonus, a theme or style that runs through the names of siblings can add a nice touch when listing your children’s names either formally or to acquaintances, in addition to creating a special bond between the siblings.
How to identify your personal naming style
There are a few things to consider when searching for the named genre that best suits your personal taste.
Take into consideration given names that you have liked in the past.
It may help to think of names that you like that are not based on personal associations, such as a close friend whose name you like.
Your way of life and personal beliefs may be the biggest influence. Religion and cultural background are some of the strongest influences on name choices.
If you like unusual and unique names that stand out from the rest, you may want to come up with a name of your own or choose a name from a distinct and exotic ethnic background.
For many, there is more to a name than just a pleasant moniker. Your wishes for your baby’s future life may also influence your decision.
Do you imagine your baby growing up to be a lawyer? Or do you imagine them climbing high mountain peaks and exploring the most exotic regions of the world?
Whatever your personality or life preferences, there are names out there that fit your personal naming style.
The ‘Cutie’ Baby Names
Searching for the cutest baby name there is, one that can still work when your baby grows up?
There are numerous names out there that work from cooing an adorable newborn to gracing the nameplate of a doctor or lawyer.
name ideas for a baby boy: Zachery, Corey, Jack, Liam
name ideas for a baby girl: Sophia, Avery, Jada, Maya
The All American Baby Names
Is American culture a big influence in your life? Names from America’s cultural history may suit your retro style:
Baby name ideas for a boy: Peter, Edwin, Ronald, Harry, Carl
Baby name ideas for a girl: Marilyn, Elsie Betty, Dorothy
The Glamorous Baby Names
If you like to follow celebrity fashion and style, the stars may be your inspiration for your baby’s name.
Whether you can see your baby on the big screen one day or just enjoy the world of entertainment, Hollywood names may have the glitz and glam you are looking for.
Baby name ideas for a boy: Brad, Kenny, Kevin, Carson
Baby name ideas for a girl: Paris, Anastacia, Britney, Angelina
The Genius Baby Names
Do you think your baby will win the next Nobel Peace Prize? Famous scientists or world leaders may offer the inspiration for your own baby genius.
Baby name ideas for a boy: Albert, Newton, Edison, Alexander (the Great)
Baby name ideas for a girl: Elizabeth, Boudica (a Celtic queen), Victoria
The Explorer Baby Names
Are you a weekend warrior Are you a traveler of the most remote regions of the world? Your baby may grow up proud to have a name that represents your adventurous spirit.
Baby name ideas for a boy: Caspian, Aegean, Zealand
Baby name ideas for a girl: Sahara, Everest, Namibia