Last week we looked at some rarely used, quasi-unique girls' names, unearthing such surprising rarities such as Amabel, Rosamund and Rosamond. Now we do the same for boys, presenting 60 that were given to only nine or fewer boys across the country. This time around, the choices might not have as much unexpected impact, but they are all substantial and usable choices that would definitely make your son stand out.
A couple of months ago, we blogged aboutnamesthat were given to only ten babies in all of the U.S. in 2016. Well now, for all you popularity phobes and unique freaks, we’re prepared to go even further andeven closerto the absolute unique ― short of making up a new name or spelling. Here we present a dozen names each that were give to only nine, eight, seven, six or five girls across the country, and they’re all names that have histories, meanings and are totally usable.
A Sci-Fi-fantasy-horror homage created by the Duffer brothers, it won Screen Actors Guild Awards and received 18 Primetime Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series. Nameberry sees it, too, as a source of highly unusual names, not only for its characters, but, interestingly, also for the actors who play them. Set in the early 1980s, many of the characters have era-appropriate monikers ― Winona Ryder’s mom character is Joyce, and there are also Carol, Mike, Jim, Jonathan, Steve, Becky, Barb, Karen, Nancy, Billy and Holly ― names that could come straight out of a 1980s (or earlier) sitcom.