Names you only know 1 person with

(283 Posts)
Cornishblues Sat 10-Aug-13 20:46:11

So, what names have you ever personally known one person with?

And what names have you only ever even heard of one person with?

Some of mine are:
Only ever even heard of one:

Wrenna
Nita
Tiana

Only known one personally:

Drew
Trudy
Elspeth
Melody
Rowenna
Charis

... More of these will come to me!

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sat 10-Aug-13 21:07:28

Kizzy
Wolf
Africa

sarascompact Sat 10-Aug-13 21:07:43

Wenna
Nanya
Usilla

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Sat 10-Aug-13 21:08:00

Ooh, this thread is interesting. Three close family members are on here. Wonder if you know us in RL some of you!

Mine would be

Echo
Odette
Melody
Delyth
Gaynor
Asher

Off teh top of my head.

Kay
Demian
Ace
Saffron
Storm
Seraphina
Lowenna
Rowan
Friday
Strange (yes, really!)

Varenka

Marisol

ruby1234 Sat 10-Aug-13 21:10:41

Keisha
Amriko
Portia
Blair
Elka
Theuns

Amriko - if you are reading this and was a bridesmaid about 30 years ago for Jane - please get in touch!

Nile

SoftSheen Sat 10-Aug-13 21:11:18

Talitha
Tabitha
Sapphira
Mariya
Camilla
Ottilie
Loumi
Soizick
Roisin
Alana
Iris
Aphrodite
Mercedes
Virginia
Cecilia
Christa
Ilyana

gonerogue Sat 10-Aug-13 21:11:28

Aedamar
Sharimilee

TeamSouthfields Sat 10-Aug-13 21:11:36

Teddie
Rudie
Alexis
Karsten

TeamSouthfields Sat 10-Aug-13 21:12:21

Sapphire
Georgie
Paris

MrsOakenshield Sat 10-Aug-13 21:19:58

are you talking about just British names? Because I was at school with a lot of Indian and African girls and so have only ever heard of one:
Dunmola
Bola
Ayodele
Priti
Shamira
Rahki
Parisa
Hina

but they could be two a penny in Lagos or Dehli for all I know!

I have only ever known one Sharon, which given I'm a seventies girl is surprising.

I live and work in uber liberal middle class Guardianista land so just about every name is unique, especially in DD's nursery (though amusingly she is also the only one with her name, and she has a name which always comes up on baby names threads as one you absolutely shouldn't give your child as it's so popular, so everyone round my way has steered clear of it, hence she's just as unique as everyone else!).

My absolute favourite, though, is Aslan.

AmandaPandtheTantrumofDoom Sat 10-Aug-13 21:23:24

MrsOakensheild - Yes, I've only know one Diddy, Hyacinth or Precious. I know at least the last one in common in some countries so I didn't list them even though I've only known one.

Breezy1985 Sat 10-Aug-13 21:30:39

Kyra
Kaiya
Devon
Random (really!)
Alice
Lydia
Vivienne
Gabriella

Breezy1985 Sat 10-Aug-13 21:33:32

Nyke
Acer
Coco
Precious
Destiny
Kizzy
Sapphire
Arlo
Coral
Byron
Phoebe

Jellykat Sat 10-Aug-13 21:45:26

Oh MrsOakenshield love Aslan, hope they have a fine head of fair hair!

Mine are -
Sol
Hefon
Tiger hmm
Hector
Willow
Lara
Lola
Sky
Oh and i know a Mercedes too..

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Sat 10-Aug-13 21:47:46

Aedin
Alexis
Angelique
August
Aurelie
Biba
Busola
Carola
Claudine
Dustin
igor
Jasper
Kari
Luciano
Lyndon
Malin
Mikkel
Nairi
Pandora
Pip
Reyna
Sima
Ward

Adelynn!
Cherane
Maddisyn
Cyle (should be Kyle)
Kiss
Knox
Maci
Renysme (after the little girl in Twilight, but with an even more unique spelling)
Shows the circles I move in!
Afrodite!
Shahithiyah
Shagaana
Kahwal (said Govel)
Mikennzy

And, finally, Calla.

Ooh, and I know a man called Jedediah-Obadiah! I know two whippets with the same name (one is Jedediah, the other Obadiah, and the third is another random name though!)

Talkinpeace Sat 10-Aug-13 21:55:53

Devon
Tjeerd
Anjana
Jamilie
Simba
Kola
Celestine
Celandine

Anjou Sat 10-Aug-13 21:55:58

Sihle ('See-clay')
Madison
Lala (she's French and pre-teletubbies!)
Cyrus
Casey (Boy)
Caspar
Ivar
Claudette
Rana
Roque ('Rocky')
Blair (girl)
Summer
Morven
Garan
Rhidian
Rohan (boy)

I only know one of each of these, even though a few are considered quite popular on MN.

Cornishblues Sat 10-Aug-13 21:57:37

Wow havent a lot of us crossed paths with just one melody!
presumably not the same one!

Mrsoakenshield - yes I'd just stuck to 'British' in my list cos they are ones I can gauge as probably 'rare' rather than just my ignorance iyswim! But I could have put one of the African ones on your own list. Would be intrigued to see equivalent lists from other backgrounds!

Alethea
Carissa (not Clarissa)
Charis
Morwenna
Miriam
Rollo
Angharad
Juniper
Orlena
Olwen
Claudine

GampyWabbit Sat 10-Aug-13 22:17:21

Thea
Nyah
Zoe
Bella
Saskia
Alyssia
Lois
Rona
Bianca
Lesley
Anne

Jude
Levi
Enoch
Jedidiah
Killian
Archie
Lucas
Joseph

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