Choosing the name of the baby is probably something that many women have thought about since we were little, fantasizing about different names for little princes and princesses that they would have in the future. But the truth is that when the time comes, and we really need to find a name for our baby, we realize that it is not as easy as we thought when we were kids, especially because we have to take into consideration many factors, such as the opinion of our partner and family, beliefs, and meanings, among others.
But lately, some parents seem to have gone overboard at the time of choosing names for their children, and as a result they have quite peculiar names that are perhaps less than practical for children. I guess this is one of the reasons why many countries such as Germany, Sweden, and France have decided to strengthen their laws for baby names, seeking in this way to prevent these children from being teased in the future. So today we will talk about 30 names that show us that some parents are trying too hard to be original and unique, without noticing they are complicating the lives of their children.
30 Apollo Bowie Flynn
Apollo is a name of Greek origin, which according to the website Behind the Name has as meaning "father lion" or "father light", also this name is associated with the son of the Greek god Zeus and Leto, twin of Artemis. Apollo was the god of music, art, beauty, and wisdom. Later he became the god of the sun and wisdom. Children who bear this name are associated with all the qualities associated with the Greek god.
And the singer Gwen Stefani seems to have read all this, because in February 2014 when her third child was born, with her then-husband Gavin Rossdale, both celebrities decided to call their new little baby Apollo Bowie Flynn Rossdale. And according to The Sun, in 2015 the couple divorced after it was learned that Gavin had cheated on Gwen with her nanny, Mindy Mann, for the past 3 years. The whole thing came to light after another of the couple's nannies discovered pictures of Mindy and secret conversations between Rossdale and Mindy, so she decided to notify Gwen. However, the couple after announcing their divorce stated the following: "While the two of us have come to the mutual decision that we will not be partners in marriage, we remain partners in parenthood and are jointly raising our three sons in a happy and healthy environment. "
Nevertheless, although Apollo is a great name, "Apollo Bowie Flynn" is a bit much for a little prince and they definitely tried too hard while were seeking for something original.
Dynasty, a commonly used word that some parents decided to turn into a given name for girls. Of course, we refer to parents who always think outside the box and desire that the names of their children would be unique, original and rare, allowing them to stand out among their classmates in the future.
According to the Baby Center website, between 2001 and 2005 this name had its peak popularity among the lists for girl names, and although the name is not as popular anymore, some parents still look for it as an option for their daughters.Currently, it is ranked 3,378 while last year was in the position 1 937, but curiously the beginnings of this name registered in birth certificates date from 1981. This name of English origin has the same meaning as the word and is associated with meanings such as "powerful ruler" or a "powerful family".
The problem is that many parents do not understand that choosing these extravagant names can cause problems for their children in the future, whether their classmates use them as a reason to mock them, It can bring confusion when the kids are presenting themselves, or when they need to do legal paperwork.
Everest is a boys name of English origin, which refers to the mountain. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world and only climbers in the best physical conditions have been able to climb the mountain. This natural beauty is named Everest thanks to Sir George Everest, a British military engineer who served as Inspector General of India from 1829 to 1843. Because of all the qualities related to this place, some parents have decided to adopt the name of the mountain as a given name for their sons.
According to the Baby Center website, in 2016 this name had its peak popularity among the lists for boys names, and although the name is not as popular anymore, some parents still look for it as an option for their sons. Currently, it is ranked 1, 370 while last year was in the position 1, 266 but curiously the beginnings of this name being registered in birth certificates was as a surname, not as a given name. So what's the problem with this name? The same as the previous names, parents in their eagerness to seek originality do not understand that sometimes very different is not acceptable for other people, and may cause problems for their children in the future by choosing these extravagant names because they can give their classmates a reason to mock them, it can bring confusion when the kids are presenting themselves, or when they need to do legal paperwork.
27 Bear Blu
Bear is a name of English origin that has become a popular name among parents seeking originality, attitude and something different for male names. Baby Name Wizard explains that the name "Bear" is also quite popular as a nickname for names like Barry, and Bernhard. And its meaning refers to the animal, which is why some parents associate the name with typical qualities of these forest animals, such as strength and intelligence when they are hunting their food.
In fact, the son of the icon of the '90s, Alicia Silverstone, known for films like "Clueless" and for starring in some of the videos of the band Aerosmith with Liv Tyler, decided to call her first son Bear Blu Jarecki. The actress and her husband, Christopher Jarecki, a Polish-American musician, and radio show host, were looking for a different and original name for their first child, and in that search for originality they decided to add as a middle name Blu, a name of English origin, that is simply a variant of the name Blue, therefore its meaning refers to color. Another of the peculiarities of this name is that it can be used for boys and girls. However, at the time of introducing yourself to others and doing paperwork, this type of "unique and different" names can bring confusions and problems.
Charisma is a name for a girl of Greek origin and has various meanings such as "Blessing" and "God-given divine gift or talent", and is associated with people who have a great personality and easy going people. Moreover, according to the Baby Center website, its maximum popularity was between 2000 and 2004 among the lists of names for girls. Between the variants of this name, they emphasize Carisma, Charisma, Karisma, Carisa, Charis, Charise, Charissa, Charisse, and Karisa; whereas the nicknames usually related with this name are Charm, Charli, and Isma. Curious fact: the actress Charisma Carpenter, mainly known for her role as Cordelia Chase in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the spin-off of the series Angel, also bears this name.
But Charisma is undoubtedly one of those names that turns heads, has personality and seems to be the ideal option for parents who want their children to stand out and be unique. Although for some it is too much for a little princess-like name and they prefer more classic names, some parents prefer to think outside the box and use everyday words and turn them into names for their children without thinking that in the future it can become a cause for teasing. It can bring confusion when the kids are presenting themselves, or when they need to do legal paperwork.
According to the website Behind the Name, Gemini is a name that can be used for boys or girls, it also comes from Latin and what this word means is "twins". Additionally, the word refers to the zodiac sign and the 2 stars of the constellation, Castor and Pollux, named in honor of Leda's twins, wife of King Tindáreo of Sparta, who was seduced by the god Zeus who had taken the form of a swan. But according to Wikipedia, the twins were children of different parents, Castor was the mortal son of Tyndareus, while Pollux was a demigod son of the mighty Zeus. And apparently, when Castor passed, his twin asked Zeus to allow him to share his immortality with his brother. His father agreed and they became the constellation of Gemini, in addition to becoming the patrons of the sailors.
And yes, if we think carefully behind the name there is a very interesting story, which is why it would qualify as an ideal option for parents who always seek to color outside the lines and look for extravagant names. But as I explained previously, it is always better to take your time when it comes to choosing a name, because sometimes parents in their innocence and eagerness to be original do not think about the consequences they can generate to their children in a future with weird names.
24 Blue Ivy
Blue is a name that can be used for both, boys and girls, according to the website Baby Center in 1998 was on the lists of preferred names for babies, although over the years it has been forgotten. While the name Ivy, which is of Greek, American and English origin, has the meaning of "Faithfulness". Also in 2017, it was ranked number one for girls.
Therefore, I guess Beyonce and her husband Jay Z, sought inspiration in these names when they discovered that they were expecting their first child together, choosing as the name for their daughter Blue Ivy. And of course, we all remember when Beyonce announced her pregnancy during her presentation at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2011. Later the singer explained in an interview with Bazaar magazine that the way to announce her pregnancy during the awards ceremony was not impulsive, it was something that she had thought about in advance. "I put a lot of thought into how I wanted to unveil it. It was important to me that I was able to do it myself," she said during the interview. "I was extremely nervous. It was the toughest red carpet I ever did ... I decided to say nothing and proudly show my baby bump. I felt it was more powerful to see the love and enthusiasm as opposed to saying anything. "
From that moment the world went crazy wanting to know more about the baby of Queen Beyonce, so it is not surprising that the name has been among the most popular of that year and the next one.
Imogene is a girl name of Celtic origin that is associated with the English writer Shakespeare because Imogene is a variant of the name Innogen a legendary British queen. But the first time this name was recorded was in the Shakespeare Cymbeline play, where they mentioned a British princess named Imogene, but according to Wikipedia, it is believed that it was a printing error and that in fact, Shakespeare had written Innogen. This name has different meanings such as "doncella", "Heaven, Hell, and Purgatory Girls" and is usually found on lists of girls names like Old Lady Names. On the other hand, its correct pronunciation is ihm-oh-GENE.
These types of names are usually connected with history and have beautiful meanings, but as parents we should always look for practicality and think about basic scenarios as if it is easy to pronounce, spell and write, because although some parents always look for originality and they seek their children stand out from the rest, this type of names may cause problems for our children in the future such as their classmates using it as a reason to mock them, and it may bring confusion when the kids are presenting themselves, or when they need to do legal paperwork.
22 Cricket Pearl
And although this name is not among the first places in popularity for the names of girls, the actress Elizabeth Jean Philipps, known in Hollywood as "Busy" Philipps for her roles in movies and TV shows like "Dawson's Creek", "The Smokers", "White Chicks" (2004), and "He's Just Not That Into You" among others, decided to call her second daughter Cricket Pearl. In fact, according to Todays Parent, the actress during an interview with People Magazine explained why her husband, Marc Silverstein to movie and TV screenwriter, and she chose that name. "He's always coming up with character names for his movies and TV shows," Busy says. "A lot of times your name dictates the kind of personality you have and [Marc's] like, 'Everyone likes Cricket, Cricket is just the greatest, happiest kid on the block, the coolest camp counsellor, she's hot in college. 'I've just had this whole narrative for what that name was. "
21 Fuschia Sumner
According to the website Behind The Name, Fuchsia is a girl's name of Indian and English origin, and its meaning refers to the purple or pink flower that grows in certain parts of the United Kingdom, as in other corners of the world. The flower was named after Leonhart Fuchs a German botanist. In fact, this name has been in use since the 19th century in European countries, but it is not among the top 100 of the most popular names for girls around the world nowadays. Its correct pronunciation is FYOO-shuh, in British English.
Usually, parents who are flower lovers and looking for different and unique names will find the name "Fuchsia" among the lists of unusual girls names, inspired by flowers and nature. But it was thanks to the singer Sting known for being the vocalist of the English band The Police, that the name became popular, when along with his first wife, Frances Tomelty the Irish actress, they decided to be a bit more extravagant with the birth of their second child so they decided to name their daughter Fuschia Sumner in 1982. Currently, the singer's daughter is dedicated to acting and has starred in movies like "Once You're Born You Can No Longer Hide" 2005, "Being Michael Madsen" in 2007 and "Saving Mr. Banks" 2013, among others.
According to the Baby Center website, Hosanna is a girl's name of Hebrew origin that has several meanings that range from "deliver us", "please save", to "save now". But the reality is that this name is most popular among the Christian community, this name had its peak popularity among the lists for girls names between the years 1993 and 2004, and then the name seemed to disappear completely from the lists until 2013 when it appeared again between the listings, but this name has never been among the top 100 of the most popular names for girls. Currently, the name has the position 2,754 while last year it was ranked 239. Moreover, its correct pronunciation in Hebrew is hoh-ZAN-ah
And yes, the name may sound beautiful and for religious people it surely has a powerful and important meaning in their lives, but we must remember that sometimes choosing unusual names can have consequences for children such as their classmates using it as a reason to mock them, besides it can bring confusion when the kids are presenting themselves, or when they need to do legal paperwork. We all want to live in a perfect world where there exist respect and tolerance, but as parents, we must remember that this is not always the case, and for children, it is always important to feel that they fit.
19 Heiress Harris
Heiress is undoubtedly one of those names that are not often heard in classrooms between children. In fact, it only appears in the lists of unusual names for girls. According to the Baby Center website, this girl name is of American origin and means "a female heir" or "to great wealth". On the other hand, this name had its peak popularity among the lists for girls names between the years 2013 and 2014, then the name seemed to disappear completely from the lists until 2016 when it appeared again between the listings, but this name has never been among the top 100 of the most popular names for girls. Currently, the name has the position 3.378 on the charts while last year it was ranked 2.651.
And curiously during 2016, the daughter of the rapper and American actor T.I was born. T.I is known for his musical career thanks to singles such as "Live your life" 2008, "Dead and Gone" 2008, "No Mediocre" 2014, and "About the Money" 2014. T.I with his wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris, an American singer and composer, gave in 2016 the welcome to a new member to the family, a new little princess that they decided to call Heiress Diana Harris, making the name one of the most popular during that year.
18 Jagger Snow
Jagger is a case of another surname that became a given name. Of course, this name comes inspired by the singer Mick Jagger, leader of the successful rock band
The Rolling Stones, but according to the website Oh Baby Names the last name Jagger arose from an occupation in the Middle Ages, in Yorkshire the word "jag" in English meant pack or load and "jagger" was used to make reference to a peddler or goods, but the word was registered as a surname for the first time in Yorkshire at the end of the 14th century, so it is believed that people who carry the surname "Jagger" descended from medieval families who practiced the trade of hawker.
However, many parents have adopted the use of the surname Jagger as a name for their sons as a way to honor the Rolling Stones vocalist, and so was the case of the singer Ashlee Simpson with her second husband the actor and musician Evan Ross, they decided to call their first daughter Jagger Snow who was born in July 2015. A very bold option because normally the name has been related to boys not with names for girls, but both celebrities decided to ignore that detail.
Kato is a boy's name that has Hungarian, African and English roots. This name means "Pure" or "Unsullied." This name became a popular choice among parents seeking short, original, unusual names and with attitude for children, in fact, according to the Baby Center website in 1995 this name had its peak popularity among the lists for boys names, and although the name is not as popular anymore, between 2014 and 2015 it once again seemed to be among the most popular names for boys, however, the name never came to the top 100 of the baby boys names lists; but nowadays some parents still look for it as an option for their sons. Currently, it is ranked 5, 603 while last year was in the position 1, 834
And like the previous names on this list, the disadvantage of looking for something very different and "original" can have consequences in the future for our children and it can become a reason for mockery, it can cause problems when they are presenting themselves, when they try to spell it or even writing and pronouncing it, as well as causing problems if our children have to do or sign legal documents and the name is not written correctly. Those little things can make the difference every single day.
According to the website Nameberry, Kal-El is a boys name and a variation of the name Khalil and Kalel. In addition this name entered for the first time on the lists of the most popular baby boys names in the United States in the year 2009, but without a doubt its popularity is due to an episode of the TV show Smallville that narrates the life of the iconic superhero Superman, and was inspired in the original comics, where they explain that Kal-El means "child star". However, some people relate the name as a variant inspired by the name of Arabic origin Khalil that means "friend", while other people claim that it resembles some Hebrew words that mean "voice of God."
But one thing we are sure of, is that the film actor Nicolas Cage, best known for films like "City of Angels" 1998, "Windtalkers" 2002, "National Treasure" 2004, "Ghost Rider" 2007, and "Drive Angry" 2011, after learning about the name from the iconic Superman comics, movies, and tv shows, Cage and his wife Alicia Kim (20 years younger) decided to name their first son Kal-El in 2005. However, after 11 years together the couple decided to divorce in 2016.
Lively is an unusual girl's name of English origin that went from being a surname to being used as a given name, and according to the website surnamedb.com, more than three thousand surnames of the British Isles have their origin in places that have totally disappeared, being the only memory and reminder in the 20th century the same surname. The first records of this surname are of Robarte Lyvely, who died in London in 1543.
Lively is not one of those names that parents will find in the top 100 of names for girls. Its maximum popularity point on the lists was in 2014, but after that, the name seemed to disappear from the lists. The name is currently ranked number 7,395 while last year it was ranked number 197. On the other hand, many parents in recent years have chosen to take the names of their favorite celebrities and use them as given names for their children, as is the case of actress Blake Lively, best known for her role as Serena van der Woodsen in the teen drama television series Gossip Girl. Currently, the actress is married to Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds with whom she has two daughters.
Minerva is a girl's name with roots of Latin and English origin meaning "of the mind" or "intellect", also this name is normally found on the listings Old Lady Names, especially for parents looking for classic and different names. This name currently appears in the listings in the position number 2,082 while last year was in the position number 3,948. However, its peak of popularity was between the years 1880 and 1890. Its correct pronunciation is mi-NUR-və
According to the website Behind the Name, the name is also related to the Roman goddess of wisdom and strategic warfare, compared to the Greek goddess Athena. But this name is not only found in Roman mythology, we can also find it in literature classics such as the novel Dickens's PickwickPapers and the Potterheads associate this name immediately with the beloved professor of transfiguration, and Deputy Headmistress of Hogwarts, Minerva McGonagall from the universe of Harry Potter created by J.K Rowling.
But the disadvantage of this type of names is that it can have consequences in the future for our children and it can become a reason for mockery, or it can cause problems when they are presenting themselves, when they are trying to spell it or even writing and pronouncing it.
Maddox is a strong and masculine boy's name, which is mainly used in English speaking countries. This name comes from a derivation of a Welsh surname meaning "son of Madoc", but also the name means "lucky" and derives from the Welsh word "crazy". In fact, Madoc or Madog was a legendary Gaelic prince who in Welsh folklore sailed the New World, three hundred years before Christopher Columbus.
This name is currently in the #130 position in the baby names listings, while last year it was rank number 2. But its peak of popularity on the lists for boys names was between 2016 and 2017. In fact, one of the children of those who were one of the golden couples in Hollywood, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie, is called Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt and was born in August 2001 in Cambodia. Then he was adopted by the celebrities. And of course, after it was learned that the couple had adopted a baby boy called Maddox, the name has remained among the popularity lists of male names, because there are many couples seeking inspiration in the names of celebrities or their children.
But the disadvantage of this type of name is that it can have consequences in the future for our children and it can become a reason for mockery, or even, it can bring problems when they try to introduce themselves.
12 North West
Some celebrities have made popular the idea of taking words of common use and turn them into the first names of their children, in that search to stand out above the rest, to be original and unique. But according to the website Baby Name Wizard originally "North" was an old surname and that was related to the English nobility, in fact, it is the hereditary surname of the Counts of Guildford in the eighteenth century.
This name can be considered neutral, so it can be used for boys and girls, this name is solid and with personality, while its meaning is quite evident "from the north". Many couples choose this name for their children because it is easy to combine with different surnames achieving a harmonious mix. And according to the website Baby Center, this name had its greatest popularity peak during 1995, after which the name seemed to have disappeared from the popularity lists of names, but when the television celebrity Kim Kardashian, along with her husband, the rapper Kanye West, decided to call their daughter North West, after her birth in 2013 the name seems to have gained popularity again. However, there are no records of what position the name has on the baby names ranking because it has not figured among the top 1000.
Omega is a neutral name that can be used for both girls and boys. It also has biblical origins and mean "great". Normally Omega appears on the lists of unusual names, ideal for parents who like to think outside the box and want their children to stand out from the rest with names with personality, strong and unique, these type of lists are the best option to research.
According to the website Baby Center, its peak of popularity was in 1979, and after that, the name seemed to stay among the popularity listings until 2015 when it climbed again among the lists and was one of the most used names between 2015 and 2017. Currently, the name Omega is in the position 5,651 while last year was ranked 1,261. And according to the website She Knows, children who are called Omega have an outgoing personality, often enjoy creative activities such as acting and music, and also enjoy talking with people.
But we must remember that choosing very extravagant names for our children we run the risk that in the future this will cause problems for our kids, and it can become a reason for mockery, or even, it can bring problems when they try to introduce themselves to others.
10 Petal Blossom Rainbow
Petal is a name of Greek origin inspired by flowers, their colors and smells, which is why it is considered a sweet, subtle and unusual name ideal for parents who are looking for a different feminine name but that does not sound like something very strong or difficult to understand. According to the Baby Center website, its highest peak in popularity was in 2007, then dropped drastically on the charts and reappeared in 2018 as one of the favorite names inspired by floral themes.
And although Petal is probably one of the less extravagant names on this list, we must remember that everything depends on what the name is combined with, because we can easily go from have something subtle to simply being too much. And the well-known British chef, Jamie Oliver, who rose to fame in 1999 with his TV show "The Naked Chef" that showed a more irreverent and fun side of the kitchen, showed us in 2009 that he does not always know how to differentiate when it's too much. The chef along with his wife Juliette Norton decided to call their daughter Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver, and although each name individually is beautiful, together they seem an exaggerated combination for a girls name.
Queenie is a name of English origin that initially was a nickname for girls named Regina, but became popular to such an extent that some people began to use it as a given name for girls. And according to the website Nameberry, this name is mainly found in "Bad Girls" lists and the name is associated with strong personality girls, self-confident and charismatic, and this is because the name Queenie means "Queen".
But believe it or not, according to Baby Center this name is not as new as we thought, in 1880 it was quite popular and remained at its highest point of popularity in the lists of names for girls until the year 1909, after that its popularity It fell drastically and only some adventurous parents looking for different, unusual and extravagant names have been using the name Queenie in recent years. In fact, it is currently ranked #7,395 while last year it was ranked number 3,068.
And as a curious fact in 1987 a television series called Queenie was broadcast and narrated the life of the protagonist a beautiful woman who emigrated from India to Britain in search of fame and fortune, no matter what cost, so she would sacrifice her personal happiness during that journey to becomes a movie star and get the power she wanted. In addition, the cast of the series was integrated by Joss Ackland, Martin Balsam, and Claire Bloom.
8 Rumer Willis
According to Nameberry, Rumer is a girl's name of English origin meaning "gypsy", usually these names are listed as Attitude Names for Girls, ideal for parents who love to color outside the lines and look for names for their children with strong personality and with presence, without having to look on the lists of classic names that all children have.
Moreover, according to Baby Center the highest peak of popularity of this name was in 1997, then it fell into the popularity charts but became fashionable again in 2014 until 2015. Then it fell back from the popularity charts figuring in number 12,341. However, those who were responsible for popularizing the name were Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, in those years before Ashton Kutcher was in the picture. Bruce and Demi had their first daughter in 1988, whom they decided to call Rumer Glenn. The actors were married between 1987 and 2000, and they had 2 more daughters whom they named Tallulah Belle Willis, and Scout LaRue Willis, so they kept the tradition of giving their daughters extravagant and unusual names.
Nevertheless, although Rumer sounds like a great name they definitely tried too hard while they were seeking for something original.
Probably when we hear the word "Rocket" the last thing we think about with that word is the name of a child, but some parents think it is a very interesting and unique given name. According to Namebarry, this word became a given name after some parents started using it for their children. In fact, Baby Center explains that its peak of popularity was in 2014 and after that year it started losing popularity on the baby names lists. However, in 2017, it seemed to be back on the listings. Currently, the name appears in the spot number 8,796 while last year was sitting in the position number 5,026.
And one of the celebrities who considered this name an ideal choice for one of his sons was Robert Rodriguez, the American filmmaker known for directing films such as "El Mariachi" 1992, "From Dusk till Dawn" 1996, "Sin City" 2005 and its sequels, "Spy Kids" 2001, and "The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl" 2005. Robert with his wife Elizabeth Avellán, a Venezuelan film producer, decided to call one of his sons Rocket Rodriguez, but the most curious thing is that the couple, like the Kardashians, decided to name their 5 children with names that began with the letter R.
Severus is a Roman family name, which in Latin means "stern" and according to the Nameberry website this name is popular among parents who love looking for ancient and extravagant names, and Severus is the kind of name found on lists like Cool Boy Names From Ancient Cultures. On the other hand, in the website Baby Center you can find a more detailed graph of the popularity of this name over the years, and according to the website, the peak of popularity was in 2016. Currently, the name is in the position number 5,651 of the lists of names for boys while last year was in the position number 1,261.
And probably the Potterheads will immediately associate this name with the Harry Potter universe created by the British writer J.K Rowling. And Yeah! we are talking about Severus Snape, a character who belonged to the Slytherin House, and was Potions Master at Hogwarts, Severus is a fundamental character for the development of the plot in the universe of magic and sorcery created by the author, as well as being one of the most beloved characters by fans.Therefore, it's not surprising that some parents and fans of Harry Potter seek inspiration for baby names in the characters created by J.K Rowling.
Sparrow is a neutral name, which can be used for girls or boys. And according to the website Baby Name Wizard, this name has several meanings and depends on the person, but many people believe that it represents freedom because the sparrow can move freely. While other people see in the name something more spiritual as they are escorts of souls ranging from the earthly to the heavenly because the sparrow is mentioned in the Bible. And finally, it is also believed that sparrows mean love, dedication, trust, and loyalty.
On the other hand, the website Baby Center explains that the first jump of popularity that had this name on the baby boys lists was in 2013, but this year it reached its peak of popularity higher, at the moment it appears in the position number # 2.099 for girls, while last year was in position 1,290, but remember that this name can be used for both sexes easily.
In fact, the celebrities Nicole Richie, known mainly for her reality show with Paris Hilton, "The Simple Life", along with her husband Joel Madden, lead vocalist of the punk band Good Charlotte, decided to call their second son Sparrow Madden in 2009.
Tennessee is another neutral name that can be used for girls and boys, and this name came from the words Creek and Cherokee (Native American languages). The website State Symbols USA explain that a Spanish explorer named captain Juan Pardo was the first to register the name in 1567 when he was with his soldiers in a Native American village called "Tanasqui" and the name was changed with time and records.
And according to Baby Center, on its website they explain that the name reached its peak of popularity in 1999, then it seemed to disappear from the listings, although in 2016 it reappeared but not with the same popularity it had in 99s. The name it is currently in the position number # 5,651 in the ranking, while last year was in the position 3,185.
This peculiar name seems to have caught the attention of actress Reese Witherspoon, known for films like "Cruel Intentions" 1999, "Legally Blonde" 2001, "Water for Elephants" 2011 and the acclaimed television series "Big Little Lies" 2017. Reese, after her divorce with Ryan Phillippe and having two children with the well-known actor, she found love again in 2010 when she met agent Jim Toth and after a year of courtship, they decided to get married. In 2012 the couple welcomed their first child together, Tennessee James Toth.
Wisdom... This is a complicated name for a child because although its meaning is beautiful, it can lend itself to teasing in the classroom. According to the website Baby Center, Wisdom is a name of English origin that highlights a virtue and is generally used as a middle name for girls. Its most popular peak was in 2013 and then seemed to disappear from the lists of names for girls. It is currently in the position number 5,697, while last year was ranked 504, but only parents seeking different names, original and out of the ordinary use the name Wisdom, either as given name or middle name.
The problem with these type of names is that parents sometimes do not think about the negative circumstances that can bring, the disadvantage of looking for something too different and "original" can have consequences in the future for our children andit can become a reason for mockery, or even, it can bring problems when they try to introduce themselves to others, or when they need to spell it or even writing and pronouncing it, as well as causing problems if our children have to make or sign legal documents and the name it is not written correctly. Those little things can make the difference every single day.
Zola is a feminine name that has different origins and roots, one of them is that the name comes from Southern African, Zulu, which means "quiet, tranquil", while others say that the name comes from Latin and means "earth" or "ball of earth ".
As explained by the Baby Center website, the name had its highest peak of popularity between 1895 and 1903, then descended on the lists of names for girls but returned to appear in these last two years. It is currently ranked 663 while last year was ranked 380.
In fact one of the daughters of the actor and comedian Eddie Murphy, the American comedian, actor, and producer, best known for being a regular member of the cast on Saturday Night Live during the years 1980 to 1984, and for starring in films such as "Coming to America" (1988), "The Nutty Professor" (1996), "Daddy Day Care "(2001) and the Shrek franchise. He and his wife Nicole Mitchell, an American model, decided to name one of their 5 children, Zola Ivy Murphy when she was born in 1999. So not only does this celebrity baby have her first name from this list, but her middle name is on this list too! Looks like Eddie Murphy and Nicole Mitchell were really trying to get that original sounding name.
Zenith is an uncommon name for a boy, which is usually chosen by parents who definitely want their child to stand out from the rest and have a unique and original name. This name of English origin has the meaning "The Very Top", it also means the highest point or peak.
And according to Baby Center, this name had its biggest peak between 2011 and 2013, then the name seemed to disappear from the listings but returned in 2017 reaching a higher popularity point than in 2011 and 2013. Currently, it is in the ranked number 5,697 while last year was ranked 1,628.
But as I explained in many of the names exposed above, it is great that we want our children to stand out from the rest and it's okay if we want to give them an original name, but we must always walk through all the possibilities when we take this type of decisions, remember that we do not all think the same way about baby names, that's why a very extravagant name can become a mockery reason, and without we noticed it, our children can become a target, besides the fact that complex names or with many letters are difficult for children to learn while they are growing up.