S Rareties

Swathi: A variant of Swati, which comes from the Indian name of the third brightest star in the night sky, called Arcturus in the western world. This spelling is used indian actress and television presenter Swathi Reddy and is the only spelling that charts in the US. Suraya: An Arabic name that is a variant transcription of Thurayya.… Continue reading S Rareties

Zoe

The next instalment of the rarities is coming, hopefully it’ll be up next week sometime. Today is a returning entry to my list one that’s been on and off since I was four but somehow isn’t the name of one of my dolls but was always the name of one of barbies whenever I played.  … Continue reading Zoe

Lucia

Sorry about it being so long since the last post, I’ve had no internet and been super busy but I’m back. A few weeks ago I went through my lists and realised a lot of my favourite names were really similar: Elodie and Eloise, Isobel and Mirabel among others so I got rid of the… Continue reading Lucia

TUVW rareties

In between some of the awful mispellings (Taelyr, Trinitty, Wilson, Warren), boys names on girls (Victor, Tiernan, Thomas), what should hyphenated names (Winterrose and Violetrose) and mix and match letters (Talaya, Takayla) there are some lovely choices most are ethnic picks but some could easily work in America or Australia. Taiwo: Taiwo (a variant form of Taiye)[1] is a… Continue reading TUVW rareties

X,Y and Z Rareties

The very bottom of the US list provides some great names hidden among made up choices, misspelt disasters and boys names on girls. Here are some given to just 5 girls from the very bottom of the list and the end of the alphabet. Xanthe: A Greek name Derived ξανθος (xanthos) meaning “yellow” or “fair hair” and the name… Continue reading X,Y and Z Rareties