A few days ago Anna sent me her ebook of international names for Australian children, today I will be covering names that don’t rank in Australia and are listed in the book that are familiar to me whether through real people or celebrities that haven’t been mentioned. I will be including their siblings to show what some people are using these names with
Alba: Its the name of one of my old friends were not so close anymore but I do like her name.
Bo: A name of a girl in my year one word of warning she often gets asked if Bo is a nickname and her response is what could Bo be short for?
Camille: A name of a five year old from my town she pronounces it Ca-meal and goes by the nickname Cami. I originally thought that her name was said Cammie until her mum said that it was Ca-meal. I have always felt her name doesn’t fit in her sibset with her brothers being Ben and Thomas
Cheyenne: The name of a girl going into my year at school she says it Shy-anne. Originally I thought it was said Shay-anne lets say I learnt the hard way there
Cleo: A two year old daughter of a friend of my mums her full name is Cleo Rayne and she has a sister named Lexi Rose. I adore Cleo and would use it as a nickname for Clementine
Isle: The name of a teacher at my school she’s never taught me but I’ve always wondered about her name in the annual. I always say it aisle but thankfully its not
Iona: The name of a boarding school in Perth probably not the best idea if you live in Western Australia
Orla: The name of one of my closest friends she uses another spelling thats unpronounceable to most people so goes by Orla before I met her I didn’t know about the name now I love it.
Sian: When I was around 8 I met a Sian at a caravan park. I don’t remember her but her name has stayed with me because I have never met another Sian since.
Tallulah: A name I’ve loved since I was two due to the chick in the Maisy mouse cartoons. It is being used I’m mutual friends on Facebook with a teenaged Tallulah.
Tyra: One of my friends mother did foster care for three triplets Tyra, Alyssa and Jasmine they would be maybe six or seven now?
Verity: A name of a girl in my year at boarding. I’ve never been particularly fond of the name. The Verity I know has an older sister named Courtney not the best sibset there.
Bronson: I’ve never met him but he’s the cousin of one of my primary school friends she talk about him a bit, he also had a brother named Harrison. I’ve always found the name very harsh and not very likeable.
Conrad: Never met one but it is the name of the boy in the movie The Cat in The Hat which I watched a bit as a child based off the Dr Seuss book.
Keaton: Once again not a name of someone I know but a celebrity maybe not well known enough to get a mention. It’s the name of a member of American boy band Emblem 3, seventeen year old Keaton Stromberg. he has an older brother named Wesley
Orson: He would be about 8-10 now, he lives in a town near me. His siblings have equally unusual names his sister is Danae and his brother is Eden
Rhett: He was year 7 when I was kindy, I haven’t seen him in years but he had siblings named Briony (bree-oh-nee) and Kelsie.
Seamus: My friend Orla’s brother who’s sixteen. It seemed a little strange on him because as much as my friend tries to act like she’s not australian her whole family speaks in Australian accents and their last names aren’t noticeably Irish so I feel the first names are over the top. But this is coming from someone who would name their son Tiago and isn’t Portuguese so I guess I’m a hypocrite.
Storm: I actually know a girl with the name but its in the boys section of the ebook so I’ll leave it here. One thing that made me dislike her name is that her sisters name was Sky her brother? Anthony. It didn’t work.
Tadgh: This is the name of my sisters gym coaches son. My mums reaction was thats weird. Mine I wonder if its actually spelt Tadgh. I can’t confirm that I’m afraid.
So it seems no matter how unusual a name may be you will be surprised on how many you have actually heard on a person.