My daughter is named Lucy. From the Latin "flos," meaning "flower," Flora was the Roman goddess of spring and the flowering of plants, eternally youthful and beautiful, and so the name became popularized in France during the Renaissance era. Popular baby names of the 1980s. A lovely lyrical moniker, Darcy comes from an English surname which was derived from the French d'Arcy, meaning "from Arcy," a commune in France. Not big on names you can’t pronounce? Barnabas wasn't popularized as an English name until the 12th century and, even though it wasn't all that popular at the time, its usage has still dropped off since then in favor of the more popular Barnaby. I like the suggestion of Sylvia. She's different from everyone else and she can't hear Esperanza calling out her name. "Whatever" doesn't declare a winner or loser, just that you don't care anymore. Included are biblical ones, famous people, fictional characters, and the most popular ones from 2017, in addition to a list of almost every name you can think of. Unique vintage girl names on their way back into style include Sybil, Isadora, It can also be shortened to Lem, or Lemmy if you're a Motörhead fan, for a fun and unusual nickname. Still popular in some European countries, such as France and Hungary, it's about time this traditional name made a comeback in the USA. Well, then this list of vintage girls names is … 77 comments. Continue reading "VINTAGE GIRLS NAMES: UNIQUE NAMES YOU DON’T HEAR ANYMORE" May 7, 2013 - What’s in a name, you ask? A Germanic name meaning "bright pledge," Gilbert was popular for a long while in the 1900s. A hundred years ago, Edith was a massively popular name, but now one which is considered to be a little on the old fashioned side. Over the past fifty years its usage has dropped off sharply, and Maudes are rare to find these days. Linkin: The name is a fan’s homage to the popular rock band, Linkin Park. Then there's names you never hear, like Bertha, Beula, Esther, Gladys, Estelle... Sampo (and many more) Whatever!" Historically the name brings to mind President Chester A. Arthur, who was also a lawyer and teacher. I have a very popular name ( Lindsay) and grew up with 4 other Lindsay's in my class, therefore we all were called by our last names. Unique old-fashioned baby names you won’t hear on the playground. Is it better for a child to have a unique name or a more common one? I would be one of the strangers who approach you, PP, when I heard your little girl's name. Magdalena. Jeez, people have a hard time understanding what "you don't really hear too often that are different" means!!! Like Bessie, Gilbert has a long literary tradition — the name appeared in literature, such as Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables and Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged. Traditional Baby Names People Aren't Using Anymore. What if the name suddenly becomes associated with something unpopular or unappealing? The fact that this name is best associated with the American sitcom The Simpsons might have something to do with the fact that it is no longer widely used. Forget Butterflies — Here's What You'll Really Feel When You Meet … Edith is a vibrant name meaning "prosperous in war," and is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon names still in use today. I love Opal and Marjorie, but I'm afraid they still fall in the "old lady" category. Lyrics to 'I Don't Care Anymore' by Kelis. It is a masculine name and can be spelt with or without a fada (e.g. This makes it perfect for a revival sometime soon, especially after the recent success of the Spanish telenovela Celia, a biography of the late salsa legend Celia Cruz. The name itself means "security" or "pledge," and lends itself to the phrase "homeric," which refers to something that takes place on an enormous scale. Rare, Pretty Vintage Girl Names You Don't Hear Anymore | SJ … We’ve dusted off some of the more unique words and phrases you don’t hear anymore and listed them here. As a bonus, the weighty name Barbara can also be shortened to many lovely nicknames, such as Bebe, Bobbie, Babs, and the ever iconic Barbie. Now the name is most strongly associated in popular culture with the late, critically acclaimed vocalist Chester Bennington of Linkin Park fame, who sadly passed away in 2017. And like Dorothea, Arnold is a saintly name. A slightly less known alternative to the very popular Biblical name Samuel, Lemuel definitely walks the line between traditional and unique and would be a nice choice for a special little boy. Cordelia. No surprise then that one of the most famous modern Arnolds is the Austrian-American actor, politician, and former professional bodybuilder, Arnold Schwarzenegger. But Homer is a deeply traditional name which used to be held in great esteem, rather than being associated with the doltish, overweight figure of Homer Simpson. (I don't care) You can tell everybody 'bout the state I'm in You won't catch me crying 'cos I just can't win. Check out our list of popular (but never used anymore) baby names from the 1980s, and tell us what you think! **(Sorry this starting cutting out for just some viewers last night so I'm REUPLOADING! Magdalena. You want to set them up for success and you don’t want to give them anything too weird, no matter which celebrity name is trending. If you have to name your baby after a trait, at least find something positive. A Shakespearean name, Celia dates back to the 1600s when William Shakespeare invented the name for a character in his play As You Like It. Hi guys! Especially the ones that don’t even crack the U.S. top 1000. Well, for the following names, in today’s world, apparently not so much. 50 Unusual And Weird Baby Boy Names You Have Never Heard Of If Matilda, Margot, Agnes and Elsie are back - how about these? Example: "Okay, okay, I get it, you think you've got the best soul patch on the eastern seaboard. Lol. I'm looking for suggestions on names you don't often hear, but are easy to spell/ pronounce. Clarence was also the name of the guardian angel in the iconic Christmas film It's a Wonderful Life, so it would be a perfect pick for a baby boy born around Christmas time. Is it a name that could get them bullied? Xsavior: It's also the namesake of many notable women, such as Bessie Smith, the Empress of the Blues, and Bessie Coleman, who was the first African-American female aviator and the first American woman to obtain a pilot's license from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.