For expecting parents, classic and traditional names just don’t cut it. They are always ready to opt for unusual and eccentric names, but it find hard to settle for something that is hackneyed. And, the constant exposure to weird and eccentric baby name choices has furthered the trend of unique monikers for babies.
And, in keeping with this trend, MomJunction has come up with a list of eccentric baby names for you. Check them out below.
Eccentric Baby Names For Boys
This name is overflowing with swag. It’s a combination of Brock and Logan. If it sounds too eccentric to you, use it as a middle name.
Pronounced as knoot, Knut is an Old Norse name, meaning ‘knot’. The most famous bearer of this name is Knute Rockne, the football coach.
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No, we are not making this up. Rapper Chief Keef opted for this name for his newborn son to promote one of his albums.
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Producer and singer Pharrell Williams named his son Rocket Ayer, as it was the name of all his favorite musicians.
Otter is the most eccentric last names we have seen in the recent times. The quirky Zooey Deschanel named her daughter Elsie Otter three years after the birth.
Rafferty is one of the most unusual Irish last names. Its original form, O’Raighbheartaigh looks and sounds even more eccentric.
Herbie is a usually considered as a short form of Herbert. Don’t you think it sounds too much herb-herb?
Eberhard is a forbiddingly Germanic name, meaning ‘wild boar.’ We must say it’s a very tough name to carry. Eberhard Wachter, the Austrian baritone is its most popular bearer.
Diezel is an alternate spelling for Diesel. Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis named their son second son Diezel and first son Denim.
Ashley Simpson raised some eyebrows when she named her daughter Bronx Mowgli. Bronx is fine, but why Mowgli?
Seven as a first name is not something most of the parents would picture on their child. Not everyone is as daring as Andre Benjamin and Erykah Badu.
The famous illusionist Penn Jillette was not fooling anyone when he named his son Moxie CrimeFighter.
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Some things are not just intended to be names, and Inspektor is one of them. And even if you do, please balance it with a tradition, not with something like Pilot. We hope you got the reference here.
J in this name is silent, and the name is supposed to be pronounced as Her Majestic. But why is it even a name?
Actor David Duchovny and actress Tea Leoni chose the name Kyd for their son. But thankfully, they changed it to Miller.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie may have chosen this name for their son, but that does mean it’s not an eccentric name.
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We know that celebs love hippy and downright bizarre name, but this is something else altogether.
Audio Science is the name of actress Shannyn Sossamon. She first thought of going with Science. We wonder which is worse.
Singer Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beats chose this name for their son. The little baby would spend his entire life explaining the name to everyone.
Eccentric Baby Names For Girls
Mafalda is the Italian and Portuguese variation of Matilda. This name has a slightly witchy feel to it, isn’t it?
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Ottilie is one of those eccentric names that was once heard widely among the upper class British, but has disappeared since the 1880s.
Shoshanna is a Hebrew variation of Susannah and means both ‘lily and rose.’ This name is well used in the Jewish community, but its appearance in ‘Girl’ television show, increased its popularity.
Ines is the Portuguese version of Agnes. It’s associated with the real story of the thwarted lovers King Peter of Portugal and Queen Ines of Castro.
Zofia is a variant of the name Sophia. It means ‘Wisdom’.
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This name is too sweet to digest. The celebrity chef Jamie Oliver bestowed this name on his daughter.
Ebba is the feminine version of the name Eberhard. The name is currently enjoying widespread popularity along with names like Emma, Ada, and Ella.
Names with loads of vowels are in now. And when it comes to baby girl names, you can never go wrong with double, or even triple vowels.
The name Audrianna is a combination of Audrey and Brianna. One of the most eccentric names it is.
Baileigh is a more elaborate version of Bailey. We must say it is a great way of making a too common moniker unique.
Inspired by one of her husband’s bandmates, Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter Apple. She said that she liked how wholesome it rounded…er sounded.
Destination baby names are way more popular than ever now. People are now going beyond traditional place names like Savannah and Georgia and opting for unusual picks like Asia.
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For baby girls, virtue names like Grace and Faith have stood the test of time, but we are now seeing a resurgence of other virtue names as well. But temperance is slightly strange as a baby name.
There’s a growing trend of naming the children after something special. So if you are considering something in this line, go with Diamond. After all, diamond is a woman’s best friend.
Sylvester Stallone named her daughter Sage Moonblood. Would you use this eccentric last name for your daughter?
Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw’s daughter’s name falls somewhere between destiny and destroy.
Yes, we know that babies are very cute and you always want them to be close to you. But that, in no way means you will name them Satchel.
Moon Unit is the name of the legendary musician’s daughter. This eccentric surname is now working to her advantage. She went on to release her album named, “My Mother Is a Space Cadet”.
Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily is the name of Paula Yates and Michael Hutchence. That’s one peculiar name.
So would you opt for an eccentric baby name? Share your views with us by commenting below.
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