Question of the day.

Hey people! πŸ™‚

Which of your former classmates had the most interesting or unusual names?

My answer:

I hadn’t had very many with unusual names really. Zofijka is being much more lucky with that hahaha. One that comes to mind is a girl called Luiza, which name has always been somewhere among my most favourites for girls. It’s certainly not unheard of, but not very popular at all. Also, one of my groupmates – not classmates – at the boarding school had a very unusual name, and I’ve never encountered or even heard of anyone with the same name neither before I’d met her, not afterwards, her name was Arnika, as in arnica – the plant. – In my college/high school there was a woman called Adela, which is a classic and vintage name that I love, that has probably never been highly popular as far as I know, although is now enjoying some more attention from parents and was a little below the top 100 last year, but still would rather be associated with an elderly lady by most people. Meanwhile my classmate certainly wasn’t older than in her mid 30’s or something (it was a weekend school for adults in case you didn’t know or remember). Also, through my education, I’d had plenty of classmates with so called “seasonal”, or in any case quite modern names, that is ones that were popular only about the time when they/we were born, were hardly used before, or not for a long time, and felt unusual for some, or fresher than more classic names, and people might have not been as used to them as they are now, but that now feel very much associated with the generation. For example names like Klaudia (I had quite a bunch of classmates with this name throughout my schooling at different stages and in different schools), Angelika (I went to college with two, one spelt with a g and another with a dΕΌ), Krystian, Olaf, Oliwia, Nikola (it’s a girl’s name in Poland, unlike in many other Slavic countries), Or some had names that maybe weren’t super popular back when they were born, so might have felt a little more unexpected, but are very high for babies right now, like Kornelia, Marcelina, Nadia and Oliwier. So overall very normal. It’s possible that I don’t remember someone right now, because one year while going to school I had individual education, and was only going to school twice a week, and while in college, there was a lot of rotation, people were dropping out, new people were coming, many were absent for weeks and later on I started to do most of the material remotely and saw my classmates less.

So, how about you? πŸ™‚

9 thoughts on “Question of the day.”

  1. I had a friend named Tharischa. One girl named Niven. Oh and one named Keppon, I always liked that name.
    Unfortunately rural midwest wasn’t all that creative with names when I was in school.
    Spook goes to school with kids named Beautiful, Prince, Princess, Mi’kae’al, Brooks…
    I don’t consider my kid’s name weird. Uncommon, yes, because I did not want her to be one of those kids who had to be addressed with their first intial of the last name cos so many kids had the same first name.
    I don’t think Briarly is weird. It means, thorny, and her middle name is Rain, so I think it is quite pretty. And oh how it suits her often prickly but pleasant personality πŸ˜‰

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    1. Wow Briarly is really cool and very nicely uncommon indeed! And what a nice nature-themed combo as a whole, so fun. πŸ™‚
      I wouldn’t like that either to be one of three children with the same name in the class. I think what’s even worse than being referred to by your name and the initial of the surname constantly is when teachers refer to you as “the second… [insert name]” or even “the third…”, and I’ve heard that happening a lot. I think that could easily make one feel less unique or less their own person but just another of a dozen of Emmas or Noahs in the school.

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      1. I agree. I wanted to name her Tequila, just cos I think it’s a pretty name, but unfortunately, it’s gotten a bad rep so the donor vetoed it.
        I can honestly say both schools I attended, I was the ONLY Katina. Yeah, all my family ever called me was Niki cos of the middle name Nicole, but I had to put Katina on everything for legal purposes so…I was the only one there.

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      1. I have only met two other Katinas and both of them were at Job Corps in Ohio. Maybe their moms, like mine, got it from an old 70’s soap opera.

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    2. I guess it could be possible especially if you’re all similar age, it often seems to be the case for rare(r) names that parents are inspired by something that is going on TV at about the time their child is on the way.

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      1. I made my kid’s first name up so I am pretty much 99.9% sure there will not be another Briarly in her classes. πŸ˜‰

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