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It seems that not only celebrities can name their children in a strange and, perhaps some would argue, merely creative way. A recent survey has found that British parents are really searching high and low for bizarre names for their offspring.

How about Puppy, Unity, Destiny or Bean?  Crazy but true!  It has been said that one third of children have strange names.   Of those with questionable names, one in ten of the children do not like their name and over 10% have asked to change it!  Bounty have discovered some of the strangest creations.  Here are a few examples:

Names so rare they have been used less than 15 times in the last ten years:

  • Shy
  • Ice
  • Victory
  • Zowie

Names chosen in honour of a sportsman or musician have used the following examples:

  • Rooney
  • Bowie
  • Cobain

Far-out names have been used like:

  • Gift
  • Heaven
  • Echo
  • Eden

Many parents who give their children traditional names fear the other more unusually named kids will suffer from bullying or just sheer embarrassment in later life.  They think a good, reliable name is far better.  Those who give their children unusual names want their kids to stand out, to be noticed, to be different.  Who knows if it will work, it's just a shame the poor children will have a lifetime of, "What was your name?", "How do your spell that?", "Why are you called that?"



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