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Unique names in given families


Friends, if you or your family members appear on this list, please don’t take offense.  Again, I am not making a statement about the “quality” of the names, only the “uniqueness”.


Names in a given family

  • I participated in the surgery of a pleasant woman named Raychellene.  She told me that her parents ‘made up’ her name.  She liked her unique name so much that she decided to give her three daughters the same joy in their lives that she had had in hers.  She named her daughters Dexonna Keturah (duh-zhon-uh), Axuray Chellene (a-zhur-ay), and Tayxa Byrd (tay-zhuh).
  • I did anesthesia at Riverwoods Surgical Center on a very pleasant young woman named Sarcie (pronounced ‘sehr-see’, not ‘sar-see’).  When I told her I collected unique names, she then told of the names of her siblings.  There were seven children in the family, 5 girls followed by 2 boys.  Their names are Trachelle, Sarcie, Taralee, Shaelese, Braelene, Draesen, and Devry.  Sarcie told me that her father loved to “invent new names”.
  • Brothers, ages 4 and 6, named Alex and Axle.
  • Triplets born in Utah County in November of 2018 — Reece (girl), Ren (girl), Royal (boy)
  • Four daughters in a Caucasian family that lives in Utah County — Inara, Raylan, Seraphine, and Eritrea.
  • Twin girls born in the 1930’s: Anyce and Arlyce Glaubius (pronounced ‘ann-uss’ and ‘ar-luss’ and ‘glob-ee-us’)
  • Twin boys born at Utah Valley Hospital in 2018 – Whip and Rope
  • A friend of mine (KV) has a cousin who was named Brian at birth.  That name was much too plain for him, so he legally changed his name to Phontaine.  He married Hannah, and they named their children the following:  Tia Rachelle, Caleb Washington, Sassafrass Sapphire Sephronia, Blackstone Bruce LeRoy, Trixie Petunia Pineapple, Falcon Jasper, Royal Teancum (they call him Royal T), Superstar Five Jemima, Valkyrie Rose Svava Lyn, Ruby Buttercup, Lachoneus Q, and Silverback Judd.  
  • I did an epidural on a 24-year old who was on methadone for long-term IV drug abuse.  She smoked during her pregnancy and was covered with tattoos.  Her partner was likewise covered in tattoos, had an obscene T-shirt on, and had very long hair.  As I finished the epidural I asked them what they were going to name this baby.  He responded, “Abinadi”.  After my surprise passed, I asked, “The same as the Book of Mormon prophet?”  He replied, “Absolutely.  We not only like the way the name sounds, but we like what he stood for!”.  He continued, “You might not be into things like that, but we are.”  I was at the same time both amazed and gratified.  I was reminded once again to not judge a car by its hood ornament.
  • Urick Steele Coleman (initials USC).  The mother was a huge USC fan, and named her boy accordingly.  When told that uric was the name of an acid found in human urine, she was unmoved)
  • Siblings in a family: Kyler, Kalia, Kalista, Kaden
  • One of our nurses at the Riverwoods Surgical Center is friends with a couple with unique names.  The husband’s name is Jayde, the wife’s name is Amber, and they named their first little girl Onyx.  It will be interesting to see if they stick with the precious stone theme as more children arrive.
  • A wonderful friend of mine (TG) has a daughter is named Whitley, and she became pregnant with twin girls. She considered the following names for her twins: Blakeley, Eiseley, Paisley, Oakley, and Marley.
  • Four children in a given family — Theo, Otto, Georgia, Pepper.
  • A close friend who did his medical training in Boston was aware of a set of twins named Lemongello and Orangello (lemon jello and orange jello).  He also was aware of a mother who gave birth to twins and named them after two antibiotics — Keflex and Keflin.   He also met a family with the last name of King that had named their little boy ‘Nosmo’.  Thus, the boy’s full name was Nosmo King !
  • True story — A couple lost a stillborn at 36 weeks, then a stillborn at 27 weeks, and then had a miscarriage at 12 weeks.  A rare clotting disorder was then diagnosed and treated.  The mother then received in vitro fertilization and became pregnant with twins, a boy and a girl.  They were healthy and born at 32 weeks.  They named the girl Mira and the boy Cole, which equals MIRA-COLE!
  • Twin sisters — Harmony and Melody
  • Three sisters — Spring, Summer, Autumn (in that order), two brothers were named Robert and Thomas
  • Three brothers — Canyon, Cruise, Cash
  • Three siblings — Gage, Kyah, Walker
  • Three siblings — Colt, Cash, Halen (girl)
  • Two sisters — Jada Skye and Brea June
  • Three sisters — Faith Avalon, Hope Gwenyveve, Rayne Nyneve (the middles names are “Arthurian” medieval names)
  • Five boys in a family — Kehin, Kaden, Kener, Kyler, Korbin.
  • One of our nurses at OCH has nieces and nephews (all in the same family) named Quade, Elsha, Lacia, Asia, and Quayle.
  • One of our nurses at OCH had chosen the name of Camille for her first little girl.  When her husband gave the baby a name and a blessing in Sacrament meeting, he felt “inspired” to change the name to Camden.  My nurse friend was not pleased, but what could she do?
  • Twin boys at UVRMC — Copen and Hagen.
  • Did an epidural on a woman named Melody.  She was having her second set of twins.  Names of her children – Leia, Aria, Harmony, Cannon, Iain, Brev, Selah.  Brev and Selah were twins, and Leia and Aria were twins.
  • Mother loved the color purple, so she named her children after shades of purple — Lavender, Lilac, Violet, and Thistle (a boy).
  • Did anesthesia for a family that had four daughters — Zamari Rain, Sapphyre Sttorm (correct spelling), Malibu Star, River Ramsy.  The parents told me they love unique names, and all the middle names are formed from combinations of the first letters of names of close and distant family members.
  • A nurse at American Fork Hospital told me she took care of a family that had 6 children — Stormy (girl), Cloudy (girl), Rainy (girl), Sunny (girl), Thunder (boy), Lightning (boy).
  • A couple that delivered at Orem Community Hospital had four boys — Cyrus Ned, Tillman Kale, Oliver Hugo, and Alton Graham
  • A wonderful friend of mine (JM) has a sister and brother-in-law that have named their children Archimedes, Linus Maximus, Ruby, Herbie, Moses, and Penelope.
  • This same friend (JM) grew up in a ward with the Popp family.  The Popp parents had twin girls and named them Pepsi and Sodie  (True Story!)
  • I did an epidural at Orem Community Hospital for a woman who had named her four children Minnette (girl), Aurelle (girl), Jovi (girl), and Waits (boy).  No, that is not a misprint – WAITS as a boy’s name.
  • A wonderful relative of mine (RT) and his wife have named their children  —  *Tuesday  *Iron Rod  *Borden  *River  *Sunshine Ray  *Knight  *Chantry  *Ozias  *Rush  * Daily Joy  * Ripton and Raiden (twin boys)
  • Twin sisters — Pepsi and Shasta
  • Twin boy and girl — Ken and Barbie
  • A husband into Greek mythology named his children  *Persephone – girl  *Orion – boy
  • Sarah Palin’s children —  *Track  *Bristol (had baby named Tripp)  *Willow  *Pyper  *Trig
  • Three triplet girls at OCH — *Aspen *Brindlee *Caedence
  • Three siblings —  Justa Cowgirl, Arena Racer, and Brodeo Cowboy
  • Three sisters — Stormy, Thunder, Rainy
  • OCH patient named her children — * Moria * Elija * Dresden (girl) * Kenedy
  • A husband’s name was Robert and his wife’s Colleen (notice the R and the C).  They had 17 children, just two parents and no multiple births.  Boys names were Robert Jr, Ray, Rodney, Russell, Richard, Ronald, Randy, Roger, Roy.  The girls’ names were Cynthia, Catherine, Collette, Christina, Carol, Cassandra, Crystal, and Celine.
  • Cute couple from Singapore — twins named Manaseh (girl) and Jasper (boy) and older sister named Liahona  (They almost named the twins Era and Ensign)
  • A local family — * Kaydenz (boy) * Alex (girl) * Jewkes (boy)
  • Mom chose first names & let dad choose middle names: * Ryder Danger * Logan Cutter
  • 18 year old mom & dad, twin boys — * Kayro George  * Jarico George
  • Dad’s middle name was Furlesberry and mom’s name was Ann, so they named daughter Furlann.
  • 3 kids- Bear, Cougar, Fenix
  • 4 kids- Burgen, Cowen, Blake Medina (girl), Nika Kameah (girl)
  • 5 sisters: Jenette, Jenae, Jevon, Jechelle, Jenique
  • 4 boys in a family: Trex, Trey, Tade, Tage
  • Twin boys Junior and Unior (true story!)
  • Nurse at OCH named her children: Hans, Thora, Freya, Reinhardt, Vedana, and Gunnar
  • Hayden and Parker were the names of two GIRLS in a given family
  • Trucker and Driver (twin boys)
  • 3 sisters: Maya, Cierra, Estee
  • Twin boys named Diesel and Ryder, and they have a cousin named Axle. They also have a sister named Scottie.
  • OCH in February of 2011. Twins named Warrior and Ivory. Older siblings named Wilder and Liv. Mom’s name was Rivka, although she was a Caucasian raised in Orem.
  • McLaren, Porsche, Lexus. The three girls of a family we know (SL)
  • Kacyn and Madyx (2 brothers)
  • Three siblings: Who, Markie Sparkie, and Camper Storm.
  • Triplet girls: Jett, Ruxton, Ryder (they have an older sister named Storm).
  • Twins: LaVoice (girl) and Joice (boy) !
  • Did an epidural on a woman at OCH in May 2012 whose last name was Stone.  She and her husband named their first girl Gray Weather Stone, their first boy Timber Wolf Stone, and they were deciding between Slate and Justice for their 3rd baby if it was a girl, and between Quig and Quake if it was a boy.  They were a  Caucasian couple from Orem.  Postscript:  When the third baby was born, it was a boy.  They didn’t think he looked like a Quig or a Quake, so they named him BattleStar, a name suggested by Gray Weather.  Second postscript: When it was time to finalize the birth certificate, they just didn’t feel good about ‘Battlestar’.  They finally settled on ‘Draycon Val Stone’.
  • A father named Taylor and a mother named Megan named their little girl Taygan, a combination of their two names.
  • Names of children in a given family — Brevin (boy), Brianna (girl), Brylie (girl), BrayLynn (girl), Brinlee (girl), Britton (boy).  They had one more boy, and named him Israel!
  • A couple was trying to decide which of the following five names to give their baby girl — Maggdelynn, Ainzlee, Kinzlee, Kenzlee, or Kaizlee.
  • Bronco Mendenhall’s sons — Cutter, Breaker, Raider
  • A woman that I did an epidural on at OCH in July 2012 was considering the following 4 names for her little girl – Millicent, Kwinsey, Loddie, and Zoe.
  • I did an epidural on a woman named “Nalissy”.  I asked about the origin of her name.  She said her parents “made it up” because they wanted unique names for their children.  Her parents are Caucasians living in California.  The names of the 5 children in the family are Narik, Nisha, Noblik, Nacoree, and Nalissy.
  • True story: late 1800’s, pioneer baby born very premature, not expected to live, father gave the baby a name and a blessing in expectation of pending death, inspired to bless the baby to live and the name “Philandro” was revealed to him, named the baby Philandro, dad later stated that he had never heard that name before but was told by the spirit that that was to be the baby’s name,  the baby lived and lived a long fruitful life with the name of Philandro.
  • One of our nurses at OCH has neighbors that are committed to their English ancestry.  The husband and wife call each other “my lord” and “my lady”, and they named their first two boys Dragon Slayer and Court Jester.
  • Mom wanted unique names, so she made these up for her 4 children — Kyliah, Kyara, Kayden, Kyler
  • Another family with unique names for their children — Asher, Otto, Dagney, and Scarlett
  • Three brothers: Dayvid, Maycen, Keyan (mom wanted “Y” in each name)
  • Three brothers: Ryker, Rocco, Ramsey
  • Children in a family in Lindon — Rocky (boy), Pebbles (girl), Golden (boy), Dustyrose (girl), Deacon Blue (boy), Pepper Blaine (boy), and Shadowbrook (boy). Deacon was born with a nuchal cord and was very blue at birth, hence the middle name of Blue.  The mother wanted a more traditional name for the first girl, and had chosen Mary as her name.  When the father went up to bless the baby girl in Sacrament meeting, he said he had a flash of revelation and he gave the little girl the name of Pebbles on the spot during the blessing.
  • Interesting experience on 1-17-13 at Orem Community Hospital.  We were preparing to give anesthesia to a little boy named Ezekial when I noticed in the medical records that his mother’s given name was Temple Marriage.  She was Samoan, and I asked her if her siblings also had religious names.  Here are the names of her and her siblings:  Temple Marriage (girl), Celestial (boy), Mahonri (girl), and Missouri (girl). Missouri was chosen to commemorate the sacrifices of the saints in that state, and Temple was born on the anniversary of her parents’ temple marriage.
  • Three siblings (unusual parents): Gema Sol, Canon Dream, Truman Love
  • Wonderful family (S) in Patea, New Zealand that we loved during our mission:  Zebedee, Oskar, Tigerlily, Fontaine, Hans, Ulrick, Wilfred, Gilliam, and Dulcibella May.
  • Three siblings in a wonderful family (C) in Hawera, New Zealand:  Titania, Tezania J’adore Aquitania, and Tiana.
  • We had a sweet MTC missionary come through our branch named Ptolian Michael Takis.  I asked him about his first name.  He told me that his father is of Greek lineage, and he decided that he would give each of his children a first name with some tie to the Greek language.  He gave each of his five children a “Greek” first name and a more normal Caucasian middle name (with the exception of the last child, a girl, who received only a first name).  The five “Greek” first names of the children were Ptolemy, Ptolian, Ptobias, Ptallan, and Psadie.  The P is meant to be silent in each of the names.
  • A nurse friend at Orem Community personally knows a family that decided to name all of their children after “water” related items, hence their children’s names are Rain (girl), Storm (boy), Falls (boy), Noah (boy), and Sea (girl).
  • Some of Susan’s ancestors named their children Valverda, Vernal, Verland, and Vinol.

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