Some people go for utterly classic names when it comes to their babies: See George and Amal Clooney with their new twins, Ella and Alexander. Then there are the Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martins of the world, who famously defined what it means to give a kid a unique baby name when they called their firstborn daughter Apple.
Though unique baby-naming wasn't invented by Paltrow and Martin, we'd argue the trendsetting pair set in motion a movement of sorts, wherein it became cool (or silly, depending on your take) to come up with totally obscure, different, unused, "indie" baby names—like something out of a Portlandia skit. Huckleberry, Thyme, Fig, Lavender: You name it (pun intended), it can be a baby name if you want it to be. And to each their own.
Which is why we're finding it extra fun that the moniker website Nameberry analyzed data from the Social Security Administration to come up with 5000 names that—get this—nobody used last year. Talk about unique! Totally undiscovered baby names that you won't have to worry about every kid in your child's third-grade class having. As reported by The Cut, some of the unused names include the following:
Girls: Season, Winsome, Bluebell, Franny, and Bee
Boys: Beach, Salmon, Umberto, Gulliver, and Trout
If you're interested in going down a name rabbit hole, you can play around on the Social Security Administration's website to see how popular a potential name is.
Are you pregnant and considering a unique baby name? Share your name options below if you'd like to share!