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Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by Lookmanade(m): 4:44pm On Dec 14, 2012
Is it that parent are trying to be unique in naming their child? It is somewhat surprising seeing parent giving their children the kind of name that one can easily dissociate him or herself from such person. In year 2011, a name his child “Facebook” and it goes viral, people were wondering why he should give his child such name and he replied to everyone that care that, Facebook help them a lot during that year that led to unseating of their country president and the whole Arab benefited from Facebook social media because, it help them to spread the message to the world, what they are experiencing in the hand of their leader then.
Around September too, one woman named her child "HASHTAG" something that is associated with searching on twitter.

Here are a few of the highlights from Baby Center's very strange list:

Girls:
Fashion-conscious: Couture, Fedora
Rolling Stones fans: Jagger
Altered names: Joshitha
J-names: J'adore, Jazzy, Jeevika, Juju, Jury
Aspirational: Ace, Admire, Excel, Monalisa, Oasis, Queenie
Places: Americus, California, Zealand
Just plain weird: Inny, Yoga

Boys:
Aspirational: Bond, Casanova, Jedi, Legacy, Popeye, Rogue, Elite
Nirvana fans: Cobain
Altered names: Devid, Donathan, Villem, Xenon, Zaniel
Religious: Exodus, Savior
Dad picked this: Espn, Burger, Ball
Just plain weird: Cello, Drifter, Four, Goodluck, Google, Haven'T, Hippo, HToo, Pate

"Pate"? Seriously?

"These parents value creativity and nonconformity above other attributes in a name. Their goal is to come up with a name that is truly unique. By definition, they don't want to fit in. They want their children to be individuals who stand out from the crowd," Baby Center's Global Editor in Chief Linda J. Murray told Yahoo! Shine. "While we've all cringed at a baby name here and there, the good news is that most children end up liking their names. Less than 10 percent of adults want to change their name."

UNUSUAL BABY NAME 2012
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by larrymoore(m): 1:31pm On Dec 15, 2012
Just passing by....
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by Lookmanade(m): 5:17am On Dec 18, 2012
larrymoore: Just passing by....
I beg don't just pass by, chose one of those name first before it finish, lol
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by buchibabe: 4:08pm On Dec 18, 2012
I dnt even know what to say. Abeg somone should borrow me a few words
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by Afam4eva(m): 4:09pm On Dec 18, 2012
Must we copy everything from foreign forums? That article is meant for foreigners and not Nigerians or Africans. let's always learn to localize things on here.

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Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by lucom: 4:09pm On Dec 18, 2012
Come to Bayelsa and hear really funny names.lol

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Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by almajiri101: 4:10pm On Dec 18, 2012
Thought i would see names like adija, afusat, aishat, limota, ridwan, kabiru stil counting @op all these listed names are for gorillas and chimpaz
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by free2ryhme: 4:10pm On Dec 18, 2012
"Akpors"

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Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by Nobody: 4:10pm On Dec 18, 2012
What of that Reese Witherspoon's baby? Tennessee? Of all the places to name your child, it just had to be Tennessee undecided undecided
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by nnekaregy(f): 4:10pm On Dec 18, 2012
My baby's name is 'Hallmark', i wonder where it falls in the list.
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by Nobody: 4:11pm On Dec 18, 2012
mtcheeeew ! NONSENSE ! * continues chewing Aloe Vera and Kolanut*

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Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by GJames(m): 4:11pm On Dec 18, 2012
hw is ''GOODLUCK'' a weird name?

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Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by mysticgal(f): 4:13pm On Dec 18, 2012
it's kinda silly
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by Chicolee(f): 4:13pm On Dec 18, 2012
This one get as e be o. *grabs paper and goes to toilet*
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by Nobody: 4:15pm On Dec 18, 2012
maxwello.yg:
mtcheeeew ! NONSENSE ! * continues chewing Aloe Vera and Kolanut*

*falls from aloe vera tree* grin
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by ektbear: 4:18pm On Dec 18, 2012
HToo?

Wtf? Is that a klingon name or something
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by Troll: 4:20pm On Dec 18, 2012
@OP How About TROLL? grin
Yea Yea, trolls have been existing for long,
I Was Born 9/1/2012 (check my profile)
And I'm The First Officially Named This Year. Yayy!!! tongue

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Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by ztar(m): 4:22pm On Dec 18, 2012
Chicolee: This one get as e be o. *grabs paper and goes to toilet*
abeg close dat door oh... before nairaland front page go turn upside down.. grin

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Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by toprealman: 4:26pm On Dec 18, 2012
[left][/left]still cherish some old school names like; Uloaku, Agbomma, Udochi, ihekerenma, Ihedinma....
Africans still show how colonised they are by bearing foreign names. Glad I was given a core traditional name. That will do me.
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by Frostyzone(m): 4:29pm On Dec 18, 2012
The Espn part got me cracking. The christener must be a die hard sports channel fan.
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by gene1(m): 4:30pm On Dec 18, 2012
there r some really strange names tho...

Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by moneyhungry(m): 4:30pm On Dec 18, 2012
anything but 'TOBIAS' or 'GREEN-GORY'.
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by seantemple(m): 4:30pm On Dec 18, 2012
These names are not funny joooo. The craziest name of 2012 is PENNISON, my neighbors Son. I think he meant DICKSON.

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Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by Nobody: 4:36pm On Dec 18, 2012
...don't know what to say
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by booqee(f): 4:37pm On Dec 18, 2012
Mukina page never ceases to amaze me. undecided
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by dridowu: 4:38pm On Dec 18, 2012
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Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by souleymon(m): 4:39pm On Dec 18, 2012
free2ryhme: "Akpors"

O Boy that Name is Fine
But Akpor is Ugly
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by DexxyAlebs(m): 4:39pm On Dec 18, 2012
A chelsea fan named his child "Drogba" sorry drogba is no longer with chelsea
A woman who sells hots (paraga) named her son "CHELSEA" (pronounced locally) was it a bottle of chelsea dry gin dat gave the father of the child energy and inspiration or what?
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by alfredo4u(m): 4:45pm On Dec 18, 2012
Back to our root. Names like: garri, babalawo, mallam, iyabo, maimuna, njoku, obaji, osama etc
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by Ucheosefoh(m): 4:55pm On Dec 18, 2012
I will name my child nairaland
Re: Most Unusual Baby Names of 2012 by tellwisdom: 5:02pm On Dec 18, 2012
wetin this wan come teach us now?? sad sad

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