A Handful of Oddballs

Frida/Frieda, Vashti, Adele, Rowena, Zora, Louisa & Gwendolen/Gwendolyn. All of these are names that appeal to me on some level but will never be used for one reason or another.

Frida/Frieda, Adele, Louisa & Zora because they’ve been vetoed by the other half. Vashti’s too exotic, Gwendolen/Gwendolyn is weird, I prefer the -en ending, it’s instinctively the -yn spelling. So rules it out.

Do you have names you’d admire but can’t use, for whatever reason? I’d love to see some of them!