If you’re searching for the ultimate unique baby name, look no further. A baby name consultant has spilled the beans on the best baby names that aren’t really baby names – and they’re actually worth considering!

Stephanie Coffield, who is a Birth Advocate and Baby Name Consultant, has offered up a series of boy and girl baby names that aren’t really baby names, but she would happily use.

She started the series as a request, with her videos attracting hundreds of thousands of views.

“Did I hear someone’s looking for a name that’s never been used as a name before for their baby?,” Stephanie asks in her video. “I just want to say that these are the moments as a baby name consultant that you remember forever.”

The boy baby names Stephanie came up with are:

  • Forward
  • Grove
  • Nickel
  • Pace
  • Tower

She also explained why she chose each of the unusual baby names: “Think about it, Forward is just a mix of Howard and Forest and if you went with Nickel he could go by Nick as a nickname, and Pace is just so effortlessly cool.”

Stephanie was then asked to find girl names that aren’t really names, and she obliged. Here’s what she came up with:

  • Brocade
  • Gleam
  • Linen
  • Mirage
  • Strawberry

“Brocade, she could go by Cadey, Gleam just gives off sparkle and charm. Linen and Mirage already sound like names and Strawberry is bold.”

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Not content with just one list for girl, Stephanie came home strong with another girls’ name list:

  • Clarinet
  • Jelly
  • Jive
  • Kindred
  • Wind

“Clarinet, she can go by Clara. Jelly is just like Kelly but with a J. Kindred means people you’re related to, it’s a total name vibe. And Wind, I don’t know. It spoke to me at first and now I’m unsure.”

 Would you use these baby names? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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  • I know some people are after unusual names but some of these feel like she is reaching just a little bit.


  • Oh for goodness sake, none of these are names?


  • I certainly wouldn’t be naming a child any of these. They are certainly Unique and Way out there.


  • I’m not a fan of any of these names


  • No thank you – I wouldn’t be calling or like having children called by these names at all. Hopefully none of my grandchildren will call their children by them either.


  • Forward, Brocade, Linen?? No thanks.!


  • LOL I would be offended being called Jelly or Wind!


  • Oh gosh, what’s wrong with normal names? Why does everyone try to find unique(read: ridiculous) names. Teach your kid to stand out and be unique with their personality and achievements. Stick to the darn baby books!!
    Child named Wind is going to be nicknamed Fart, for sure. And don’t get me started on strawberry, jelly and forward ????????‍♀️


  • Yeah these are not baby names. Bit of a reach I’d say.


  • Um, no thanks. I prefer my child to like their name and not be picked on and bullied at school and in life.


  • Its a no from me…. While I didn’t want to use names that were overly “popular” for any of my kids I think that these are just a bit too “out there”
    Kids ( and adults) can be cruel and I think a child who was named any of these could easily become a target for teasing/bullying.


  • No personally I wouldn’t use these baby names, but each to their own.


  • I agree with the comment below that many sound more like nicknames. I think naming needs to be really well thought out as it’s the child that has to live with it.


  • Eek, I can see some of these as a family nickname but for a proper name these just ain’t it


  • I know some parents love these names but they should amconsider the child especially when they start school and how their peers might react to their names. And when they get older and start working their names could bring about a lot of teasing.


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