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Has anyone actually named their child Unique or met someone named Unique? I think not... why is this WORD on here?
― Anonymous User  1/28/2006
Love it! What can I say, it's unique. This is gonna be my daughter's midlle name, if I have one.
classy  2/21/2006
I do actually know someone named Unique. She goes to my high school, and she's black. She has a very unique name.
― Anonymous User  3/16/2006
I like the name Unique only as an middle name. I know this isn't very original, but it's a very unique name.
― Anonymous User  4/23/2006
Oh, well you know what I think huh? ECCENTRIC RUBBISH! If you want to make a unique name, use a baby book! Selfish slacker parents!
Starla-Marie_1993  7/15/2006
Please, please, please, please, please, please, please, NO.
wefrox  7/17/2006
I actually did know a girl with this name. She was a cheerleader on a local Pee-Wee Cheerleading Squad and should be about 10 years old now. I don't like this name at all, it's just not my style, but that was a rather petty outburst above.
Pheadirean  7/26/2006
"Hi, I'm Unique."
"I can see that..." *looks at Unique's odd clothing and bright makeup.* "What's your name, though?"
― Anonymous User  8/2/2006
I apologize for my earlier comment. It was rather petty. But I still think this is a ridiculous name.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2006
Yes, this name is very unique, NOT. If you want a unique name, I suggest you use a baby name book or website, or you can hang out in the #500 to #1,000 rankings of last year's most popular names for newborns in the United States, even though the name Unique is somewhere in there. This is quite possibly the least unique name I have ever heard. It's like naming your child "Radness" or "Important". It's just so, ugh.
Lena Is A Secret  9/15/2006
It is pretty in a way, but it's like naming somebody "special"; it sets them up for teasing.
gaelruadh19  10/27/2006
Ick, definitely not a fan. Some words make nice names, like "Joy" and "Grace", but this doesn't work. "Unique" just doesn't sound good.
scarletquillraven  12/28/2006
It's not that bad!
LilaMayaNeve  6/26/2007
"Unique" is no longer unique! There are now young Uniques scattered throughout the country, all because their parents were too lazy to use a TRULY unique name -- just go to the Random Name Generator for examples! There are so many better choices out there. All you have to do is open your eyes.
lunalovegood  7/9/2007
Personally, it doesn't even look like a name. It's just really awkward.
― Anonymous User  7/9/2007
I don't mean to be rude to anyone who has this name, but I think it's sort of ridiculous. It's an adjective! I'm sure there is an actual name out there that means "unique" or something like it and I know there are plenty of names out there that are unique in and of themselves. But naming your kid plain old Unique? That's just silly.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2007
I think this is a pretty name, but I would spell it Eunique instead. Like Eunice.
Honeyrose  7/25/2007
Okay, I sort of understand how parents want to be "Unique" with naming their kids. But naming their kid "Unique". That's either going too far or they just want to make a point.

Let's name our kid Stupid! Pretty! Blue! A BUNCH of adjectives! At least it's UNIQUE. Oi. >:(
― Anonymous User  9/5/2007
Unique is the dumbest, ugliest name you can possibly give to a child. But NO, it's very MODERN to do it now, so you absolutely MUST do it. Ugly!
― Anonymous User  9/15/2007
I'm terribly put off by names that were once dictionary words, and this one just seems rediculous. I pity those poor people who are stuck with this name.
Pippin  4/22/2008
Utterly infantile, tacky, corny, and silly. It even sounds like a ghetto name if you pretend you can't understand English and just go by the sound. The name isn't illogical per se, as just because the name itself may not be Unique anymore, doesn't mean the person can't be. You know what they say: ''You are Unique, just like everyone else''. It's just that this sounds like the name poor teenage high school dropouts choose for their daughter. It sounds very unintelligent and immature, and people's reactions will vary from hysterical laughter to flat out aggression. I'd be embarrassed to death to have this name, and you will have to change it if you want peope to take you seriously. The world is not only sexist, it is classist as well.
― Anonymous User  5/11/2008
I think the word is kind of ugly and it is even worse as a name.
number1212  6/5/2008
OMG! this is one of the worst names that I have ever seen! It is not unique, it is a word. Geez why can't people think up better names.
mary26  7/19/2008
I used to know a girl named Unique. I remember when the teacher asked, "What's your name again?" She said, "I'm Unique." Some people looked confused when she said that. Don't name ANYTHING this, period.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2008
This is probably my least favorite name of all time. Not only is the spelling and pronunciation ugly, but it will give people false expectations of the poor child who is named Unique. I apologize to all the people who like it, but my first impression of the name is "Good God, what has society come to?"
MisquotedWarrior  8/20/2008
To me this just screams I wanted to give my child a unique name but couldn't think of one.
sixblackroses  9/6/2008
This has to be one of the silliest names ever.
Hushpuppy  10/29/2008
If I'd ever met someone with this name, I'd vomit every time I was forced to call them.
GunsnRoses8794  11/24/2008
I'll have to agree with what others have already said - this is an incredibly unfortunate name for any child. It doesn't even sound good - hopelessly ghetto and white-trash-tryndee. The meaning will definitely attract a few raised eyebrows. And what if Unique turns out to be a trendoid clone? Not all that Unique then!
But, I suppose, for non-English speakers, it may be almost acceptable - if I forget the meaning, it makes me think Monique. Just hope your kid never meets an English speaker!
Though I do think the above comment is a little excessive. If you met a nice Unique, my bet is you'd be able to look past her name, not "vomit" when you said it.
Sophannagh  1/11/2009
Well, it's Unique.
rachypiesheepbaa  1/23/2009
Possibly the least unique way of giving your child a unique name.
sixblackroses  1/27/2009
There are many ways to mould your daughter, but naming her "Unique" is a not one of them. And why call her "Unique" when she already is unique as a person? How can she be "unique" if ten other girls in her Kindergarten class share her name? Plus, this name just screams "impoverished high-school-dropout mother who is so enchanted by her little daughter but is too immature and ignorant to think of a real name". And try to imagine an adult, and especially a major public official, bearing this name ("I present to you, Ladies and Gentlemen, Vice President Unique Schaeffer!"); who would take them seriously? They'd be teased and ostracized everywhere they turn because of their ludicrous name! Pick a real name for your daughters! Something classic and dignified!
gaelruadh19  1/27/2009
Trashy. It makes me cringe, especially the different 'spellings' people come up with.
vomiting  4/14/2009
This name contradicts itself. Screams "ghetto", and implies that their parents are immature and unoriginal. It'd suck to have this name.
Kerules  5/24/2009
People, don't name your kid this. Yes, it WILL make them Unique. But not in a good way.
Remaix  6/23/2009
It would be ironic if this name got popular. She won't exactly be "unique" then.
― Anonymous User  7/5/2009
I was just searching for "Unique" names, and accidentally searched names instead of meanings. I didn't expect anything would come up! ")

I don't like most English vocab names, and this is no exception. Personally, I think this is rather cheesy.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2009
I think this name is ridiculous. Even worse is that it reminds me of the chapter in Freakonomics about the differences between low-class and high-class names and what they set kids up to become (guess what sort of name Unique is).
The book says that 228 babies in California were named Unique in the 1990s, and that there was "1 each of Uneek, Uneque, and Uneqqee".
I personally think this name is a huge indicator of how UN-Unique someone is, along with being not very classy.
plutogirlgenius  8/23/2009
Move along.
lucyskydiamonds  1/17/2010
This is a zero-effort name. Is it even a name? I believe most of the users that have left comments thus far agree with me; if this sample is representative, then you know what the world thinks of this name.
To all prospective parents: if you really want a Unique name for your child, you almost always have to craft it yourself. And I'm not mincing my words: you *have* to *craft* it. How? I leave you to discover the techniques - they're not very difficult once you master them. But there are ways - and the direct lifting of such a banal adjective from the world's current lingua franca is *not* one of them (hint).
seraphine_eternal  4/13/2010
Blargh. We are all Unique. Don't imagine your child is so very, very special.
Caprice  4/21/2010
What if it becomes popular? Oh, wait, I know, call the kid Unique, and make her middle name IRONY. It's not a bad name in itself, but the very idea really isn't good.
ListenToAsuka  5/5/2010
She may be unique, but this is going to far.
Black_X  5/10/2010
This is a stupid name. Someone named Unique will have a tough time being taken seriously. It is also very ghetto. And variants such as Uneek and Uniqua are even worse. Since this has been on the top 1000, Unique certainly isn't "Unique" anymore!
bananarama  6/1/2010
I'd go by Nique or Uni! There are some very unfortunate kids out there!
EsmeeRose  9/28/2010
To EsmeeRose: a big no to "Nique" as a diminutive. The word doesn't have the best of connotations in French. If you're going with a name-nickname combination of Unique and Nique, you might as well scrap the idea of using this adjective as a name and call the child Nikki (or any spelling variant thereof).
And "Uni" as a diminutive just doesn't cut it; where I come from, "uni" is used as an abbreviated form of "university" - and thus, while "going to uni" is a perfectly acceptable phrase in my society, if your child was the one being "gone to", I don't think that connotes the best of things either.
So while you may like the name, in one word: don't.
seraphine_eternal  10/15/2010
I can't say I'm a big fan of this name; it's rather silly, I'll have to admit. Plus, it reminds me of the saying: "You're Unique, just like everyone else.
cheese_w  11/28/2010
It sucks that not too many people can truly appreciate the irony of the popularity of the name Unique, because not too many people use the word "Unique" correctly anymore. It's not a synonym of "rare" or "creative"- maybe "rare/creative to the max".
If not in terms of popularity, then it would be something that Captain Obvious would name his daughter*, if he was lazy and/or trashy.
Face the terrible truth that for a name to be Unique, you need to make it up from scratch, (e.g. Wmnvbmkkighf), which is not legitimate and will not give your child an easy life.

* Why are only girls given this name? Not that anyone deserves to be given this name, but still, do the parents think boys can't be their definition of unique?
bathos  12/28/2010
Hmm. I sorta just typed this in and look what showed up... maybe I could see someone French with this name, but parents, please please please please PLEASE don't name your child this! All the teachers and kids will be like, "Ummm... so what's your real name?"
blondieboo629  8/2/2011
Blondieboo629, you just made me crack up. XD fine, I get where you're coming from with your remark that "maybe [you] could see someone French with this name", given that the names "Angélique", "Dominique", "Frédérique", "Monique" and "Véronique" all end in "-(i)que"; this suffix is also used in many French adjectives. From what I've seen thus far, though, the French have sense enough to not jump on this particular bandwagon, and I wholeheartedly agree with you in that every well-meaning parent would do well to steer clear of it!
seraphine_eternal  4/13/2012
This name isn't completely terrible. I know a LOVELY girl named Unique, so I guess it is just a biased impression of the name.
Justine_Adrian  11/12/2011
If this name was more common, it wouldn't be unique at all.
Hushpuppy  12/15/2011
This is such a horrible, pretentious name. Just imagine someone introducing herself: "Hi, I'm Unique..." Just no. It screams ghetto to me.
Alexanna  5/13/2014
This is VERY stupid and RIDICULOUS as a name. ಠ╭╮ಠ I would be extremely embarassed and peed off if this was MY name. •﹏•.
― Anonymous User  8/28/2014
Well gee, people be hating on my name. :'( *starts singing* WHY YOU GOTTA BE SOOOO RUDEEE?!?!?!?!?!

I actually like my name, but what I don't like are peoples' 'Unique' responses to it.
"Oh what's your name?"
"Oh that's a Unique name." *laughs*
"Yeah hilarious..." *rolls eyes*
"Do you get it do you get it?" *laughs more*
"Not at all" *says sarcastically*
EJlover  10/27/2014
This is my stepsister's name. I love my sister, but definitely not a fan of her name. I seriously wonder what her mother was thinking at the time.
― Anonymous User  4/3/2015
I don't think this is a name that one could take very seriously. If I were an employer, I don't like to judge people by their names, but I would much rather hire a James or William than a Unique. It just sounds stupid.
― Anonymous User  5/1/2015
I love this name! Definitely a nice modern moniker!
Susyhome  8/4/2015
I have never actually met anyone called Unique, and I think that the name is just ridiculous! It is a WORD not a NAME and seems to me like it's just a cheat way of not having to put too much thinking or effort into naming a child.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2015
Definitely a ghetto name. And it's not "Unique"!
TyrannosaurusRegina  12/10/2015
This is just dumb as a name, I can't imagine someone saying "Hi, I'm Unique".
― Anonymous User  2/28/2016
Wow, I didn't know this was even a thing as a name. It's definitely ghetto, and no one with any sense would name their child Unique.
― Anonymous User  3/9/2016
The name Unique was given to 137 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/13/2016
Ghetto as hell. Not Unique at all.
Luvbug86  9/20/2016
I actually work with a girl named Unique. She's in her mid-late 20's just now. That's the only person I've ever come across with this name though.
Christina Silverdale  2/5/2017
My name is literally Unique and you all are probably wondering why did my mom name me Unique to begin with? First off, my dad named me Unique, my mom wanted to name me Keisha. Of course I'm black for all you stereotypical people but I wasn't raised in the Ghetto. I was raised in a white neighborhood with my 3 siblings. And I'm proud of my name... yes of course I get all the comments "Oh, you have a Unique name, Unique" "Your name is very Unique, I bet you heard that a lot of times" or in school when the teacher says my name in a sentence as an adjective everybody would look at me and smile. But there is no reason for you all to say rude things about the name or word Unique, we are all equal no matter what, people who are named Unique are not different from others. So don't treat people non-equally because their name is Unique!
― Anonymous User  3/21/2018
Why would anyone name their child, or anything, this? It's very lazy.
― Anonymous User  4/16/2018

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