I'm writing a story and I've decided on pretty much all the names except one. This will be the name of the 16 year old cousin. He isn't very social and wears dark colors. He's also pretty negative. I like the name Vexen and Jaxon. I'm looking for unusual names with X,V,and Z. Thank you!


October 11, 2017 7:43 PM

For some reason, Calyx jumped into my mind. It's a botanical term. Years ago when I was with my grandson at a playground, a nanny was discussing her little charge who was named Calyx. The nanny didn't much care for the name, but the little fella was a cutie.

October 11, 2017 11:33 PM

Well, if you want unusual, then Jaxon ain't it...

Checking the tail end of the 2000 and 2001 SSA stats: Zakeem, Zamier, Zarak, Zelig, Zemar, Zeven (oy, that one's painful), Zohair, Zyrek

If you want slightly more mainstream than that, Vaughan or Zayn might work - those were given to 20 kids each in 2001. (More, if you add Zayne and Zain.) If you up the threshold to 50 kids, there's Tavares, Tywan, Zamir, or if you don't mind the baggage, Traveon. As you go up the list, there are fewer and fewer names given to exactly X number of kids, but looking in the "about 100 babies with this name in 2001" vicinity, there's Varun, Yaakov, Favian, Tavian, Javin, Javan, Jabez, Hezekiah, Zaire, Enzo, or the more normal-sounding Devlin, Eliezer/Eliazar, Maxim, Paxton, Vince, Zack, Zeke.

October 15, 2017 8:57 PM

TOH, to be fair, Jaxon would stand out on paper. Though, "unusual" wouldn't be a descriptor to come to mind, for me.

October 15, 2017 9:48 PM

My niece named her son Zymair, and we call him Zy.

Vexen reminds me too much of Vixen.