What ordinary words could make good names?

Recently, I've been thinking about what ordinary words could actually double as a baby's name. so far, I have:

Kayak

Quinoa

Bali

Mallow/Mellow

Anchor

Harbor

Bauble

Enveloppe

Peony

Bonnet

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By GPU
January 14, 2016 2:28 AM

Ink

Printer

Sofa

Leaf

Sugar

Bouquet

Hut

Boutique

Tee

Water

Violin

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January 17, 2016 5:53 PM

I love thinking these up, but my favorite is when a word jumps out at me during everyday life. Here is a smattering of the one's I've collected.

 

Reef

Parable

Wicker

Early

Swift

Remember/Memory

Cricket

Dozen

Passage

Glory

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January 17, 2016 6:28 PM

I was just reading a book and the phrase "Joonam" jumped out to me as a name. It's not so much an ordinary word as it is a word meaning "My everything" but I would rope it in with June and Juno/Juneau. 

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By ozy
February 5, 2016 11:14 PM

Tracker

Journey

Totem

Quarry

i know a boy named Rocket

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February 13, 2016 2:56 AM

I've thought Late or Later makes a cool-sounding name.

I've read some of a book in which a girl is called Listen. 

Allegory almost sounds like a name, when said more like Al-luh-guhr-ree, rather than Al-luh-gore-ree

 

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June 10, 2016 5:34 AM

Three for girls' names:

Applewood (after a type of smoked cheese)
Maple
Canada

A local slang word for a boy:
Bostin' 

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June 15, 2016 7:32 AM

Christan

Dinner

Arm

Path

Evening

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July 6, 2016 1:53 AM

Purple,

Blue,

Green

Pony

Star

 

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August 31, 2016 8:49 PM

I love thinking about this. I often think of words I like hearing and saying. Using them as names might be confusing or stigmatic, but they are pretty words.

 

A few of my favorites:

Twilight

Whisper

Lyric

Sonnet

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September 1, 2016 12:02 PM

Some friends of ours planned on naming a daughter Whisper. They had two sons, so never got to use Whisper. I thought it seemed like a pretty but unusual name, especially as she likely would have been close to six feet tall (dad is 6'5", mom is about 5'11").

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January 10, 2017 7:05 PM

Poem

Atlas