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And now for no particular reason, a list unpopular names that need to be more popular as well as words I think would make great names but aren’t, or at least haven’t been used as names enough for anyone who has them to not get questions about how dorky or pretentious they and their parents are. Bolding the latter to make them easier to spot for anyone looking to add their two cents on whether these deserve to be names or not, or whether you disagree on which genders they would work best with.

Feel free to expand upon this list.

Ace (gender neutral)

Adalira
Adelaide
Adeline (“LINE” not “LYN”)

Aelia

Aelita

Aeolia

Aisha
Alaska (gender neutral, Aly as a female nickname)
Alchemy (female, Aly as a nickname)
Alpha (gender neutral)

Alyeska (female, Aly as a nickname)
Amari
Amarilla
Amery
Amory
Andromeda
Anemone
Anette
Anice

Anila

Anitra
Anona
Aphrodite
Apollo
Aponi
Aqua
Aquamarine
Aquila (female)
Araceli
Arctic (female)
Argent (gender neutral)
Aria
Ariadne
Arizona (gender neutral)
Arlette

Arstelle
Artemis
Artisan (gender neutral, Zan as a nickname)

Asahi
Ash/Ashes (male or female, on their own or as nicknames for Ashley or similar names)
Ashanti
Ashi
Ashia
Ashni
Aster (gender neutral)
Astra
Astraea
Astrid
Astronomy (female)
Athena
Aubrey (gender neutral)
Auburn (gender neutral)
Aura
Aurelia
Aurora
Autumn
Avani
Axis (gender neutral)
Azalea
Azure

Azurine (female)

Bluebell (female)
Bluejay (gender neutral)

Canary
Caster (gender neutral)
Chell(e)/Chelley (pronounced “CH” not “SH” on it’s own or as a nickname for names like Chelsea, Rachel, or Michelle)
Chemistry (female)
Cherry (female)
Cherry-Blossom (female)
Chickadee (female)
Chloe
Cho (gender neutral)
Chrysalis (female)
Cleopatra
Clover
Copper (gender neutral)

Cora
Cosmic (gender neutral)
Cosmos (male)
Cyan (gender neutral first name or as a surname)
Daphne
Deyanira (Nira for short)
Dragon (as a male first name, female nickname, or a surname)
Dragonfly (female first name, Dragon for short)

Eagle (male)
Ebony
Electric (male, Rick as a nickname)
Electricity (female, Tris as a nickname)
Elvi
Ember

Emeleen
Emeline

Emelyn
Emerald
Emery
Eris
Esther
Estrella
Evening (female, Eve for short)
Falcon (male)

Faline
Fauna
Fawn

Fay(e)line

Felicia
Fiery (female)
Fire (gender neutral)
Firebird (female)
Firefly (female)
Forest (gender neutral)
Fox (gender neutral)
Fuchsia
Galaxy (female)
Gemini (gender neutral)
Genevra
Ginger
Hawaii (female)
Hawk (male)
Honey (female)
Hoshi (gender neutral)
Idalia
Imogen
Inanna
Indigo (female)
Indira
Indy/Indie/Indiana (gender neutral)

Ilena

Iria
Iris
Irony (female)
Isis (thanks for ruining it terrorists!)
Ivory
Ivy
Jade
Jasmine

Irina

Ivina

Jericho

Jinora
Jupiter (female, Mila Kunis and Makoto Kino wore it way better than the king of the gods)
Kalani (female)

Kira
Kitsune (as a female first name or surname)
Kokiri/Kiri/Koki (female first name)
Kori
Korra

Laria

Laser (gender neutral on its own or as a nickname for Lazarus)
Lava (female)
Lavender
Laz (as a nickname for Lazarus)

Leia
Leona

Leila

Leora

Levi

Levia

Liberty (female, Libby for short)
Libra (female, Libby for short)
Lightning (gender neutral)
Lilac

Lilybell

Lina
Link
Lion (male)

Lioness (female)

Livia
Lynx (gender neutral)
Lyra
Mace (male)
Madeline (“LINE” not “LYN”)
Magic (female)

Magenta (female)
Mahogany (female)
Margo(t)
Marigold
Marisol

Meadow
Melancholy (female)
Midna
Midnight (female)
Mina
Minerva
Ming
Mint/Minty (female)
Mira

Morning Glory (female)

Mouse (female)
Muse (female)
Music (female)
Mystery (female)

Naava
Naiad (female)
Nasa (female)
Nature (female)
Nebula
Neko (gender neutral)
Nella

Neomia

Neon (gender neutral)
Nessie (female)
Nexus (female, Nex as a nickname)
Night (gender neutral)
Nimbus (gender neutral)
Nina
Nisha

Noir

Noira (female, pronounced “nor”)

Noiranne (female, pronounced “nor”)

Noireen (female, pronounced as either “nwar” or “nor”)

Noirella (female, pronounced “nwar”)

Noirelle(female, pronounced “nwar”)

Noirette(female, pronounced as either “nwar” or “nor”)

Noiria (female, pronounced as either “nwar” or “nor”)

Noirianne (female, pronounced as either “nwar”)

Noirina  (female, pronounced as either “nwar”)

Nora
Nova (female)
Nubia
Nymph (female)
Ocean (female)
Ocelot (gender neutral)
Octave (male)
Octavia

Olympia

Opal

Opaline
Ophelia

Orana

Orchid
Orion

Padme

Pegasus (gender neutral)
Pepper (female)
Peppermint (female)
Persephone
Phoenix (gender neutral, with Nick, Nikki, and Nix as nicknames)
Pixie (female)
Pizazz (female, Zaz/Zazz/Zazzy as nicknames)
Polaris (female)
Poppy
Raav (male)
Raava (female)
Rabbit (gender neutral)
Rav (gender neutral)
Ravee
Ravi (gender neutral)

Ravindira (female, combination of “Rav/Ravi” which means “sun” and “Indira” which means “beauty” to create “Beautiful Sun”
Ravindra (gender neutral)

Rayette
Red (gender neutral)
Redwood (male)
Ree/Ri/Rie (female)

Ren

Reylia

Rock (male)
Rocket (gender neutral)
Rockette
Rouge

Runa

Saber (as a male first name or as a nickname for Sabrina)
Saria
Science (gender neutral)
Scorpion (male)
Scorpius (male)
Seabreeze (female)
Seashell (female)
Secret (female)
Selkie (female)
Seven (female)
Shanti
Shayera
Shiri
Shiva (female)
Siren (female, Ren as a nickname)

Sitara
Snake (male)
Snapdragon (as a female first name or surname)
Snow (female)

Solina
Space (gender neutral)
Spacey (female)
Starla
Starlight (female)

Solina

Soline

Starshine (female first name or surname)
Sterling (male)
Stone (male)
Storm (male)
Stormy (female)
Sugar (female)
Sun (gender neutral)
Sunbeam (female)
Sunflower (female)
Sunshine (female)
Swan (female)
Teal (gender neutral)
Thunder (male)
Tigerlily
Tippi
Topaz (gender neutral first name or surname)
Turquoise (female)
Twilight (female)
V (gender neutral)
Valentine (as a gender neutral first name, it’s already loved as a surname)
Vanilla (female, Nilla as a nickname)
Vee (female)

Venita
Vi (female)

Vina
Violin (female)
Vix (gender neutral)
Vixen
Vixi (female)
Volcano (male)
Vortex (gender neutral)
Wolf (male)
Xan (gender neutral, on its own or as a nickname for Xander or Alexander/Alexandria)
Xander
Xenia
Zaira
Zan (on its own or as a nickname)
Zarzuela (female)
Zee (gender neutral)
Zelda
Zero (gender neutral)
Zeta (female)
Zeus

Zo-Anne/ZoAnne/Zoanne
Zuko

Apparently I really like names that start with “A”.

times have changed but so have i - a ryoma/xander mix

europe skies, alexander rybak // i love you, woodkid // when you break, bear’s den // the silence, bastille // out of my head, max and the moon // the shade, metric // i need you, avalanche city // hold back the river, james bay // i’m gonna be, sleeping at last

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Shyan Kids Head Canons

(Note: Yes, biological kids, lmao *tap dances out of frame*)

Here are the kids me and @crtypid babysit from time to time: 

Alexander Steven Madej

  • Goes by Alex, not Xander, not Alexander, Alex, thank you very much 
  • Basically Shane’s physical clone
  • Except his eyes
  • He got his eyes from Ryan, for sure 
  • (Ryan totally calls attention to it every chance he gets)
  • 100% Boogara
  • Aspiring demonoligist/Big Foot Hunter
  • Sarcastic AF
  • Basically Ryan in Shane’s body 
  • Except he’s much braver 
  • Will laugh in the face of demons because he’s done his research, he knows all the demon names 
  • Literally gives no fucks 
  • Toll
  • Wardrobe is basically jeans and flannel shirts 
  • Over-protective older brother syndrome
  • Has been caught on many occasions smudging Millie’s room to ward off evil ex-boyfriend energy 
  • Uses Ryan’s theory voice to creep Millie’s exes out 
  • Ryan is not pleased when he finds out about this 
  • Calls Ryan and Shane “Mommy” and “Daddy” respectively when he wants something
  • It goddamn works every time 
  • Cannot be trusted 
  • As soon as he is left alone, he will go urban exploring 
  • Has been arrested for trespassing at least once 
  • A Proud Gay

Millicent Ashlynn Madej

  • Goes by Millie 
  • Hates her name 
  • Smoll
  • Fashionista
  • Shaniac and total daddy’s girl 
  • Named her fists Logic and Reason
  • Has used them on many occasions to defend Alex 
  • 100% sure one of her false nails is still stuck in a bully’s neck somewhere
  • She looks like both of her parents and neither of them at the same time
  • Literally screams at everything
  • There’s some wind blowing
  • Scream
  • Loud noise
  • Scream 
  • Doesn’t believe in the paranormal…but is cautious 
  • You get that motherfuckin’ Ouija board away from her 
  • Heels are both a fashion accessory and a weapon 
  • Has to follow her stupid ass brother on his urban exploring so he doesn’t kill himself or get arrested. 
  • Makes a big show of hating it
  • (But secretly loves being included in Alex’s lame quests) 
  • Has the same taste in guys as Alex does 
  • This has become awkward on occasion.