Got me thinking about names. The Incryptid series has a so-far-unmet character named Antimony. That is actually very pretty.
I always thought Feldspar sounded like a boys name.
Fraggle Rock had a muppet named Cotter-pin. (For ages I had it mixed up with Catherpin, but they are different items, said differently. Mr Bush and Jack Aubrey are performing simultaneous head-desks, If fear.)
There are certainly enclaves of weird names in NYC. But old names are making a robust showing too My own daughter has a name that was popular 1000 years ago. But things were a little different then-- nobody was trying to be original. Names were not then, for that. But Jack and Henry are making a strong showing in Brooklyn. And I saw a little tiny on the bus the other day-- 2 and rather uncooperative. Her name, as the whole bus heard, was Helena. When she is older they can read her Marlowe.
What do you guys think?