|illustration by Henriette Willebeek, via janwillemsen on Flickr|
These names were used on 3 baby girls born in the Netherlands last year. Enjoy these super-rarities — I hope something strikes your fancy.
Anna-Lou — adorable! Somehow this manages to sound more grown-up than your typical -Lou double name
Aranka — a Hungarian name meaning "gold"
Babeth — this pleases me
Bloesem — the Dutch word for "flower" or "blossom"
Catootje — toot-toot!
Cornelie — this French variant (in French it would be Cornélie) of Cornelia appeals
Dewika — model Dewi Driegen is Dutch, perhaps this is a longer form of her name?
Fieve — perhaps a variant of Fife or Fyfe? I'd love some more info on this
Finette — another fun "-ette" name
Jantine — sounds fun, pronounced "john-teen," not to rhyme with Pantene
Mink — I love these unexpected word name choices
Ranomi — only info I can find on this is as the name of a Dutch Olympic swimmer