Some Unique Names from Singapore

Back in 2010, Singapore’s RazorTV asked a handful of Singaporeans to reveal the weirdest names they knew. Here’s what they answered:

  • Annamalai
  • Aries
  • Chimene
  • Chlorophyll
  • Edvarcl (He was named Edvard originally, but a friend who couldn’t pronounce “Edvard” started calling him “Edvarcl,” and he liked the new name so much that he adopted it. He said some people mishear it as “Avocado.”)
  • Lim Beh Song
  • Farkay
  • Johnboy (Inspired by The Waltons.)
  • Marah (Means “angry” in Malay.)
  • Thaddeus
  • Tiger
  • Titiporn
  • Yttrium (Has an older brother with an element name as well.)

A more recent article about unusual names in Singapore mentioned Singaporean siblings named Pebble, Boulder and Coral. Their father, Rocky, was a landscape specialist who “thought it would be cool to name them after [his] work.”

Somewhat related: English Names in China – Frog, Dollar, Samanfar, Smacker

Sources: Unique Names Pt 1 [vid], Unique Names Pt 2 [vid], Unique Names Pt 3 [vid], Singaporeans stand out with unique names


3 thoughts on “Some Unique Names from Singapore

  1. Edvard (He was named Edvard originally, but a friend who couldn’t pronounce “Edvard” started calling him “Edvard”…

    I suppose he was called Edward originally?

  2. You will have to increase the screen resolution to see what really happens: It’s an EDVARCL who was named EDVARD originally.

  3. I’m sorry it’s hard to read. He was originally Edvard-with-a-D, then the name morphed into Edvarcl-with-a-CL. He talks about his name in the “Unique Names Pt 3” video.

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