I recently came across a baby name book from 1906. Nineteen-oh-six. I didn't realize they had them back then! It has about 300 "Christian names" for each gender. It's just a list of names and not origins or meanings or anything. So there's names like Alice and Beatrice, which are nice classics you could use today, and there's once-common clunkers like Beulah and Bertha (IMO) that are well out of style now, and even nicknames like Nellie and Jenny. And then... there's the weird names.
Girls: Amasa, Arcola, Arzell, Barbarine, Capitola, Daffodil, Eclah, Eeline (two e's), Elta, Ermorine, Erema, Ersilia, Ethelinde, Faustina, Fedora, Flavil, Griselda, Hermorine, Heriot, Hilma, Hulda, Idalia, Ilah, Inza, Irinda, Lavonia, Letha, Leome, Leara, Lilias, Luena, Luetta, Lysle, Marcaria, Marada, Meta, Mertice, Mignon, Queechie, Retta, Rhona, Rosalys, Roxina, Rotha, Seraphita, Signa, Thena, Uarda, Ursalie, Urma, Villette, Zalia, Zanita, Zona
Boys: Acton, Alroy, Almon, Almus, Alvirdo, Annis, Arvid, Bertwell, Beric, Chalmers, Cheevers, Durward, Earlan, Edville, Elbridge, Elwell, Ercole, Erling, Eveleth, Furber, Gilman, Ivory, Kenelm, Kenwood, Lendall, Linwood, Lorley, Lyneous, Merton, Mellen, Natalis, Octave, Ormand, Osmer, Ozman, Perley, Percis, Phileas, Reynale, Seba, Severance, Timias, Traverse, Vernal
I can't decide if my "favorite" girls' name is Ermorine or Queechie. And actually, I do kind of like Rosalys--I think of it like "Rose Alice."
For boys the word names like Severance and Traverse stand out for me, though I also kind of like the grandeur of Lyneous and the sheer redundancy of Edville. Like, I really love the nickname Ed, but for some reason Edward, Edmund, Edgar, and Edwin just don't work for me...?