When you're expecting a little one, often the hardest bit can be choosing the right name.
If you're a fan of fairy tales, and want a unique name for your little darling, the team at nameberry have compiled this list of names from lesser-known stories.
Aimee – Taken from the French story Aurore and Aimee. This is an alternative spelling of Amy meaning "beloved".
Aurore – Aurora was the Roman goddess of the sunrise, a Disney princess, and is the name for the northern lights.
Emilienne – From the French story 'Father Roquelaure'.
Finette – From the French classic 'Finette Cendron'. This offshoot of Josephine is an interesting take on a popular name.
Florine – Taken from an old French story 'The Blue Bird'. Florine was a US Top 500 name at the beginning of the 20th century.
Helga – From the Icelandic story 'Habogi'. It was also used in the Harry Potter books.
Signy – Taken from the Icelandic story 'Asmund and Signy'.
Vasilisa – From the Russian story 'The Firebird and Princess Vasilisa', and it featured in the novel 'The Vampire Academy'.
Alidor – From 'The Dolphin'. The name has an unknown meaning, but it fits in with those with similar sounds like Theodore and Isidore.
Cassim – This name appeared in 'Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves', and was the name of Ali Baba’s brother.
Conall – From the Scottish tale 'Conall Cra Bhuidhe'.
Emilien – Appeared in the French story 'Father Roquelaure', he was a prince who rescued a princess from a tower.
Esben – Taken from the Danish story 'Esben and the Witch'.
Ferdinand – From the German classic 'Ferdinand the Faithful', it's a strong royal name.
Hans – From the German story 'Clever Hans', and more recently in 'Frozen'.
Ivan – From the Russian story 'The Death of Koschei the Deathless'.
Jesper – From the Scandinavian story 'Jesper Who Herded the Hares'.
Sigurd – From the Icelandic story 'The Horse Gullfaxi', often shortened to Siggy.
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