In a book of children’s hair styles titled Passion Kids Volume 8, one of the models stuck out. All of the kiddies were adorable, but this girl was striking with dark hair, long dark eyelashes and blue-grey eyes.
And then I was pleasantly surprised to see that she had an equally striking name: Oceana.
No name seemed more fitting for this beautiful child with eyes that could almost be described as aquatic-colored.
Oceana has always been rare. It has never been in the US top 1000. There were only 25 newborn girls named Oceana last year.
The more literal Ocean is slightly more popular, but still uncommon, given to 62 girls and 85 boys last year.
This nautical name might seem whimsical, but when compared to names like Brook and River, it is a real possibility on a modern child.