Many people take inspiration for ancestral names when they are choosing a moniker for their little one.
So why not take that inspiration a bit further back?
Names rooted in the past can be gorgeous and have interesting origins - names influenced by ancient mythology from Greece, Rome, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Armenia.
So let's have a look at some of the more unusual names and see if there are any take grab your attention...
This one is from Armenian mythology, as the name of a handsome king who was the object of a rival queen's affections.
Celtic legend says that Tristan was a dragon slayer and a knight of the Round Table.
This is the name of the greatest hero of Irish mythology, Finn MacCool (aka Fionn mac Cuumhaill), who was a warrior with mystical supernatural powers.
Being named after a muse of epic poetry isn't bad, is it? It also means "beautiful voice."
Inspired by Aengus, a Celtic god of love, youth, and poetic inspiration. It means "one strength."
This one is a Greek mythological earth goddess and universal mother.
Apollo is the Greek god of light and twin of Artemis.
8. Ajax (or Aias)
This one is a mythological Greek hero and the son of King Telamon and Periboea.
Athena is the goddess of wisdom, skill, and warfare - making it a strong choice for a little girl.
Meaning "protectress", it is inspired by the queen of the Greek gods.
This was a boy who appeared in Greek and Roman mythology as a wise Arcadian hero who founded the city in Italy that preceded Rome and appeared in Virgil's Aeneid.
Castor is the name of one of the twins who makes up the constellation of Gemini in Greek mythology.