On my recent research trip, I looked at materials from St.Clair county, Illinois, and Hill county, Texas. On the last page of my little notebook, I kept a list of the unusual FIRST names (dare I say funny?) which I encountered. I share them with you.
For males: Sion -- Busky -- Sirrell -- Shelah -- Bethel -- Bright -- Blassey -- Ozwell -- Bolin -- Joab -- Berry -- Meshack -- Anthroit -- Grandison
For females: Arilla -- Ethelle -- Havena -- Darkus -- Miliah -- Cherry -- Phetama -- Zerilda -- Agnetta -- Sabrilla -- Turen -- Tinetta -- Girly
Now surely yes, I know, these could have been surnames used as first names. But bet nobody in your family in the last 100 years has chosen one of these names for their new baby!