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What would you have named your child if you had the guts?

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#1 Feral Becky

Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

I just saw "magenta" as a username on EB. I love that name, would have called DD that if I had the guts.

Also Scout

#2 Squeekums Da Feral

Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:20 PM

Lita - my favourite female wrestler. Middle name would have been hard.
Nero for a boy, favourite wrestlers middle name.
I may have a wrestling problem lol

#3 MadeleineCharlotte

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:39 PM

Leopold would have been River
This bub would be River again for a boy and Artemis or Calliope for a girl. But I actually know a little girl named Artemis and not game enough to use the other two haha

#4 NunSoFeral

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:43 PM

Tallulah - just love the way it rolls off the tongue.

#5 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

QUOTE (LindsayMK @ 14/11/2012, 09:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just saw "magenta" as a username on EB. I love that name, would have called DD that if I had the guts.

Also Scout

I used to work with someone whose daughter's name is Magenta.

#6 ~shannon~

Posted 14 November 2012 - 10:46 PM

I have a little affection for hippy names like Talulah, Jemima, Daisy, etc, but I have a rule with all my children's names which I know will offend some and I'll probably get flamed for it...
Add the word "Doctor" to the front, and if it sounds wrong, then it's not the one for me! For example, I just cannot imagine a Dr Britney, same goes for Dr Daisy, Dr Talulah, Dr Jemima etc, etc.

#7 emlis22

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:11 AM

I knew a Magenta Rose.

Olympia, Amaryllis, Wilhelmina, Euphemia, Eugenie.. I could go on for days...*sigh*

#8 Lucrezia Borgia

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:34 AM

DS1 - Peregrine
DS2 - Louis

In the words of my DH (for both, but more so the first) "over my dead body". Sigh. Probably a good thing though?!

#9 Apageintime

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:34 AM

Axia, its from 'this side of paradise'. Couldn't use it though because of the insurance company :'(

#10 EssentialBludger

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:43 AM

Calliope, in a heatbeat. I love love love it. I think Ruby, Jonah and Calliope would sound a little strange together though.

#11 Bam1

Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:52 AM

My children have the exact names I wanted for them, all (except 1) of their names are probably slightly more out there than Magenta but I didn't see any reason not to call my children the names that I love and that suit our family.

#12 niggles

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:10 AM

Cleo for a girl. I love it but it's a bit cat like.

Edmund for a boy. We used Edward, which has significance for us too, but I really do love Edmund. DH thought it was a little too flowery.

#13 Feral_Pooks

Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:13 AM

If DP had a completely different personality, I would have chosen

Orion Johannes

In a heartbeat. Alas, he is the conservative one who tempers my creativity. Also, our immediate family would have likely fainted.

For a girl I was keen on

Juniper Skye

DP liked the Skye bit but I was only really digging it in certain combos.

I've gone back through an email I sent him of name proposals, and on it I have found names I am not sure I would have been brave enough to go ahead with...

Felicity (Flick)

Though DP said nothing of them except "these all go in the firm 'no'"

#14 la di dah

Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:42 AM

QUOTE (Pooks_ @ 15/11/2012, 10:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

These are on my list. Alas, Jael got a no, especially with my favoured pronunciation. Ezra he said "I don't hate it... would it mean you stop bringing up Zebulon or Hezekiah?"


#15 little lion

Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:28 AM

We chose Felix, which was my favourite (and probably most 'out there') name I loved. For a girl, maybe Emerald? Who knows, we may have gone with it if he had been a she.

#16 ~Peaches~

Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

Another that would love to use Talulah. There is just something about it that I really like happy.gif

I also really love Sage, but with our DD's names, (especially DD2 being Ivy), it all seems a bit plant themed. I still think it's lovely though.

#17 lafonda

Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:43 PM


#18 CupOfCoffee

Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

My son would be an Albert.

#19 Broxie

Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:49 PM

I'd use Grover if I had the guts, but DP thinks it's a dog's name. DS is Dean.

#20 QueenIanthe

Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:53 PM

QUOTE (Pooks_ @ 15/11/2012, 10:13 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>



I love Orion and Juniper but they got the 'as if' laugh.

I did think I could be in with a shot with Ezra and really pushed for it but no luck.

I also loved Lucius and August but no go on them either.

#21 tres-chic

Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:54 PM

Milo and Gilbert.

DH the perennial roadblock though.

#22 EBeditor

Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:06 PM


#23 Unatheowl

Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:27 PM

Lolita.  I love it.  Obviously it would not be kind to name your child that.

#24 Bellefin

Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

I know a little Lalita which is lovely.
AFM my girls names are pretty unusual but I would really love a Marisol, Calliope, Elif or Esperanza. Boys, I have no problem using my top 2 names although they are different. I might have one more baby but after one unusually named baby I don't think you get such raised eyebrows the second time because people expect it.

#25 PonyoLand

Posted 15 November 2012 - 05:15 PM

Tristan. Love it but DH vetoed it. Same for Asher.
And Julia & Alexis / Alexia - also vetoed.

I also have a thing for out there ones like Quest or Rune or Sonnet, but they can't go with our noun surname wink.gif

Edited by Fizzin, 15 November 2012 - 05:17 PM.

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