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Names you love but decided are too “out there”
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Posted 19 August 2019 - 02:54 PM
I was lurking on another parenting forum, that is a bit wilder than eb, and based in another country, so I’ve never ever posted ever, and there is a thread on names you like but decided against because they were too “quirky”.
It got me curious what the friendly people that frequent eb would say.
My DH vetoed me on a few including Saskia and Mabel, that I don’t think are too out there but there you go...
Meanwhile I vetoed him on Luke and Leia before we knew our twins were both girls....
I also decided I could not use, though I love Calandra or Octavia.
I can’t remember boys names because we had all girls so never seriously had to consider them
Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:02 PM
I fell deeply in love with Isolde, but I could see my kid spending her whole life explaining that she wasn't saying she was older.
Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:16 PM
Most of mine are girls names.
Mabel (my DH has firmly said no to this one).
Edited to add: Jasper, Atlas, Merlin for boys.
Edited by Astrocyte, 20 August 2019 - 07:19 AM.
Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:25 PM
I love Calliope
I know a few people with that name I say use it!
Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:49 PM
Plum. Loved it for DD2. Still love it. She would have suited it as well.
Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:55 PM
I know a few Saskia's, lovely name, and my daughter had a Eilidh in her class, I think Calandra would be fine too
Posted 19 August 2019 - 03:57 PM
Love Winnie for a girl but don’t like place/season names IRL
Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:06 PM
I love Sloane and Odessa but they were both rejected by my husband and whole family!
Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:11 PM
For girls. Mostly not used as I only had boys, Juniper probably would have got a run.
Both of my boys have names that people on here often screw their noses up at!!
Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:15 PM
yeh me too.
i went to school with a Saskia and ds1 had a Saskia in his year for a while.
I have worked with a Sabine.
Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:24 PM
I adored Winifred and Stanley. Vetoed. And we didn’t have a girl.
Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:27 PM
I love Elijah, but we knew when DS was born that we would move back to my home country a couple years later so we didnt use it because nobody would be able to say it.
Posted 19 August 2019 - 04:58 PM
Vanyel. A character by my fave author. However was nixed by DH as he thought it sounded too close to vandal.
He also didn't like Nyall/Niall either.
I would of loved to use Torin for a girl but had a DS.
Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:13 PM
Oh I love Peregrine too. I also like Bear, Fox and Wolf. Finnbarr is a boys name that I’d love to use but my DH most definitely would not agree.
Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:16 PM
Girls - Lacey and Ginger.
Boys - Benedict Francis (the names of the last Pope and the current Pope). DH thought it was too much and we ended up with girls anyway.
Posted 19 August 2019 - 05:20 PM
Demelza - ever since I fell in love with the
Poldark series in '70's. Couldn't do it, although DS has Ross as his middle name.
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