Name you love now or name you've always loved?

(60 Posts)
popsicle1984 Mon 15-Oct-12 07:36:01

My favourite names seem to vary over the years but there are some names that, although they may not be my current number one, I've always really liked.

I was just wondering when you pick names for your children have you picked your current top name even if you haven't liked it for that long or one you've liked for a long time?

I just think if I pick one of the names I totally love at the mo, I'm more likely to go off it, whereas as there are a few names I've liked for as long as I can remember so I think these may be a better bet.

Would you pick the same names now if you named your children a while ago? I guess it's hard to judge if it's now the name of your much loved child!

I'll shut up now!

moggle Thu 18-Oct-12 23:06:31

My favourite boy's name is Matthew and it has been for as long as I can remember! I was given a teddy bear by my aunty when I was born, and when I was 2 I named it Matthew after the baby son of a family friend. Ever since then I've loved the name and amazingly for such a common name, have never ever met a Matthew or Matt that I didn't like.
DH's two best mates are Matts, and we both have cousins with Matthews, but still I'd want to use it if we EVER manage to get pregnant. Fortunately DH loves it as much as I do :-)

chocoluvva Fri 19-Oct-12 01:02:39

Moses. No idea why.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Fri 19-Oct-12 01:05:35

If i had another DD, she would be Elinor. I love it. Nell for short.

popsicle1984 Fri 19-Oct-12 06:05:38

Oooh my first 'discussions of the day', yay!

SarryB Fri 19-Oct-12 09:29:46

Euphemia. It's a name I saw on an old Scottish gravestone.

noddyholder Fri 19-Oct-12 09:35:36

Teddy and Tiger

Ninunina Fri 19-Oct-12 10:38:10

My favortie girls name has been Amélie for years now. We wanted a french name for our dd (husband is French), but he spent the whole 9 months of the pregnancy hating it. A few days before she was born (after I had given up asking him), he decided he loved it! Our DD is 11 months now and we both still love it!

CruCru Fri 19-Oct-12 11:58:55

I love Claudia. DH wasn't so keen and in the end we had a DS. Some friends mentioned that if they had a third DD they wanted to call her Claudia and I was (secretly) all NOOOO! (they are very good friends and it would be weird to use it if they had).

Definitely want to use it if we do have a DD.

dilys4trevor Sat 20-Oct-12 10:19:09

Claudia is lovely, I agree. I also love the names that have become so commonplace for our generation, but seldom heard of when it comes to today's babies - so I love Matthew too. See also Luke and Peter.

DinosaursOnASpaceship Sat 20-Oct-12 10:35:15

I love my own name but couldn't use it if I had any daughters (which I don't) also love Eleanor and Rose.

Took me ages to get used to ds3s name as ex chose it but I think it's the best name ever now.

Having trouble picking a name for ds4 at the moment - there are no boys names around that I love.

As a teenager my favourite names were Scott, Tracy and Debbie shock

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