Names you love but partner hates...

(38 Posts)
Bumbolina Sun 07-Jul-13 04:42:55

I love the name Daisy - DH hates it so we'll never use it hmm

What names do you love that DP has vetoed?

CruCru Mon 08-Jul-13 15:37:37

Pretty much all girls' names ending in a, Miriam, Hannah.

Atticus, Francis, Hugh, Johannes, Josiah, Lysander, Milo, Oscar, Sebastian.

Charingcrossbun Mon 08-Jul-13 10:34:38

I think I'm going to be the other way around. As a teacher I can think of an 'orrible child to go with most names and so am screwing my face up at his perfectly sensible suggestions. He likes Genvieve - beautiful name but I'm dyslexic, what is baby is too? Seems cruel! (Am only 6 weeks pregnant so plenty of time to worry and argue!)

Exhaustipated Mon 08-Jul-13 10:28:20

DH is very open minded about girls names, not so much with boys names... Hence we have a girl with v unusual name, and a boy with a very popular name. Love both though smile

Boys names he vetoed include:


MultipleMama Mon 08-Jul-13 10:25:35

We had twins too. ID boys so picking their names were easy. I find out on 21st what gender set I'm having this time. Hate choosing girl name. I no longer like the names we chose. Typical.

MolotovCocktail Mon 08-Jul-13 10:22:25

DH vetoed Mia for dd1. Although I love the name we gave her, I do get a little 'pang' whenever I hear Mia mentioned.

We dot have any sons but when thinking of names when I was pg, I suggested Sebastian for a boy. My usually rather liberal and open-minded DH cast that aside for being "too gay" confused

Gethin or Bryn, and Iris (apparently too "old lady" but then he suggested Martha?!)

rundontwalk Mon 08-Jul-13 04:51:29

Monty ('too posh'), Felix ('the cat'), Asa ('advertising Standards Agency/computer spelt wrong). I'm sure there were many more!

Tamar and Nora were both rejected absolutely by DP. I've vetoed Ezekiel. We have 20 weeks to agree a middle name for baby. Not finding out sex so two names to disagree on.

angusandelspethsthistlewhistle Mon 08-Jul-13 01:18:57

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luckyclucky Sun 07-Jul-13 23:30:38

He vetoed Chloe, Lydia & Cordelia,
any 1 syllable names ending in -eth (sounds like someone is lisping apparently)
& lots of boys names which were 'too biblical' but then suggested Joseph FFS confused

Its a miracle we found any common ground at all!

We easily agreed on possible boys names but really struggled to find girls names we both liked. I suggested Imogen, Alice, Iris, Phoebe, to name only a few, and DH said no to them all.

feedmewotsits Sun 07-Jul-13 19:45:50

Lara for a girl and Lawrence for a boy - both got vetoed. He suggested Jonathan - which I loathe....

Livvylongpants Sun 07-Jul-13 19:33:32

Lyra ... Really wanted it if bump was a girl, the only name he would suggest was Rose anything else was rubbish apparently

Luckily we are having a boy so naming him Robert after my dad who meant loads to both of us. But now he is vetoing all middle names ?!

sleepingbeautiful Sun 07-Jul-13 19:30:07

Girl/Boy - so at least there was one name we could easily choose smile

Sleeping - what did you have in the end??

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sun 07-Jul-13 16:51:15

Roxanne ("Red light").
Miranda ("Not very real world, is it").
Sophie ("Sofa").
Heidi ("Seriously?").

sleepingbeautiful Sun 07-Jul-13 14:43:17

We had twins and kept the genders a surprise til arrival. Agreed totally on boys names and v easily made a top 6 list we both loved.
Girls names was a nightmare. He hated pretty much everything I suggested (but not much good with suggesting alternatives): Harriet, Felicity, Lydia, Annabel, Elizabeth, Laura, Flora, Anna, Merryn, Elowen, Tamsin, Zara, Zinnia, Elise, Louisa, Juliet etc etc. It was a nightmare picking a girl list.

RaRaZ Sun 07-Jul-13 12:09:03

Juliet, Rosie, Rafe, Tom - I LOVE them and DP HATES them hmm

MultipleMama Sun 07-Jul-13 12:03:06

Milo, Romanus, Remus, Ceri, Oliver, Megan, Louissa, Mae... but to name a few DH hated.

HotCrossPun Sun 07-Jul-13 11:48:29

All of the names I have suggested he doesn't like grin


He likes:


Ah well, at least we've got 8 months to decide!

MortifiedAdams Sun 07-Jul-13 11:43:57

DH is an awkward bugger. Likes simple short names - Jess, Jane, Kate, Nell. I suggested Jack for a boy, however, and got hmm face. So I really dont know his taste.

I love Evelyn he hates it.
I love Lilian he hates it.

He fails to suggest any names though!

GaiusIsAnAceName Sun 07-Jul-13 11:41:42

Gaius sad

pygmy Sun 07-Jul-13 10:35:58


teacherlikesapples Sun 07-Jul-13 10:23:20

Isisisis - we really love Atticus as well, but not brave enough to choose it.
I also really love Orson and Malachi but both have been vetoed sad

Luckily I'm not even pregnant - so we have some time to agree on names!


Casper, Linus, Sebastian. Matilda, Primrose, Posy. sad

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