Stupid reasons your dp gave to veto a name. (light hearted)

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Frikadellen Fri 26-Jul-13 12:34:11

I will admit this came from a comment on the Imogen Tamsin thread as it reminded me of dh when we were looking for names for our children.

He doesn't like what he says are " weak" names so for him Christopher and Alastair are "weak names"

Wouldn't consider Tristan and Sebastian as they were gay names.. (err how the F can a name be gay?)

and it was incredible for a guy who went to a all boys school the amount of girls names that were vetoed because it reminded him of a girl from when he was at school.....

I was like... hmm

Disclaimer this is considered to be lighthearted..

Obviously I had sound reasons for each of the suggestions he came up with like " No I dont like it" smile

MrsPatMustard Sun 18-Aug-13 10:47:57

Kitty: "Because Kitty is what you'd call a 90 year old woman who stinks of cabbage and knits her own pubes..."

Apologies to parents of any Kittys out there. I think it's a lovely name...

driftwoodsands Sun 18-Aug-13 11:35:13

Fraser: We're not Scottish hmm
Isaac: We're not Jewish confused
Fergus: It reminds me of Fungus the Bogeyman... shock

SoulTrain Sun 18-Aug-13 11:41:10

Oh god. Where to start. DH was a bloody nightmare.

Isla - because she'll get called Isla White and we live near there.
Lara - because a girl that kicked him in the balls in middle school was called that.
Kitty - because his ex used to call him that snigger and hmm

I could go on.

enormouse Sun 18-Aug-13 11:50:25

Felix- Because it is a cats name
I got this too. I tried to point out that in his favourite film there's a character called feix leiter and got told that he's so cool he can get away with being called anything.

Yet he wanted to call our first child Giacamo (sp?), after Casanova. hmm
His other suggestion was Giac (pronounced Jack).
Thank God he saw reason though.

Viewofthehills Sun 18-Aug-13 16:50:50

Natasha- too Russian
Natalie- scruffy little girl with jam in her hair!?
Francesca- too posh

Sadie204 Sun 18-Aug-13 17:26:53

Lol at some of the posts on here! Fortunately my DH and I have pretty similar tastes so most names I like he does too. A few I got though were;

Max - cos its a dogs name (we used to have a neighbour with a Rottie called it)
Noah - People will sing who built the ark?
Imogen - Sounds like a poledancer confused
Dexter - Ginger scientist
Elliot - Bit 'gay' for a boy but he loves it for a girl??

This comes from a man who I let name DD1 Phoebe after the character in 'Charmed' then when we had DD2, suggested Piper after one of the other sisters lol! No chance! We're now looking for names for DC4 and has commented that it's still lovely if it's a girl hmm I do however love Paige but it's just a bit weird to have them together lol

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 18-Aug-13 18:21:26

Arthur because it reminded him of Arthur fowler
Henry for boy/Harriet for girl because surname begins with H and they'd sound like cartoon characters
Ivy, Edith, Betsy grandma names

Dh vetoed theo because its a "black" name apparently. Yes I did have words.
He vetoed every single boys name I came up with just because he didn't like it. Ds is called the one and only boys name he suggested that was sensible
He's now grumpy because I am vetoing all the crap girls names he is suggesting in this pregnancy grin

NoComet Sun 18-Aug-13 18:45:21

My DM and DSIS vetoed Esther because of Esther Ransom too.

DH vetoed Rebecca because it was his first girlfriend and DMIL didn't like her. Actually reading between the lines she had MH issues and DMIL didn't want her PFB getting hurt.

kiwik Mon 19-Aug-13 01:10:10

DH tried to veto DS3's name several times. As I almost died in childbirth, was under GA, and DS3 was rushed off to NICU, he gave him the name so that he wouldn't just be babyboySurname in his incubator. smile

sashh Mon 19-Aug-13 09:05:06

Laughing out loud at this.

If I'm bored later I might write a program where you can select a name and it will come up with

"No NM's partner says it...." ends in a 'd', is too posh, too weak etc

ccsays Mon 19-Aug-13 09:19:02

Eesh, best hope you don't have gay sons then for all those DH's so opposed to 'gay' names. confused

CoteDAzur Mon 19-Aug-13 09:22:38

Ege - You want our boy to be called Egghead at school?
Erkan - What? You want to call our child Air Con, as in air conditioning? shock

Valentina - Sounds like a porn star hmm

Minion Mon 19-Aug-13 09:53:20

Not him, but me..
He wants Allegra but it makes me think of spiders.
And sophie... Weak weak weak.

Wishfulmakeupping Mon 19-Aug-13 10:00:42

I did refuse a name because its a character in eastenders (I probably would have found other reasons though)

AngelaOxford Mon 19-Aug-13 10:03:33

I would probably veto names that don't match my children's surname AT ALL. Also, those that remind me of dog names.

I wouldn't veto names of family members or friends, or names of children from my school that were notorious for something, simply because that leaves us with NO names left!

cleoowen Mon 19-Aug-13 10:03:56

Toby, it was the name of someone I was kind of dating but not really before I met him over 10 years ago.

He also didn't like names like Sebastian because it was posh or Joel because it's too American.

mamadoc Mon 19-Aug-13 10:15:51

DH could come up with a bad celebrity association for almost any name I liked. He is the king of the veto but never came up with anything himself.examples included:
Naomi- Naomi Campbell
Esther- Esther Rantzen
Lawrence- Llewelyn bowen

DP vetoed almost every boys name going but never with a good reason just used to laugh and say no way we're using that name. Names he found hilarious included Alexander, Oliver, Noah, George (glad about that one after the royal baby), Henry. I have no idea why but his mum and brother both reacted in the same way to many of them confused

His suggestions: Sami (after Sami hypia, ex Liverpool player), but he was not willing to compromise to Samuel or Sam; or frankie, his surname begins with F and has a k in it, so it sounded like a Beano character.

God help us if we have another boy.

MrsSchadenfreude Mon 19-Aug-13 10:28:56

Martha - "It's a dog's name."

On his secret name list for DD2, he had such horrors as Drusilla (to which I said "that's a middle aged woman with dark hair, a huge chest and too much make up"). And Frederika. No. Just, no.

We got through 5 name books and took 6 weeks to name DD2. We booked the registrar as late as possible and came up with a name the night before.

commsgirl Mon 19-Aug-13 15:33:41

Arabella - 'Arry? Like 'Arry Potter

Owen - I knew an Owen once, I didn't like him.

My dad actually vetoed my name because he'd just taken on a temporary PA for two months who had the same name and he thought it'd be weird. He changed his mind when I was born, they couldn't settle on anything else and my mum gently reminded him that I'd be around for much longer than two months!

Oxtailchambermaid Mon 19-Aug-13 16:05:56

Lara = No, the tomb raider already has that name
Matilda = Well, she's not Australian is she?
Clara = No, that's a character in Back to the Future 3
Lana = sounds too Eastern European
Tilly = you're not naming our daughter after a bloody horse

picnicbasketcase Mon 19-Aug-13 16:21:57

Sean - drug dealer name
Lola - dancer with fruit on head
Anastasia - anaesthesia
Bethany - Bethlehem


Froblawd Mon 19-Aug-13 20:54:33

Ffion because it is also the name of William Hague's wife.

miffybun73 Mon 19-Aug-13 22:37:04

I think that most of these are actually very good reasons.

Some very sensible DPs out there smile especially agree with most of Alisvolatpropiis's list of reasons.

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