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

(105 Posts)
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

kerala Tue 24-Sep-13 21:12:48

Avoid Sophie there are 3 a class round here.

Dh vetoed esme on grounds he had never heard of it and accused me of making it up!

Luckydime Mon 23-Sep-13 16:15:29

Sorry to start up this thread again but after a particularly frustrating conversation with dp last night I need somewhere to vent! His views are:

Emmeline – sounds like Windolene
Thea – Not really a name. Just ‘The’ and ‘A’ put together by someone lazy
Eliza – An annoying Victorian woman’s name
Abigail – Sounds Australian!
Eleanor – Sounds like Lenor the fabric conditioner
Niamh – Sounds too foreign and no one will know how to pn it
Joy – A Hippy name

His suggestions so far are Sophie or Sophia. That’s it!

We’ve not even started looking at boy’s names yet, so got that fun still to come.

BikeRunSki Wed 18-Sep-13 10:34:27

I wasv newly pg (so new I didn' t realise) when dh' s GM died. When we found out we were having a girl, I suggested we call her after GM ie: Nice name with a bit of Old Lady Chic. DH said "But I only ever called her Grandma".

Britishseamonkey Wed 18-Sep-13 10:31:18

Elsie - Elsie tanner
Walter - Walter the softie from the beano
Hannah- too boring
Jenny - too soft
Posy- sounds like a poser
Robin( boy) - just no
Sam- too dull
Chloe- sounds like a throat infection (seriously?!)
Elizabeth- too long

Aaa ah!

Britishseamonkey Wed 18-Sep-13 10:30:31

Oh and nothing ending in t like Kate as out last name starts with a T so apparently nobody will be able to get their mouths around it

Sadie- nope, he slept with a Sadie once....

Britishseamonkey Wed 18-Sep-13 10:29:02

Elsie - Elsie tanner
Walter - Walter the softie from the beano
Hannah- too boring
Jenny - too soft
Posy- sounds like a poser
Robin( boy) - just no
Sam- too dull
Chloe- sounds like a throat infection (seriously?!)
Elizabeth- too long

Aaa ah!

peachmint Tue 17-Sep-13 20:32:43

Dying of laughter at Fabien sounding like someone with hairy feet, fluffyraggies.

barelyaware Mon 16-Sep-13 22:42:33

Mia - 'too exotic'
Lilian - 'too old lady'
Imogen - 'people will think of slapper who shagged Ryan Giggs'
Amber - 'porn star name'
Ella - 'rhymes with smella'
Kate - once briefly dated a Katie

Firsttimemum2012 Sun 15-Sep-13 22:00:08

Lexi - sounds like a stripper

Freya - too posh for us to use

Tweediewalker Sun 15-Sep-13 21:49:15

Florence because the nickname was flo... It reminded him of a woman's monthly :-s

NannyPlumForPM Sun 15-Sep-13 21:44:18

Frikadellen- your comment has caused much uproarious behaviour by DP :p

fuzzpig Sun 15-Sep-13 14:12:23

Another one here who had jasper vetoed due to the wasp link. I'm relieved to see it mentioned though as I thought DH was making it up!

Also refused Xavier (French pronunciation) as he said people would pronounce it like the xmen character.

ModeratelyObvious Sun 15-Sep-13 13:59:35

Those of you who think George is a fat name - is that from Georgie Porgie Pudding and Pie?

Frikadellen Sun 15-Sep-13 13:03:14

Grinning reading some of those..

Oh and Nanny Plum my DH says he gets the no to Theo and yes to Ronaldo So I think we better ensure our dh's never meet smile

BlackholesAndRevelations Sun 15-Sep-13 09:13:13

Esme- sounds like gonzo.
And many more besides hmm

goldenlula Fri 13-Sep-13 23:06:21

Maisy- because it rhymes with his aunt's surname (different to our surname hmm
Alfie- 'Moon'

Several names because his mate at work had never heard of it as a name (including the name our dd now has, which is not particularly uncommon)

NannyPlumForPM Fri 13-Sep-13 10:17:09

In the midst of naming dc2 (due in may) and we have had
Theo - I will always think of Theo Walcott (a footballer), but quite happy to put forward RONALDO!!!
Lexi - they will call her sexy lexi and she will get a reputation hmm
Felix - too much like the cat
Isaac/ Noah - too biblical, may as well call him JESUS
Scarlett - a friend has a child called that
Savannah - sounds like a LiON

I think I will secretly name dc on my own hmm

lade Fri 13-Sep-13 00:51:29

Can't remember many specific names, but I remember DH vetoed lots of names because they were "too Irish", "too Welsh", "too American" or just plain "too foreign". So I thought of some good traditional English names and was told they were either "too boring" or "too posh".

And for every boys name I liked, if it wasn't something you'd find in a 1970s classroom then DHs stock response was that "he'll ghet bullied for that when he's older".

He told me Benedict would be called Bendy Dick, and so on...

It took a long time to name DD2!

Shodan Thu 12-Sep-13 23:20:04

Benedict - " X at work says it's a weird name" hmm

I'm afraid, in my heavily-pregnant state, I asked what 'X's real name was, and upon hearing it said icily "Oh? And with that name as reference she has the cheek to pontificate on MY choice of name?"

DH did the wise thing and kept his trap shut thereafter about what any of his colleagues might think of our name choices.

(Ds2 had the above as his middle name in the end grin )

DalmationDots Thu 12-Sep-13 23:13:43

I wasn't allowed by absolute favourite name, Theadora, because it was at the time of Dora the explorer being huge. So unfair because I wanted to call her Thea everyday, Theadora just for the BC. He really broke my heart not allowing it!

Alfie was also de-voted because he said imagine a 50 year old business man called Alfie. I adore the name but that image really put me off.

TBF I am just as bad, I rejected DH's favourites, Chloe, Elise and Harriet all on the basis of people I knew or -worse- friend's children I knew who I disliked or found too naughty blush

ChocChaffinch Thu 12-Sep-13 21:53:37

Alice - Who the fuck is...... that annoying song
Luke - Use the force etc

He doesn't even fully 'trust' middle names ffs
also he will not consider a shortened name eg max or Charlie,
would have to be Maximillian (too Bond Villain) or Charles.

squoosh Thu 12-Sep-13 21:29:19

I'm with your husband Travails on George. It's a fat name, not just a name for fat people/animals (George from Rainbow) but the word itself is really podgy and obese in my mind. If that makes any sense.

Clandy Thu 12-Sep-13 20:20:06

Ruby- would get ruby booby.
Lydia- sounds like labia
Lola- walked like a woman, talked like a man......
Most names in the book tbh!

TravailsInHyperreality Thu 12-Sep-13 10:22:31

(This is from a man who is usually incredibly kind, considerate and non-judgemental - he would be horrified and embarrassed that I told you lot what he'd said in the privacy of our naming discussions!)

TravailsInHyperreality Thu 12-Sep-13 10:20:08

DP vetoed George because "it's a fat person name" hmm

Sorry, Kate! grin

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