Wanted: second-hand name in good condition

(106 Posts)
lchats Wed 23-Oct-13 08:06:09

I've looked around at all the new brand new shiny names out there, and dh and I just can decide on one. So we have decided to try and restore a name another MN poster doesn't want anymore. So if you have any names you've out-grown, are a little too old fashioned for you or simply not to your taste but you see how someone else might like them, feel free to donate them here...cannot offer any incentives other than the promise to give all offers due consideration smile

Phaedra11 Sat 18-Jan-14 16:36:48

Boys names we didn't use because DH hated them:

Felix
Fraser
Toby/Tobias
Sebastian
Rufus

Girls name we didn't use because we only had boys (and DH hated some of them anyway):

Tabitha
Martha
Faith
Saffron
Freya (this was the one that DH did like that I wasn't sure about)
Hannah

thegreylady Sat 18-Jan-14 15:11:33

Boys
Patrick
Stuart
Simeon
Gideon
Rufus

thegreylady Sat 18-Jan-14 15:10:19

Josephine Mary
Valerie Joan
Ruth Elena
Lucinda Jane

Purplelooby Fri 17-Jan-14 20:45:05

Plenty of boys' names here that DS nearly got called:
Rufus
Henry
Axel
Artemis
Angus
Sidney

MummyPig24 Fri 17-Jan-14 06:26:07

Names on our lists each time were:

Emilia
Chloe
Holly
Eva
Megan
Eloise

Jack
Sebastien
Leo
Rupert
Zach

pygmy Wed 15-Jan-14 17:54:43

Edgar
Otto
Magnus
Ivo

Greta
Dora

Spaghettinetti Wed 15-Jan-14 16:58:50

Thomasina or Thomasita

MadameJosephine Tue 14-Jan-14 21:49:46

Names vetoed by DP but loved by me include Constance and Emmeline for girls and Darwin and Edison for boys. We are definitely not having any more babies so can have them

florascotia Tue 14-Jan-14 13:22:44

Sorry for repeat names - others had same ideas while I was still typing.

florascotia Tue 14-Jan-14 13:21:49

Some old-fashioned names, or names much used now. I think some might be worth reviving; others, I'm not so keen:

Rosalind, Rosamund, Patience, Prudence, Richmal, Richenda, Phyllis, Beryl, Honoria, Priscilla, Magdalen, Shirley, Adelaide, Valerie/Valeria, Cicely, Julian/Gillian, Gertrude, Lucinda, Lucilla, Amabel, Joan, Henrietta, Marianne, Judith, Barbara, Cynthia, Veronica, Verena, Sibyl/Sibylla, Ruth, Wilhelmina, Augusta, Marilla, Marjorie, Meredith, Valentina, Vanessa, Thelma, Marcia, Bridget, Maureen, Philippa, Emmeline, Sylvia, Winifred, Susan, Mavis, Roberta, Ursula....

KristinaM Tue 14-Jan-14 12:40:40

Bumping this as I'd like to know which name you chose

WhiteHairReally Tue 26-Nov-13 20:56:54

Dear Ichats,

I hope all is well and was wondering if you went for a 'pre-loved' name after all?

SanityClause Sat 02-Nov-13 09:26:06

If DD1 had been a boy, she would have been Edward James. (DC3 is a boy, and has neither of these names.)

When we chose DD1's name, DH said we should call a second girl Tabitha Madison. (We have a second DD, and she is called something else entirely.)

I'm not sure if any of these are useful, but will say, I do love Sylvia, and sometimes wish I had called DD1 that.

Britishseamonkey Sat 02-Nov-13 09:20:53

Names I like that were a no go for hubby:

Sadie
Elsie
Anais
Bethan
Megan
Blanchette
Hannah
Rosa
Nellie

Robin
Walter
Daniel/Danny
Samuel/Sam

Linguaphile Thu 31-Oct-13 23:03:34

Claudia
Constance
Millicent
Rosemary
Primrose
Alexandria
Evangeline
Wilhelmina (nn Mina)

Molewoman Tue 29-Oct-13 18:20:13

DD1 would have been Simon (nn Sam)
DS would have been Leonie
DC4 changed its mind part-way but would have been Claire or Ian; I wanted Matthew but DH thought it was 'too Jewish' confused
You've had some interesting suggestions, OP. I hope your baby likes whatever you settle for (I've always disliked my own name and my sister positively hates hers).

Caitlin - had boys

Rory - I love it but can't pronounce it because I've got a bit of a lisp!

LauraChant Mon 28-Oct-13 10:58:10

I have two boys - if i had a girl she would have been Rose or Annie Rose, so I will donate those to you, along with Linnet which I liked but DH didn't.

Boys names that I wasn't allowed include: Teddy (Edward); Sammy (Samuel); Sorensen and Sebastian. Please give them a good home.

ThePonderer Sun 27-Oct-13 22:26:32

Damn! You mean Aggie wasn't compulsory?

Give me that name back, I've changed my mind...

CordeliaRose Sun 27-Oct-13 16:03:47

I have a friend called Agnes whose nickname has always been Nancy.
It really suits her smile

ThePonderer Sun 27-Oct-13 11:13:22

I can offer you Agnes - I loved the idea of having a cute little lamb - but was overruled because 'Aggie' was an ugly nick-name.

Also I knew an old lady who was called Elfrieda and was always known as by her family as Elf. Wouldn't that be sweet, to have a little Elf running around? Then she can use Frieda as her grown-up name for serious occasions.

Chlorinella Sat 26-Oct-13 19:58:50

Beatrice Diana ( love this , but the witch MIL said ooh beetroot

Daniel Harry

TombOfMummyBeerest Sat 26-Oct-13 18:41:13

Rose...I love it, Dh says it's a Golden Girl.

Chloe. ..love it, but know 3 cats with this name.

Elliott. ..Dh makes ET jokes.

Owen. ..swiped by my cousin.

niffernaffer Sat 26-Oct-13 18:29:05

Oh and:

Milton

and

Pearl

niffernaffer Sat 26-Oct-13 18:26:12

Corin
Grayson

Sylvie
Ellen
Loveday

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