I wish I were called...

(116 Posts)
cornishglos Wed 13-Apr-16 12:26:56

Tell me what name you would like for yourself. And maybe your partner. So I can hear some names that work beyond the baby years. Thank you.

LarrytheCucumber Wed 13-Apr-16 12:47:25

Emma

TheTartOfAsgard Wed 13-Apr-16 12:52:05

I'm a lucy and it's always seemed quite babyish and flimsy to me. I'd prefer a more solid grown up name like Helen.

notamummy10 Wed 13-Apr-16 12:57:12

Elizabeth! I love that name!

ABitAsleep Wed 13-Apr-16 13:14:31

I got stuck with Jessica (the most popular/boring name at the time) becuase my dad wanted something more traditional/normal if my mum had her choice i would have either have been Poppy or Blue!!! No, she was not the Beyonce of the '90s

I do like Poppy, but i don't think i look like a Poppy. However, i would love to have been a Lilly, and think i would suit it smile

UntilTheCowsComeHome Wed 13-Apr-16 13:21:28

I always wanted to be Elizabeth or Victoria just for the choice of nicknames.

Libby
Lilly
Liza
Beth
Tori
Vikki

I'd have loved any of those rather than the boring name I have.

Areyouquitemad Wed 13-Apr-16 14:40:58

My name is Sophie, it's nice and suites me well but my surname makes it sound babyish.

I've always wanted to be a Lydia or a Helen

NoCapes Wed 13-Apr-16 14:45:41

I'm called Katie and I always thought it sounded cutesy and babyish, I wanted to be called Emma, Anna or Mia when i was younger
The older I get I get called Kate more and more so I don't mind that as much

CodyKing Wed 13-Apr-16 14:50:57

I wanted to be Deana! Or Jena or Lucy or anything other than my really dull boring name-

But then I'd have liked to have been called marmalade (showing my age)

Sophronia Wed 13-Apr-16 14:57:40

Katherine / Katharine

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 13-Apr-16 15:00:15

Anna

MNemonica Wed 13-Apr-16 15:00:46

Elizabeth because it's solid, grown-up and has lots of potential shortenings, so lots of scope to "reinvent" according to the image I had of myself.

Alice or Anna for the same reason but without shortening.

MNemonica Wed 13-Apr-16 15:02:49

My partner would be William or Jonathan.

AuntJane Wed 13-Apr-16 17:59:23

Holly Vivienne was veto'd for me. I rather like it.

RortyCrankle Wed 13-Apr-16 18:00:45

I would love to have been called Alexandria instead of a name which no-one today would choose for their daughter. They would prefer Mildred or Edith or Ethel to my name [sniff].

FelicityR313 Wed 13-Apr-16 18:01:51

Always wanted to be Deborah, Dervla or Charlotte.

sonlypuppyfat Wed 13-Apr-16 18:05:32

Angharad, wouldn't that be glamorous

AngharadTheSplendid Wed 13-Apr-16 21:37:04

Sonlypuppyfat smile

CanadaMoose Wed 13-Apr-16 21:49:33

I always thought I'd make a decent Rachel.
For a partner, I like Leo.

sonlypuppyfat Wed 13-Apr-16 21:50:05

Angharad grin

GiraffeHouse Wed 13-Apr-16 21:50:44

Love my name, wouldn't choose anything else!

sandgrown Wed 13-Apr-16 21:53:41

I wanted to be Francesca. I even wrote it in all my schoolbooks!

Izzyathome Thu 14-Apr-16 01:07:23

Georgia or Julia. (My actual name used to be really old fashioned but now it's all the rage for 6 yr olds, so you never know when you will be back 'in fashion'!)

SpecialNonOperations Thu 14-Apr-16 01:28:49

I'm a Sydney .
I think it's a stripper name.
I would loved to have been a Martha.

Elllicam Thu 14-Apr-16 01:42:12

I actually do like Angharad. I'd call myself Harry smile Otherwise I like Elizabeth (Beth) or Annabel.

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