Guilty pleasure names?

(53 Posts)
ellafay13 Sat 11-Jun-16 09:26:02

What are your personal guilty pleasure names & what are your favourite/s from my list?

Most of these I would consider using but some are GPs*

Beck*
Finn
Jeremiah
Atticus
Riff*
Felix
Robin
Jace
Luca
Frankie
Locke*
Zachary
Reuben
Timothy*
Maxim*

wink

LadyAntonella Sat 11-Jun-16 10:47:50

From your list I love Atticus and Robin. Some of the others are ok but not my favourites and I don't like Jace, Riff, Beck, Frankie or Finn.

I don't feel all that guilty about it but I know a lot of people don't like these girl names, which I really do:

Star (one of my favourite names but I don't think my DH would let me use it in a million years)
Rain
Blessing
Winter

DontKillMyVibe Sat 11-Jun-16 14:04:04

Clementine is mine. DP hates it plus I know I would bottle out of calling DD after a fruit.

LadyAntonella Sat 11-Jun-16 14:17:43

Clementine was on my list for DD! So funny, I nearly wrote that on my list above^^ but thought "nah that's totally acceptable and not a guilty pleasure"! blush

PlanBwastaken Sat 11-Jun-16 14:21:53

I'd love a Frederick, you could really belt it out across the playground...
Arabella is another one that was way to posh for us in real life. I'm in Ireland, so that type of name just doesn't work. Naming a child Atticus or similar would unfortunately result in a lifetime of being mocked mercilessly.

FlossiesFurCoat Sat 11-Jun-16 15:08:48

Guilty pleasure names for me would be:

Sapphire
Esmerelda
Cinderella
Pandora
Amanda

Jordan
Jayden
Kai
Rafferty
Heathcliffe

FlossiesFurCoat Sat 11-Jun-16 15:10:47

Oooh, also

Star
Wolf
Phoenix
Winter
River

cheminotte Sat 11-Jun-16 15:10:58

Well one of my ds is on your list, so you / GPs (grandparents?) obviously have good taste!

IoraRua Sat 11-Jun-16 15:16:37

Oh I love Sapphire. Couldn't actually name someone it though. Maybe I'll get a fish or something.

I always thought Chaos would make a great sounding name. Brilliant for a toddler or a teen, too!

LadyAntonella Sat 11-Jun-16 15:19:24

18mo DD would suit Chaos...

Muskey Sat 11-Jun-16 15:24:50

Sky
Myfanwy this was nearly dd name but we have a very non Welsh surname so it just wouldn't go
Theodora/Theodore
Hermanie
Cassandra
Dylan
Viola
Persephone
Gwain
Valentine
Opheila

Muskey Sat 11-Jun-16 15:25:58

Sorry also storm

guiltynetter Sat 11-Jun-16 15:26:50

dolly

insan1tyscartching Sat 11-Jun-16 15:32:51

My guilty pleasures are Rafferty, Rafe, Rupert, Heathcliffe, Benedict, Hugo and Jasper.Then Merryn, Florence, Arabella, Eliza, Kitty and Emmeline. All of which are nothing like my children's names.
From your list I like Jeremiah and Maxim best,

Newmanwannabe Sat 11-Jun-16 15:40:39

Francis for a boy

I like Finn and Luca from your list

HahahahaFuckYou Sat 11-Jun-16 16:14:47

Alaska
Oakley
Luna
Saskia
Tommy

manicinsomniac Sat 11-Jun-16 16:56:53

I love Atticus, Felix, Robin and Zachary from your list. But I can't see what's guilty pleasure about any of them bar Atticus. Felix, Robin and Zachary were on my shortlist for at least 2 of my 3 DDs, had they been boys. I think they're quite normal?

My guilty pleasure names (some of them I probably would have used without too many qualms, tbh):

Rafferty, Montgomery, Jefferson, Wilkie, Emerson, Phoenix, River, Inigo

Araminta, Avery, Addison, Atlanta, Aubrey, Cressida, Christabel, Crystal, Dakota, Emery, Everly, Elisaveta, Evadne, Elfie, Fenella, Giselle, Gypsy, Harper, Isis, Jessamy, Jerica, Jocasta, Juniper, Journey, Kennedy, Kiki, Lyric, Madison, Mackenzie, Mirabella, Misty, Nikita, Octavia, Persephone, Piper, Raine, Rainbow, Star, Story, Xanthippe, Zerryn

DramaAlpaca Sat 11-Jun-16 17:00:40

Mine are Seraphina, Evangeline and Clementine.

DH would have used his veto on them, sadly.

As it is, I have three boys whose names are nothing like as fancy as my fantasy girls' names.

I love Finn from your list, but I'm not having any more DC so I insisted on using it on the dog smile

crje Sat 11-Jun-16 17:10:18

Autumn & Simon

neonrainbow Sat 11-Jun-16 17:15:21

Esmeralda is so beautiful.

NadiaWadia Sat 11-Jun-16 19:31:54

I don't think any of those names are that out there, are they? I'm sure I've seen most of them crop up in this section quite frequently.

Never heard of Jace before, though. Where does that come from?

Missminster Sat 11-Jun-16 20:20:26

Alan and Colin

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 11-Jun-16 20:25:47

One of your asterisked names is my surname. People often think I'm being an awkward arse giving my "nickname" not surname when asked!

Persephone and Alaric are my guilty pleasure names. Will never use either of them.

Dogolphin Sat 11-Jun-16 20:42:43

Dorothea
Aerin
Magnus

EllenDegenerate Sat 11-Jun-16 20:58:09

Ocean
Aurora
Maelstrom
Rogue
Columbia
Alabama

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