What name do you secretly love but would never use for your child?

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CuppaTeaJanice Sat 04-Oct-08 21:29:25

For me it's Silas - it reminds me of the adventure programmes I used to watch as a kid. I think one of my first crushes must have been on a character called Silas.

I did suggest it for DS1 (vetoed by DP), but thinking about it I wouldn't want to call my son Silas and I can't really explain why.

Does anybody else have a name that they wouldn't use, but really like nonetheless...?

Judas
Jezebel

Yay4may Wed 30-Jan-13 22:53:21

Suri. Really love it but hate Tom Cruise association.

zimbomaman Wed 30-Jan-13 22:55:41

Antoinette. French DH vetoed with a 'look'. We do live rather close to Versailles and DD2 would have been a lovely Antionette.

wiltingfast Wed 30-Jan-13 23:19:46

Barney (that bloody dinosaur)
Anna (doesn't work with surname bion)
Amos (would he be mossy?)
Thaddeus (never dared mention this one!)
Milo (doesn't work with surname)

wiltingfast Wed 30-Jan-13 23:21:49

Oh and Lola! LOVE Lola. Dh liked it too but could you really use it?

Crikeyblimey Wed 30-Jan-13 23:25:05

Oooh - my great nephew is called Silas and he so suits it smile

My choice would be Mabel but our surname rhymes with it (same number of letters too!) so couldn't saddle a child with that.

EugenesAxe Wed 30-Jan-13 23:34:04

Angharad... DH would veto and a hard consonant ending, which doesn't go with the start of our surname as you'd have to glottle-stop to pronounce properly.

Edmund for same reason.
Also love Beatrix nickname Bea (bey-ah) but DH would veto.
Trelawney - a bit too Cornish.

pinkandyellowbutterfly Thu 31-Jan-13 00:52:58

Hermione: I loved the look and sound of it, before 1997... unfortnately it is FAR too character specific to be used by anyone other than JK Rowling!

Matilda (nn Maud). Too old fashioned, I'm told!

MrsHBaby3 Thu 31-Jan-13 13:09:18

I like hippy names; Star, Autumn, River, etc
but also love Scarlett (DH has said he would only consider it if baby comes out a red head!) and Tara, but thats prob A Gone With The Wind thing..!
I also love Ibrahim (Abraham) and Eesa (Jesus) but wouldnt work to me unless from an Asian community

bunnylang Thu 31-Jan-13 14:34:43

Barnaby, Bartholomew and Magdelena

bunnylang Thu 31-Jan-13 14:35:24

Barnaby, Bartholomew and Magdelena

craftycottontail Thu 31-Jan-13 21:36:12

or Offie?!

I love Talitha but have been banned sad

Also love Gabriel but don't think I'd be brave enough to use it.

craftycottontail Thu 31-Jan-13 21:37:31

Whoops, didn't notice the rest of the thread - Offie was in reply to shortening Ophelia!

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